I mean this in the nicest way possible but this story was a load of cack. I have read enough Young Adult books like this to easily spot everything theI mean this in the nicest way possible but this story was a load of cack. I have read enough Young Adult books like this to easily spot everything they're trying to cover up and it's just not working. Love interest? Check. An old friend turned rival? Check. A constant whiny monologue about how great she is? Check. Repeated sentences to hide the lack of story? Check, check, waiter where's my check? I'm out.
The story is basically super genius chick goes to solve her father's murder because when someone is murdered you obviously send their closest relative. She constantly tells us that space is her thing and she doesn't dive, just to add to the irritation. Her constant monologue repeating over and over in different ways just made me want to chuck the book, had I not read the digital edition.
I'd like to at least say that the art in this none existent story was lovely. Unfortunately I can't do that because it was a bit of a mess. I tried to go with the rough sketch combined with watercolour style but it kept changing through panels which just made the whole thing look amateurish. The bar along the side showing the depth was cute for two pages.
I know other readers are raving about this but it's honestly just blah. I couldn't help but feel like they ripped the idea from that Doctor Who (10th) story featuring the Devil for most of the way through. There's no real interaction between her and Raj, despite them being siblings. He was so, so cardboard....more
After the mess that was the first volume of the New 52 Suicide Squad, I was a little apprehensive about starting this one. Thankfully I was greeted wiAfter the mess that was the first volume of the New 52 Suicide Squad, I was a little apprehensive about starting this one. Thankfully I was greeted with everything that the previous volume lacked - a solid engaging plot, character development and plenty of one liners. Oh and one of DC's biggest villains makes an appearance too. Who? Go read it!
Harley Quinn is DC's biggest cash in (if you can think of a product you can likely buy it with her image on it) but her character often seems to be brushed off a "Crazy" and that's it. This time she's still crazy but funny, with nods to her intelligence too. She easily had the best one liners, her character overall kind of reminded me of Tank Girl.
As a new reader I appreciated the sections in between the stories explaining the back story of each character. Familiar readers may find this boring but hey, it will keep me buying these volumes. Luckily for me, King Shark has been replaced by Killer Croc, who I understand a lot better due to him actually speaking instead of just eating people....more
Lewis and Clark continue their adventures across America with their crew of soldiers and dispensable criminals, encountering species that the real LewLewis and Clark continue their adventures across America with their crew of soldiers and dispensable criminals, encountering species that the real Lewis and Clark would never have encountered, thank goodness. This volume's theme is "make everything gigantic". I was always okay with mosquitoes until I saw one tearing it's way out of a person's back... and don't get me started on the toad.
While the last volume felt quite fast paced, volume two felt a little stuck - probably because the ship was literally stuck in the river. Despite the previous volume having some sort of buffalo/centaurs and zombies chasing them I still found this one scarier because ew, gigantic bugs. Zombie plant people I can deal with. Bugs not so much.
I ship Lewis and Clark and think the writers of this novel might so too. There's a lot more character development this time and this story doesn't shy away from LGBT themes, and we have at least one scene that basically proves that Lewis is hella gay, which I can 100% get behind. Get it? Get behind? Because gay? *sigh*
I'm looking forward to the next volume, the pacing of this series is excellent and the art is beautifully grotesque. I just hope we can keep hold of some of our crew members as at the pace this is going, there is only going to be Lewis and Clark left... although I kind of like that idea!...more