Mini Review – Beastly Bones

Beastly Bones (Jackaby, #2)Beastly Bones by William Ritter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was actually annoyed for a good portion of this book because the smart, go-getter heroine from the last book had been replaced by Archie Andrews for a bit. She can’t seem to walk straight without falling over.

Abigail? Abi-fail, more like.
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Shallow Reader Post – Faces of Death


So I missed a post last week because I was busy, but on the bright side, I got to watch Doctor Strange. The scales have been balanced, if you don’t think too hard about it.

Rambling aside, I read a Batman Detective Comic a while ago and honestly could not tell what was detective about it. Excerpt here:

There are two kinds of people in the world: the ones who believe Batman is the real personality and the ones that believe Batman is the persona.

Ok, the latter camp is something I made up, but it was a cool way to open the review.

Anyway, I belong to the third faction (population: 1) that believes that neither Batman nor Bruce Wayne is the real person, but something in between, a mixed personality that we never get to see.

Read the review here while I fan-girl over the latest Wonder Woman trailer 😉

Random Review – Liar Game

Liar Game: Game I (Liar Game, #1)Liar Game: Game I by Shinobu Kaitani

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Note before reading: This is a review of the entire series, which was, as far as I know, completed recently in 201 chapters.

Ahh, Liar Game. This was a Jdrama I just picked up to pass the time and suddenly, it had me and my sister hooked. Eventually I worked up the courage to read the manga and I have to say, it was both brilliant and a bit disappointing.
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Shallow Reader Post – Thor, Vol.2


Remember when I got super excited after reading the first volume of the new Thor? We never find out the identity of the lady who is Thor now and after a long wait, the second volume came out. It wasn’t as great as I hoped, but not too bad either.

In the second volume of Thor, the central question is who lady Thor actually is, and old Thor (now Odinson) is running helter-skelter trying to solve the mystery of her identity. He doesn’t do a very good job of it, to be honest. Some other things are happening, which I have to strain to remember, but Freyja and Odin are steadily on the path to a divorce as Odin does what crotchety old men do best: act misogynistic and stubborn.
Actually, that might just be Odin.

Read the review here. If you need to jog your memory about the previous volume, see the old post on The Goddess of Thunder.

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Book Review – The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

So, for my first review as a member of the MacHalo group, and the associated reading challenge, I’m doing a book that was made into a movie or TV show. The Girl on the Train has a film coming out this year starring Emily Blunt, so I think it counts.

This time the book gets an Honest Movie Trailers style review because it is an over-hyped boring story. I love antagonizing the public (evil grin).
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Book Review – The Dark Days Club

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m guessing at this point, most people have heard about the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie coming out soon. If you hadn’t, well you know now.
Yes, it’s a thing and I will be watching it despite my apprehensions.

So imagine that movie with life-energy sucking demons instead of zombies and you have this book.  Continue reading

Shallow Reader Post – The Black Mirror


This Monday, I schedule a hyper-reactive review of a gloomy book to make your day. I know, no need to thank me. Here’s an excerpt:

But he might be a psychopath, it seems…
He might not be…
He is one…
Oh no, he isn’t…
Also, the Joker is on the loose, is anyone going to bring him back to daycare?

Ages later

Oh yay, he is. Wowza, you kill people hideously.

Have fun reading it here. Mwahaha!

Also, happy new year resolution breaking! I broke mine before Christmas!

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Shallow Reader Post – Thor, Goddess of Thunder

The new face of Thor…which we never get to see.

It was about time for the universe to hand me a good comic, and it finally did! Not many people are familiar with the non-Chris Hemsworth version of Thor (including me) and it seems like they never will be, because Marvel has rebooted the Thor comics with…wait for it – a female hero! And the new Thor is spectacular.

This was a joy to read. At long last, Thor’s mighty hammer, Mjolnir, just gives up on him and decides to move on to better pastures. And who better to wield the hammer of the gods than…
Wait a second. WHO IS IT? Like really, who is this lady?

If you’re even slightly excited about this idea, read my review here. P.S. I promise the review is better than implied by the excerpt.

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Shallow Reader Post – Batman: The Court of Owls

And the prize for most misleading cover goes to….

Hello and an early Happy Halloween to everyone! I’m back at the college and the friendly local library has been a treasure trove of comics. Here’s my entry for the October buddyread with my Shallow Reader friends. The theme is Good Enough to Eat (which is to be interpreted in any way you like) and most of this one is about owls discovering that bats are really hard to eat:

In keeping with our buddyread theme, I’d say this one is like pancakes…the first two are really great, but by the fifth one you’re just wondering what you saw in it…

You know, for a long time, I never understood why Bats was called the greatest detective, because I’ve never actually seen him…detecting.
Never fear, Snyder is here to fix that problem! 

If you were secretly hankering for a CSI crossover with psychedelic elements, you’re in luck. If you weren’t, well…there’s a few badass action scenes in the beginning?

Check out the review here and get hit by all a lot of irrelevant gifs!