#Bookvember Take Four


It’s Friday. Friday. Gotta get down on Friday.

We’ve made it to the end of the week, and it’s finally time for me to unleash my second official book recommendation of the week. In keeping with the (unintentional) trend of discussing queer fiction all week, I’ve got yet another for you to add to your list.

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4 – Graphic Novels

Diversity Spotlight ThursdayHosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme used to promote diverse reads that may otherwise go unnoticed. Every week, you come up with one book in each of three different categories: a diverse book you have read and enjoyed, a diverse book on your TBR, and one that has not yet been released. Check out this announcement post for more information on how to join in on the fun and spread diverse reads to the world! Continue reading

Comic Reviews: Sex Criminals #1 and The Wicked + The Divine #1

Mini Comic Reviews

After taking on this little project, I’ve come to the realization that I have yet another legitimate reason to not read comics by the issue (the first, of course, being that I like saving money because I’m broke af). These little 40-page snippets of a bigger story frustrate me deep within my soul. Sure, they’re quick, and they’re sort of helping me out of my current reading slump, but I need more. Coming from reading all novels all the time (hell, even coming from reading manga), I need a complete story; and these little issues just aren’t quite working out for me. How do you guys do it? Another problem that comes when reviewing these bad boys is telling just enough for a review without actually giving you a page-by-page (which would be just as short if we’re being completely honest with ourselves). Anyways, I’ll probably keep doing this because, on some level, I’m enjoying myself.

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Comic Review: Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch

Rat Queens by Kurtis Weibe and Roc UpchurchRat Queens Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery
Kurtis Weibe (author) and Roc Upchurch (illustrator)

Published by: Image Comics on March 26, 2014
Genre: Comic/Graphic Novel

Goodreads Summary:

Who are the Rat Queens?

A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit.

It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack! Continue reading

Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
by Noelle Stevenson
Published By: HarperTeen
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
272 pages

My Rating: ★★★★☆
Format: Hardback


 Nimona is an unconventional book, so this is an unconventional review. You have been warned.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit. (via Goodreads)



I have no clue how I stumbled upon this treasure, but I’m so very glad I did. Nimona is a fast-paced and beautifully drawn graphic novel that I recommend to anyone looking for a fun, quick read. This former web comic starts off with Nimona (duh!) claiming to be a our big baddie’s new sidekick sent over by the Agency… which is a bald-faced lie. She’s an aggressive shapeshifter with all of the potential to be a dangerous overlord if left to her own devices. Continue reading