May 2020 — A Wrap-Up

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Cover of the book, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

So. Much. Fun.

When I began reading this, I wanted to kick Fat Charlie in the butt because he was that spineless. And I wanted to do the same to Spider because he wasn’t. I ended up liking both characters and their only-i-get-to-hurt-my-family philosophy.

P.S. If you don’t like rambling plots, then you’ll probably not take a shine to this one.

P.P.S. If you want to check out the reviews of the other books in this series, go here.

Covers of the graphic novels, Wynonna Earp Vols. 1&2 by by Beau Smith

Wynonna Earp Vols. 1&2 by by Beau Smith

I started watching the TV series based on these graphic novels recently. And I loved everything about it. In fact, I’d go as far as call it a worthy successor to Buffy. Women play most of the lead roles and they are unabashedly smart, sexy, kick-ass, and in some cases –proudly gay. So, it only made sense to pick up the source material to see if the awesomeness translated well via this medium as well.

Imagine my surprise when a blond, half-naked Wynonna Earp with breasts as big as grapefruits made her appearance. Every man she comes across makes a rapey joke or comments on her legs. She meets a guy and ends every issue sharing a kiss with said guy. That was in the first volume. Oh, and there was a villain with a vaguely Muslim name using a mummy to off the mafias in the different parts of the world. His end goal was to bring back an Egyptian goddess. I dunno how that fit in with killing the other bad guys, though. That’s how shallow the plot is. And of course, Wynonna ends up even nakeder by the time the story concludes.

In the second one, she HAD to put some clothes on because she was headed to Alaska. There are Yetis fighting Bigfeet, a past lover, and stupid-ass puns from stupid-ass guys. The immortal bad guys come together for such shitty goal but the vamps are holding out. Wynonna is sent in to capture a double agent who knows a lot about cloning.

Ugh!

Cover of the book, Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Reviewed here.

Cover of The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

My infographic-based review can be located here.

Cover of the book, Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Find my review here.

Cover of the book, Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs

Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs

Even though I’ve rated this installment 3 stars, I feel I should have given it 2! There are two main reasons for that:

Firstly, Adam keeping Mercy at an arm’s length and behaving like an ass is getting old — Curran, anyone? Their connection and the absence of toxic masculinity are the two things that make this couple shine for me. And this series is quickly losing that!

Secondly, the bad guy was built to be so dangerous and villainous throughout the book. Then, at the end, he turns out to be not-such-a-huge-deal after all. I dunno but the ending was sort of anticlimactic for me!

Other than that, Mercy remains her kickass and understanding self.

Cover of the book, Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas

Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas

Whenever Bea made an appearance in the previous books, I did wonder what kind of guy she’d end up with. She gets a good match in this one. While the guy gets over his pride but the restrictions he tries to impose on Bea did get stuck in my craw. Anyway, another series finished.

More about the Hathaways Series here.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Judi Lynn says:

    Hmm, seems sort of like a mixed-bag this month. Happy reading in June!

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    1. Midu Hadi says:

      Thank you. You too!

      Liked by 1 person

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