Indian legends, ghosts and space pirates – graphic novel mash-up

Today I’m bringing you three graphic novels I read at some point last year and was meant to review aaaaages ago. Again it’s a set of shorter-than-usual reviews, so not to bore you too much :P.

It will be a weird set starting with some tales from legends with a strong heroine on the lead, moving through contemporary and supernatural ghost hunting story and ending with a sci-fi pirates on an awesome space ship!

Anyone interested?

The Legend of Bold RileyThe Legend of Bold Riley by Leia Weathington

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I bought this comic because it promised to combine this lovely, colorful graphic you can see on the cover and the myths and tales from Indian culture.

Well, the second one did deliver and I really liked that since I don’t have many occasions to read about this culture and it seems fascinating. Continue reading “Indian legends, ghosts and space pirates – graphic novel mash-up”

Magic, monsters and jazz

When I found this story on NetGalley I thought “yeah, might be something like Dresden, so why not try it out“. Since it was a “request” not a “read now” option I went straight to Amazon, downloaded a sample and started reading right away. By the end of the sample and few inpatient hours of hoping for a NetGalley email, I already owned a copy of this book and continued reading.
So yes, I did receive a copy of this book from NetGalley together with the other volumes, but I also own it ;).

strange-magicStrange Magic (Yancy Lazarus #1)
by James A. Hunter

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

You might wonder what made me like this story so much? The thing is, I don’t really know ;). Well yes, it does have this not-very-nice and not-perfect hero who gets his beating and has to save the world (I might have a weakness for that), but it’s more likely that it was the right book at the right time. It happens, right? Continue reading “Magic, monsters and jazz”

The good, the bad, and the murdered

Oh, my it’s been a while since I’ve published a review. Well, you’ve seen I was reading less last month, but it doesn’t mean I run out of books to talk about :D. Today it will be a wrap up of 3 cozy mysteries I’ve read more or less recently.

All of them are first books in series. Other than that only murder connects them. Various authors, styles, lengths, settings.

Death Checks InnDeath Checks Inn (Aspen Valley Inn #1) 
by Sara Robbins

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Pages: 104
How I got it: Amazon freebie, ant it still is free

My thoughts: I always have doubts while starting new free read. I’ve read few good one, but most of them were a disappointment. I’d like to say this one started well, and maybe for the first few pages I actually though it will be ok, not a great read, but entertaining enough. Unfortunately, there was one thing that made this read rather boring – the very dry language in which it was written. Continue reading “The good, the bad, and the murdered”

Devil’s children can be doomed too

Sons Of The DevilSons Of The Devil #1 by Brian Buccellato, Toni Infante

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Here’s a Goodreads blurb, which doesn’t tell you much, but hey, you’ll find out it was a bestseller… Seriously they should work on it because it’s a pretty good graphic novel, but I wouldn’t buy it with this description.

From New York Times Best Selling writer BRIAN BUCCELLATO and artist TONI INFANTE comes a psychological horror story about TRAVIS, an average guy trying to get by, who discovers that he has familial ties to a deadly cult. Told across three decades, SONS OF THE DEVIL is an exploration of cults, family, and the dark side of human nature. It’s TRUE DETECTIVE and ORPHAN BLACK meets HELTER SKELTER.

That story really surprised me. I don’t really know what I was expecting, but I honestly didn’t think I’d like it so much. And what’s it all about? It all starts with Travis. An orphan, who’s trying to make a life for himself now that he’s an adult. His life was never easy and it doesn’t seem it will change anytime soon. He’d like to find his father. The problem is, he doesn’t know who his father is [a satanic cult leader who tries to bring back the devil by killing all his children – you see the problem, right?]. Continue reading “Devil’s children can be doomed too”