Friday, January 29, 2016


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The last installment of The Lunar Chronicles was not as satisfying as the first three books, and occasionally left me thinking, "Why would they do/ not do that?" or, "That doesn't make sense."

I wish the ending for this inventive series had been as strong as the rest of the books. Still a fun read, though, and I would recommend it to fans of re-imagined fairy tales, sci-fi, and people who enjoy strong female characters and a happy ending.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


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A beautifully written, eye-opening look at race, gender, and relationships through the eyes of a woman who moves from Nigeria to the United States and back again.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


A hard copy of this book was given to me by the publisher to review.

Although this story had a clear goal, it was disjointed and lacked depth. Each part of of the plot was rushed, and there were many quick and unceremonious jumps in setting. The characters, villages, and societies were not well developed and I did not, at any point, feel a pull that made me want to know what would happen next, nor did I grow to care for Henni, the heroine of the story.

The artwork was interesting, but I did not feel it fit the story. The characters were drawn androgynous, and at one point I was surprised to find that a character that I thought was female for most of their time in the story was actually a male. Some of the facial expressions were a bit too dramatic, which was off-putting.

The book attempts tackles many issues: gender equality, class systems, corrupt government, religion as a way to control people, coming of age, and losing a parent. However, with only 150 pages, this book is too sort to effectively cover so much in so little time. The book ends on a cliffhanger, but I feel no need to keep reading.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ms. Marvel, Volume 3: Crushed

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Not as strong as the first two volumes. However, the first two had the strength of 5 Minotaurs, so the third still had a large amount of inhuman strength.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Gotham Academy Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy

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A mystery beneath the school, a summer she can't remember, a new friend of an old love, and a girl who hates Batman. Please give me more ASAP.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Kill Shakespeare, Volume 1

Kill Shakespeare. [Volume 1], A sea of troubles

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Not phenomenal, but still a bloody entertaining exploration of the Shakespearean Universe.