Holy Batman!

Ascender #3Ascender #3 by Jeff Lemire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It‘s backstory time!

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I like the alternation of colourful present with monochromatic past. Great father-daughter dynamic. And all the feels! Horror! Not crying…. nope….

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Indeed! Bloody cliffhanger…

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Zombies, vampires, were-terriers…

iZombie, Vol. 2: uVampireiZombie, Vol. 2: uVampire by Chris Roberson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

We start off with Scott, telling us how he met the girls at the café for the first time. He is such a nerd!

I did like to find out more about Scott. But generally I expected more vampires in this, considering the name of the volume.

A lot of build-up and many plot bunnies, but none of the storylines went anywhere conclusive in this volume. Very much a filler, that fleshes out some background.

It was ok, art and colouring are nice, but it doesn‘t inspire me to find and buy the next volume. I might like the TV adaptation just a little bit more after this.

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Same old, same old

Triad Soul (Triad Blood, #2)Triad Soul by Nathan Burgoine
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

„Luc, Anders, and Curtis—vampire, demon, and wizard—sidestepped tradition by binding themselves together.“
Without this sentence in the book synopsis I would have been completely lost. Even with it I struggled to keep the characters and names straight.

Minimal to no set-up or world building. All the characters felt the same. The magic kept reminding me of other UF or PNR I have read. Same old, same old, read this many, many times over.

Everybody else seems to like this, but it is not for me, DNF at 24%, 2 not very sparkly stars.

In a galaxy far, far away I received this free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you! Sorry that it took me so long. Too many books, too little time. I will try to do better.

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Gothic steamboats

Fevre DreamFevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This was not for me. I was bored from the start and the story never gripped me. I skimmed through most of it. It was very atmospheric and the early chapters, telling of the steamboats and life on the river, were not without charm. Even the plot had its moments. However, I did not like any of the characters. And the writing was just so cumbersome.

Joshua’s backstory was not bad. I got quite an Anne Rice vibe from it. Joshua reminded me a little of Louis. But, sorry to say, he is one of the lamest vampires I have ever encountered. And Julian, the big, bad bloodmaster, just put me to sleep. He was really not interesting. Or scary.

Just dull. Out-dated. I was going to give this two stars, but writing about how much I did not enjoy this made me reconsider. Goodness me, am I glad I am done with this.

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