Shallow Reader Post – Isn’t it Bromantic

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Hello everyone! Are you having a good New Year? ‘Cause I’m not, I have two essays due soon (sobs in despair). I realize I’ve been missing for a while, and it’s mostly because I haven’t actually read any books. There’s a bunch of sequels releasing this month, so fingers crossed. Meanwhile, have this short review.

The story follows Deadpool in his attempts to befriend Spiderman, who quit the Avengers for some vague reason I don’t get. Of course, since this is Deadpool, his ulterior motives have ulterior motives, so things are fairly complicated.

Strangely, I actually sort of ship this now? Read the review here.

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Book Review – The Prophecy Con

The Prophecy Con (Rogues of the Republic, #2)The Prophecy Con by Patrick Weekes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ASDGFHJKL. I have no words for the absolute delight that is this book.

There is a lot that is good about the Prophecy Con. And – this is going to sound tangential, but bear with me – it reminds of the new Barbie doll line in the way it finally, finally, embraces diversity of all kinds. So I thought I’d review it like the launch of a new doll line. Continue reading

Shallow Reader Post -Injustice Vol.2

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Helloooooooooooo! Remember that comic book I raved about a while ago? The one with Superman going loopy? I finally got around to writing a review for the second volume, which is equally good.

In the second volume, the torture of the reader’s soul continues as Superman grows ever more depraved and people die faster than you can say Game of Thrones. Wonder Woman isn’t helping things, so even the writers decide to put her out of commission for a while. Literally every two penny, ha’penny villain in the universe is out for Earth.

And since my sister has been so kind as to get me the latest volumes for the series, I’m planning to review all the books I have in the coming weeks. Look forward to it, and read the current review here.

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Book Review – Six of Crows

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

All the anticipation in the world couldn’t save this read for me. I am so confused about how I feel about this, mainly because I read it on a long haul flight while battling a pounding headache.

See, I wanted to like it, I really did. There were some moments where I came tantalisingly close to feeling excited, like when you have a word on the tip of your tongue, but lose it anyway.

So my split personality is back to subject this to close scrutiny.
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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: Deadpool Killustrated

Kill the classics!

Hey there! My review of Deadpool Killustrated is up on the Shallow Readers blog. An excerpt:

The other day my mother was commenting that I was the only teenager she knew who’d read classics of any sort. My sister rightly pointed out they were extremely difficult to read. I have to agree with her. It’s like attempting to swallow rock candy whole. First it gets stuck in your throat, then if you get it down, it lies about uneasily in your stomach.
Anyway, this book is what happens if you throw those two things together – when a knowledge of classics combines with a healthy dose of mischievousness, it deliciously explodes into Deadpool Killustrated.

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