Jan 31, 2017

Monthly Re-Cap: January 2017

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

Hope everyone's January reading has been wonderful! This was a rough month but the last week has been good as far as comic and graphic novel reading for me... I feel like whenever I am in a slump they help me get back on track... do you have anything that helps you get out of reading slumps? Share in the comments!

     ~~Books Read in January~~     

 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)   Monstress #8  The Queen of the Frogs  Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock  I Hate Fairyland, Volume 2: Fluff My Life  Harley Quinn (2016-) #11  Harley Quinn (2016-) #12  Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy (Lumberjanes #1-4)  I Don't Want a Rabbit  The Light Between Oceans  Monstress #9 

How did I do on my January TBR?
I finished 3 books on my list of 5 and one of them disappeared :/ - it was an audiobook and I guess it expired so I have to figure out how to get my hands on another copy. But all in all that isn't bad :) I also forgot to add my book club book to that list so I finished that too!

~~Links to Some Reviews~~

~~Coming Soon~~ 
  •  Harley Quinn #11 by Jimmy Palimiott and Amanda Conner (Comic)
  •  Harley Quinn #12 by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (Comic)
  • I Don't Want a Rabbit by Ingrid Prins (Youth)
  • The Queen of the Frogs by Davide Cali and Illustrated by Marco Soma 
  • The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman (Adult)  - 3 stars   

Jan 30, 2017

Recent Reads: Monstress #9 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Monstress #9Monstress #9 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Publisher:  Image Comics
Publication Date:  December 28, 2016

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Comic
Source: Bought/Own



Goodreads Synopsis: 
A terrible force rises from the heart of the sea, intent on consuming Maika-and the monster inside her.

Previous Reviews - Catch Up!
Comic #: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

The endings of these comics are so nerve-wracking... I need to know what is going to happen, the endings are so good. I am still loving Maika's character and her companions are the best she could have. There is a lot still left to be uncovered in the series so I am still really enjoying it.

In this issue we are still at sea but they are almost to their destination - Maika has to deal with a few issues along the way and there is a lot of scheming behind the scenes that we get to see as well - including more about a former friend... I still can't wait to see the depth that this series goes with the politics surrounding the various classes etc., it is such an awesome world- build. ... and again the art is breathtaking as in the other issues. Loving this series so much.   

Jan 29, 2017

Building the Book Pile #130

Welcome to Building the Book Pile!  A Weekly meme inspired by Stacking the Shelves

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 
Another week into 2017 and wow it has been a crazy year already... I hope that everyone is keeping positive and working hard on their resolutions... I am trying. I finally got some reading done this week, mostly comics and graphic novels but reading is reading right?

  Giveaways  on Cover2CoverBlog!


Coming up on the Blog...

Recent Reads: Monstress #9 by Marjorie Liu (Comic)
Monthly Re-Cap: January 2017
TBR Pile: February 2017
Recent Reads: The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman (Adult)      

Books Received this Week      

I Don't Want a Rabbit
I Don't Want a Rabbit by Ingrid Prins from Netgalley and Clavis Books
Have you missed anything lately?
New Page: 2017 Reading Challenges 

Weeks of January 22 - January 28

Comment and leave me a link to your Round-up/ STS/ Weekly...anything, post and I will happily stop by and say hello!
Happy Reading!

Jan 26, 2017

Recent Reads: I Hate Fairland Volume 2 by Skottie Young

I Hate Fairyland, Volume 2: Fluff My LifeI Hate Fairyland: Fluff My Life by Skottie Young 
Series: I Hate Fairyland Volume 2 
Publisher:  Image Comics
Publication Date:  December 13, 2016

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Graphic Novel Paperback
Source: Bought/Own



Goodreads Synopsis: 
All hail Gertrude, the new Queen of Fairyland. After thirty years of wreaking havoc across this magical world to find her way back home, she must now overcome her biggest challenge yet... ruling the place she hates most. Join Gert as she continues her never-ending quest to get the FLUFF out of Fairyland. The hilariously brutal Fairytale adventure continues by superstar cartoonist SKOTTIE YOUNG. Collects issues 6-10.
Mini Review: 
I love these graphic novels, but they are not for young readers. They are violent and swear quite a bit (even though the swear words aren't real, you can tell they are swearing). Gertrude made her way through some craziness in the last volume of her story and this one is no different, except that now she is queen and isn't sure about that. She is still stuck in fairyland and still wants to get home, but she hasn't even though of anything past that - what will happen when she does get there? I am interested in finding out but for now we are still curious.

If you are into violent comics about little girls killing adorable fantasy creatures, this is for you, it is also very funny while being violent though so it isn't all murder...just most of it.

Jan 25, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Caraval by Stephanie Garber


Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date:  January 31, 2017


Goodreads Synopsis:  
Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

Why I Am Waiting:
While this cover does not give away very much, I am very interested in this plot. It makes me anxious just reading that... I can only imagine how suspenseful the book will be. I have seen a lot of references to The Night Circus... so I should probably read that one too :)