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review 2016-09-28 16:45
Monstress Volume 1
Monstress Vol. 1 - Sana Takeda,Marjorie M. Liu

4.5 Stars, buy it



The art is gorgeous even if the story is a bit confusing.  And we have talking cats!!! But this is very gory and is definitely for adults only.  The story is extremely intense and is an emotional rollercoaster. I love the little fox character.  One thing I don’t like about this is seeing animals hurt.  I understand why they do it but ugh I hate seeing animals hurt. I was really confused in issue #4, so much so I considered starting at the beginning again. I have to admit I haven’t been reading the lecture sections after each issue because I hate being lectured at. I suppose it would help to understand the confusing world.  I think this comics need cliff notes. LOL. Issue 5 is less confusing but still I’m struggling to understand all of it. I’m going to have to reread this at some point. Issue 6, the end of this volume is left on a cliffhanger and like a lot of the issues is confusing.  Overall, I do recommend the series, the art is amazing and the story (of what I can understand) is pretty amazing too.



Description from Amazon:Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both. Entertainment Weekly praised MONSTRESS as "one of Image Comics' most imaginative and daring new series" and dubbed it the "Best New Original Series" in their year-end "Best Comics of 2015" list. Collects MONSTRESS #1-6

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text 2016-09-22 19:00
Reading progress update: I've read 21%.
Monstress Vol. 1 - Sana Takeda,Marjorie M. Liu

I'm really going to love this!  But this is definitely for mature audiences only.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-07-24 16:31
Amya
Amya - Savannah Houston-McIntyre

 

4.5 Stars, Buy it

 

Self Purchase, Kickstarter, Paperback

 

This is the story of Faye in the world of Amya. She is mute and accidently has a run in with a man who turns into a travelling companion of hers (I’m still a little confused as to how this really happened though I know I read it!). After some small adventures they end up in a town and end up killing a creature while at a hotel and there they meet another person, named Kaden, who becomes part of their group. Lots of stuff happens. More people are met, Faye gets left alone. More trouble happens. Faye gets briefly reunited with her family members. It appears, Faye’s cat, Rainn decides to come along on the journey. They all travel to Accel’s home and Faye is kidnapped. Accel is kidnapped. Everyone gets free.  And thus ends the major story line of the book. There is a section of short stories but I’m not going to include a review on those.

 

I love Faye's character. She loves books (yeay!). It's very interesting that she's mute.

I’m not sure how I feel about Kaden’s character yet. HOLY CRAP. SPOILER ALERT. Kaden is apparently a woman in disguise.  The red head companion named Leanna (I assume, this book is black and white) is part elf.  Accel is a bit annoying to me for some reason.

 

The construction of this book is just gorgeous. The cover is beautiful, the paper is soft and lovely. That is until it got partially messed up on a two day trip. Sigh. So sad. Maybe they can come to small press expo in the fall and I can get another copy! Also with this book came a bunch of character cards. This is also the book that I took on a two day trip and it ended up getting wet. Very wet. I was so upset. It’s not completely ruined, I can and did finish reading this. But the autographs are ripped. So mad at myself.

 

Anyway, overall this was a very good book and I enjoyed it a lot. I hope there will be another book in the future that I can support. I highly recommend this if you like manga style art and fantasy type graphic novels.

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text 2015-07-19 18:57
Reading progress update: I've read 25%.
Amya - Savannah Houston-McIntyre

Took this gorgeous autographed kick starter graphic novel on a two day trip and it got wet.  It's not completely ruined but a lot of pages are stuck. Part of autographs ruined. Husband not a book person so he doesn't get it. I haz a sad!!!!

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text 2015-07-13 18:33
Reading progress update: I've read 15%.
Amya - Savannah Houston-McIntyre

Enjoying this a lot. A kickstarter project I supported. It may take me a bit to finish this as 1- It's HUGE and 2-its a physical book and I can't haul this to and from work with me so I can only read a little bit at a time at home.

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