Saturday, October 13, 2012

BINKY TAKES CHARGE by Ashley Spires



4/5 stars

From: Kids Can Press
Through: NetGalley


Space cat is training a new kitten cadet, wait not a feline...a what????

This is one unique book. Despite being long for a children's book, it still has the ability to hook you into reading it completely in one go - a quality most SHORT children's book have. 

I love the illustrations and the humour because the author got the cat personality right. I'm a devoted cat owner so I know.

Anyways, I hope to read more of this in the future. :)




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I'M BACK!!!




It's good to be back reviewing books. I've read hundreds of books since my last post but, I've yet to review any of them. It's near the end of the year and it was quite a roller coaster for me so when I get more free time I'll share a list of books I've read. :)

Check out my next post for the latest review.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

House of Night: Legacy (Graphic Novel) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast



By: P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Editor: Kent Dalian
Illustrators: Joelle Jones and Karl Kerschl




My Rating: 5/5 Stars


From Dark Horse Comics
Via NetGalley

I really enjoyed this new addition on the House of Night series and it truly did compliment the books. The stories were fun to read since it gives a new version of the ancient people we know so well. This book can stand alone from the books but I truly suggests the reader to be familiar with the house of night series before they read this because it will add to the effect of seeing the characters visually in a graphic novel.

I commend the dialogue in the novel because they are straight to the point and no unnecessary lines where added. I also love the way the characters were illustrated because they really did click or even improve the way I visualize them in my mind when I was reading the novels.

Lastly, this graphic novel did come out at the right time because along the road the house of night series did have its ups and downs for me and reading this increased my excitement for the next book. 

All in all, as a house of night fan this graphic novel is such a treat! 

Cheers!



Thank you to Dark Horse Comics for the Copy of the book. :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bunny In The Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson Volume III by Tara McPherson




My Rating: 5/5 Stars


This is one of the best work of art book collections I've ever read. Tara McPherson is really one of the leaders in Pop Surrealism. She has knack of making such simple images look so interesting.

This book contains images of her Bunny in the Moon solo exhibition held in New York. Not only does it contain all the works in the exhibit but  also includes some of Tara's working drafts for the pieces.

It was an exciting read. It doesn't bore you like other art book collections does. It can excite and inspire you to do art and that what's good about it. :)

Thank you to Dark Horse Comics for giving me a copy of this book.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lenobia's Vow by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast


My Rating: 3/ 5 Stars

Time really do travel fast and now as I go on with my life, I wake up and see that one of the series I'm following has another new installment. I remember reviewing about the previous house of night book "Destined" last October and it made such a good impression that I want to read more. Imagine my excitement when I saw "Lenobia's Vow" to be released soon.

Fast forward to a few months, I just finished reading "Lenobia's Vow" and it was an interesting story but, it could've been better. The speed on which the book was released was also how fast I've read it. Well it was a novelette after all but,  I've read more detailed and compact ones which made the shortness not an issue.

Lenobia is one of Zoey's, the protagonist in the House of Night installements, favorite teacher in her school. Basically the book tells about Lenobia's heritage and how she was able to reach America.  Add a typical love interest and an antagonist that's as predictable as a cartoon criminal.

 I guess some parts of the story just irritated me because it was predictable and maybe because it was the first book I actually finished this year due to work. Still, I would like to commend the authors for adding another interesting view about Lenobia's character but, I just hope they add more content and diverse from predictability to make the story more exciting.

Looking forward to more House of Night Books.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rest

I took a long break from reviewing books.

Why?

I'm reading Nodame Cantabile and I can't seem to stop until I'm finished with the series. 

I got hooked to the free comics in Comixology. 

I discovered Web comics from Comixology and am catching up with my reading there. 

I explored the free books from ibooks and I love it that they have Beatrix Potter's books there. 

Lastly, I had a very exciting week where in my cat got lost and was found again.


Hopefully...

I will be updating soon with all of my reviews and comments about the books I've read. They're quite a lot. Till next time. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

B.P.R.D. Being Human by Mignola, Arcudi, Davis, Corben, Allie, Moline, Owens, Stenbeck, and Stewart



From: Dark Horse Comics
Via: NetGalley.com


My rating: 4 / 5 stars

I've been following Mike Mignola's works ever since I read the first volume of Hellboy a few months ago. Since then, I've read quite a lot of his works that I could get my hands on but, I read the Hellboy series in order of their stories so this is actually the first time I read any B.P.R.D. book/ issue by Mignola.

Well, it was good that the first volume I read of the B.P.R.D. are origin stories of some of its key members. I love origin stories because they always keep me on the loop with the characters of the story. Anyways, the writing style is a trademark Mike Mignola, Easy to understand and fast paced. The illustrations also compliments the narrative quite perfectly.

The only thing I didn't like about this volume was the Abe Sapien part entitled "Casualties" it was so short and is quite out of place for me in the theme of the volume.

All in all, it's a must read for anyone who wants to get into reading Mignola's works.