What happened in October [Monthly summary]

This month’s summary not only comes a few days later than usual, but it will also be rather short as autumn grabbed a hold on me and my laziness went sky-high.

The bookish statistics

  • Finished a shameful 13 stories: 1 novel, 1 graphic novel, 11 mangas, together 2966 pages.
  • Average rating: 4.6 which again doesn’t mean much with all the 5-star Naruto books. I just can’t rate them differently!

In other news:

  • Have I mentioned being lazy? So not much in this section for now :). I hope I’ll have something better next time.
  • I love playing D&D as a monk! They are freaking awesome! Although, I do miss spells on my list and running straight to an enemy is not really my style. But it’s still lots of fun.
  • And no, my warlock haven’t died, she’s still being her evil self and having fun with it :P.
  • A certain manga shop had a promo… so I got more manga to read 😀
  • I have tons of unread posts from you guys… I probably won’t manage to read them all, but don’t be surprised to see some movement on your month-old posts ;P
  • My last days of October were spent mostly playing AC VI: Syndicate which is surprisingly better than Unity, but don’t expect a particular storyline – there is one, but it’s both chaotic (lost among all the sidequests) and very vague. Still, the game has some fun elements that make the series enjoyable again, like Evie and zip line!

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Fantastic artwork and monsters in and out

Here’s a story worth reading even if only for the graphic. Luckily the plot was also interesting and it had a nice cast of characters with the main heroine leading the way.

MonstressAwakening (Monstress #1) by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda

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

Maika, a one-armed girl, with hidden powers, is searching for answers about her past. She’s willing to be enslaved by her race’s enemies to get them. But she’s not willing to die just yet.
While she’s fighting for her life and piecing the puzzles of her mystery, a dark power awakens inside her. Now she’ll have to learn to control the demon before he’ll take over her own body.

Let’s face it, the most appealing thing about this novel is graphic. I adore it! The details, the style, the colors – everything is perfect. Yes, it’s a bit brutal, but it fits. Continue reading “Fantastic artwork and monsters in and out”

Sand magic, split world and new story to follow

white-sandWhite Sand (White Sand #1) by Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin, Julius M. Gopez

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

The story starts with Kenton – a young, stubborn man who needs to prove his father and himself that he deserves a proper rank among Sand Masters. With his weak sand-mastery and a rather unusual fighting skills, he’s throwing himself to a trial, that only strongly-gifted are supposed to survive.

Even though it’s supposed to be the whole volume, it felt more like an introduction to the world, the characters, the situation. The first meeting of certain people that will make a mark further in the story, everyone with their own goals and distinct personalities. There’s still plenty going on – the trials Kenton goes through, the attack on his homeland, seeing the city, and more of the barbarians. Full of action with some breaks that slowly reveal the plot and character’s reasoning and goals. Overall – nicely done, but I want more :D. Continue reading “Sand magic, split world and new story to follow”

Top 5 Wednesday – Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre

imgresIt is so hard to pick just one book from your favorite genre. And it’s hard to choose just 5 genres too apparently, but I guess these will have to do. Maybe these aren’t the perfect choices, but I love these books and I think they might make good starters :).

5. EnchantedFairytale retellings

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis – A cute and cuddly story that I loved. Maybe it’s more of a fairy tale itself rather than a retelling, but it has plenty of elements from more and less known tales.

It’s romantic, very nice and easy to read and it has some great characters.

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