Review: Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know
Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know by Mike Lowery

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Boring Not Things to Know is, as you can probably work out, a book of facts. With a difference. Each and every fact has been hand illustrated.

I am a lover of random facts. I quite often scour the internet for the most obscure fact I can and update my social media with it. I need to scour no more as this book has more than enough facts to keep me going for at least a year, maybe longer.

I never knew there were so many things I could learn about mushrooms. And cats. Lots of cat facts. It was also good to put an official name to my fear of the dentist.
An interesting and informative read.

Thank you to Netgalley and the author for this advanced reading copy.

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Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan PoeManga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautifully illustrated telling of classic Poe tales.
I was previously familiar with all the tales depicted in this book and feel like the illustrations definitely do the stories justice.
If you’re a fan of manga or Poe then I’d definitely recommend you read this graphic novel.
Fantastic.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book

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September 2017 Reading Summary

I’ve been a bit quiet lately, I’ve been feeling a little off about reviewing – not really been able to find the words to put down. I’m hoping over the next week or so to catch up on a few reviews and get myself back into the swing of things.

For Septemeber, I managed to read twelve books from varying sources. From iBooks, Netgalley, Amazon, Advanced Reading Copies and my own personal paperback collection.

From September’s reads, I have a few favourites.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I bought this book from Amazon for two reasons. The first was because so many people in my book group had said it was a good read and the second was because I wanted to have read it before I see the film due to be released soon.

The Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn. This was a Netgalley Advanced Reading Copy. I read this on a whim and really enjoyed the story. My review will be live on 2nd November 2017 via this link.

Shifters Fate by Alyssa Rose Ivy. This was an Advanced Reading Copy via Sarra Cannon. This is the first book in the Willow Harbor Series. You can read all about the series here.

This month I also started reading the Preacher series of Graphic Novels by Garth Ennis. I read these as after watching season two of the Amazon Prime TV Show based on the same novels, I fell in love. I loved the TV show and HAD to read the books they were based on. (This is one of those reviews I am behind on).

Anyway, thanks for reading and stay tuned for more to come soon.

 

 

Review: Suee and the Shadow

Suee and the ShadowSuee and the Shadow by Ginger Ly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meet Suee. And her shadow. Suee’s shadow is not like other shadows. Suee’s shadow is alive. Follow Suee’s journey as she watches all her “friends” (she prefers not to have any friends) turn into zeroes.

What a cute graphic novel. Originally released in separate issues, this version is the complete issues. I felt like the shadow was the main character when the book was actually about Suee. I loved the way it was written, I can easily see different people viewing it differently.
The illustrations are excellent, they manage to create a sense of depression and foreboding without going too dark, they are still bright enough colour wise to actually be worth looking at.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for this advanced reading copy

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Review: Water Memory

Water MemoryWater Memory by Mathieu Reynès

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Following the death of her grandmother, Marion’s mother Caroline makes the decision for them to move back to the village she lived in as a small child. Marion settles well into the new home and embarks on a journey investigating strange history.

This book had pleasant images and is laid out like a normal comic book. I felt that they managed to convey the relationship between all the characters well, but I would have liked to have seen a bit more interaction between the mother and daughter. Other than that, a fairly enjoyable story with the potential to be much more in a future issue.

Thanks to Netgalley for the Advance Reading Copy

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