Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Birthright by Joshua Williamson

Birthright, Vol. 3

Title: Birthright Vol. 3
Author: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas Release: May 11th 2016
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Pages: 112
Format: Trade
Series: Yes
Summary: As Mikey and Brennan's quest to hunt Terrenos's worst war criminals intensifies, their parents make deals with new and dangerous allies to protect their sons, but a mysterious foe debuts, threatening to destroy the Rhodes family forever.
Collects BIRTHRIGHT #11-15. (goodreads)

Another great continuation from the series so far. He keeps getting me. With his twist and turns that I just don't know what to expect anymore. I love the writing that Williamson does in his stories.

I really can express much about the story because it will ruin any twist in the story. Which is amazing to discover during the process. That is another thing with Williamson. His story always have a twist.

The only downfall I think is that you have questions and he ends up leaving you with a lot more and not answering you the previous ones. But at the same time you are still invested in the story. You are addicted. You can't stop reading the story because you just want to know and hoping that your questions will be answer.

If you like fantasy novels this is a great read. Also if you a Brandon Sanderson fan this is a great comic book series to pic up.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton

Screwdrivered (Cocktail, #3)
Title: Screwdrivered
Author: Alice Clayton
Release: September 2, 2014
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★
Pages: 256
Format: paperback
Series: Cocktail #3
Summary: After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won't allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies.
Readers back for a third round of the bestselling Cocktail series will enjoy a madcap romantic comedy about bodice ripping and chest heaving, fiery passion and love everlasting. Plus a dash of paperwork filing and horseshi—wait, what?
By day, Viv Franklin designs software programs. By night, Vivian’s a secret romance-novel junkie who longs for a knight in shining armor, or a cowboy on a wild stallion, or a strapping fit refighter to sweep her off her feet. And she gets to wear the bodice—don’t forget the bodice.
When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they?
There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie.
In Screwdrivered, Alice Clayton pits Superman against Clark in a hilarious and hot battle that delights a swooning Viv/Vivian.
Also within this book, an answer to the question of the ages: Why ride a cowboy when you can ride a librarian? (goodreads)

I was actually surprise that I like this novel. I don't know why romance novels have horrible titles and horrible covers that make them look dirtier than what they actually are. The covers makes it look like a really trashy novel when in reality it's really good. This is the third book in a book series. You don't really need to read the other books to read this book. The only thing that connects it with the other books in the series are character. I really like it. I had only read the first book in this series and skipped the second one and read this one. I was surprise how I like it. It was a fun fluffy read that I really didn't need too think much. I really enjoyed the characters and the romance. The characters were interested enough for me to say invested. You do see appearances of characters from the other novels which is fun to read. I did find it a little irritated when the main character was to narrow minded to figure out what was right in front of her. That she was determine to get with a guy that completely was a douche bag. But I think that is one thing I did liked about the book. The fact that's what novels always do. They always make the female determine to get with the bad boy and the girl to change his ways just to be patient. It was sort of a metaphor that the guy will always be a douche bag. It's good to see the good guy win for a change. I like that the Viv was a determine character except when it came with her fascination with Hank which I disliked as I mention. But overall it was a fast quick read that I really enjoyed. If you like romance novels it's I completely recommend to give it a read. You don't really need to read the other books to understand this book from the series. It could perfectly stand on it's own.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hawkeye, Vol. 6: Hawkeyes by Jeff Lemire

Hawkeye, Vol. 6: Hawkeyes
Writer:Jeff Lemire
Artist:Ramon Perez
Title: Hawkeye, Vol. 6: Hawkeyes
Release:June 28, 2016 (I own these in single issue)
Pages: 136
Format: Volumes
Where to find it:
Series: Yes
Summary: Hawkeye and Hawkeye take aim at another season - but this time there's a twist! Arrows fly across two eras as a deep-seated rift stretches across time, bringing old man Clint and a wiser Kate back together to chase down mistakes from their past. But as the reluctantly reunited Team Hawkeye struggle to rebuild their trust, things get messy when their mission brings them face-to-face with the Mandarin! As tomorrow's Kate reunites with two former Young Avengers teammates, today's Clint finds himself estranged from his partner and paying a visit to his big brother Barney. What makes a hero and what breaks a hero? Hawkeye and Hawkeye experience both in a turbulent trip down memory lane that takes them back to the future!

Thoughts: This being the second volume of Lemires and Perez run I wasn't really happy going into it. Still feeling the lost of Matt Fraction and David Aja run. The run that made me love Hawkeye as a character and introducing me to his other half Kate Bishop, a kick as female character also with the alias of Hawkeye. But I think that this volume did amazingly well in bringing back what Fraction and Aja did in their run. Focusing on the characters themselves.

I was very hesitated in reading this volume but am happy I did. It gave me more of a background of the characters when they were younger which I did like. It also changed something I thought was happening in the last volume and was happy that it really didn't happened. That is the part I didn't like what they were making us believe that was going to happen that was throwing me off from finishing the run.

But I do recommend to reading this volume if you would like to get more insight in the characters pass and to just all in love with these two Hawkeyes friendship. Because the friendship between these two I think is what makes the story amazing.

Right now I am just waiting to see what happens after Civil War II event to be over to see what happens to these characters and where they are going to be after. Let's see who takes up the writing and the art of these amazing characters that are just human and want to do good in the world. Hoping for some more Hawkeye in the future.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (4)