“But I bet you didn’t know this, the word ‘monster’ also has roots in the ‘monere’ which means to help or instruct. Do we like to be afraid? Do we like to confront our fears and externalize our internal struggle? Or is it that we love monsters because so often we are the very monsters we fear most?”
The October Faction: Volume 1 by Steve Niles and Damien Worm
Final Verdict: Great new comic that will appeal to fans of darker comics with dashes of humor and family that reminds you what really love is!
“This was his soul made flesh, the truth of him laid bare in the blazing sun, shorn of mystery and shadow. This was the truth behind the handsome face and the miraculous powers, the truth that was the dead and empty space between the stars, a wasteland peopled by frightened monsters.”
Alina Starkov, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Final Verdict: A fast read with characters that have great chemistry. Perhaps a little too light on the fantasy content though.
“If you read this book, you will be part of this world and the monsters will come after you too. You will start to see things that no other humans can see. The shadows will move when you walk near them. The creatures of the night will seek you out, testing the doors and windows of your house, looking for a way in.”
Jack Templar: Monster Hunter- Book 1 by Jeff Gunhus
Final Verdict: An interesting book for a young reluctant reader, but for the more avid reader there are better books out there.