I don't know if my patience would have allowed me to follow this web comic weekly from the beginning, but I'm going to follow it now.
I like almost anI don't know if my patience would have allowed me to follow this web comic weekly from the beginning, but I'm going to follow it now.
I like almost any superheroes stories, but I like SFP much more than the traditional ones (although I haven't read that many, let's be honest). The background and the plot remind me of The Darkest Minds which is a book I liked a lot, but the discussions and reflections were more insightful and mature which made the comic one of the best I read this year. Allison is a great character and intrigues me her story with Patrick. I liked a lot the part where she goes to talk to Cleaver. Probably because it is published one page at a time when read all together the pace seems kind of slow, but in a good way.
I think SFP is a comic with a very broad target spectrum. It can appeal to any comic lover of any age, but also to people who never thought that reading a comic could be fun and interesting and intense.
About the art? I like the drawing and that's as much as my insight about the art goes xD As I said before, I have no idea about that and cannot judge it at all.
Extra note and high five to the authors for those footnotes, they were the cherry on the top of the icing (especially the one about the Alice in Wonderland reference xDD).
Thank you very much to NetGalley and Top Shelf Productions for providing me with a copy of this book!! ...more
this is the story of how a boy learnt to move on after the lost of a loved one through music. it is quite powerful drawn and portrayed, although the athis is the story of how a boy learnt to move on after the lost of a loved one through music. it is quite powerful drawn and portrayed, although the art is not one i would like in normal conditions, but i think it suits the story pretty well and made it very special. also the choice of colours being mostly cold tones is perfect for the heartbreak and the pain that is shown in the book.
at the beginning it is a bit confusing who is who without shapes to differentiate between girls and boys with the long hair and dark looks, but it gets clearer the more you read. there are parts that don't seem very important for the main plot, but in the end all merge and it is kind of adorable and sweet.
especially i'd like to mention the parts with the drawings of the thunderstorms and the representations of the music. they were beautiful. ...more
i requested this graphic novel in netgalley without knowing anything about the plot. unfortunately, what i found in the wicked and the divine was a vei requested this graphic novel in netgalley without knowing anything about the plot. unfortunately, what i found in the wicked and the divine was a very weird story, difficult to follow and understand, without introduction or much direction. the amount of "gods" was too much to help the reader get started with the story and settled in the plot line. in the end, i finished reading the comic book exactly the same way i started: without knowing anything... i didn't understand the story nor the characters motivations. i just didn't know what i read.
on the other hand, the art is fantastic, realistic but creative, and the colouring was gorgeous. sadly, not enough to get me interested in future issues of this comic. ...more
i want to believe that this comic is kind of a parody or something, because if it is not, then i don't know what to think about it.
i feels like the wi want to believe that this comic is kind of a parody or something, because if it is not, then i don't know what to think about it.
i feels like the world of harry potter and the one of the superheroes (especially green lantern, i think) collided in a bad day in this story.
there are too many facts and strange words thrown at you in too little period of time, too many things happening without a break, a completely new universe half developed and half explained and half baked characters. but it has potential and it is possible that in future issues gets better. although i might need help to understand the whole daramyr-arylos situation.
what i didn't like much was the drawing, or better said, the colors or the combination of both. it is ok, especially when the scene is dark, but in general it almost hurt my eyes with too much color (or perhaps too much yellow).
all in all, it's not fantastic, but it's ok and could work very good to initiate young people into the world of comic books :)...more
with I Want It That Way i was delighted to find a story dealing with real college young people problems, but i have to admit that the book was kind3.5
with I Want It That Way i was delighted to find a story dealing with real college young people problems, but i have to admit that the book was kind of boring, because it didn't deal with nothing else beside that and the main character's love life. lauren was not a character i was much interested in at the end of the first book, but i was curious about her problems. that's why i picked this book up soon after i finished the first one.
my biggest problem with this book was the same as with the first one: it didn't happen much. there was no more story apart for lauren and rob's and that was a bit slow sometimes too. in the end, the whole book felt like watching a soap opera where nothing mostly happens, but you cannot stop watching just in case something happens. but the book had some advantages: there were hot, steamy scenes, and the love story was sweet.
i did like robert, he was such a great guy. i know he is hot because it was told, but i never felt it. he was so honest and had so many self-esteem issues i couldn't quite believe that he was soo handsome. i felt sorry for him because of the way his family treated him (or it was said they treated him). if he knows his limitations, he is much smarter than most of the people out there. i hated that he didn't dare because he thought he wasn't enough and loved the way lauren was able to support him and make him believe in himself.
sadly i didn't like lauren herself as much as robert. i thought that a great part of her didn't match what she told us she was. she kept her anxiety issues a secret, but at times i thought she was too outgoing, too extroverted and social to have such problems. probably she was overcompensating. anyway, it felt weird to me. at moments, i also felt like the issues and being a nerd were kind of tied together like one was the consequence of the other, but that could have been my appreciation.
all in all, i think the book is a nice contemporary romance fiction for adults. this one felt more for adults than the previous one, but probably because the problems the main character had to deal with weren't as material and tangible as money, scholarship and college. nevertheless, it was a good, entertaining read.
thank you to netgalley and harlequin for providing me with a copy of the book...more
there is a reason why i gave four stars to this book despite the fact that it was kind of boring at times. that reason is that this is supposed to bethere is a reason why i gave four stars to this book despite the fact that it was kind of boring at times. that reason is that this is supposed to be "new adult" and beside the steamy content there is REAL new adult stuff.
nadia, the main character is struggling to get through college with a part-time job and money shortage which is REAL LIFE and i appreciate sssoooo much that these aspects are dealt with in this book... it's the first one in this so-called genre "new adult" that i read that really feels like it is for readers in that age range (beginning of the twenties).
beside that i have to say that the book was a bit too boring. nadia spent too much time longing for ty and ty spent too much time making a big deal of him having a kid... in the end, their story... well, it was fun to read although not as "wild" as i was expecting given nadia's thoughts or ty's comments.
nonetheless, i did like the characters, the plot and the writing and i surely will continue reading the series :3
thank you to netgalley and harlequin for providing me with a copy of this book....more
this comic was a nice surprise, i liked it a lot, perhaps not so much the artwork (it is impeccable, but not the type of artwork that usually impressthis comic was a nice surprise, i liked it a lot, perhaps not so much the artwork (it is impeccable, but not the type of artwork that usually impress me), but the story with the robots, their sentience and the conflicts Alex experiences appeals to me. it reminds me to an eighties movie i used to like a lot (although the stories are very different, the only connection are the androids xD).
i like alex as the main character, he is calm, sensible, a little sad, and feels a bit overwhelmed by life and i can empathize with that feeling. it was strange at first seeing him engage into changing ada's life, but at the same time remaining so calm and impassive (that might be the artwork).
i love the scene when he is trying to calm ada down, it feels so intimate... ada is not yet a fully developed character to be able to have an opinion about her, but she shows promise and i like how she is drawn :)
i look forward to reading the next volumen. i want to know what happens to ada in the new situation.
thank you to netgalley and image comics for providing me with a copy of this comic....more
I'm afraid I cannot say anything positive about this one-shot manga.
The story line and the characters are much more stereotyped than in any other reguI'm afraid I cannot say anything positive about this one-shot manga.
The story line and the characters are much more stereotyped than in any other regular manga in this genre and it was a pain to finish reading it. Main character and supporting characters are weakly portrayed and sadly bad drawn.
I understand that this is an independent manga author and publisher, but the story is more of the same, nor innovative nor interesting, nothing new... To read the same all over again there are some other manga series out there better told and drawn.
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy....more
if i finished this book so quickly, it wasn't because it was especially action-packed or a page-turner, it was because i skipped some chapters (all ofif i finished this book so quickly, it wasn't because it was especially action-packed or a page-turner, it was because i skipped some chapters (all of glass') and skimmed through some other parts (mostly the flashbacks).
i have three problems with this book:
1. it's one that comes from the first book that didn't get better in this one. this book is too nice, harmonic even, too lovey-dovey, not at all about survival or the troubles of being alone as teenagers in a foreign environment. it's like they forget constantly where they are and what could happen to them. and they live in harmony apparently. supposedly there is conflict, but you never feel it, they only tell you about it.
2. the pace is beyond slow. it's boring. it doesn't happen anything, but it has so much potential: there is that rogue earthborn group you never get to meet, why? in the colony it was probably happening very interesting stuff, but since that part is narrated from glass' point of view and i cannot stand her or her boyfriend, i couldn't care less. but on the earth there were so much potential left... behind u.u
3. there were some twists in this story a bit far-fetched, totally facepalm that made me roll my eyes like crazy every second page or so, i still cannot believe that THAT was in the book, seriously! (view spoiler)[1. one was sasha and wells, ok, i can accept that although it's pretty clear what it's going to happen to the two of them, but those happy walks they took, first to the corn field and then to the half-demolished house, how is that important to the story? *rolling eyes* 2. clarke, lilly and bellamy's story, lilly being bellamy's girlfriend in the colony was the typical coincidence you find in a cheesy soap opera not in a book, and his reaction to clarke's confession about lilly and the fact that he realized later his mistake misjudging clarke just like that, because of reasons, without much talk between them... was so exasperating; and 3. THAT, the coincidence of all coincidences in this book: wells and bellamy are half brothers and they realized that because a quote both wells' father and bellamy's mother used to say... even with wells' flashback, the whole situation was so WTF that i almost threw the book away (i would have done it if it weren't inside my ipad). 4. the explanation the earthborn gave to why octavia was with them. first they say they don't know where they are, but five lines later she comes running to bellamy, whaaaatt?? O.o (hide spoiler)]
there was only one thing i really liked in this book: it boosted my Bellarke ship to the max.
but sadly i spent the whole book skipping or rolling my eyes to the narrative... it has a great idea behind, but it is too poorly developed. the tv series might not be the best series in the world, but it is better done and developed (including the inconsistencies).
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the story in this comic is... well, odd, and not very well developed IMO. i cannot say much about the art except that it was interesting, especially tthe story in this comic is... well, odd, and not very well developed IMO. i cannot say much about the art except that it was interesting, especially the use of colours, but after reading the first volume, i'm not sure what the story is about and it's not in the so-much-intrigue way, it's in the i-have-no-idea-what-i-am-reading way, and i don't like that in a comic.
i had a couple of issues with the plot and the characters:
- the story might be too complex for the way it's being told. too much left to the imagination of the reader...
- the supporting characters are not very well introduced nor developed. i still don't know who is alice and what she is doing in the story, and the names ginny and sissy got me confusing characters and story-lines all the time. And that some are dead and some alive was uncomfortably puzzling. all of this in the bad way. it didn't intrigue me, it annoyed me.
- i don't have problems with mature content in comics, but to put mature content without being relevant for the story is taking pages of good storytelling and making the story poor.
there are good things in the comic. for instance, the art is really cool; and the character of sissy is kind of cute, and the last couple of pages were interesting, so that i might get over my issues with the plot and try it again with the next volume.
thank you to netgalley and image comics for providing me with a copy of the comic...more
first, because of the format and quality of the ARC (not comfortable to read in any of my devices);
second, becauit was a struggle to read this book.
first, because of the format and quality of the ARC (not comfortable to read in any of my devices);
second, because there were a lot of new terms threw at you as you were familiar with the food the mermaids eat or the ways they live under the water;
third, because of the many ways the life of the mermaids didn't make sense for me (knowing too much about humans and animals, for example, or drinking tea or sweating under the water, huh?);
and fourth, because even if the author made a great effort to build this world, she got lost sometimes in descriptions and it took more than half of the book to get to the point. the main character spends a lot of time undecided and hesitating about everything (and she's supposed to be the leader of the clique), her cousin whines all the time and the only one that seems like the beginning of an interesting character is ling. toward the end we are introduced to the other three mermaids of the prophecy, but everything is rushed as if the author had a limit for the page count and was using it up without getting to the point.
i didn't have great expectations about this book, but the story develops in a too juvenile way for my taste...
since this arc was in a very early stage i hope the book got a good makeover. it has potential, but right now i'm not interested in reading this saga.
thank you to netgalley and disney for providing me with a copy of this book. ...more
I’ve been waiting for Jack Holland’s story since the second book, mostly because he was a blur in previous books and I felt that I wanted to know him.I’ve been waiting for Jack Holland’s story since the second book, mostly because he was a blur in previous books and I felt that I wanted to know him.
He is certainly a great guy, a bit stubborn, but such a charmer and so noble. Put a Jack Holland in your life...
About the story in this book, I have to say it is not my favourite in the Blue Heron series (that's still Faith's), but I did like it a lot and had a great time reading it (I even stayed late to finish it).
I had the feeling Emmaline's backstory was... sad, I think that's the right word for it. from the beginning with all the bullying in high school and then Kevin and the breakup and then wanting to find someone but not wanting at the same time and not knowing how to let go. I did like her a lot as main character, she was strong but also a softie sometimes, and she was sure of herself most of the time and she did like her body (*applause*). Except for the moments when she was around pretty people when she was so unsure about her appearance I was mad at her, even if I understood the feeling. And I did appreciate very, very much that there was almost no talk in this book about how a woman needs to have children to be complete in life.
Jack’s backstory was just drama for the book and it didn't impress me much. He was being stubborn about the PTSD and I was hoping that Emmaline would help him change that part, but like always he was the only one that could help himself. I thought the part with the ex-wife was a bit too much. I couldn't stand her and I think it didn't bring much to the story besides Emmaline's jealousy. I think from all Blue Heron male characters Jack has just snatched the top 1 from Levi.
The only big but I have with this book is the mass of things popping out of nowhere toward the end (view spoiler)[ the almost suicide of Alyssa, Emmaline and Kevin’s closure conversation, pops' heart attack and faith's baby's birth, jack popping the question to Emmaline (hide spoiler)]. It felt too much and quite far-fetched the timing ¬¬
In the end I have to say I had a great time with this book, I devoured it and I recommend it to any fan of adult romance fiction. I laughed a lot out (and mostly in the train which should have been embarrassing but well...), Jack and Emmaline were very funny and very cute together. I’m just sad, because I sense this is the last book in the series and I really, really would like to keep reading about this family and the people living in Mannisport, New York, population 715.
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for the record... 544 pages is the book plus the novella Crossing the Line. i only read 455 pages ^___^
i had the same trouble with this book that i hafor the record... 544 pages is the book plus the novella Crossing the Line. i only read 455 pages ^___^
i had the same trouble with this book that i had with Dare You To and Crash into You, i didn't like the lead character. but in contrast to the two previous with this one i wasn't able to warm to the characters: nor west nor haley. haley's family situation was so desperate and she was so trapped that empathizing with her should have been easy, but instead i felt sorry for west when he had to sleep in his car but not for haley and all the abuses she was suffering. i don't know why that happened. i think jax and his cocky attitude and his relationship with haley was one of my favourite parts of Take Me On.
what i found very interesting was the subplot about west's mother and all the things that got revealed at the end caught me by surprise and i like this. i also liked very much to be able to see what happened to rachel after the accident and the beginning of her recovery, and her relationship with west (her second twin, almost xD) was beautifully portrayed; though the reader was not able to see much of this, it was nice to see a tiny part.
i did like the love story and how it developed. west and haley were cute together and i loved to read their scenes together. only the last 100 pages rushed too much the events. there were too many things put together at the same time. it was a bit messy and felt like someone was hurrying me up. i knew that at some point the drama was going to explode, but at that point the story lines were crossing each other with frenzy and the change was too abrupt for me.
nevertheless, i ended up loving the story. not as much as the three previous ones, but i will read anything featuring characters of this series. i hope for a future book about ethan and abby or logan or jax... in the meantime i'll be waiting patiently for Breaking the Rules to come out :)
thank you to netgalley and harlequinteen for providing me with a copy of the book...more
Emma is one of my favourite female characters and my favourite Austen character. I don't like matchmaking very much, but I think it's funny to read thEmma is one of my favourite female characters and my favourite Austen character. I don't like matchmaking very much, but I think it's funny to read the tales and anecdotes of someone doing it... and well, Colleen is like a 21st-century Emma, just more appealing and easier to relate to her than Austen heroine.
I was not very happy with the idea of a book about Colleen because in the other two books i didn't like her too much. I sensed her as bossy and know-it-all, which she is in the end, but with so much charm that it is impossible not to like her. This, of course, I realized in this book and made the reading experience more interesting and spectacular. I mean, I was surprised by a romance book, that doesn't usually happen and it's so refreshing when it does :) Colleen was funny, sassy, self-confident, adorable and lovely.
About the plot, I liked the idea of recovering your first (intense) love. I think it was very good handled in this book (much better and more realistic than for example in Until There Was You). I liked the tragic hero aura Higgins gave to Lucas, but without being too melodramatic. He was well enough portrayed to make me swoon for him the same way Colleen does.
Colleen's attempts to bring together Pauline and Bryce were hilarious. Her attempts to cook were hilarious, although it annoyed me that her confidence was thrown over board in her effort to impress Lucas (as she needed something like that), when she already knew she couldn't cook an egg.
That theme that always annoys me in Higgins books (being successful is not enough to be a happy woman, you need kids and a husband) was there, but it wasn't as present and exasperating as said for example in The Perfect Match, where my idea of Honor didn't go very well with that philosophy.
In the end, summarizing all this, Waiting On You is my favourite book in the Blue Heron series tied with The Best Man in the first position, and Colleen is my favourite Higgins female character from all the books by her I read until now. I cannot wait til September to get back to the Holland family and read about Jack :)
Totally recommended for Higgins fans, Blue Heron fans and contemporary romance fiction fans.
Thank you to Harlequin and netGalley for providing me with a copy of this book....more
Should this short story come to me with another title and another cover, I might even like it, but I was expecting something more mature, hotter and sShould this short story come to me with another title and another cover, I might even like it, but I was expecting something more mature, hotter and sexier than what I found.
The MCs are in the twenties and already in the working world, but act like teenagers in high school without a high school. This is supposed to be "new adult", because the MCs are older, but it had such a juvenile feeling around it that I could believe anything about them (not even his tragic story).
It was a disappointment because it didn't deliver according to the expectations. Change cover and title for something more accurate to the content and it might be an acceptable piece. ...more
these broken stars left me with a very bad case of book hangover last year. so when i got approved for this shattered world i braced myself for th4.25
these broken stars left me with a very bad case of book hangover last year. so when i got approved for this shattered world i braced myself for the inevitable. and well, yes, this book left me hangover, but now i can handle the drama much better and i was able to continue reading afterwards xD
this second book is quite different than the first one. for instance, there are more settings, more characters, more of everything... flynn and lee are not alone in this new planet and that makes the story very different.
i read this book with the knowledge of what happened in the book before, so i was expecting something similar on every corner and every twist in the plot, but when it came, i didn't realize it until almost finishing the book, because ti was very different.
hmmm... let's summarize this book: it was different than the first one...
about the book per se and not in comparison: + i loved jubilee and her badass demeanor. she is really a strong female character that discovered herself and her heart in the course of the book. + i really like flynn and his pacifistic ways. he was kind of inspiring. + their relationship was intense, but they were both realistic of the situation they were in and they suffer because of that. in some way, i really appreciate that and also i appreciate again that the love story was developed through the book and was no instalove or similar. + i love the possibilities this book just open for the third one to look for answers about the whispers and laroux industries. + it is action-packed and impossible to put down the moment you start reading. + even if it is full of action, there are a couple of beautiful thoughts and introspection + tarver and lilac have an stellar appearance *happy dance*
things i didn't like so much or didn't add up: - they were constantly coming and going to the same two places and it was getting repetitive. also, it didn't add up how much time and how difficult it was to get from one place to the other. - the development of the plot in the direction of the whispers felt a bit too long and was a bit uneven. perhaps it was because i started the book without having these broken stars that fresh, but it took a while to make the connections between the weird behaviours in the base and the aliens from the first book. probably it was supposed to be a plot twist (since the books in the series were supposed to stand alone by themselves), but in the end it didn't work that good for me. nevertheless, i only realize that after finishing the book, so in the end it is not as bad as it sounds - the last couple of chapters were a bit hurried and chaotic, because there were a lot of things happening (view spoiler)[(the shuttle, the landing, the facility, the chip, the whispers taking flynn over, the battle outside, the conversation with the whispers) (hide spoiler)]. there was too much in too little time. - there were two things that bugged me in the end and this could be slightly spoiler-ish: one was the identchip that i thought it was lost, but it reappeared at the end when they needed it O.o the other one was jubilee getting shot when climbing in the right shoulder (because she lost hold with that hand), but stating later that a few inches over and it would have perforated her heart. Huh?! Anatomically speaking the heart is a bit further from the right shoulder than a few inches fO.o
all in all, this series is becoming one of my favourite. one that made me suffer but love the characters and love to accompany them in their journey.
starbound is really an unique science fiction series, very different than the normal young adult science fiction books you find released each year. worth your time!
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