Monday, October 31, 2016

Review: Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming

Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming by Beau Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a preview eARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley.

That was...interesting. I mean, besides a striking cover, the first thing I noticed was a modern-day descendant of Marshall Wyatt Earp kicking ass and taking names in the southwest.

Oh, yes! That's a game I can play.



Then I got to reading, and despite the awesome artwork and scenery, the story started to drag a bit. I was looking forward to finishing it and moving to something else.



But then, right there towards the end.....



I was hooked...



And then it ended, with me wanting to a) read more and b) watch the tv series.



to be continued...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: Harley Quinn Vol. 5: The Joker's Last Laugh

Harley Quinn Vol. 5: The Joker's Last Laugh Harley Quinn Vol. 5: The Joker's Last Laugh by Amanda Conner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a preview eARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley.

Well, I have to say that Harley Quinn is still one of my favorite girls. But I'm not as enthusiastic after reading this entry in the series. I did enjoy her stories, but not as much as I had Volume 3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab. Perhaps in part because I wasn't able to read Volume 4.

But that said, Harley didn't seem as coherent and focused as a character in this one. There seemed to be a bit more randomness with her, which might have been the point. Or perhaps I was also partially spoiled by Margot Robbie's brilliant portrayal in the Suicide Squad film.

I'm not giving up on the series or character though. I'll just wait until my mood is more receptive to Harley's ever shifting mindset.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Review: Age of Swords

Age of Swords Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My review and rating are based on the beta version of this book; the final published edition will likely be changed a bit.

But that said, it doesn't really need a lot of changes. I'm looking forward to reading and comparing the final version, but this is pretty awesome right now on its own. Fans of Age of Myth have a treat coming out next summer. This book delivers more of what made the first one great, and moves it up a notch.

Favorite characters are further explored and developed. New characters are very intriguing, and supporting characters from the first book are promoted to the main cast. These books have a great developing plot and plenty of good action (and magic!) but to me their strength is character development.

If you like a good fantasy story with great worldbuilding and an interesting magic system that adds flavor to a character driven plot, this is the series for you. There are also other surprises in store, but I won't spoil the fun of discovery :)


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