Mini-Reviews: Saga & East of West

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Back at it with a batch of mini-reviews for some of the graphic novels I’ve been reading lately! I’ve said this before, but for those who don’t know, I generally prefer doing mini-reviews for graphic novels. This is because they are just so short I feel that there’s only so much I can say about each one. Without further ado, let’s get on to the reviews. Minor spoilers if you haven’t read the prior volumes of either series!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Book Covers I’d Live In

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Finally getting back into Top 5 Wednesday after weeks of not doing it! Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is hosted by Sam from thoughtsontomes. If you’re interested in joining, check out the rules and topics at their Goodreads group! This week, we’re discussing a pretty simple topic: gorgeous book covers you wish you could live in. Check out my choices below. :)

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Review: Pines

Pines

“For every perfect little town, there’s something ugly underneath. No dream without the nightmare.” 

Pines follows Secret Service agent Ethan who is on a mission to find another missing agent. The story begins with Ethan waking up disoriented after a car wreck in the town Wayward Pines. The longer he’s in the town, the stranger things become, and he realizes he may not be able to leave… 

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Belated Blogiversary + Q&A!

Back in June, I passed the one-year mark for my blog! I can’t believe a year already went by so quickly. Initially, I was going to make a post on the exact one-year date, but life was pretty busy at the time so I didn’t get to. But I recently spoke to Nikki over at The Night is Dark and Full of Books, (who just celebrated her own one-year blogiversary), and she encouraged me to make a post anyways! So here we are – without further ado, I’m going to reflect a little on my first year of book blogging and share some things I learned. 💕

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Review: Nemesis

Nemesis

“… I tried to remember how I’d gotten there. But I was grasping at smoke. There was nothing. No hazy impression. No magic flash. No blast of white light, or sensation of weightlessness, of flying, of rising through the clouds to my continually denied eternal rest.

That’s not how it worked. I simply felt pain, died, and then woke up again. “

The story opens with our main character, Min, just after being attacked and killed for the the fifth time by a mysterious man. Every other year, the man comes to her on her birthday and kills her, yet she wakes up the next morning in perfect health. Why does the man kill her? What are his motives? How can she be alive the next day? Nemesis had so much suspense and promise at the beginning, yet I was left very disappointed.

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Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic

“Some thought magic came from the mind, others the soul, or the heart, or the will. But Kell knew it came from the blood. … There it thrived. And there it poisoned.”

Essentially, A Darker Shade of Magic is about a world with different dimensions – each of which were sealed off from one another when magic became corrupted. The story follows Kell, a magician in Red London with the ability to travel between the different worlds. One day, his secret penchant for smuggling items between the worlds gets him in serious trouble, and he must do everything in his power to save his home – and the rest of world. Kell’s story was one that impressed me more than I expected, and left me wanting more.

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