A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in January 2021

Live Girls by Ray Garton Live Girls is a short and fast-paced vampire adventure of a book. Don’t reach for it if you like your horror to have deep characterization or be character-driven. Because during most of the book, all the protagonist does is whine, get his blood sucked out, and use one of his female…

A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in November 2020

Race To The Finish Line by Aisha Yusuf I requested this book from Netgalley and I’m glad I did so! With a cover like that, there was no way I wasn’t requesting this book from Netgalley. I know that this is the work of a very young author and her craft will improve with experience. However,…

A Wrap-Up of Books Read in October 2020

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson Set in the era when Teddy Roosevelt was trying to modernize the New York PD, this novel follows a midwife. Owing to her husband’s unsolved murder and mugging, she knows too well how corrupt the department really is. So, when a pregnant woman at one of the boarding houses…

March 2020 — Netgalley Reads

Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV What I Liked: The art is lovely. I loooove all the scenes when Erica Slaughter pulls her mask on and proceeds with some ass-kicking. The way the grief and how it makes different people react differently is depicted was also done well. Survivor’s guilt and…

March 2020 — A Wrap-Up

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso I get what the comic was all about. There’s grief and how we handle it — or can’t –, loss and loneliness, and the ease of twisting of the truth to suit one’s theories. And yet, the art was unforgettable. In fact, I was only able to identify one male character out…

July 2019 — A Wrap-Up

Great premise: if God was going to save His loyal followers and a pair of every type of beasts by having Noah build an ark, wouldn’t Hell want to do the same for all the demons, nightmares, and terrors? Charged with the duty to oversee that the evil beings survived the storm is a wizard…

February 2019 — A Wrap-Up

So, the series came to an end. I was sorry to say goodbye to the idiots — by which I mean Percy and Grover because Annabeth is too smart. But I am also glad that it ended on the right note. The source of all the trouble on Earth and the reason why the Titans…

December 2018 — A Wrap-Up

After I had done the yearly overview, I realized I had yet to review the books I read in December. Granted, not much reading was done, but here they are: These comics aren’t anything out of the ordinary but I do love the colorful graphics in them. Plus, people are being taken over by plants,…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — July Edition

2017 Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson This was my first encounter with Kamala Khan and boy did I love what I read! What made her an authentic character were her lifelike issues, including those of being a teenager, a superhero coming into her powers, of trying to find her place…

July 2018 — A Wrap Up

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs “Silver” I finally learned how Samuel and Bran became werewolves. The story is dark and violent but that seems fitting. “Roses in Winter” Asil, an aging werewolf in the Marrok’s pack is more man than beast. An innocent girl, Kara, begins to change all that….

June 2018 — A Wrap Up

Shaman Rises by C. E. Murphy Read my series review here. Meanwhile here are two of my fave quotes from the last book: Don’t you just love it when a favorite author of yours quotes/alludes to the work of another favorite author?   I saw Morrison’s face twitch like he couldn’t believe I was baiting…

May 2018 — A Wrap Up

Vamps and the City by Kerrelyn Sparks A pleasant surprise! I was expecting the lead couple would jump into bed immediately but I liked how the author took time to let the relationship develop. I also appreciated how they were willing to sacrifice their vamp/human nature for each other but decided on a compromise. I will definitely…