Amulet Volume 8: Supernova by Kazu Kibushi

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Supernova (Amulet, #8)Date Published: September 25, 2018

Published By: Scholastic

Pages: 224

Edition Read: hardcover

Date Read: 10/17/18

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

 

Synopsis: The eighth volume in the Amulet graphic novel series.

 

My Thoughts: While I really enjoyed this and like reading these characters story, I did feel like this was a little bit of a filler volume. Not much happened in it at all. I understand why this volume was important and needed in the series as they said everything will be concluded in the next volume. Still a good read despite not having much going on. Highly recommend this if you are looking for a graphic novel series targeted towards younger readers as this is a middle grade series.

Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau

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Eden Conquered (Dividing Eden, #2)Date Published: June 5, 2018

Published By: HarperTeen

Pages: 320

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 10/9/18-10/13/18

Rating:  3-star-rating

 

 

 

SynopsisThe Kingdom of Eden is growing darker with each passing day. Brother and sister, former foes, must decide whether some betrayals cut too deep to be forgiven—and whether one will wear the crown or both will lose everything.

The final book in the Dividing Eden duology. 

 

My Thoughts: Overall this was an okay ending to the duology. It was a little boring and I found myself skimming chapters. You don’t really see Carys learn to control or even practice controlling her powers. It just skims right over that part of the story. I feel like everything was a little rushed in terms of the pacing of things. It should have been dragged out a little more in my opinion. I feel like not much happened in the first 75% of the book and then you were somehow at the end and everything was happening all at once. I wish it had been a bit of a better ending.

Skyward Volume 1 by Joe Henderson

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Skyward Volume 1: My Low-G LifeDate Published: September 25, 2018

Published By: Image Comics

Pages: 168

Edition Read: ebook

Date Read: 10/8/18

Rating: 2-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads SynopsisOne day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it’s…well, it’s pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don’t jump too high. And maybe don’t get mixed up in your Dad’s secret plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed…

SKYWARD, VOL. 1 collects issues #1-5 of the ongoing series from writer Joe Henderson (showrunner of Fox’s Lucifer) and artist Lee Garbett (Lucifer, Loki: Agent of Asgard).

 

My Thoughts: I came across it in my Hoopla app and decided to give it a go. It wasn’t great. The idea was good but it just wasn’t executed well. Honestly, not a whole lot happened. It leaves off at a weird spot and there isn’t any info on if there will be another volume or not. I don’t think I will be continuing on if they decide to make another volume though.

Saga Volume 9 by Brian K Vaughan

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Saga, Vol. 9Date Published: October 2, 2018

Published By: Image Comics

Pages: 160

Edition Read: paperback

Date Read: 10/3/2018

Rating: 5-star-rating

 

 

 

SynopsisThe multiple Eisner Award-winning series returns with a spacefaring adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Get ready for the most shocking, most impactful SAGA storyline yet.

Collects SAGA #49-54

 

My Thoughts: Holy Crap!!! This was such a good installment in this series. It ripped my heart out but I loved it anyway.  I can’t believe we have to wait a year or more to get the next volume of this due to the creators taking a year long hiatus. That ending was insane. Highly Recommend this graphic novel series if you haven’t read it yet, which you should! It is very mature in content though so be aware of that going in to it.

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

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Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6)Date Published: February 6, 2018

Published By: Razorbill

Pages: 391

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 10/2/18-10/7/18

Rating: 3-star-rating

 

 

 

SynopsisAs two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

The final book in the Falling Kingdoms series.

 

My Thoughts: I was really hoping for a massively epic conclusion to this series and honestly, I just didn’t get it. This book was so boring for the whole first half. I found myself skim reading a ton of parts in the first half. Things did get better towards the end and when the big final battle came around I was really engrossed in the story and couldn’t put the book down, which is why it didn’t get a lower rating. I still really loved the characters and this does one of my favorite tropes really really well. (I can’t say which trope though, because, spoilers, duh!) I do think that this series is worth reading if you haven’t yet, but I would recommend reading them all back to back that way you stay in the story and stay invested. Overall, a pretty good series.

Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

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Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5)Date Published: December 13, 2016

Published By: Razorbill

Pages: 379

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 9/27/18-9/30/18

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

 

Synopsis: Book 5 in the Falling Kingdoms series. I have reviews for the first 4 books as well if you want to know my thoughts on them!

 

My Thoughts: The first part of this book kind of dragged for me. I found the pacing to be a bit on the slower side but about half way through shit hit the fan and things started happening and that’s when I couldn’t put the book down. I really love these characters and the world is so interesting. I am really happy that this book didn’t lack anything with it being the book before the finale. Sometimes those books aren’t the best in the series, but this one was great. I actually think that it might be my favorite in the series. That ending though….if you have read this then you know what I’m talking about and oh my god am I so happy that I didn’t have to wait an entire year to read the final book because that would have been torture! I  highly recommend picking up this series if you haven’t yet!

Reading Wrap Up: September 2018

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September was the best reading month I have had all year. I read 13 things this month! 7 novels and 6 graphic novels. I loved almost everything I read as well which is awesome! I bought one thing this month at a library book sale. I read a total of 3,579 pages this month! Holy crap! Let’s jump into the stats!


 

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Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #1) Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) Neverworld Wake Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad, #2) Giant Days Vol. 8 (Giant Days, #8)

 Neverwake (Dreamfall #2) Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 2: Fluff My Life I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 3: Good Girl

I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 4: Sadly Never After Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms, #4) Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5)

 

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Girl in Pieces

 

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17. A book you expect to make you laugh

 

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Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #1)

 

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Dance of Thieves (review)
Reading Wrap Up: August 2018
Thunderhead (review)
Waiting On…Queen of Air and Darkness
Waiting On…The Wicked King
Anticipated Releases: October 2018
Neverworld Wake (review)
Nyxia Unleashed (review)
Giant Days Volume 8 (review)
Neverwake (review)
Sex Criminals Volume 1 (review)
I Hate Fairyland Volumes 1-4 (review)
Frozen Tides (review)