Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rasputin, Volume 1 by Alex Grecian

I read this book after reading volume 2 and this is basically the full-on straight story of Rasputin and his bring people to life mojo.

While volume 2 takes place in the present with Rasputin recounting the events of his life, this volume takes place in the past during the Russian thrones demise.

I found it amusing; this historical/mystical angle.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Batman: Gates of Gotham by Scott Snyder

This was an interesting read by two very brilliant minds. Scott Snyder teams up with Kyle Higgins to bring us a story filled with suspense and drama as only Gotham can.

We see various members of the Bat Family come together to help acting Batman, Dick Greyson figure out the new baddy that is reeking all kinds of havoc.

I loved the whole present / past Gotham. As one of the oldest and darkest cities in the DCU it was interesting to see a story take you back to when the original families first built Gotham.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bombshells Vol. 1: Enlisted by Marguerite Bennett

Loved this whole new take on the DCU ladies. They are seriously kicking some a**. Plus the retro 40’s outfits rock.

This story place during World War II and focuses on our lady heroes fighting the good fight overseas and keeping things turning on the home fronts.

Rating 5 out of 5
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 by Kyle Higgins

Was I entertained? 
Who isn’t entertained by the Power Rangers? “Go, go Power Rangers!” [insert tune here]

Was there drama? 
Well, Rita is still out to mess with Tommy’s head. I’d say that’s drama.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
Yes, I’m dying to see when Tommy beats Rita’s mind games.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ms. Marvel, #1: Super Famous

Was I entertained? 
Not really, I couldn’t get into the characters.

Was there drama? 
It was high school drama (like I really want to revisit that stuff).

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
Sadly this is where I call it quits. The art was good and don’t get me wrong I love Ms. Marvel. Growing up Carol Danvers was one of my all-time Marvel heroines. But this new Ms. Marvel girl just wasn’t for me.

Rating 2 out of 5 
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mockingbird #1 by Chelsea Cain, Joëlle Jones (Illustrator), Kate Niemczyk (Illustrator)

Was I entertained? 
It started off slow, but you can totally feel a conspiracy building. So, I was very pulled in.

Was there drama? 
Well, that broken window and the zombies do add for some drama.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
Yes. What was up with those freaky looking things?

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tokyo Ghost, Vol. 1: Atomic Garden by Rick Remender, Sean Murphy (Illustrations)

The concept was good, the art was okay and the storyline was interesting enough that it merits reading what comes next.

At some points it’s a little too all over the place, but ultimately we have a solid idea worth exploring.

Rating 3.5 out of 5 
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

All-New, All-Different Avengers (#1) by Mark Waid, Adam Kubert, Mahmud Asrar

Well these are not the Avengers you are used to. In this introductory issue we meet the new team. 

I wasn’t really pulled into the budding story, so I don’t think I will be checking into issue #2.

Rating 2 out of 5 
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne



Will a budding wedding planner and her bad boy neighbor stop banging heads and start hearing wedding bells in the sexy second novel in USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s irresistible new series that marries Sex and the City with The Wedding Planner?

When small-town girl Heather Fowler finally gets promoted from assistant to actual wedding planner, she’s determined to make it as one of Manhattan’s elite Wedding Belles. Unfortunately, her first client demands an opulent black-tie affair at the Plaza…in five months’ time. Heather’s days quickly become a flurry of cake tastings, dress-fittings, RSVP cards, and bridal tantrums. But what she’s really losing sleep over is the live music blaring from her playboy neighbor’s apartment all night.

Five years ago, Josh Tanner was an up-and-comer on Wall Street, complete with the penthouse and the migraines. But a grim cancer diagnosis made him realize there is more to life than the corner office. If only he could convince his pretty, workaholic neighbor to let loose, too. As Heather lets down her guard, Josh is surprised when he starts falling for the sweet, vulnerable woman hiding beneath those power suits. Soon, it’s Heather’s turn to convince Josh to take the biggest risk of all: love.

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I’m a sucker for happy endings and this story delivers. We get the grand realization and dash to the airport to proclaim love and upcoming weddings.

I get that Josh has had a rough go and he believes at any minute he can die, so therefore he has to live like this is his last day. Unfortunately, half the time it makes you hate his guts with a passion. He’s inconsiderate and a huge jerk like 95% of the time; in the end his redemption come from the growth vision he has, which by the way I will totally attribute to his sister, Jamie.

Heather, was a bit / extremely a pushover when it came to Josh. You have this professional, hard working girl that turns into pudding at the mere touch of this guy. 

The characters had some serious flaws and don't come across as your traditional hero and heroine, that are always perfect and everything is rainbows and sunshine. These characters have so many flaws yet they work to give us an engaging and dramatic story.

Oh one more flaw that Josh has, banana bread, who call this their favorite. Nope, chocolate or nada.

Rating 4 out of 5
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Author Info

Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian. 

In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.

In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books. 
For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!


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The Perfect Fit by Jenna Sutton

This was such a sweet story. You keep rooting for Zeke to overcome his traumas and get his happily ever after.


Margo was a delight and perfect for Zeke.


Rating 5 out of 5 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Klaw: The First Cycle by Antoine Ozanam (Writer), Joël Jurion (Illustrator)

I loved the concept and the art when I first started reading. The story had promise with the whole criminal angle and stuff, but I had a hard time believe that this high school kid was so dumb he couldn’t see how shady his “family” was. I mean come on there is only so much I can suspend for a story.

Rating 2 out of 5 
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Beauty, Vol. 1 (The Beauty #1-6) by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley

Very impressive concept. Not exactly something you’d think about; an STD that people actually want to get.

Sure, it looks great; it makes you “beautiful”, but is there a cost?

The idea is unique and riveting.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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