[Netgalley] Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter

I received a free e-copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Scarlet Letter is an adaptation of the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story is set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts and tells the tale of Hester Prynne who has committed adultery and must now bear a scarlet A upon her clothes for her crime.

When I first started reading this story, I was wondering if I would be able to understand it. Often times I find myself completely confused with classic novels because they use too much symbolism and stiff language. The story comes across just fine as we follow Hester who is shunned by her community after they find out she’s committed adultery. Nobody knows who her husband is and even a villager mentions that me might have died at sea but still they condemn her and her child of sin. Continue reading

[NetGalley] Golem

One of my greatest weaknesses (when it comes to books) is art. If I see a nice cover I will want to read a book, regardless of what other people are saying. Of course, like many people might know, having a good book cover doesn’t translate to a good story. And yet I still find myself reading a book with a nice cover over something meh 

This is what happened to me when I requested the book Golem by Lorenzo Ceccotti, published by Magnetic Press on January 26th 2016**. Buy on Amazon (paperback)

I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Set in a future, post-Eurozone Italy, entrenched in a bizarre form of hyper-capitalism, GOLEM follows a young boy kidnapped during a political protest gone sour, who learns that he has the power to not only change the city, but reality itself. This intensely imaginative political-sci-fi graphic novel is a visual tour de force, created by contemporary design icon Lorenzo Ceccotti, better known as “LRNZ,” whose design-influenced illustration is a lush, fluid blend of manga masters like KATSUHIRO OTOMO with western comic icons like JOSH MIDDLETON, creating a style that is wholly unique and absolutely breathtaking

An interesting story, however, it completely missed its mark with me. Continue reading

[NetGalley] I Hate Fairyland!

I Hate Fairyland (books 1 – 5) by Skottie Young. Published by Image Comics on April 26, 2016. Buy on Amazon (paperback).

I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

i hate fairyland b1: From superstar writer and artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of OZ, Fortunately, The Milk), comes the first volume of an all-new series of adventure and mayhem. An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes it’s cute little face against grown-up, Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty year old woman stuck in a six year olds body who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND.

There has only been one other book that I’ve read that had Skottie Young on the credits and that was Fortunately, the Milk. When I saw this on NetGalley as a Young story AND art, I just knew I had to check it out. This was very different from Fortunately, the Milk… Continue reading

[NetGalley] The Complete Alice in Wonderland

The Complete Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, John Reppion (art: Erica Awano). Published by Dynamite Entertainment on April 19, 2016. Buy on Amazon (e-book, paperback, hardcover)

I received a free copy via NetGallery in exchange for an honest review.  Continue reading