The author, from what I've read, is mostly a comic writer. There tends to be hints of humor in Daredevil runs, even just one-liners, no matter how somber the storylines get, so picking a writer who excels at humor makes sense for Daredevil.
This is all somber. I'd say it makes sense: the last ongoing series left Daredevil at a low point, physically battered for years - with no hospital visits, may I add, at least for the most part. I won't spoil specifically what happens, but an incident leaves him dealing with that ongoing physical trauma, possibly dead, then hey, maybe unable to walk. He has to painstakingly build himself up again.
But Daredevil series are a matter of finding new low points for Matt Murdock, and there's always been that hint of humor, if not full out laugh-out-loud lines. (Almost always? I think Miller got a little more nihilistic, but for the most part this series was built on humor in the face of adversity.) It got to the point with the Netflix series that my sister, frustrated, said 'it's like Supernatural, but he gets MORE shit thrown at him, and it's even more depressing.' (She also knows a bit about the comic book series, so.... I'd argue that the DD series may not live up to the river of shit known as the lives of the Winchester brothers, but, yes, he's got them beat in the comic book series. I'd also point out, as a matter of pure pride, that I could school her on DD. But I'm a DD fanatic. And yeah, a man tried to out-nerd me on DD based on the movie. When I rattled off pretty much his whole comic book history, he pretty quickly was awed at how much more I knew.)
So I was pretty shocked at how humorless this was. That isn't to say it bad; my star rating proves that I loved this. I'm still hoping this gets funny at some point; Zdarsky does funny so well that I consider him mostly a comic writer. (A writer of comedy as opposed to a writer of comics. It's pretty unfair: he does other things quite well, his strong point to me is just comedy.) Shocked - and pleased. This put Matt through the wringer, but I'm hoping things get better for him, and it was just flat out well done, a pleasure to read after the new Man Without Fear mini-series.
Last book in this trilogy but book 10 in The Mackenzies & McBrides series, it tells the story of how Lord William Mackenzie helped his family return to their homeland after the Jacobite risings.
This is one of my favorite series ever and so is the author but I’m afraid this book was only ok and not as exciting nor romantic as the rest of the series. I was several chapters in and still didn’t know where the story was going and I felt lost somehow. It took me a long while to really get into it and although it did get better, I still didn’t feel any sparks between Josette and Will, not even with their shared past. I don’t know, perhaps because of everything that was going around them, what with the treasure hunting, Josette’s blackmailer, and Will on the run, it felt as if the story didn’t leave much room for romance.
*I received this book at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher*
I loved this story. I loved Lucky, I loved Dom, I loved sharing their journey as they fell in love and simply put I loved it all...seriously read it. Once again Garrett Leigh has written an emotion filled story with characters who are bigger than life but still so believable.
Recommendation: read the book!!!
<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25494267-a-christmas-vow-of-seduction" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="A Christmas Vow of Seduction (Princes of Petras, #1)" src="https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1436129140m/25494267.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25494267-a-christmas-vow-of-seduction">A Christmas Vow of Seduction</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3430431.Maisey_Yates">Maisey Yates</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1391087734">3 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I really did like that Zara was able to keep Andres on his toes and go head to head with him. He was a jerk and his behavior towards others were unconscionable. While I understand he had a rough childhood and acting out became a way to get attention, he's a grown man and he needs to act like it. There was a nice amount of angst and tension in this story and Zara and Andres had great chemistry. I think I would have enjoyed it more if Andres was a touch more likable. It's been a while, but I recall that Zara's backstory was tortured as well. I did feel a lot of sympathy for her and I wanted her to be loved the way she deserved. I liked Andres' colder older brother Kairos a lot, or let's say he intrigued me. I thought there was a story to be told about his marriage. It got me excited to read Kairos's story <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25434325.The_Queen_s_New_Year_Secret__Princes_of_Petras___2_" title="The Queen's New Year Secret (Princes of Petras, #2) by Maisey Yates" rel="nofollow">The Queen's New Year Secret</a>, but I didn't like it as much as this one, sadly. <br /><br />The good chemistry and the angsty storyline made it a <b>3.5 star</b> read for me.
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