Review/ Courtney Crumrin Tales of a Warlock Vol. 7

Review/ Courtney Crumrin Tales of a Warlock Vol. 7Courtney Crumrin Tales of a Warlock by Ted Naifeh
Published by Oni Press on March 18th 2015
Pages: 128
Source: Book From Library
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Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, General, Young Adult

At long last, Courtney Crumrin Tales returns... in full color! Though the Witches and Warlocks of Hillsborough keep to themselves under Ravenna’s Law, there are outliers who are a danger to others. The Anti-Sorcery Society, headed by mortal Horace Crisp, seeks to destroy these individuals, and Aloysius Crumrin, an eager young man, offers his assistance–keeping his magical ancestry to himself, of course. But he doesn't count on Alice Crisp, Horace’s tenacious daughter, accompanying him on missions, or on trusting her with his secret… or on falling in love. Which proves more dangerous than anything when Horace becomes his enemy…

Review/ Courtney Crumrin The Final Spell Vol.6

Review/ Courtney Crumrin The Final Spell Vol.6Courtney Crumin The Final Spell Published by Oni Press on August 20, 2014
Pages: 152
Source: Book From Library

On the run from the Coven with her former teacher Calpurnia, Courtney Crumrin is quickly learning just how sinister the witches and warlocks of Hillsborough can be - but she never thought she'd see the day when Uncle Aloysius turned on her as well. It's a lot harder to fight a battle when the only family you care about is against you, and Courtney's only salvation may lie in the Twilight Kingdom - and away from the mortal world. But Aloysius won't give up his niece so easily, even if he has to fight the night creatures to do it!

Originally this was suppose to be the final book in the Courtney Crumrin series but I see they did another volume which I am just about to read.

Like the previous books it picks right up where volume 5 ended which I think is really nice. I am sure they could have combined all the comics into one volume or even two but that is just my opinion.

This will be basically a mini review because I don’t want to give to much away. This was a quick read and I really enjoyed this one. Its nice to see how much Courtney has grown from the first volume. She is a cute and spunky girl who takes nothing from no one.

Courtney is reunited with her former teacher Calpurnia and they are on the run from the Coven. It seems like everyone has turned on Courtney even her uncle. It appears like Courtney knows too much and they are trying to get to her and make her forget everything she knows but will she allow that?

In this volume Courtney dominates and lets nothing stand in her way.

This was a fast pace read.

 

Review/ Courtney Crumrin The Witch Next Door Vol 5

Review/ Courtney Crumrin The Witch Next Door Vol 5Courtney Crumrin, Volume 5: The Witch Next Door by Ted Naifeh
Published by Oni Press on May 14th 2014
Pages: 148
Source: Book From Library
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Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, General, Young Adult

The first five issues of the full-color Courtney Crumrin comic series are collected for the first time in a special hardcover edition! Holly Hart is new to Hillsborough and witchcraft. When her family moves in next to Courtney, the two girls quickly become friends. But as Courtney watches Holly making the same mistakes she once made, she begins to have second thoughts about teaching the girl magic. And when Holly sees the aftermath of the other children's

One of the good things about getting back into the library is being able to catch up on some graphic novels that I discovered last summer and imagine my surprise when I discovered that the next three volumes of Courtney Crumrin  were out. I quickly borrowed them because I wanted to catch up.

The Witch Next Door is volume 5 and they are super quick reads. It picks right up from where volume 4 left off which is really nice.

In this graphic novel a new girl (Holly) moves in and its right across from Courtney’s uncle’s house. Courtney is thrilled to finally have a friend and things are going really good until magic steps in between their friendship. Courtney and Holly get along so well because they both are deemed as outcast and appear to be exactly alike in manner and style of clothing. I think Holly is thrilled to finally have found a friend.

I don’t want to say much more about the book because I can literally give it away. Its a really good read and if your a fan of dark graphic novels then I have to recommend this. It was nice to see how much Courtney has grown emotionally, mentally and magically.

 

Library Loot May 4th Edition

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

This is my first trip to the library this month. Even though its been a little cool I have been trying to make it a point to walk over to the library on a weekly bases to bring books back. I decided that I really need to limit what I borrow because I am having to bring books back that I didn’t get a chance to read or finish and I was at my limit so I was unable to renew them.

This time I only have two and I still have to read the graphic novels from the last trip. So this is what I borrowed:

I spotted this in the new release teen section and grabbed it. I decide this summer that I am going to have a Judy Blume read-a-thon because I am so behind on her books and I loved reading Judy Blume’s books when I was younger.

I realized this week that I am so behind on James Patterson’s books and I really need to get caught up so also this summer I plan on borrowing the ones I missed from the library and reading them. James Patterson books are the kind of books I love to read because they are sit on the edge of you seat kind of books.

Have you read any of these?

Library Loot April 27th Edition

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I wasn’t planning on going to the library this week because I really wanted to read what I still had borrowed but I ended up getting a call for these two books that I had reserved so I walked over to get them and they were:

i stumbled upon these graphic novels last summer so I am excited to see where the story goes.

Do you read graphic novels? What are some of your favorites you have read?

Write On Review-a-Thon

Write On Review-a-Thon

Tonight I was going through my blog roll and I stumbled upon this, Write On Review-a-Thon hosted by Brianna from the blog The Book Vixen. What I didn’t realize was that its a monthly event. What a great way to keep on track if you should fall behind in your reviews especially if your doing a read a thon.

If you curious to see when the next Write On Review-a-Thon is click on this.

I know I can’t be the only blogger who is behind in writing reviews for their blog right? Please tell me I am not alone? So I figured that I am going to sign up (Here) and this weekend I am going to force myself to sit down and finally tackle the review pile of books. I am determined to get these posted for the month of May and June.

My review list includes:

  • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
  • Fakebook
  • In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age
  • Courtney Crumrin vol 5, 6 & 7
  • Girl Online
  • Attachments
  • Captivated by You

I have a few more that I will add to the list I just need to double check that they aren’t posted already.

Will you be taking part in this?

 

Review/ All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

Review/ All Fall Down by Jennifer WeinerAll Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
Published by Simon and Schuster on April 7th 2015
Pages: 400
Source: Book From Library
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Genres: Contemporary Women, Family Life, Fiction, General, Literary

From a #1 New York Times bestselling author comes her “best book yet” (Philadelphia Inquirer), a “compulsively readable” novel that shows “there’s no doubt Weiner knows how to deliver a certain kind of story, and well” (The New York Times Book Review).Allison Weiss got her happy ending—a handsome husband, an adorable daughter, a job she loves, and the big house in the suburbs. But while waiting in the pediatrician’s office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonder…Is a Percocet at the end of the day really different from a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class…or if your husband ignores you? She tells herself that the pills help her make it through her days…but what if her increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all? Hailed as “a witty, realistic criticism on the modern age” (Boston Herald), this remarkable story of a woman’s fall into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again is Jennifer Weiner’s most masterful, moving, and celebrated work yet.

I have read a few books by Jennifer Weiner and I always enjoy reading them and I always wonder why I haven’t read more of her books. I think this summer I am going to make an effort to read her books.

Allison is almost like your typical woman. She is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a blogger, a friend and so much more. Looking at Allison you would think she has the perfect life that we all want with the good looking husband, a successful career, a big beautiful house in the suburbs. But what Allison also has is a dirty little secret that could rock her whole world if anyone finds out about it.

What could her dirty little secret be? Well Allison is addicted to pain killers. Her drug of choice is Oxy but as the story progresses will that be enough? In the beginning her addiction is fairly low but gradually with having to deal with a 5 year old, a distant husband (could he be having an affair?) and then a sick father who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers her world begins to crumble and she needs to up her drugs just to get out of bed in the morning and to cope with the day.

Throughout the book you can see Allison is struggling and she knows what she is doing wrong but she has dug that hole that she just can’t get out of. Will it take her to hit rock bottom and loosing everything before she realizes what the drugs are doing to her?

I can feel for Allison its not easy when everything gets thrown at you and you are struggle to keep your head a float. It so easy to over exert ourselves and I know there are days when I can feel I am at my breaking point. Thankfully I am not doing what Allison is doing.

As I was reading this I realized how true this story must be for some moms out there. Jennifer did a fantastic job on creating this world and characters that made you feel it was a true story. I was surprised at how fast I ended up breezing through this book. It was fast paced and so many things were going on that you had to read to find out.

It really makes you see how there is no communication between drs and perhaps drug stores when it comes to abusing prescription drugs. How can one person go to so many drs to get so many prescriptions that no one was ever questioned?