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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-03-20 02:50
Six of Crows
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows and it's sequel Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo are my favorite books of all time. I have recently bought the books and already read both twice. I would read it a third time but I should read other books instead.


 I love how the story is told from the perspective of all the main characters I just which we had Wylan's view for the first book. The backstories are so well thorough that the characters could leap into the real world and have a perfect alibi. The plot was so well thought up that I thought it might actually be used to break into a prison.




Most twists I could not see coming, but I did guess that Nina would take the parem. I love how Kaz has a huge fear of touch and has to wear gloves but he lets people speculate about claws or blood stains. And I never would have guessed that Jesper was grisha! He hid it so well, it was like he just forgot about it.


"No mourners; no funerals."

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review 2018-03-20 02:22
Review: Saga, Volume 3
Saga, Volume 3 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples

So this is only the third comic series I've gotten into...no, fourth, but that's just my way of saying I've only gotten into comics over the last few years.  Comic Con probably had something to do with that.  Went for the celebrity panels, kept going back for the comics, lol!


Anyway, I. Love. This. Series. 


It's really hard for me to review. The story is fun, the art is beautiful, the characters, even the antagonists, are so likeable.  Just A+ for the whole thing.  I just have one thing to say. If anything really bad happens to Lying Cat... I will be one pissed bee! And see, I kept it classy by using harsh letters instead of cursing.

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review 2018-03-20 01:31
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Wonder Woman: Warbringer - Leigh Bardugo

What if Wonder Woman’s first foray into the mortal realm had nothing to do with Steve Trevor? What if she was an untested teenager, the weakest of the Amazons, struggling to prove herself? And what if you didn’t even miss good ol’ Steve because the focus on empowerment and positive female relationships enduring really big hardships was so lovely and refreshing? IT WOULD BE FREAKING AMAZING, THAT’S WHAT.


The story takes place in unspecified modern times (based on the level of technology). By chance or fate, Diana crosses paths with Alia, an unwitting walking apocalypse, and sets out to stop the war Alia’s mere existence is going to cause. There’s action aplenty, social issues, growing pains, poignant self-discovery, meddling gods, man-made monsters, the obligatory Diana-in-a-fancy-dress scene, a teensy bit of romance, and a whole lot of kickassery. All of that (and more!) added together = a really good time. I could blame insomnia for last night’s lack of sleep, but in reality I had a serious case of just-one-more-chapter-itis that persisted straight through the final chapter.


If you’re worried about jumping in with insufficient Wonder Woman/DC knowledge, don’t be. I had no idea what to expect from this novel going in. I’ve never picked up a Wonder Woman comic and my knowledge of the character is gleaned from the Linda Carter TV series, various animated productions, and the DC cinematic universe. But my quasi-ignorance wasn’t an issue, as this book seems largely independent from all past and current iterations of the character. Some of her backstory matches up with some of the comics, but you don’t have to have read every (or any) WW issue and crossover to get what’s going on.


If you are a fan of the comics, I have no idea if Bardugo’s take on the character will float your boat, but it floated mine all the way to Themyscira. (I was turned away at the boundary, though, on account of being a whiny, non-badass mortal who didn’t die in battle calling on the name of a goddess. Alas.)

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review 2018-03-19 18:54
What's Izzy up to?
Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters - Judd Winick

Judd Winick's series continues with book 4 titled Waking the Monsters and we find ourselves back with HiLo and his friends as they continue to fight off the monsters that are being unleashed on earth by Razorwark. Two heroes are born: Comet and Star Burst. This is the book where we finally discover just exactly why Razorwark wants to destroy humanity and where all of the robots are coming from. If you've been following the series from the beginning, you'll be happy to learn that Gina finally expresses her true feelings about being a cheerleader to her mom. Eagle-eyed readers should pay special attention to the background of the illustrations for an especially funny jab at the U.S. government (unless you're a Trump supporter in which case you probably won't think it's that funny). It continues to be an action packed, humorous book about friendship and doing the right thing. Winick knows how to capture his audience's attention and keep it even when books are spread out (the next is sadly not due out until 2019). You're not even ready for the ending of this one, guys! I think the best part about reading the HiLo series is that I have quite a few kids here at the branch that are reading it right along with me. Since I'm always here I have the benefit of reading it first so when they come and check out the shelves and see it I can gush about how much they're going to like it. (Maybe I crow over reading it before them a bit but that's neither here nor there.) 10/10 for readability and 'inside' jokes + making a connection with my kids.


An example of the humor. [Source: Bam Smack Pow]


What's Up Next: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


What I'm Currently Reading: The Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius


Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2018-03-19 18:11
Blood Veil - Megan Erickson

This is book #2, in the Mission series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment, and understanding of the series, I recommend reading in order.


Celia has a past she knows nothing about.  What puts her in danger is her not knowing.  When Idris shows up to protect her, it could not be a better time.


Idris knew he had to take Celia out of her element.  Too many things must take place.  She may not want to learn the secrets of the past, but her life depends on it.  


The characters in this series astound me.  I love how strong they are.  I am absolutely in love with the heroes!  The characters are so obviously meant to be together.  Such a great addition to the series.  Cannot wait for the next installment.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC copy was given in exchange by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review only.

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