September feels like it went on forever while, at the same time, it felt like it just zoomed by. You know? Anyway, I started Level 3 Animal Management at college about four weeks ago so I haven’t read as much as I would have liked to, but I still read and I think my reading spirit is finally starting to pick up again (been in a bit of a slump…) so maybe October will be a better month for me!
This was a very fast-paced graphic novel from the perspective of two “villains”, Nimona being one of them. Nimona is a shapeshifter. How cool is that?! This was really fast paced, the art work was cute, the characters were really cute, I loved the plots. The ending was kind of confusing though so I hope we get a little spin-off story somewhere just to clear that up a little, as otherwise the ending was a good wrap-up to all the events that have happened so far. I gave this 5/5 stars.
The House (issues #1 – #6)
Drew Zucker and Philip Sevy
This was not available on Goodreads so although I did not officially rate it on GR’s because of this, I will give it an official rating here. This is basically a horror story set in World War 2 where soldiers find a house that is bigger on the inside and something is definitely not quite right (it has a very Grave Encounters vibe). Although the artwork wasn’t my favorite, I really liked the dialogue and the creepiness and how it kept me on edge and wanting to read more. As a group of five single comics, I think I’d give this about a 3.5/5 as, again, I wasn’t a fan of the artwork and as well as that the whole World War setting I didn’t like too much either but the actual story I really enjoyed. Full review here.
Kim Reaper #4
by Sarah Graley
What should come as no surprise to nobody after I was really excited about this series in this post, I really enjoyed this! I can’t say too much, really, without giving away spoilers but the only downside to it is that I wish it was longer!
Feel Good 101
by Emma Blackery
I wrote a review for this here, it’s pretty long as I reviewed each chapter individually but if you skip to the end I have a nice little summary. Because I wrote so much there, I won’t write too much here, but I was really anticipating this ever since Emma revealed she was going to be releasing a book on her YouTube channel and I personally think it really lived up to the hype! We got an insight into her life that we don’t usually see, she told us stories she had never told before and gave some great advice – although there were problematic aspects, as told in my review!
Flying With a Broken Wing
by Laura Best
I should have a review for this coming out very soon! It’s a very short, middle grade read set shortly after World War Two about a girl with a visual impairment living with an abusive guardian who wants to get out of this house and move away to a school that will help her with her disability. I thought it was cute, but I’m not sure about how good the rep is, especially since it’s not #OwnVoices! Regardless, I think this was a 3/5 star rating.
by Dan Mendoza
I really didn’t like this. This is about a magical sex doll who witch hunts. Although I thought the idea sounded a bit odd but kind of cool at first, I quickly found out that this is basically a mans fantasy lived out via a comic. I mean, do your own thing and all that, but…really not my thing. I gave this a two out of five and I’m not sure why, I think it was because I liked the artwork.
by Patrick Ness
This post is a scheduled post so although it won’t be linked, the post before this one should be a review of this book! I think I gave it a four out of five stars. It was really good. I really enjoyed the writing style and how it was character driven and the metaphors. You can read more of me gushing over it in the review, but I highly encourage you to read it!
Apparently, I am one of those people who reads multiple books at once. I am currently reading three!
by Tristina Wright
I’ve been trying to get through this for a while now. I really need to finish it soon because the archive NetGalley deadline is fast approaching! I like it, especially Nyx, and most of the queer rep is great (ace rep is not!). After this book was called racist and everything that’s been surrounding it lately, my interest in it has been dropping, but I do really want to finish it soon.
How Dogs Think
by Stanley Coren
This is just something to read alongside my course. It’s quite interesting, just knowing little facts about the way dogs work in comparison to us and all the theories about the way people think dogs think and how we have a human perspective on it all. I’m not very far into it yet but I’m looking forward to it.
by Alex Gino
This has been on my shelf for ages and I’ve only just now got around to it. It’s a really lovely and cute story so far about a girl called George who is trans and wants to be Charlotte in her schools play adaptation of Charlotte’s Web (which is cool because that’s one of my favourite books!). I’ve heard great things about it and so far they’re all living up to expectations.
So, that’s it for this month! Hopefully, next month will be a better month.
Until next time,