“It’s not that I’m afraid my parents wouldn’t approve. I’m afraid they would. I want this to be all mine. Amaterasu’s only been around for a couple of weeks. How many of these girls have even seen her?” Laura in The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie
Final Verdict: A beautiful comic with a plot you may not always follow, but is intriguing and leaving you wanting to know what happens next.
Book Title: Risk It All Author: Megan Derr “If it was a trap…He’d already killed one Alpha, three Candidates, and more than a dozen of the wolves that had been trying to hunt him down. That didn’t count all the death matches in the pits that he’d been forced into. Alpha or not, Kipling could best him, and it wasn’t like he’d let the man take him somewhere he and a bunch of friends could jump on Kipling. Lunch and a f*** were a risk he could afford to take.” Risk It All by Megan Derr
Final Verdict: While not as polished as some of Derr’s stories, it is a fun, guilty read.
“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!
“Sam had a DVD in his hand. He said, ‘Yesterday I sent Edilio to the power plant to get two things. First, a cache of automatic weapons from the guardhouse.’ ‘Machine guns?’ ‘Yeah. Not just for us to have, but to make sure the other side doesn’t get them.’ ‘Now we have an arms race,’ Astrid said. Her tone seemed to irritate Sam. ‘You want me to leave them for Caine?’ ‘I wasn’t criticizing, just… you know. Ninth graders with machine guns; it’s hard to make that a happy story.’ Sam relented. He even grinned. ‘Yeah. The phrase ‘ninth graders with machine guns’ isn’t exactly followed by ‘have a nice day’.’” Gone by Michael Grant
Final Verdict: An interesting sci-fi book that will appeal to teenagers/adults and men/women alike.
“Shouldn’t someone give a pep talk or something?” Minho asked, pulling Thomas’s attention away from Alby. “Go ahead” Newt replied. Minho nodded and faced the crowd. “Be careful,” he said dryly. “Don’t die.” “Great. We’re all bloody inspired.” Newt said.” The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Final Verdict: An enjoyable read that’s plot-driven. If you like books that have strong characters that draw you in, this isn’t the book for you.
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