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review 2017-05-27 21:45
Big mystical battle
Blue Beetle (2016-) #9 - J.M. DeMatteis,Keith Giffen,Jr., Romulo Fajardo,Scott Kolins

So, for some reason, this battle is feeling drawn out.   Maybe it's because it feels like a lot of the fighting takes place off page, or maybe it's because with Reyes depowered, I'm just not feeling this as much.  

 

I also am interested in Dr. Fate and his role in all this, but he's out of the picture for now, too.   

 

Maybe it was that in addition to all this, there are enough subplots for this to feel scattered.   I don't notice, or mind, as much when I'm fully engaged with the story, but I was clearly not.   Still, bits of humor even in the darkest of times, and I'm loving how everyone banded together to fight, no matter what their situation. 

 

I guess I'm just grumbling because, so far, I've loved this series as a whole.   This particular issue fell short for me, and that's frustrating.   I can't quite pinpoint it: the characters are in character, the plot is sensible given what's happening, and I'm still not happy.   Even my complaints - like the multiple subplots - are common in comics.  I'm just not quite happy with how this all came together, given the specifics of the plot right now.   I think I also enjoyed the lighter tone in the beginning; I need that, especially right now, and it's particularly disappointing that this is getting darker when I needed something lighter.

 

I'm still willing to give this an issue or two, at least, especially given the ending.  I'm particularly intrigued to see what will happen next!   And I love how easy DC is making the digital redemption: no scrolling through the comics given the placement in the back of the peel of sticker for the code, and no having to merge accounts as it assumes you have either an Amazon or Comixology account and adds it immediately depending on where you sign up.  (It's also on the DC app, and DC store, but I mostly read via Comixology because I have my Amazon, Marvel and now my DC account merged so it's absolutely perfect for me because I have all my comics in one place!)

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review 2017-05-27 21:31
So, this series
Gwenpool, The Unbelievable (2016-) #15 - Christopher Hastings,Myisha Haynes,Paulina Ganucheau

It had such promise.  I'm feeling like it's flailing and in doing so, just knocking things over.   Ghost Rider was more in character, but still felt off.   Not as much meta, not as much social commentary, and while I laughed out loud and had fun, it's just not as much fun as I used to have reading this.  The first issues were tight, and gently pocked fun at all things comics - including the fans - like Deadpool did.   

 

Not quite so much now, and I miss the relatively older Gwenpool.   

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text 2017-05-25 20:14
My Overdue Book Haul and Giveaway

 

It has been a very, very long time since my last Book-Haul, so I figured it is time.  

I have decided to only list and show the books I have on my shelves, otherwise this list would be miles long lol 

So here are most of the books I gotten over the last couple months in the mail:

 

  • Back To Good by Laura McCarthy Benson and the  complete Bayberry Island Trilogy by Susan Donovan  I won in giveaways.

Arcs I received were 

 

  • Lost Rider and Kiss my Boots by Harper Sloan 
  • New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan
  • Belle by Anonymous Girls
  • A Fire in the Blood by Amanda Ashley
  • The Turn by Kim Harrison 

Random books I bought, that are standalones or I already own part of the series 

 

  • King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard 
  • Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Not pictured or in different pictures are 
  • Blade Bound by Chloe Neill 
  •  The Struggle by  Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 Next we have some books by Sarah J. Maas 

 

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin
  • Throne of Glass
  • Crown of Midnight
  • Heir of Fire
  • Queen of Shadows
  • Plus as mentioned above The Struggle.

 

I found the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins in a second store for 3 bucks all together for books 1-7. I didn't know what they about but figured for 3 bucks I can't go wrong.

 

 

Next we have Cassandra Clare's books. I will get Lord of Shadows next time I get to the store....or I'm hoping anyway.

 

  • Lady Midnight 
  • Complete The Infernal Devices series 1-3
  • Complete The Mortal Instruments series 1-6

 

The last are Rick Riordan Books I meant to read the for a while now so I figured I might as well get them, plus my kids can also read them. My son actually read three of the Percy Jackson books.

 

  1. The complete The Heroes of Olympus series 1-5
  2. The Complete The Kane Chronicles series 1-3
  3. The complete Percy Jackson and the Olympians series 1-5

 

That is about, I think for hard copies. I have tons and tons of e-copies yet but way to many to list. 

The spring giveaway is also still going on and we will have a new summer one starting mid or end of June ;) 

But for now I will add the spring giveaway again in case tou have not entered or want to enter again (some are daily entrees).

 

 

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Snoopydoo sigi

Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/overdue-book-haul-giveaway
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-05-25 08:38
Book Review : The Raven king Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4) - Maggie Stiefvater

April 26- May 21 All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. Review : The final book in the raven cycle I loved it one of my favorite Series . Gansey knows he's going to die . Cabeswater is having problems Noah almost killed Blue . The Character Henry I didn't like him at first but he grew on me he's an odd character . Blue and Gansey at the toga party was funny . Gansey tells Adam and Ronan about him and Blue I'm glad he did so they can be open with each other . Ronan's dream person came out Orphan girl . OH my god Ronan kissed Adam I'm so freaking happy for them and Adam kissed him back ahhhhhhh . They found Gledower and he's just dead that was disapointing there is this demon they have to get rid of . Gansey goes to the place where he dies and Blue kisses him and he dies but Cabeswater brings him back . Noah finally moves on I cried I loved this book I cried I laughed this series is one of my favorites I loved the characters and the storyline .

Quotes:

“His feelings for Adam were an oil spill; he'd let them overflow and now there wasn't a damn place in the ocean that wouldn't catch fire if he dropped a match.” 
 
When Adam kissed him, it was every mile per hour Ronan had ever gone over the speed limit. It was every window-down, goose-bumps-on-skin, teeth-chattering-cold night drive. It was Adam’s ribs under Ronan’s hands and Adam’s mouth on his mouth, again and again and again. It was stubble on his lips and Ronan having to stop, to get his breath, to restart his heart. They were both hungry animals, but Adam had been starving for far longer.”
 
 
No homework. I got suspended,” Blue replied.
“Get the fuck out,” Ronan said, but with admiration. “Sargent, you asshole
 
You're asking me to define an abstract concept that no one has managed to explain since time began. You sort of sprang it on me," Gansey said. "Why do we breathe air? Because we love air? Because we don't want to suffocate. Why do we eat? Because we don't want to starve. How do I know I love her? Because I can sleep after I talk to her. Why?” 
 
 
Trees in your eyes ... Stars in your heart.”
 
“It'll be OK. I'm ready. Blue, kiss me.” 
 
He wordlessly crossed the floor and sat beside Adam on the mattress. When he held out his hand, Adam put the model into it.
“This old thing,” Ronan said. He turned the front tyre, and again the music played out of it. They sat like that for a few minutes, as Ronan examined the car and turned each wheel to play a different tune. Adam watched how intently Ronan studied the seams, his eyelashes low over his light eyes. Ronan let out a breath, put the model down on the bed beside him, and kissed Adam.
Once, when Adam had still lived in the trailer park, he had been pushing the lawn mower around the scraggly side yard when he realized that it was raining a mile away. He could smell it, the earthy scent of rain on dirt, but also the electric, restless smell of ozone. And he could see it: a hazy gray sheet of water blocking his view of the mountains. He could track the line of rain travelling across the vast dry field towards him. It was heavy and dark, and he knew he would get drenched if he stayed outside. It was coming from so far away that he had plenty of time to put the mower away and get under cover. Instead, though, he just stood there and watched it approach. Even at the last minute, as he heard the rain pounding the grass flat, he just stood there. He closed his eyes and let the storm soak him.
That was this kiss.
They kissed again. Adam felt it in more than his lips.
Ronan sat back, his eyes closed, swallowing. Adam watched his chest rise and fall, his eyebrows furrow. He felt as bright and dreamy and imaginary as the light through the window.
He did not understand anything.
It was a long moment before Ronan opened his eyes, and when he did, his expression was complicated. He stood up. He was still looking at Adam, and Adam was looking back, but neither said anything. Probably Ronan wanted something from him, but Adam didn’t know what to say. He was a magician, Persephone had said, and his magic was making connections between disparate things. Only now he was too full of white, fuzzy light to make any sort of logical connections. He knew that of all the options in the world, Ronan Lynch was the most difficult version of any of them. He knew that Ronan was not a thing to be experimented with. He knew his mouth still felt warm. He knew he had started his entire time at Aglionby certain that all he wanted to do was get as far away from this state and everything in it as possible.
He was pretty sure he had just been Ronan’s first kiss.” 
 
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text 2017-05-21 09:16
Reading progress update: I've read 438 out of 438 pages.
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4) - Maggie Stiefvater

I loved this series and these characters .

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