April 2017 Wrap-up

This is the books and comics I have read in the month of April. I haven’t decided if I’m going to be doing a separate review for each book or just fit it all in here. Open to ideas.. Until then:

  • Giant days issue #8 by John Allison: I have really enjoyed all the issues I have read so far. The digital library has not had any other one’s newer then 8 to borrow.
  • The Diabolic by S.J Kincaid: In this Sci-Fi book I was pleasantly surprised to how much I actually liked it. There was a fun sense of mystery and suspense with an ending I wasn’t really expecting but in the same token I wasn’t absolutely surprised. Diablics are bred/created to bond and protect one human. (Kind of reminds me of i,robot but more…personal..) To save this diabolics human, she has to pretend to be her in her mannerisms and everything. BUT- at the same time,  having a Diabolic has been outlawed, it just happens to be the Emperors daughter in trouble. I don’t recall if it’s multi perspective or just from the view of the Diabolic. I would give this book 5/5 stars.
  • Astrology- The Ultimate Guide: In all honesty I don’t feel I learned anything new from this book that I didn’t already know. I think I went into it thinking it would live up to being ULTIMATE and it was very very Basic. For me it wasn’t impressive and because of that I give it 2/5 stars.
  • The Subtle Art of not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson: Yes, the title mentions how it’s going to talk about not Giving A f*ck.  And it does but it a sense that I wasn’t expecting. It also covered many other things including how to take responsibility regardless of if your at fault or not. It was very insightful and I learned a lot from it that has stuck with me in my everyday stuff. I give this book 5/5 stars.
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo: This is the last and final book in the Grisha Trilogy and I really appreciate how it ended things and wrapped it all up at the end. I had a few “NoNoNo” moments not gonna lie.. It was overall a really enjoyable series. I don’t have a whole lot to say without spoilers so if I need to make a separate review for that I will. I give the book 4.5/5 stars and the series as a whole also 4.5/5 stars.
  • Wytches Vol 1 by Scott Snyder: I don’t normally step into anything that is supposed to be scary. It never used to bother me at least with movies. I can’t say I have picked up anything prior to this that wouldn’t sit well. I also went I to this comic completely blind. It was interesting and twisty turny. Where was this girl at and how to get her back, to find out who was behind completely rattled my brain. (No way.. no effing way). I don’t know if there is more to the book itself or if it was stand alone. I don’t think I will continue the series if it does. I gave it 3/l5 stars.
  • Lumberjanes issue #1 by Noelle Stevenson: This is another graphic novel series that I would like to continue. My mind is running blank about it as I’m trying to write this review but I know I liked it well enough.
  • Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo: This is a prequel to the first book in the Grisha Trilogy and I decided to read it at the end. It’s a back history to the Darkling and why he is how he is. It doesn’t change my thoughts on him all that much. A little more understanding though.
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: I really loves this book. It’s dual perspective of a slave girl who is trying to save her brother, and a Mask who is wanting to escape the life he’s a part of. How their world’s collide and adventure that they each take separately and the one that happens together. I can not wait to read the second book. It was just so intense I have to read something fluffy. Absolutely 5/5 stars.
  • Simons Cat off to the vet and other Cat-apostrophes by Simon Tolfield:  I got this little comic from my library online app and it was so cute. Based on the YouTube shorts which are also adorable. I’d give this 4/5 stars.
  • Wild Ones issue #2 by Dan Abnett: This graphic novel really is weird. It’s not great but it’s interesting. I think I read it hoping it gets better.

Thanks for reading

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