Heart and Brain: Body Language: An Awkward Yeti Collection – Book Review

34536961Author: The Awkward Yeti, Nick Seluk

144 pages

Genre: Humor Comic Book

Sinopsis: Heart and Brain: Body Language continues the adventures of the loveably conflicted sentimental Heart and rational Brain, as well as other bodily inhabitants like Gallbladder, Muscle, and Tongue.

Warm-hearted and laugh-out-loud funny, these comics bring our inner struggles to vibrant, humorous life.

Source: Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)

This book features short strips with interactions between organs.

The art’s cute and simple.

The stories are short and funny.

The characters are lovable, specially gallbladder and gut.

This book is great and, if you don’t want to spend too much money, you can always check the artist’s social media.

Rating: 4 stars

 

 

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September 2017 Book Haul

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Books I got this month:

Cujo by Stephen King

‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Rose Madder by Stephen King

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Duma Key by Stephen King

The Green Mile by Stephen King

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

The BFG By Roald Dahl

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago

 

 

Brigada- Book Review

32807204Author: Enrique Fernández

112 pages

Genre: Fantasy Graphic Novel

Sinopsis: BRIGADA tells the story of Ivro, the captain of a legendary brigade of cold-hearted, cut-throat Dwarven convicts who answer only to him. On the eve of a great battle, Ivro and his brigade are overtaken by the mist, which separates them into small groups, and throws them all into different, strange and alien lands. Now, Ivro and the remaining members of his brigade must wage a new and different war, for their own survival. But where did this mist come from, and what terrible secret lies at its heart? Will Ivro be able to reunite his brigade and lead them to safety while this strange land grows ever stranger…

Source: Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)

This book tells the story of a brigade of dwarves that only seem to not want to kill each other when Ivro, their leader, is around.

This book’s art is amazing, the drawing style is different from everything else I’ve read and the colours are vividly wonderful.

The cast of characters is as interesting as their design.

The plot itself is unique; I’ve never read anything like that.

Rating: 5 stars

If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men- Book Review

34536952Author: Mathew Inman, The Oatmeal

36 pages

Genre: Humor Graphic Novel

Synopsis: From the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmeal and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You comes this charmingly absurd gift book about man’s best friend.

In If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men, Matthew Inman imagines, to hilarious effect, what life would be like if his dogs were a couple of old men running around his house. The result is a pitch-perfect gift for any dog owner.

Source: Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)

This book features several gags in which the author’s dogs are middle-aged men, just like the title suggests.

The book’s art is simple and clean.

The gags are, in a word, hilarious.

This book is great, however, I feel it could have been longer.

Rating: 4 stars

Lady Mechanika La Dama de la Muerte- Book Review

35541317Author: Joe Benítez

85 pages

Genre: Steampunk Graphic Novel

Synopsis: After suffering a tragic loss, Lady Mechanika takes a trip to a small Mexican village just in time for their Dia de los Muertos celebration. But the festivities turn truly deadly after the arrival of the Jinetes del Infierno, the mythical Hell Riders. Collects the complete Lady Mechanika Day of the Dead special, La Dama de la Muerte.

Source: Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)

This book tells the story of Lady Mechanika and her trip to Mexico.

This book’s art is extremely beautiful, the colours absolutely mesmerizing.

The story is really interesting and teaches us how latin americans mourn their dead.

The characters are amazing, I fell in love with Mechanika in the first couple of pages. She’s strong and very mysterious, which is always a great combination.

Rating: 4 stars

Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman – Book Review

34467891Author: Loryn Brantz

128 pages

Genre: Humor Graphic Novel

Sinopsis: Home manicure tips, awkward seduction techniques, scoping out the snack table, and—most important—prioritizing naps: Lady Stuff reveals these womanly secrets and more. In sections like “Grooming and Habitat Maintenance,” “Mating Habits,” and others, these brightly colored, adorable comics find the humor in the awkwardness of simply existing.

Source: Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)

This book features several short stories.

The art’s simple, it reminded me of Sarah’s Scribbles.

The stories are bits of a woman’s life seen in a different light, making the protagonist’s struggles relatable.

Overall, this is a fun short book that you should read if you like Sarah’s Scribbles.

Rating: 4 stars

 

Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice- Book Review

21433253Author: Stacy King (adaptation) and Jane Austen (original story)

Artist: Po Tse

377 pages

Genre: Manga Classic

Sinopsis: Beloved by millions the world over, Pride & Prejudice is delightfully transformed in this bold new manga adaptation. All of the joy, heartache, and romance of Jane Austen’s original, perfectly illuminated by the sumptuous art of manga-ka Po Tse, and faithfully adapted by Stacy E. King.

Source: Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)

This book tells the story of Pride and Prejudice in manga form.

The art itself is beautiful- it’s ellaborate in a wonderful way.

The characters are interesting and lovable, especially Elizabeth.

I have never read Pride and Prejudice, I’ve always thought it would be a cheezy love story but I was surprised.The story has little to do with romance and it’s surprisingly delightful.

Rating: 4 stars