Sometimes you simply can’t go on

There comes the time when you simply have to give up on some books. These two I’m going to mention beat me, I simply couldn’t go on and here are the reasons why. Both of these are graphic novels, so I even looked the books through to see how it will all end, how will the action follow. I can’t say I’ve lost much without reading them thoroughly.

I received both of these books from the publisher via NetGalley.

Terminal Hero The death and life of Rory FletcherTerminal Hero: The death and life of Rory Fletcher by Peter Milligan, Piotr Kowalski

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I’m really sad I didn’t like this one especially since on of the authors is of Polish origins.

What did I like about this story? Well, not much. The beginning was good enough, even if not original. The guy who’s going to die get’s a chance to live, but he gets some superpowers he can’t fully control. Not only that, but he goes totally mental. Government or some secret agency are trying to use him, but he escapes and tries to live a normal life for a while. Unfortunately, the experimental medicine that “cured” him was used on other two people who rather like to wraith havoc. Continue reading “Sometimes you simply can’t go on”

Superpowers at the loose

Please Don't Tell My Parents I've Got HenchmenPlease Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen (Please Don’t Tell My Parents #3) by Richard Roberts

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I received this copy from Curiosity Quills in exchange for an honest review.

Book blurb

What would middle school be like if half your classmates had super powers? It’s time for Penny Akk to find out. Her latest (failed) attempt to become a superhero has inspired the rest of the kids in her school to reveal their own powers.

Now, all of her relationships are changing. She has a not-at-all-secret admirer, who wants to be Penny’s partner almost as much as she wants to be Penny’s rival. The meanest girl in school has gained super powers and lost her mind. Can Penny help her find a better one? Can she help an aging supervillain connect with his daughter, and mend the broken hearts of two of the most powerful people in the world? And in all this, where will she find time for her own supervillainous fun, or even more dangerous, to start dating?

It’s going to be a long, strange semester.

This was a very entertaining read, I enjoyed how the author showed the super community, all the villains and heroes mixed up together from their young years till the adulthood. It shows that each of them has a rightful place.

Penny and her friends create a delightful bunch of kids who simply can’t resist using their powers. And who could blame them? If I could, I would be doing the same thing :D.

In this story you’ll find plenty of shows of powers, from the first opening fight at a school game, till the final battle, a fantastic display of superpowers, various inventions and strategy skills. All kept in a fast paced story about friends trying to discover what they really want to do with their life. Continue reading “Superpowers at the loose”

Don’t let the Darkness win

If you’re interested in fast-paced graphic novel with a bunch of girls armed with superpowers here’s a story for you

Crystal cadetsCrystal Cadets by Anne Toole, Katie O’Neill, Paulina Ganucheau

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

Goodreads blurb:

Zoe has always felt out of place; her foster parents are great and all, but she’s long felt like something was missing. That is, of course, until she discovers a mysterious gem left to her by her birth mother and her whole universe gets flipped around! When the crystal grants Zoe mysterious powers of light she becomes the Diamond Cadet, and she’s not the only one; suddenly she’s meeting new friends who shoot flames and glowing green arrows. It’s all fun at first, but when The Darkness possesses Zoe’s foster parents her only choice is to join this wild group of action-hero girls, traveling the globe to defeat The Darkness and find a cure!

This novel is all about friendship and fighting evil. It all starts with just three girls, but rather quickly they find and save more cadets, more gifted girls with jewels that allow them to use their special powers. Each gem has its own strengths and weaknesses and the girls have to fight as a team to defeat the evil lurking nearby. But who will be the last cadet? Who’s controlling the darkness?
Continue reading “Don’t let the Darkness win”

Almost a superhero

Side-kicked Side-Kicked by Russell Brettholtz, Miguel Mendonca, Bong Dazo

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

Goodreads blurb:

It should come as no surprise to learn that within the superhero “community,” egos run rampant. But how does all that free-flowing narcissism impact those just outside the spotlight? Chicago finds out when five of the city’s most loyal Sidekicks finally grow tired of being disrespected by both the prima donnas they work with and the citizenry they strive to protect. And it’s not like the Windy City needs yet another labor upheaval…

The graphic is fine, all the hero and villain costumes are quite cool, the powers they have might be interesting, but there’s not much use of them. There’re very few panels that show you some action, most of them is talking or thinking about heroes’ ignorance toward their sidekicks. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind some dialogs instead of action, it just wasn’t that interesting. Continue reading “Almost a superhero”