May 2016 Wrap Up

It’s already been 2 months since I started this blog, and I’m still very much enjoying it! I hope you all are, too.

This month was pretty busy, with work and school restarting at the same time, and the weather has been getting warmer so I’ve been going out more. I didn’t get to read as many books as I had wanted to, but I did the best that I could! Hopefully June will be better.

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So, what did I read this month?

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman – ★★★★★

The Sway by Ruby Knight – ★★☆☆☆

I’m currently reading Risuko by David Kudler. I was reading The Serpent King for the #BenTayReadalong, but I did not have enough time to keep up, and because I’m no longer in the mood for that book (as good as it is), I’ve decided to DNF it temporarily.

I also ran a poll this month, where I asked voters to help me decide which book I should read next. The winner was The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, but it was just announced that my Goodreads book club will be reading A Court of Thorns and Roses in June, so that book will be prioritized!

How was your May?

Thank you for reading!

~ Becca

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My Shelf Monday: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist

Publisher: Picador

Description:

On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives at a grand house in Amsterdam to begin her new life as the wife of wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt. Though curiously distant, he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift; a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations ring eerily true.

As Nella uncovers the secrets of her new household, she realizes the escalating dangers they face. The miniaturist seems to hold their fate in her hands – but does she plan to save or destroy them?

Where did I get it from?

I bought it from a used bookstore downtown!

Why did I get it?

I really only bought it because the pages are blue

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I remember hearing about it before, but not enough to make the description the reason why I bought it.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

Like I said, I bought it more for the blue pages than the description because I’m shallow like that.

Where is it on my TBR?

Honestly, this book probably would’ve been in my unhaul if it weren’t for how nice this edition is. In other words, it’s near the bottom, so I probably won’t be reading it anytime soon.


 

My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

Books That I’ve Reread

So as I’ve said before (sorry if it’s repetitive), I’m not really one to reread books. You may (or may not) be surprised to hear, however, that this was not always the case. You see, my book collection when I was young was not as big as it is now, and because I didn’t have many books to read I was left to reread the ones I did own. Now, I didn’t reread all of them: for some reason only a select few were the Chosen Ones.

  1. The Darkest Power Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong – My cousin had been recommending I read these books for YEARS. He ended up buying the compilation (is that what it’s called?) for me for Christmas so I could stop making excuses. I should have listened to him the first time, because I absolutely loved these books. Derek and Chloe were like my first OTP, and little hopeless-romantic, 13 year old me kept turning back to these books to read about them. Of all the books I’ve reread, these ones are definitely the ones I’ve reread the most.
  2. The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer – Most of us loved Twilight at some point in our lives – some people still do love it! – and I am no exception. I really liked these books when I was a kid, but I was particularly fond of Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. I couldn’t even begin to tell you why these books were my favourites, but I do clearly remember turning back to certain parts and relishing in those scenes. It was a good time, and I don’t regret loving Twilight.
  3. The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg – I was young and single when I first read this book, and I think it gave me a sense of empowerment – that I didn’t need to be in a relationship to be valuable. I actually found I was a lot like the main character’s best friend, Tracy. Even though it’s been a long time (like 5 years) since I’ve read it, this book holds a special place in my memories. Oh, and the little bit of romance at the very end was good for my gooey heart, too.
  4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – If you look at the spines of my PJO books, they’re probably some of the most cracked ones I have. I reread them with my friend when The Lightning Thief movie came out (we both agree that if it hadn’t claimed to be based on a book, it would’ve been fine). I also used The Sea of Monsters in a 12th grade seminar on sirens (spoiler alert: I got 100% on my seminar). I just really loved them for their introduction to Greek myths, and for the adventures they took me on.

Now with the sheer number of books I have, I can’t really bring myself to reread books. I honestly can’t even think of which books I’d want to reread!

What about you? Which of your books has been worn down by the number of times you’ve read them?

Thanks for reading, and have an awesome weekend!

~ Becca

May 2016 Haul

Hello and happy Thursday!

This month I obtained 5 books – 2 were birthday presents, and the rest I bought purely based on urge. I’ve decided that I’m going to put myself on a Book Buying Ban for June, so hopefully this will be the last Haul for a while.

Anyway, let’s get right into it!

First Purchases

The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

I read The Wrath and the Dawn in April, and absolutely loved it! So much so that when I heard the last book of this duology came out, I had to buy it. Funny enough I haven’t actually gotten to reading it yet, but I do plan on doing a readalong with a friend of mine sometime in June!

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.

I’d only heard of this like the day before I ordered it, but between the cover and the intriguing description, it was enough to make me want to buy it. This book is at the very top of my TBR pile right now, and I think it might be the next book I read (unless my followers vote for another book in my poll)

Birthday Gifts

A friend of mine came back to town for a little bit and she bought me the following books as a late birthday present! Thanks, Ally! 😀

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

Eona by Alison Goodman

(Note: this is the sequel to the book Eon, so for spoiler reasons I’m going to share the description of Eon, not Eona.)

She has a powerful secret… with deadly consequences.

For years, Eon’s life has been focused on magical study and sword-work, with one goal: that he be chosen as a Dragoneye, an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.

But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.

When Eon’s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic… and her life.

Second Purchase

After that little fiasco downtown on Wednesday, my friend and I went to Chapters, where I bought a book to make myself feel better. I’m excited to finally finish this series and see where the heck it takes me/the characters! Plus, once again the dress on the cover is so pretty.

The Crown by Kiera Cass

(Note: this is the 5th and final book of the Selection Series, and I really couldn’t decide which book description to post, so I just went with the proper description. Sorry if there are spoilers!)

When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.

So, when will I get to all these books? Who knows…

Any books you’re particularly excited about?

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

5 Unowned Series on my TBR

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Today I’m going to be talking about the 10 series that I want to read but haven’t gotten my hands on yet. (I’ll do a separate post for the series whose books I’ve already started collecting and have yet to read.)

In no particular order, they are:

1. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

Honestly, I’ve wanted to read this series for years. I keep seeing people talk about it and I really just want to know what all the hype is about! And I’m curious about whether it’s as weird as people make it out to be. I feel like it’s a really unique and interesting story, one that I’d like to form my own opinion about. I’m hoping to borrow it from the library sooner or later.

2. The Great Library by Rachel Caine

My pal Bazzi introduced me to Ink and Bone a while ago, and I absolutely love the cover! Plus, a novel about a world where the Great Library of Alexandria survives? Now you’ve really hooked me. The second book, Paper and Fire, is expected to be published in July, so if I want to read both I don’t have that much time to finish the first book. We’ll see if I make it.

3. Disruption by Jessica Shirvington

Bec from thebookhangover raved about this duology in one of her YouTube videos a long time ago, and it has been on my TBR since. The series sounds super interesting and intense, and once again the covers are so nice! Unfortunately Book Depository never has them in stock, and I can’t seem to find them anywhere in the US or Canada, so I need to figure out how to get my hands on these books.

4. Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

I was absolutely hooked by the following line: “The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.” I’m such a sucker for love stories, but love stories IN SPACE??? COUNT ME IN. Again, the covers are g o r g e o u s, and I’ve heard really good things about these books. When will I get to them? Who knows.

 

5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

There’s so much hype surrounding this book, but while I’m not really interested in reading the Grisha trilogy, I seem to be drawn to this series. Again, I’ve heard mostly good things, plus the diverse cast of characters is definitely something I’m looking forward to. The second book, Crooked Kingdom, is basically on everyone’s Most Anticipated Releases lists, so again I’d better get cracking on my reading if I want to get caught up on the hype!


 

What series are you looking forward to starting? Let’s talk about them in the comments!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

~Becca

 

Book Review: The Sway by Ruby Knight

The Sway

Publisher: Penner Publishing

Date Published: May 17, 2016

Dates Read: May 17 – May 23, 2016

Description:

Her mission is to get close to him for inside information.

His mission is to kidnap her for a supernatural militant group.

Recruited in her teens for a life of espionage, Julia Caldwell, now 19, is the youngest CIA agent on record. Her mission is simple: get close to Cole Thomas for intel on his father, a known and dangerous weapons dealer. As she grows closer to Cole, something is off. He might not be who she thinks he is. And worse, his mission will put an end to hers.

Always believing the government’s story that her purpose in life was to keep the world safe, Julia doesn’t know who to trust or who to believe. But now, THE SWAY has a different story—a different purpose for her—that goes well beyond all she ever imagined.

Buy It From: Chapters | Barnes and Noble

Note: I received an ebook copy of this book from Penner Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

I’m sad that I didn’t like this book more. The description was really intriguing, but unfortunately the writing just didn’t deliver for me.

First and foremost, the pacing was way too fast. A lot of the events that occurred did so at an unnatural speed – big decisions were made too soon, the romance was rushed, missions went too smoothly. An explanation was given for the quick romance, but I am personally not very convinced by it. I wish the pace had been slowed down, the events written out more clearly and better. I understand that Julia’s brain works very quickly, and the writing kind of reflects that, but going at that speed made reading the story very confusing, and it almost felt like I was missing some important information at the speed we were going.

On that note, a lot of the events seemed either like filler or were just really unnecessary. I’m sorry, but realistically you’re not going to go on a romantic getaway just before you have to save the world. Maybe I’m just tired of cliche, predictable romances, though.

Another thing I’d like to apologize for: I really don’t like Julia. I can understand why she’d be confused at certain parts, but a lot of the time I found her internal monologues annoying and, frankly, childish for a 19 year old who has apparently been part of the CIA since she was 13. Also, she could be very rude to the father of her new boyfriend. I cringed whenever she called him names, and I’m very surprised that people were okay with such disrespect. Honestly, I wasn’t a big fan of a lot of the characters, except maybe for Harrison and Quade, though we didn’t get to see too much of them. They were all just kind of 2-Dimensional, nothing spectacular about them except for their powers.

One of the things that bothered me the most about this book was the beginning, where Julia brings up how she’s a top-notch CIA agent who isn’t supposed to have feelings. For a long time she brought this up almost every other paragraph. “I’m having feelings for this boy! But I’m not supposed to have feelings! I was trained to not have feelings!” That’s all fine and dandy the first time it’s mentioned, but it just got annoying after a while, especially when I just wanted to continue with the story.

The reason why I’m even giving this book 2 stars is because of the plot as a whole. I really only continued reading the story for the main plot, because I do like superheroes and superpowers and saving the world things. I just wish the rest of the writing had been able to complement it.

Overall: Good idea, poor execution.

My Shelf Monday: Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada

Publisher: Crown Publishing

Description:

Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.

But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe.

And then he sees the flying saucer.

Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.

No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can’t help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little…familiar?

Where did I get it from?

I bought it from Chapters!

Why did I get it?

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved Ready Player One, so of course when Ernest Cline’s next book came out we jumped on it!

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

Lucas had it for a while, so I only recently got it back, but because of the “meh” reviews that I’ve seen it get, I’ve pushed it down on my TBR.

Where is it on my TBR?

Not near the top, somewhere safely in the middle. The description still intrigues me, and I would like to form my own opinion about it!


 

My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

Currently Reading: 20/05/2016

Hello friends! I apologize for the late Friday post, it’s been a busy week.

I thought that today I would briefly discuss the two books I’m reading so far: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner and The Sway by Ruby Knight.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Description:

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.

He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy.

Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living.

How far am I?

12%

Why did I start reading it?

I’m trying to participate in the #BenTayReadalong for this book, although at my current rate I don’t think I’ll be finishing it on time. Woops.

What are my thoughts so far?

I’m not very far into it, but I am enjoying it so far – especially the characters! I haven’t yet found anything I dislike. Hopefully this keeps up!

 

The Sway by Ruby Knight

Description

Recruited in her teens for a life of espionage, Julia Caldwell, now 19, is theyoungest CIA agent on record. Her mission is simple: get close to Cole Thomas for intel on his father, a known and dangerous weapons dealer. As she grows closer to Cole, something is off. He might not be who she thinks he is. And worse, his mission will put an end to hers.

Always believing the government’s story that her purpose in life was to keep the world safe, Julia doesn’t know who to trust or who to believe. But now, THE SWAY has a different story—a different purpose for her—that goes well beyond all she ever imagined.

How far am I?

63%

Why did I start reading it?

I requested it from NetGalley, and because it’s an ebook it’s easy to read when I’m out, and since I’ve been out a lot lately it’s been my go-to book.

What are my thoughts so far?

I’m not loving this one as much as my other CR. The idea of the story is cool, but the execution isn’t cutting it for me. I don’t like the main character at all, either. I do, however, like how quickly I’m getting through it – so it’s not bad enough to make me stop reading entirely. Small victories, right?


Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend.

~Becca

This isn’t the story I wanted to tell.

About a week and a half ago Indigo held a contest where the winners would go to the advance screening of Me Before You, the movie adaptation of the book by Jojo Moyes. I entered for fun, and then completely forgot about it.

Monday rolled around and I got an email from Indigo saying that I was one of the lucky winners of the contest.

Say whaaaaaat?

I’ve won book giveaways before, but I’ve never won like legit contests that companies held, so I was pretty excited about this. I invited my friend Jer to come with me, since he also read and enjoyed the book. We signed all the forms and printed our passes. I also found out that, before the screening, Jojo Moyes would be at the Indigo near the movie theatre doing a signing. I started writing the blog post about the signing and the movie in my head all of Tuesday, how I would share my experience at the signing with all of you.

We left early on Wednesday, wanting to give ourselves plenty of time to get to the theatre by 6:30PM. We ate dinner in a mall’s food court (A&W) at about 5:30PM, then started wandering through stores, trying to find Jer a coat because he didn’t bring one and it was colder outside than he thought it would it. We walked through the Indigo in the mall, looking at books but not purchasing anything.

When I think back, it’s funny that neither Jer nor I noticed that there was no signing booth set up for Jojo Moyes. That should have been my first clue.

At 6:25 we made it to the theatre, and we could see people at tables with movie tickets laid out in front of them.

I walked up to one and asked “Me Before You?”

The girl behind the table gave me a confused look and asked the exact same thing.

That should have been my second clue.

So Jer and I walked up to the guy who rips the movie tickets, and before I could speak he said “Neighbours 2 over here,” and he mentioned where to go if I were seeing another movie, but I forget what it was called. The point is, neither of the movies he mentioned were Me Before You.

So I held up my passes and he read the paper.

He then informed us that we were at the wrong theatre.

My heart dropped into my stomach.

Jer and I rushed downstairs, him on his phone trying to find out where the right theatre was. Apparently it was waaaay the heck North of where we were, so he called an Uber. We were waiting a long time, however, and I was getting impatient just standing there and waiting for this random car to pick us up, so we decided hailing a cab would be faster.

It felt like we were in the taxi for hours, but realistically we were only there for about 15 minutes. Jer says the drive was supposed to take longer, but this is one of the rare times where I’m thankful that our city’s taxi drivers are speed demons.

So at 6:58 we arrived at the theatre and rushed up the 3 flights of stairs that it took to get to where we needed to go (seriously, why were there so many stairs?). There were actually a couple of other people just like us, holding paper movie passes, one of them ahead of us, so she reached the table first.

There was a sign behind the table that read “Closed”, and the two women at the table were informing the girl ahead of us that the theatre was full, and instead they would be giving people vouchers to see any movie they want in the future. The girl was pretty pissed, asking how it was full and why nobody said anything. Unfortunately she didn’t read the fine print, where it states that they overbook on purpose to ensure the theatre will be full. The girl ended up just throwing her paper onto the table and stomping off without taking a voucher. Jer and I silently got our vouchers and left without making a scene.

We felt pretty stupid, actually: Jer had misread the address in the email from Indigo, which is why we had been at that first theatre, and while I had memorized the intersection near the theatre we needed to be at, not once did I clue in to the fact that we had been in the wrong place.

We took the subway back to the bus station, and bussed back home. We actually ended up meeting one of our friends at a Chapters closer to home, where we wandered around until closing. I bought some books (one a father’s day present) to try to make myself feel better – yay retail therapy!

So yeah, yesterday hadn’t really gone as we had planned it. Right now we (or at least I) feel pretty gross about it, but I’m sure in a few years on my wedding day Jer’s going to retell that story in front of all of my wedding guests, and we’re all going to laugh because old misfortune is hilarious.

I hope your Wednesday went a lot better.

Thanks for reading!

~ Becca

Book Review: Ms Marvel volumes 1-3 by G. Willow Wilson

Publisher: Marvel

Publishing Dates: October 30th, 2014; April 7th, 2015; June 23rd, 2015

Dates Read: January 30th-February 2nd; February 7th-8th; February 10th.

Description (from Ms. Marvel volume 1):

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey!

Buy It From: Chapters | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository

My Ratings:

Volume 1: ★★★★☆

Volume 2: ★★★★★

Volume 3: ★★★★☆

Overall, I really enjoyed this series! It totally lived up to all the hype I’d heard about it.

I really really love all the characters in this series. They’re just so loveable and relatable, and their dialogue seems so natural, so real. Kamala is a wonderful main character, and I like that when she gets her powers it’s not like she knows how to use them right away. She reacts how I think any teenager would react to getting powers, making the whole situation more realistic.

The art is bright and colourful and so very lively. It’s got the classic comic lines and shapes, but it’s still pretty modern. Love love love the art.

Like everyone else, the diversity in these books is what really won me over. I’m an anthropology student, so love learning about other cultures and religions that aren’t my own. I mean, I can’t really judge whether or not it was super accurate, but having all these different terms being used (and defined for my white Catholic ass) made the story that much more fun and, again, realistic. But even the amount of secondary characters that had different skin tones and hair styles and other characteristics that made them different was wonderful.

I gave volume 1 4/5 stars because I think I’m still a little confused as to how Kamala got her powers. I think I might just be too new to this side of the Marvel universe to really understand it, though.

Volume 2 was definitely my favourite. It had a nice flow to it and watching Kamala grow into her powers was so much fun. Plus, it was cool to see Wolverine.

Volume 3 I gave 4/5 stars to on Goodreads because I feel like the beginning with Loki was just so disconnected from the rest of the book. Like, it really just felt like an excuse to have him come in, but it didn’t quite sit well with me.

Overall: Love this series, and I look forward to reading more!


This review was originally posted on my booklr on February 13th, 2016.