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”

The boring, the bad and the dnf’d

Now that I shared with you my favorite books of the year it’s only fair to list some of the books that I found lacking… The good part is I’ve got all of these books for free one way or another, so no money lost at least ;). Maybe I should split them by source… Oh, and yet again, there’s no specific order, these are simply all the books bellow 2,5 stars and some DNF’s

Some of you will have a completely different opinion about these books, but I can’t help it if I don’t like them, so live with it 😉 and feel free to share your thoughts!

The big unknown [Amazon freebies] 

Some of these $0 books look so tempting and it’s so easy to click and upload them to your Kindle. Some of them are even great, but I haven’t found any this year. Instead, I found few really uninteresting stories.

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse Harper LinCappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin
cozy mystery, humor, contemporary

It might’ve been a fun read if the story progressed a bit faster into the mystery area, instead we’ve got two characters apparently trying to hang out and first glimpses of any mystery started at around page 70… DNF. Continue reading “The boring, the bad and the dnf’d”

2016’s goodies – the books I fell in love with

Looking back at my favorite reads from this year I have to say I’m rather surprised. Most of the books on that special shelf were from Fantasy genre and now I’ve got surprisingly many Sci-Fi novels. And it seems I’ve discovered a new love for cozy mysteries, especially by one author :D.

I wanted to make this list a “top-something” list (and surprisingly I’ve got 10 books to present, so it might’ve worked), but I can’t decide on the order, so instead I’ll just show off the few super-awesome books that really grabbed me this year and only this year – no re-reads.

A bit of a warning – this post is all about positive thoughts! There will be no whining, complaining, etc 😉

lightLight by Rob Cham
graphic novel, fantasy, children book, adventure

An adorable and lovely graphic novel without words and yet with a complete story and cute characters. I still want plushies of both characters! I should learn to sew… Continue reading “2016’s goodies – the books I fell in love with”

Stars, time travel and a mystery to solve

I didn’t expect to like this story so much. I like Star Trek shows, but I’ve never read graphic novels or books, so that was something new to me and I didn’t know what to expect. It was worth it 🙂

Starfleet AcademyStar Trek: Starfleet Academy by Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, Derek Charm

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

This story mixes two timelines, one when Uhura, Spock, and Kirk are still at the academy – Uhura stumbles upon a strange transmission and tries to solve the mystery. Unfortunately, the academy doesn’t want this information to get out.  And the other part of the story that takes place a few years later and follows brand new recruits with T’laan being the main heroine here. These guys are still in training and on one of their missions they get into a space-time disturbance and find the source of Uhura’s signal from years ago. The thing is, for the people inside not much time had passed. Continue reading “Stars, time travel and a mystery to solve”