Animorphia

Animorphia - Phantastische Tiermotive: Eine atemberaubende Welt zum AusmalenAnimorphia – Phantastische Tiermotive: Eine atemberaubende Welt zum Ausmalen by Kerby Rosanes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful, crazy sketches with hidden objects. I will post updates of the sketches, as I go along.

February 2018

Up next is one of those doodling things, chosen for me through the pick-it-for-me challenge:

Time to get those black fineliners out of their box…

Magic!

Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant, #2)Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I expected to not like this much, as I struggled with the first book. I apparently had forgotten how much I enjoyed the first book, until I didn‘t.

About a third into the book, I liked it. I liked Peter, I liked Nightingale. In my head he looks and sounds like an older Benedict Cumberbatch. I am thinking John Boyega as Peter for my mental casting list.

In the end I wasn‘t head over heels for the story, but it was a pretty enjoyable read and I will continue with the series. I am tempted to get the comic, too. I am looking forward to finding out how Peter‘s magical skills will develop.

‘Fuck me,’ I said. ‘You can do magic.’

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Comic collection

Black Comix ReturnsBlack Comix Returns by John Jennings
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I had expected an anthology of short comics. My mistake, I guess. It is a collection of artwork and a few essays on various topics. If that is what you are looking for, as a broad representation of African-American comic art, this could be a fabulous resource for you.

Some of it is great artwork, some is not. I did discover some interesting artists. I guess I expected more story telling. For me personally, this was not what I was looking for.

I received this free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you!

Never eating sushi again…

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I like the main characters, it involves the ocean, I was sold pretty much from the first page. Very entertaining popcorn horror story.

“Do I think they found mermaids?
Yes. Of course I do.
And I think the mermaids ate them all.”

The first Ewww!-moment early on. I like to jump right in. I had a great mental image of the you-know-what in my head right away. Creepy!

Oh, and there is humour. Very important ingredient for me. Lots of angst, obviously.

Lots of clichees, predictable, but well done. Very varied mix of characters. Entertaining crazy hunter couple with lacking ethics. Nice low-key romance, surprisingly between female characters, well done. Grumpy scientists, goons, nerds, something for everybody.

“You shouldn’t eat anything that knows how to play fetch. It’s rude.”

The ending felt a bit rushed and abrupt, but worked. I would pick up a sequel. It feels finished, but there could be a Jurassic Water Park II on the horizon…

4.25 slithery, fanged and hungry siren stars….

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