Archive for April, 2018

 

April 29, 2018 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

In April, you get graphic novels about avenging witches, a girl fight club against patriarchy, ending of series, reuniting teams like the Runaways gang, and many more. This month, you need to put these on your TBR list.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

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April 26, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

Do you ever find yourself going through your shelves and finding a book you don’t remember reading at all? That’s me. A couple of days ago, I was going through my Goodreads, clearing out books I no longer want to read, when I came across books I don’t remember reading. When did I read this book? Did I fall, hit my head, and forget? Did an alternate universe Cee read these? Why don’t I remember reading these?

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April 22, 2018 • Cee • Reviews

Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson • April 10, 2018 • Bloomsbury
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It is 1950, and nine-year-old Willa’s sheltered childhood is about to come to an end when her mother’s beau arrives with his two sons to her family’s summer home in British Columbia. As Willa’s older sister pairs off with the older of these boys, Willa finds herself alone in the off-kilter company of the younger, Patrick. When, one afternoon, Patrick lures Willa into a dilapidated rowboat, Willa embarks upon an increasingly damaging relationship with Patrick, one that will forever reconfigure her understanding of herself.

Demi-Gods traces the tumultuous years of Willa’s coming-of-age as she is drawn further into Patrick’s wicked games. Though they see each other only a handful of times, each of their encounters is increasingly charged with sexuality and degradation. When Willa finally realizes the danger of her relationship with Patrick, she desperately tries to reverse their dynamic, with devastating results.

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I received this book for free from Bloomsbury for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “We must have met the brothers in 1950, because USA had defeated England in the FIFA World Cup.”

I cannot figure where I stand with Demi-Gods—in terms of whether I enjoyed it or not. It’s a well-written book—the prose is enchanting and atmospheric. It does an excellent job setting you in this mood of uneasiness, and that feeling weighs you down because you know something is severely off.

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April 18, 2018 • Cee • Comics

Comic Firsts

Comic Firsts, a feature where I talk about the first issues of comics that I’ve bought, received, or borrowed. It’s all about first impressions, what I like or didn’t like about the issue, and whether I would keep reading it beyond the first issue.

It has been a while since I’ve done a Comic Firsts post. I haven’t actually picked up a new comic. I’ve been distracted by my beloved The Wicked + The Divine to focus on anything, but the time is now to branch out into new titles!

This time, I’ve finally read Deathbed #1 (which caught my eye since it came out in February) and Lockjaw #1 (who wouldn’t want to read about a good giant doggo?).

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April 16, 2018 • Cee • Reviews

My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris • April 3, 2018 • Quirk Books
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This scandalous chooseable-path romance novel demands you determine your own romantic adventure-and satisfy all your earthly desires along the way!

Endless scenarios of high romance, deep desire, and quivering…comedy await your tender caress in this chooseable path romance novel. You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of 19th-century society, the courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand…

* Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet, Sir Benedict Granville?

* Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, handsome, horse-loving highlander, Captain Angus McTaggart?

* Or perhaps you will chase through the chapters a good man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, in the arousing form of Lord Garraway Craven?

* Or read recklessly on to take to the continent as the “traveling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline?

* …or yet another intriguing fate?

Whether it’s forlorn orphans and fearsome werewolves, mistaken identities and swashbuckling swordfights, or long-lost lovers and pilfered Egyptian artifacts, every delightful twist and turn of the romance genre unfolds at your behest! Prepare to open your heart, open your mind, and open-this book.

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First sentence: “The course of true love never did run straight—and neither does this book. “

Are you tired of the heroine’s in your romance novels making poor decisions and picking the wrong guy to fall happily ever after with?

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April 14, 2018 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

Last year, I opted out of doing my yearly YA Book Cover Choice Awards (aka YABCCAwards) that aims to honor all the wonderful (and not-so wonderful) book covers that were published in the past year) because of the lack of interest and time.

I finally put together my very own favorite covers of 2017. I broke it down to just a few categories (instead of using the Awards’ many categories). These are the 2017 covers that caught my eye.

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