Insexts Year One by Marguerite Bennett, Ariela Kristantina (Illustrator), Bryan Valenza (Colorist), Jessica Kholinne (Colorist), Troy Peteri (Letterer)

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Book Review

Title: Insexts Year One

Author: Marguerite Bennett, Ariela Kristantina (Illustrator), Bryan Valenza (Colorist), Jessica Kholinne (Colorist), Troy Peteri (Letterer)

Genre: Graphic novel

Rating: 4

Review: The opening of Insexts was great, it opens in London in 1894, we are introduced to Lady Bertram and her husband Harry. Harry desires a son and his wife hasn’t been able to give him one, so he is cheating on her repeatedly. We also learn that the Lady is in a lesbian relationship with her maid Mariah, but Mariah isn’t human she seems to be an insect-like humanoid and judging from the imagery used I would say with insect Mariah is could be a dragonfly.

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Kamo Pact with the Spirit World Volume 1 by Ban Zarbo

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Book Review

Title: Kamo Pact with the Spirit World Volume 1

Author: Ban Zarbo

Genre: Manga

Rating: download

Review: The opening to Kamo was great, we are introduced to Kamo who was born with a failing heart and has been fighting off death for most of his life, he is in hospital desperately ill when a mysterious spirit named Crimson appears before him promising a long and healthy life. In order to be healed completely Kamo has to make a pact with Crimson to be a vessel for twelve spirit souls in order for Crimson to be human again, which he agrees to. But Crimson is devious and plans to eliminate anyone who gets in the way of his will to live.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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Book Review

Title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Author: Mackenzi Lee

Genre: YA/Historical/Romance

Rating: download

Review: So, this book was my first pick for the Tome Topple readathon and the opening chapter does not disappoint. We meet Henry “Monty” Montague and his best friend Percy waking up after a wild night out and we are introduced to the fact that Monty is in love with Percy, but he isn’t aware of it or doesn’t acknowledge it. The pair along with Monty’s sister Felicity are heading out for a grand tour of Europe and plan to make the most of their freedom. So, I am not only reading the physical copy but also listening to the audiobook which comes highly recommended, and as my followers will know I am not a huge fan of historical fiction but the humor in the opening chapter really had me hooked.

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June Reviews

So, these are the books I reviewed this month.

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  1. Junior Braves of the Apocalypse by Greg Smith (Author), Michael Tanner (Author), Zach Lehner (Illustrator) *** – So, this graphic novel opens in Roseland, Washington where we meet Marvin, Lucas and their parents who all seem to be Lutherans which isn’t common in the place they are living at the moment, but he is still determined to go on the Junior Brave Camp out. We also meet a lot of other boys going to the camp out as they head out on their journey. However, they soon learn they aren’t going to the registered camp but to a wild reserve and while some of the boys are uncomfortable with this they soon settle into camp life when they see where they will be staying.

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June Wrap Up

I only read 11 books in June but July is shaping up to be a much better reading month especially since I am doing several readathons and reading challenges.

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  1. Junior Braves of the Apocalypse by Greg Smith (Author), Michael Tanner (Author), Zach Lehner (Illustrator) – This series opener is a solid alternative for young readers who may be intrigued by popular zombie comics written for adults and might not be ready for Walking Dead or Jonathan Maberry’s “Rot & Ruin” books.

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Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

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Book Review

Title: Bring me their Hearts

Author: Sara Wolf

Genre: YA/Fantasy/Fairy Tale

Rating: download

Review: The opening to Bring me their Hearts was, we are introduced to Zera as she infiltrates the court of Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane with a mission to kill him. As Zera is a heartless she is considered a monster and therefore hides this fact, but immediately she sparks the interest of the Prince. From this opening chapter, I can tell this is going to be a very intriguing novel. We learn in a time skip that Nightsinger is a witch and has three heartless under her control. Being a heartless means that they are magically bound to Nightsinger until she returns their hearts or destroys them. Nightsinger has three heartless Crav, Zera and Peligli who was the only one changed of her own choice which is interesting. Another interesting point is that none of Nightsinger’s heartless seems to outright hate her although Zera does have some issues with Nightsinger.

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