Call me blasphemous, because I am a huge fan of this series…but I’m getting a bit bored with fighting Clive Ronan.
I still enjoyed the hell out of this book, despite the slow start. One thing I did appreciate about it is seeing the evolution of St. Mary’s relationship with the Time Police. They’ll never be more than reluctant allies, but at least they’re not trying to murder each other unnecessarily anymore. Continue reading
Now that the full run of the Invincible comic series is over, it’s time to start reading the collection of trade paperbacks my husband has acquired over the years! I actually read the first few books years ago, but considering the depth of my to-be-read pile, I soon turned my attention to other series and lost track of this one. But I enjoyed what I read back then, so I’m excited for this new read-through. I’m starting at the beginning, and reviews will come in collections of three. I also intend to read other books in between each collection of 6 issues (one trade paperback) to avoid burnout and keep the adventure exciting, so these posts will be fairly sporadic. I hope you enjoy joining me on this superheroic journey! Continue reading
For all of the ridiculousness of Brown’s plots and my frustration with some of his writing style, I absolutely keep coming back to his books because when you remove everything I dislike, the rest is a personal guided tour of some amazing information about art, culture, and history. Continue reading
Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased this ebook for full price.
I’m one of those people who gets goosebumps from listening to music that affects me. Reading about the music in this novel, the way it’s described and the way it connects the two heroes, literally made the hair on my scalp raise. Continue reading
Disclaimer: I received a free electronic version of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I had to knock a star off my rating for this book because it ended in a cliffhanger and didn’t answer any of the major narrative questions presented in the book. Which is a shame, because there are so many other things to enjoy about both this story and the author’s writing. Continue reading
Read as part of Comic Book Girl 19‘s online Dune book club.
Picking up a sequel 13 years after reading the first book should have made the book completely inaccessible. However, a quick trip through the Dune Wikipedia entry and I was ready to go. So ready, in fact, that I devoured this book in 2 days, whereas I remember Dune taking closer to 2 weeks. Continue reading
I had a great time reconnecting with my favorite trio, but this book threw me for a bit of a loop. Not in a bad way, whatsoever. But it was a distinctly different sort of story than its predecessor.
Part of what I loved about Beck & Call was that the three characters grow into a relationship together. During the immersive role-playing drama of the sequel, we’re returning to tried and true narratives, where the lord of the manor wants to share his new wife with his long-time friend. Continue reading