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Jordan Weisman, Sean Stewart – Cathy’s Key (Cathy Vickers Trilogy #2)
“Six months since I found out my boyfriend is immortal. Three days since someone stole my life. One last chance to take it all back.”  

I liked learning more about the immortals and the whole plot around Jewel. The art was also really nice as well and I’m really interested to find out how this trilogy is going to end!

rating: 4/5

Roxanne St. Claire – They All Fall Down
“I don’t want to fear life – I want to live it.”  

I was a bit disappointed than this book went from paranormal reasons to more practical ones – but as it ended up explaining everything with a special trope I really love I still enjoyed it a lot (that twist is really too cool to give away!). I do see though why people might not enjoy the twist so much… still something rather original for once!

rating: 4/5

Markus Zusak – I am the Messenger
““If a guy like you can stand up and do what you did, then maybe everyone can. Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of. ”   

Somehow I am the Messenger didn’t work for me. I couldn’t get warm with any of the characters and the final message didn’t get enough build up to really hit home. The overall idea behind this book is a cool one though nonetheless.

rating: 3/5

Roland Jungbluth – Remember
Denn der Glaube, tot zu sein, war keine gute Voraussetzung, wenn es darum ging, am Leben zu bleiben.

This could have gotten another star if we’d gotten more time within the real world at the end and more critical reflecting over what happened. Remember did take on a lot of tropes but it never overplayed them, the characters still felt believable and the world itself with its shifting rules was fun.

rating: 4/5

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie – The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act(The Wicked + The Divine #1-5)
“I… why me?”
“Because Lucifer is in hell. And you’re the only one who came.“ 

I love everything about this: the artwork, the dialogues, the mythology, the characters… it’s perfect! I can’t wait for next year and the second volume!

rating: 5/5

Mike Carey, Peter Gross – The Unwritten, Vol. 4: Leviathan
And we raise our glass to the awful truth  

Moby Dick is a book I probably won’t ever pick up if I don’t have to because it absolutely doesn’t interest me… and as Leviathan is built around this novel, I didn’t really enjoy it. I liked the way the whale ended up being sort of a bridge between all this different stories and the final revelation of what the Leviathan actually is but the way to that? Meh.

rating: 3/5

Mike Carey, Peter Gross – The Unwritten, Vol.5: On to Genesis
“You know what pulp is, Mr. Tallis? It’s the flesh of a luscious fruit, mashed down into an incredible, half liquid richness. so saturated with flavor that it fills your whole body, not just your mouth.”   

Do I like Wilson? Nope. This volume is supposed to give us a bit of backstory for him and it didn’t interest me the slightest. Wilson and his diary reminded me a lot of John Winchester (another character I don’t like..) and the Tinker was full of tropes and plotholes. From the ending I got the feeling that the next volume is going to be a lot more exciting again!

rating: 3/5

Naoko Takeuchi – Codename: Sailor V, Vol. 1 + Vol. 2
“Your love will be hopeless for all eternity. Now you can go on living without having to torment yourself over the ultimate choice: your love, or your duty. Your fate is to continue fighting.”  

Maybe I’m too old to enjoy this series… I didn’t particular like any character and a lot of pages just felt too full with unnecessary things. The plot repeats itself a lot of times as does the dialogue. The final chapters were interesting with the whole build up to the Sailor Moon series but I somehow expected a different reaction from Minako at the end…

rating: 2/5

Nathan Edmondson, Phil Noto – Black Widow #1 (All-New Marvel Now Black Widow #1)
If you know my name… then you should know I don’t play by anyone’s rules.”  

24 pages aren’t that much – basically this is just an introduction to what is to come. We see two jobs of the Black Widow, learn a bit of her motivation and what she does with her earnings. It’s a solid start and I definitely will check out the other issues as well.

rating: 3/5

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