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!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

94. ClanDestine: Blood Relative by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer



Title: ClanDestine: Blood Relative
Author: Alan Davis & Mark Farmer
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780785127406
Publisher: Marvel
Author Website:
Twitter: @marvel
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 11-24-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge (Graphic novel category)

From Amazon:
Alan Davis' freaky family returns! They've existed, hidden among mankind for centuries, a mysterious bloodline of superhumans, eternal and apart. And all they've desired is to be left alone, to pursue their individual interests in peace. But now, the existence of their hidden clan is threatened with exposure by the activities of one of their youngest siblings, Rory Destine, who aspires to be the costumed crimefighter called the Crimson Crusader! And now that the cat's been let out of the bag, who or what is going to come calling at the Destine family's Ravenscroft doorway? Collects ClanDestine Vol 2 #1-5.

Alan Davis is back with the Clan Destine, who have continued to try to live their lives in peace and seclusion, keeping their presence hidden from the rest of the world. But if Rory, the crimefighting Crimson Crusader, has anything to do with it, he'd be out fighting crime alongside the other superheroes of the world. And has his need to be unique in a family that tries hard to be normal brought danger down on the Clan Destine again?

Blood Relative is a fantastic followup to Alan Davis' original ClanDestine series. We learn a little more about some of the other Destine siblings and we are revisited by some of the villains from the first series, namely Griffin. The interactions between the Destine children are fantastic - just how I would imagine a family of centuries-old superpowered siblings would be.

Like before, if you're looking for something a little bit different from your typical superhero book, you might want to consider ClanDestine. Alan Davis' writing continues to be clever, witty and engaging and his art is just beautiful. This is a series worth checking out.

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