3 Stars, borrow it
I’m really not liking this arc this much. They say at the end of this issue that there is only one more issue in the arc for which I’m grateful. I’m hoping the other characters come back in and so we see more of what is going on. This is a hard series to read only once a month or so because some of the story lines are complicated. Still worth reading this issue just to follow along but I wouldn’t buy it unless that is the only option.
Amazon Description: Now we've got GODS involved.
4 Stars, borrow it
Who knew that a book about mental illness could be so damned funny? Well, at least in parts. The bit about the dead racoon rodeo at 3am had me laughing so hard that tears were pouring down my face. In between the funny parts are very serious discussions about mental illness, but even then there are glimpses of humor. This book makes me feel good because I know I’m not alone and sometimes it’s really good to see the funny side of this crazy illness I have. Yet, despite all the good parts some parts make me shake my head - like the part about complimenting people on their insides. What exactly does this have to do with mental illness exactly?. I have a mental illness, I have severe depression but a lot of this book did not have much to do with mental illness. I had a very hard time deciding on a rating because some parts were really good and some parts I was scratching my head going WTF is she talking about? I did like the spoon theory of mental illness/chronic illness. It made way too much sense for me. For awhile I thought I’d only rate the book 3 stars because parts are kinda weird. But then there were lines that were just too funny and I had to laugh out loud. I think I’m going to end up giving this book 4 stars because it was very funny and did have a bunch to do with mental illness, just from someone whose mental illness is a little different then mine. Anyway, this is definitely worth reading. I’m not so sure I’d recommend buying it because I think I’d only read it once. I’m definitely going to have to start reading her blog though.
3 stars borrow it.
This volume was a disappointment to me. All the drama with Hannah's dad I didn't like. I finished the violence and cussing and funny lines. Then. Found out that Rat Queens is now only a web comic. Sigh. Hopefully they'll still publish volumes of it. Bummer.
Issue 11 starts with Hannah's dad and the girls being locked up by goblins. Betty's attitude is funny. The girls head off to the University to help Hannah's father and the issue ends with Betty in trouble. Issue 12 the girls find trouble in a dank cave. A more serious issue. chapter 13 is disjointed and all over the place. The girls are at Mage University and each are doing there own thing. Chapter 14. Betty and violet meet Daniel the dragon and it's very funny. There's some really boring stuff with Hannah and her mother. Dee finds out stuff about Hannah's past and is rather upset.
“Getting stabby with some Gobbos”
3 Stars, borrow it.
Self Purchase, Kindle Edition
This book is slow moving. Parts are very repetitive of other books. However, that being said, I’m still curious to know what is going on with everyone. At the beginning of the book, Meredith gives birth and we are introduced to the children. It takes too many chapters for them to get out of the hospital though. The plot is almost non existent. Basically Meredith and her men move from room to room through the mansion and in each room some minor thing happens. Finally, at the end (almost literally at 90%) a HUGE thing happens (which i won’t ruin for you) that makes it worth finishing the book.
Normally, I give books I like either 4 or 5’s. I don’t give as many 3’s because if I don’t really like a book, I tend not to finish it. This is one of those rare cases in which I finished a rated 3 book, because I loved the series at first and really wanted to know what happens with the character. It’s worth reading if you like the series but Laurell K. Hamilton is definitely trying way too hard to churn out as many books as she can. I was pretty disappointed with this book up until the end, but even with that drama, it couldn’t raise the rating.