Mini Reviews: Love & Misadventures and The Creeps

TITLE: Love & Misadventure Related image
AUTHOR: Lang Leav
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Poetry about love sprinkled with the author’s artwork.
GENRE: Poetry
RATING: 2/5
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I did not like this book. I thought I would, but halfway through the book I couldn’t stop cringing. Overall, the poetry is pretty bad, there’s nothing special about. They’re super short poems in case you have a short attention span and like to waste paper. The poems are generic love poems without much substance so it feels like you can relate, however, and maybe it’s just me, but I like seeing some vulnerability and intimacy in poetry. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say a fourteen year old girl who has fallen in love for the first time wrote this. I have nothing against teenage girls because I was one, but because I was one (with her own poetry phase) I know how bad poetry writing can be.

TITLE: The Creeps: A Dark Deep Collection 
AUTHOR: Fran Krause
ILLUSTRATOR: Fran Krause
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: A collection of comic strips and stories about fears.
GENRE: Graphic Novel | Non-Fiction
RATING: 3/5
NOTE: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
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I decided to get this book because I wanted a collection of scary stories to get ready for Halloween next October, but I’m not sure this is what I was looking for.

I was expecting truly creepy and scary stories, and while they were all valid fears, it’s not what I was looking for. I would say that these were odd fears people have, but because they were so specific, I couldn’t relate to all them, and therefore not as scary as I was hoping for.

So, these are not the ghost stories I was looking forward to, but they’re fun nonetheless. The illustrations were also more on the fun side than the creepy side, but it was good. It’s a quick read and fun, but not that creepy.

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Review: Alexander Hamilton (Graphic Novel) by Jonathan Hennessey & Justin Greenwood

TITLE: Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father Image result for alexander hamilton graphic novel
AUTHOR: Jonathan Hennessey
ILLUSTRATOR: Justins Greenwood
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Alexander Hamilton’s life.
GENRE: Graphic Novel | Non-Fiction | Biography
RATING: 3/5
NOTE: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
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Review: I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin

TITLE: I Hate Everyone But YouImage result for i hate everyone but you book
AUTHORS: Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Ava and Gen are best friends going off to their first semester in college, but stay in touch with emails and texts, discussing roommates, significant others, among other serious issues.
GENRE: LGBT+| New Adult | Young Adult | Contemporary | Fiction | Mental Illness
RATING: 3/5
WARNING: Lots of sex and trigger warnings for mental illness
NOTE: I received an ARC from Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest opinion. The authors are the stars of the YouTube channel, Just Between Us.
RELEASE DATE: September 5, 2017
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Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

TITLE: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Image result for to all the boys i've loved before
AUTHOR: Jenny Han
SUMMARY: Lara Jean’s old love letters are sent out to all the boys she as ever loved, including her neighbor, Josh.
GENRE: Romance | Young Adult | Contemporary
RATING: 4.5 / 5
NOTES: This is the first book in a trilogy
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Review: Legend of Korra Turf Wars (Part 1)

TITLE:  Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Image result for turf wars korra
VOLUME: 1
AUTHOR: Michael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko
ILLUSTRATOR: Irene Koh
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Korra and Asami begin their relationship by going to the Spirit World, but when they come back to Republic City, they find their city struggling to recover from Kuvira’s attack.
GENRE: Fantasy | LGBT+ | Graphic Novel
RATING: 5/5
NOTE: This is the first of a three part series and continuation of the animated series by the same name.
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Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

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AUTHOR: Lucy Keating
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Alice literally meets the boy of her dreams but things get worse when reality and dreaming start to bleed into each other.
GENRE: Science Fiction | Contemporary | Young Adult | Romance
RATING: 4/5
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Review: Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

TITLE: Paper Girls Image result for paper girls volume 1 and 2
AUTHOR: Brian K. Vaughan
ILLUSTRATOR: Cliff Chiang
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Four paper delivery girls from the 1980s find the adventure of their lifetimes when they encounter strange people on Halloween night.
GENRE: Graphic Novel | Science Fiction | Young Adult
RATING: 5/5 Continue reading