Brand, Duo. Cross X break.

Author:Galuschak, George
Position::Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

BRAND, Duo. Cross X break. Go! Comi. 200p. illus, c2008. 978-1933617749. $10.99. JS

When Shinkai tells little brother Akito that he's going to study abroad, Akito didn't think he meant another world. Shinkai transports Akito and childhood friend Yaya to an alternate reality. They awaken in a cavern full of glowing mushrooms. Soon afterwards they meet the Warlocks--long-haired men resembling members of a '80s tribute band-who hunt "floaters" with huge scythes. Akito and Yaya are rescued by Neon, a strange fellow who has a bird nesting on his head. Neon takes our wayward pair home and offers them a hearty meal of his favorite food: bugs. Soon thereafter Akito gets a quick glimpse of the surface world, which looks like something from a H.P. Lovecraft story. Events move quickly: Akito plays the piano for his supper; Yaya gets bitten by a poisonous bug; and Haran, a Skipper, offers to take them to...

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