ANNOUNCEMENT
After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
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I've discovered that I can link my Goodreads account to my blog and create blog posts that way, so I'll be doing that instead. They won't be as involved as my previous posts, but at least I'll still be adding something here!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Book Release: Vial Things by Leah Clifford


Leah Clifford has released the first book in her new Resurrectionist Novel series, Vial Things. I, myself, haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I enjoyed her Touch Trilogy, so I thought I'd let everybody know about her new book. Right now, it's only available as an ebook, so just click on the link below to check it out!

Happy reading!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Haunt, Vol 1 by Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane

Haunt, Volume 1 Haunt, Volume 1 by Robert Kirkman
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I think it's safe to say now that I don't like Robert Kirkman's storytelling. The Walking Dead left me cold (no pun intended), Outcast could have potential but not enough to keep me coming back for more, and this... Well, this is just bad. The pacing is wildly fast and sporadic, to the point that I felt I had missed huge chunks of story; none of the characters are all that fleshed out; Haunt feels like the love child of 90s Spawn and Venom. Basically, what this really feels like to me is all the terrible aspects of McFarlane's writing and character development with Kirkman valiantly trying to shine it up a bit, and it does not work. Needless to say, I will not be pursuing this series further, nor much else by Kirkman.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Huck, Vol 1: All-American by Mark Millar, illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque

Huck Huck by Mark Millar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You've definitely read this story before (it's basically a slightly simple-minded Superman who only wants to do good deeds and the town that is trying to protect him and keep him secret - even tho you know it's never that simple), but there is a definite level of heart in this story that makes it stand on its own. Albuquerque's art fits the retro feel of the book perfectly. Will be checking out future volumes for sure.

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Black Science, Vol 2: Welcome, Nowhere by Rick Remender, illustrated by Matteo Scalera

Black Science, Vol. 2: Welcome, Nowhere Black Science, Vol. 2: Welcome, Nowhere by Rick Remender
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Book 5 by Frank Miller & Brian Azzarello, illustrated by Andy Kubert

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5 Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5 by Frank Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Book 4 by Frank Miller & Brian Azzarello, illustrated by Andy Kubert

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4 Collector's Edition Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4 Collector's Edition by Frank Miller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Attack on Titan, Vol 1 by Hajime Isayama

Attack on Titan, Volume 01 Attack on Titan, Volume 01 by Hajime Isayama
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not sure that this is for me. The story was just ok, the art was a little less that just ok - I guess I just don't get the hype? Maybe I need to watch the anime? The main character was obnoxious as hell, freaking out at the drop of a hat over every and anything, and everybody else seemed like just background noise (except mysterious Mikasa, the kickass girl who will inevitably save the day every time because ineffectual male protagonist will be too busy freaking out ad nauseam).

I'm going to give this one more volume before I make up my mind for sure, but so far, I just don't get how this is as popular as it is.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman, adapted and illustrated by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

How to Talk to Girls at Parties How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Fábio Moon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've never read the short story that this graphic novel is based on, but I think I'm going to have to rectify that soon. This was a beautifully told coming of age story unlike any you may have read before, as two young lads stumble into the wrong party and find themselves discovering more than they bargained for from the girls there. Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá art is vibrant and stunning and really brings the story to life. Highly recommended for both fans of Neil Gaiman and anyone who loves the graphic novel form.

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