Tag: graphic novel

Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen Review

Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3)Title: Herding Cats
 
Author: Sarah Andersen
 
Genre: Comics, Humor
 
Series: Sarah’s Scribbles #3
Release Date: March 27, 2018
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.18
 
 
Synopsis:
“. . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … ”
The Huffington PostSarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.
 
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What I thought about the book:
Brilliant!
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I absolutely love Sarah’s ability to make tiny everyday moments/thoughts so humorous.
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An extra special thing about this book is that she offers advice to other creatives dealing with what life is now with the internet and how people tend to attack peoples work online.A joy to read, I giggled all the way through!
 
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My Rating: 5 star review

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Anita Blake: The First Death by Laurell K. Hamilton

https://static3.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/10/108980/2321112-anita_blake_vampire_hunter__the_first_death__2__2007_.jpgTitle: Anita Blake: The First Death
 
Author: Laurel K. Hamilton, Jonathon Green, Brett Booth, Wellington Alves
 
Genre: Graphic Novel/ Urban Fantasy
 
Series: Anita Blake #0.5
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.07/5
 
 
Synopsis: Her fans have been asking for it – now, Laurell K. Hamilton delivers a look into Anita Blake’s past! Written by Laurell K. Hamilton herself, along with Jonathon Green, The First Death takes place almost a year before the events being chronicled in Guilty Pleasures. Witness the first meeting of Anita and Jean-Claude, Anita’s first time inside Guilty Pleasures, her first serial-killer case, and an early encounter with Edward. Prepare to be thrilled by this original story produced especially for comics! Collects Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First Death #1-2 and Anita Blake: Guilty Pleasures Handbook.
 
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What I thought about the book: Set before the novels, we see when Anita meets Jean-Claude for the first time and how she gets the cross scar on her arm. She tells this story in one of the books as well (might have been Guilty Pleasures, not sure), so this fan-requested look into Anita’s past that we’re getting is one we’re familiar with. I got excited when I saw Edward on the cover, I think he’s one the most interesting and underused characters in the series. I thought this would be a story of Anita’s early days on a job with him but he’s barely in it!!
I got excited when I saw Edward on the cover, I think he’s one of the most interesting and underused characters in the series. I thought this would be a story of Anita’s early days as a hunter with him but he’s barely in it!!
Bit of a waste of time to be honest. The artwork is great though.
 
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My Rating: 
2 paws

Homecoming – Patricia Briggs

5582295Title: Homecoming
 
Author: Patricia Briggs
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Graphic Novel
 
Series: Mercy Thompson #0
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.04/5
 
 
Why I read this: Group read
 
Synopsis: Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren’t bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course.

The thrilling adventures of Mercy Thompson–Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed–have topped the New York Times bestseller list. Now Mercy makes her comics debut in an exclusive new story created by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming is sure to please longtime fans and capture new ones with its mix of unforgettable characters and thrilling supernatural intrigue.

 
What I thought about the book:
This was a really quick read, not much to the story but still very enjoyable. Interesting to see Mercy and Adams first meeting and how she started working with Zee.
What I liked most about this was the artwork. Really want to make some of those images my screensaver.
 
Favourite Character: Mercy
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut meh

The Trouble with Women Review

29534432Title: The Trouble with Women
 
Author: Jacky Fleming
 
Genre: Graphic Novel/Feminism
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.26/5
 
 
Why I read this: I joined NetGalley last night and this book caught my eye it the Read Now section.
 
Synopsis:
CAN WOMEN BE GENIUSES? OR ARE THEIR ARMS TOO SHORT?
WHY DID WE ONLY LEARN ABOUT THREE WOMEN AT SCHOOL?
WHAT WERE ALL THE OTHERS DOING?The Trouble With Women does for girls what 1066 and All That did for boys: it reminds us of what we were taught about women in history lessons at school, which is to say, not a lot. A brilliantly witty book of cartoons, it reveals some of our greatest thinkers’ baffling theories about women. We learn that even Charles Darwin, long celebrated for his open, objective scientific mind, believed that women would never achieve anything important, because of their smaller brains.Get ready to laugh, wince and rescue forgotten women from the ‘dustbin of history’, whilst keeping a close eye out for tell-tale ‘genius hair’. You will never look at history in the same way again.

What I thought about the book:
The book is entertaining and funny but a bit repetitive.
 
My Rating:
3 paws