Thursday, January 12, 2017

Book Review: Graphic Novels and Novellas

With all the 2016 books reviewed it's time to finish up the 2016 Graphic Novels and Novellas reviews too, so time for a bundle review post.  Let's do this:


1. Alex and Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn: 4 Stars

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This is a sci-fi set in the near future (or a very long future???).  Alex lives alone and he doesn't mind at all, but his grandmother doesn't think the same so she sends him an X5, the latest in realistic androids.  At first he doesn't want anything to do with Ada, but after a while, Alex realizes that Ada is just more than a robot.

I may continue with this series, if I need a quick break and something quick to read.

2. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol: 4.5 Stars

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When Anya falls down the bottom of an old well, finding a new friend was the least of things she expected to find.  Especially a dead one, one that has been dead for a century.  When Anya gets rescued, her new ghost friend comes along with her and she may be what Anya really needs at this time in her life.  She is self-conscious about her body, she is giving up fitting at her school and she is embarrassed by her family.

But as the days go by and her ghost friend a little more than she expected she may have to do some fixing before her ghost friend destroys everything that she loves.


3. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons: 3.5 Stars

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This GN was recommend to me and holly smokes, there was so much going on, and you pretty much spend the entire novel trying to figure out who is behind the mystery.  Dr. Manhattan was my favorite for sure, but Rorschach?  He is a character for sure.  Totally recommend it.


4. Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard: Overall 3 stars (individually stars below)

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I had heard lots of mixed reviews about this novella and I ended listening to it instead of reading and I ended liking this way better, because if I read I would probably have giving up or taken forever to finish it.  We got two novellas in Cruel Crown:

Queen Song was the backstory of Queen Coriane, the mother of Prince Cal and I really enjoyed to get to know her and what let to her death.  She was such a sweet girl and a sweet Queen too.  4 Stars

Steel Scars, it was bits and pieces of Farley's adventures.  But nothing new, most of the things we already knew.  So, did we need this story?  Probably not. 2.5 Stars


And that's it for the remaining 2016 reads.  Done.  Time to start my 2017 book reviews.  YEAH!!!

XOXO,

Nelia