Thursday, March 23, 2017

Buzz Boy and Fly Guy

Little boys just love Buzz and Fly Guy, so of course when this book popped up in the reading group they loved it.

Everyone kept trying to guess how this dynamic duo would save the day.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Anansi Boys (American Gods #2) by Neil Gaiman

Normally I’m a huge fan of anything Neil Gaiman writes; it’s imaginative, it’s creative and it offers you an interesting fantasy. However, this story really didn’t do it for me.

The main characters were barely likeable in my opinion. For me it got so bad that I was actually rooting for the villain, Tiger.

Anansi, the one extravagant and amusing character that I did enjoy was dead by the beginning of the story. So sadly this one fell flat for me.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Breathe by Scott Magoon

The illustrations really attracted the attention of the children, but story-wise I personally felt that it didn’t live up to its potential.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bloodlines #1-6 by J.T. Krul

Reviews Issues #1-6

This miniseries was somewhat interesting we see all these people getting infected by a parasitic alien that gives them powers….before taking over and killing them. 

Concept-wise the story seemed appealing, unfortunately there wasn't enough to really get you vested in the characters. The cliffhanging ending also didn't help endear the characters to the reader. 

The art style and coloring were appealing, so that was a major save. 

Based on how this series ended, I’d be interested in tie-up issue or maybe even an appearance of the surviving characters in Action Comics or Superman; after all, they did ride off to Metropolis.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

I watched the movie before I read the book and I have to say I liked the book a whole lot more. The movie was good, but the book just had a way of making you imagine the other world more vividly.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Paleo by Jim Lawson

This was a fun, dinosaur filled graphic novel. For the most part it’s all in black and white which was a bit of a turnoff for the younger kids. 

Personally I felt this book was more for children 8/9+, but its very eye catching to smaller kids because “who doesn’t love dinosaurs?” 

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Drawn to Her (Southern Heat #1) by Jenna Harte

Main Girl: Lexie McKenna
Main Guy: Drake Carmichael

Mean Old Man That Later Changes: Oliver Carmichael

I really liked this story, the way both characters come together with a little help from an old man that went from being Mr. Scrooge to Mr. Rogers.

This was a story about second chances at love, life and family. You’ll be rooting for Drake to learn there is more to life than money and you will absolutely love Lexie and her attitude.

Rating 5 out of 5
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