Suicide Squad, Volume 1: The Black Vault | Review

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★★★☆☆

Suicide Squad, Volume 1: The Black Vault by Rob Williams

Pages: 160

Publisher: DC Comics

Publication Date: 28 February 2017

Genre: Comic, Superheroes, Action

Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review

The government has once again handpicked the worst of the worst for its Task Force X. Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Katana and Killer Croc. All deadly criminals sent on the most dangerous missions possible by a government that wants them killed. But their newest challenge? A teammate so powerful that even this group of murderers and thieves can’t control. (Summary is taken from Goodreads)

I really like Suicide Squad as an idea. The whole Anti-Hero, Villians saving the day thing. I actually also liked the movie. It was not my favorite, but it was entertaining. So I was somewhat excited to read this. I didn’t leave totally disappointed, it actually was quite good.

I liked this comic. But don’t go into it and expect the best. Some things annoyed me from the get-go, but that had nothing to do with the story. Of well a little it did. I just really didn’t like Amanda Waller from the start. It made it even harder to read it. There were just so many different things about her I didn’t like, and it didn’t make it better that she is almost the main character in this comic.

A thing I really liked was that Obama is the president. So amazing. I also really liked Harley Quin. She is just so all over the place and weird. She is not afraid to speak her mind and be her usual weird self. She could have had more clothes on, but it’s a comic what can you do. The comic can be a little confusing at times. It’s all over the place, in a bad way, and the pacing is weird.

I really liked the art style in this. Kudos to all the different artist who worked on this.

Another thing I liked was the “Personnel Files” after the main story. It really gave you a better understanding of the characters you were reading about and why they ended where they did.

I will recommend this to people is more know in this world and really love Suicide Squad.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day! ♥

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Assassin’s Creed | Review

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★★★★☆

Assassin’s Creed (Free Comic Book Day 2016) – Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, Fred Van Lente, Neil Edwards (Illustrator), Dennis Calero (Illustrator)

Pages: 26

Publisher: Titan Comics

Publication Date: 21 December 2016

Genre: Comic, Historical fiction, Thriller

Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review

A great comic with two different issius in it. Could be longer, especially when you think about that there is two stories in this. But i also liked that we got a taste of both of them. It makes one want to read them both. I have not read Assassin’s Creed before, but these makes me want to read them. In paticular the first one, because here it’s an awesome woman who is the main character.

Assassin’s Creed: The Chair

Here we see Charlotte De La Cruz, a WOC being in the mind of her ancester, to get some information. To do that she is sitting in this special chair who sends her back.

I really liked this story, even if it was so short. Firstly the main character is woman and POC. It is so awesome to see. She looks and sounds like a badass person already in those few pages. She reminds me a little of Anita Blake from Anita Blake: The Vampire Hunter. She is a little crass and it’s told that she has little to no patience. But diffently she also has a softer side, which is already shown. I really hope they don’t do this character wrong.

Assassin’s Creed Templars: Great Wall

It’s about this man who are part of the brotherhood. He is in China to stop a big metaltrain to go further.

I liked this one. The main character is awesome, badass and mysthyrius. You can see on the few pages already, that he is really talentfull and fast at things. I like his choice of weapon. I really love swords in stories.

Sorry for the small review, it’s hard to review such a small text.

But i can recommend it to them who is on the fence on reading Assassin’s Creed. It’s a good look into how it look. Plus it’s a free sample on Amazon.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day! ♥

Frostbite | Review

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★★★★☆

Frostbite by Alexandria Bellefleur

Pages: 65

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Publication date: 26 April 2017

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fairytale, LGBTQIA+, M/M, Erotica

Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review

After his sister touches a lethal Frost Flower and falls under the Frozen Sickness, does he seek out the mysterious Dragon in the mountains, who is said to have the cure for the sickness. He goes out on the search for the dragon and a lot of unexpected things happens along the way and he meets someone he didn’t expect.

I really liked the story. It wasn’t what I expected and some twist happened you wouldn’t think could fit in such a small story. One of the only ‘problems’ i have with the story, is that I wished it was longer. Not that it was lacking anything, but simply because enjoyed it so much, that I wished there were more. I applaud the author for fitting a whole and such a good story in so little pages. I’m almost wishing for a sequel, but I can’t imagine what you would happen, without it fallen to the ground

Bellefleur was amazing at writing descriptions of things, you could see a picture of how it looked and what happens clearly in your head. Another thing I loved was that even when there only is so few pages, that she managed to not write an instant love story. A lot of months went by before something happened.

You were sucked into the story from the start. You felt when things happened and WOW my heart hurt when the climax happened. You really thought something would happen and were relieved when it didn’t happen. It all even made somewhat sense.

I can recommend this to older teenagers and adults who aren’t afraid of a little sex. But I really encourage you to read it. It’s small and so good.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day! ♥

Snow White, the Seven Dwarves, and the Adorable Bed and Breakfast | Review

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★★★★☆

 Snow White, the Seven Dwarves, and the Adorable Bed and Breakfast – Michael Ann Dobbs, Bree Paulsen (Illustrations)

Pages: 32

Publisher: Xist Publishing

Publication date: 4 April 2017

Genre: Middle-Grade, Fairy Tale, Retelling, Graphic Novel, No Romance

Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review

In this retelling of Snowwhite, we see what would happen if she took her amazing cleaning and organizing skills and applied them to business. She this time finds the 7 dwarves and helps them clean their house and helps with a lot of other things, like cooking food for them.

In this story, she doesn’t need no man and starts a Bed and Breakfast business on her own, with the help from the dwarves and becomes really successful.

I really liked this retelling. It was new and funny. It took a twist in the story I never would have thought of would work. I love the story ends and that it wasn’t cliche. The illustrations were lovely and people at any age could this. Snowwhite is a strong woman,  who at no time needs to be saved. Well, the dwarves saved her, but she doesn’t stereotypically need a prince to save her and I love it. She didn’t even want his help with other things.

I really liked that it wasn’t just the same story, with a little difference, that would have been annoying. So I’m really happy with the outcome.

I would recommend this to children, but also to older people who just want something cute and fast to read.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day. See you next time! ♥

Elves Vol 1 | Review

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★★★☆☆ (3,5)

Elves. Vol. 1 (Elfes #1-2) – Jean-Luc Istin,  Kyko Duarte (Illustrations)

Pages: 177

Publisher: Insight Comics

Publication date: 2 May 2017

Genre: Graphic novel, Fantasy

Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review

Elves are the first volume of a French graphic novel soon to be released in the U.S. It contains the first two issues of the series, The crystal of the Blue elves and The honor of Sylvan elves.

The crystal of the Blue elves 

The first issue is about the Blue (Water) elves. There has been a murder on a whole city of blue elves and Lanawyn is investigating it together with a human.
A woman called Vaalann finds out she is the chosen one, the one who can master the crystals power. We are following them as a war against the humans is upon them and see what they are going to do.

The honor of Sylvan elves 

The second issue is about the Sylvan (Forest) elves. They have been hiding inside the forest for many years since they felt the humans has gotten too greedy and refuse contact with humans. When Eysine, City-State of the East is attacked by orcs, the king’s daughter, Llali, decide to seek help from the Sylvan elves, because elves and humans have fought together before. She then is out on the journey of her life, to help them she cares about.

Wow, this were a roller coaster ride of emotions reading this graphic novel.  At first were I really intrigued by it. I loved the story, the beautiful artwork and it had ELVES in it, hence the title. But then the story got a little confusing and it jumped all around. It made it harder for me to continue it and i even had to lay it down for a couple of days. I then finally finished the first part and made it to the second part. This part of the graphic novel were much easier to read and you feel more for the characters. I even started crying something happened near the end. It’s one of the reasons i pushed the rating up a little.

The artwork in this graphic novel was really beautiful. But sometimes it was a little too much and i felt that there were too much in the picture.

While I liked the plot of the first story, I felt that it lacked something and were either too rushed or too slow. I liked the second story much more than the first one. It didn’t really lack anything. You came more into the story and as I said i began crying near the end. It made you feel so much more. This is also a thing that confused me a little. Were it two separate stories or were it just stories from different time periods?

I recommend this to people who don’t easily get confused and really likes elves and things like that.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day. ♥

Breaking Up Is Easy… But You Could’ve Done Better | Review

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★★★★☆

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do… But You Could’ve Done Better by Hilary Campbell

Pages: 150

Publisher: Animal Media Group

Publication date: 10 January 2017

Genre: Comic, Entertainment, Non-Fiction

Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review

When I found this book and saw what it was about, I knew I had to read it. I loved the idea with taking real life breakup stories and combining it with a cartoon. It makes it even better.
I loved the cartoons/artwork she did to every little breakup story there were. They made them even better and they made my laugh a lot of times.
I found it so amusing. Some of the stories were facepalm worthy and you sometimes didn’t know which side you should be on.
I recommend this to everyone who wants to laugh and cringe over different breakups stories and see funny cartoons.

Sorry that I haven’t got more to say. Because while I liked it, there isn’t much to say other that it’s good and you should try reading it.

Have a good day and thank you for reading! ♥

The Beast’s Tale | Review

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★★★★★

The Beast’s Tale (Disney Beauty and the Beast #2) – Mallory Reaves, Studio Dice (Illustrations)

Pages: 160

Publisher: Tokyopop

Publication date: 28 March 2017

Genre: Manga, fantasy, romance, fairy tale

Where did i get it: From NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

I have read the second and last volume of the ‘Disney Beaty and The Beast’ manga. Let me tell you, WOW. Just Wow! You should check both of them out. It’s almost a crime not to do it. So come one everyone. It’s a pretty fast read, because you are just enjoying it.

Just like Belle’s Tale, were this manga amazing. It was almost even more amazing because we get to see it all from The Beast’s POV, which we normally don’t. Again this time I should probably have seen the movie because these two mangas follow the new live action movie and not the old one. So there is all the new scenes and information in this manga. My advice to you is to watch the movie first because then this will just be another version of the movie and you are not so surprised over the changes.
The artwork is amazing as always. They managed to manga-ish and still keep the Disney feel. I applaud the team behind it. So beautiful and I admire your hard work. Plus I love manga already, so it makes it even better that this is a manga version of a Disney movie I like. Well, i like the oldDisney version because as I said earlier, I haven’t seen the movie yet. But I’m sure it’s amazing, I have heard so many good reviews for it.
This is from The Beast’s POV, so it’s only the scenes in the movie that he is in that is in this manga. If you want to see the other scenes and make them fit together, you have to read the first volume.
I love that we get to see into the Beast’s head and to see his story. It makes one sympathize more with him. It is also just interesting to see what he is thinking in the different situations we see in the movie.
I can highly recommend this book. It’s really amazing. You should totally read it, especially if you already have seen the movie.

You can see my review for the first vol. Belle’s Tale here: X