I was so excited to visit with the Turner's again and this newest addition to the series didn't disappoint. Birthing Balls sees the crazy Turner family through two pregnancies and naturally, chaos is bound to happen. Momma Turner, Dora, is prominent in this one and that's always a treat as she gets herself into some sticky situations. Like the rest of the series, Birthing Balls is witty and fun, and it's absolutely hilarious. With two pregnancies, celebrating a recent wedding, planning an upcoming wedding, a bumbling admirer and his unwanted advances, and nutty Dora trying to find her place, the story is one laugh after another and perfect for light-hearted pick me up.
Each book can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading in order, so you don't miss out on any of this wacky family's antics. The books are all quick, fun reads that can easily be read in one sitting, which is a good thing because I couldn't put this one down!
Unfortunately I had to call time on this one at about 40%. I actually started skimming at 33% and then finally had to give up.
I felt like I was reading this book forever. The narrative would jump from one event to another, past to present, until I lost the thread. It seemed to meander along. It took forever for the MC, Quinn, to meet the love/sex interest (both of them). And that's when things went from bad to worse for me. There was no connection between the MCs before the 'relationships' started, and because of the way the story was written I never got any sense of relationship. One relationship was almost dub-con, and was definitely abusive. And then Quinn started a relationship with another character (who also had history with the abusive character), a character he thought himself in love with, but chose not to say anything. I got to the point where I couldn't stomach anymore.
On a positive note, I did like the cover.
A great wrap up volume to the Darth Vader story arc in this four book series. It shows how Vader came to be the leader of the Empire (under the Emperor of course) after his failure to stop the destruction of the first Death Star. It is classic evil Vader but it is one of those cases where you generally are rooting for the bad guy. These Star Wars graphic novels are the first graphic novels I have ever read, and I am glad to have a new part of the world of literature opened up to me.