BOOK TOUR: Finding Molly, by Justine Prado & Jenn St-Onge

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Hello, again! Welcome to the book tour for Finding Molly, a lovely comic book written by Justine Prado and illustrated by Jenn St-Onge! =D In this post, you’ll find overall info about the comic book and the authors, the story behind the comic book, my cover analysis and a playlist for the comic book!

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Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting

by Justine Prado

Illustrated by Jenn St-Onge

Genre: YA Graphic Novel

Release Date: January 2017

Emet Comics

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Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting is a graphic novel about Molly Sanchez-Talebi, an unemployed art school grad who hesitantly starts catsitting to pay the bills. She dreams of breaking out of suburbia and her artistic rut, but she has a lot of self-discovery to do before that happens. The comic follows her funny misadventures as she learns that maybe these (sometimes) friendly felines are just what she needs to get her life on track.

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Manhunter, Vol. 4: Unleashed, from Marc Andreyko (DC Comics)

Hi, there! Today I’m going to review my very first heroes comic book ever! As I had no clue for where to begin on comic book reading matters, I asked for a sweet and helpful guy to pick a Wonder Woman volume for me on the last comic book fair that I’ve been to, last June. The guy picked me up Manhunter, volume 4: Unsleashed. It’s the Wonder Woman trial ❤ Months passed and I finally got around to read it and the results are not quite what I expected.

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The Story

(Goodreads blurb)

Collecting issues #24-30 of the acclaimed MANHUNTER series, written by Marc Andreyko! Manhunter Kate Spencer takes on her biggest case yet with Wonder Woman as the client, but the stakes are higher than anyone knows! Is the Amazon princess guilty of murdering Max Lord?

The Analysis

Just remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader 🙂

So, I wanted to make some things clear before starting my review. First, this was my first hero comic book ever, but not my first comic book ever. I’ve been reading those since I’m a child: Tex, the Texas Ranger; Asterix and Obelix; Garfield comic books; Disney and children’s comic books. I’m not completely clueless of the genre. At the same time, I didn’t use to have the habit of taking comic books seriously, unfortunately. I promise that I have changed, but it was only recently that I gave a serious thought to starting a “serious” comic book reading. Third and last thing: I watched so many hero cartoons when I was a child (sometimes I still do; all it takes it’s for them to be on the tv, haha!) and still watch a lot of heroes movies, so it made sense to finally give a try to heroes comic books. From this, this read was born.

I know that reading a comic book isn’t always something neat and organized or ordered at all, so I had a had time adjusting to the fact that I was starting to read something that wouldn’t give all the previous information that I needed to have a perfect understanding of the storyline in any moment at all. Also, I had to brace myself for loose ends, as I only bought volume four for Manhunter. I mean, okay, the trial of Wonder Woman is a “closed story”, but one inside a big picture. Now add all of this to my high criticism of the art on this volume (in which sometimes women looked like dudes or drag queens in the worst way possible) and the fact that the story kept coming and going to other parts of the plot instead of focusing on Manhunter and Wonder Woman’s problems and you have a highly disappointed reader.

Even if I had the opportunity of picking up the other issues of Manhunter, I wouldn’t. I gave it three stars on Goodreads because it was my first time and this comic book managed to keep my attention while I was reading, but I don’t think I’ll re-read it or trying a new hero comic book again in a while :/

As I already said, the narrative kept coming back and forth between Kate (Manhunter’s actual name) and her attending to Wonder Woman’s case and this random guy in another part of the world. Besides, the story wouldn’t stop coming back and forth in the past without even a note or subtitle to indicate it. Seriously, this drove me mad. I had to re-read several pages until I understood a little where I was 😦

The plot was simple, as Kate had to prove that Wonder Woman was innocent of Max Lord’s murder and we all already know how this ends. I can’t say much more because I sincerely didn’t understood the rest of the plot to form an opinion about it.

The characters are the only thing that kept me reading this comic book. I loved Kate and Diana’s relationship and how Kate was deeply attracted to Wonder Woman (in case you’re new to the heroes world, Diana is Wonder Woman’s real name <3). Also, Batman was hilarious on his few scenes, haha!

As I already mentioned as well, I didn’t really liked the art, but I really loved the original cover for this volume:

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And, of course, some pictures inside of the volume were brilliant, but I can’t give more than three stars for the art as a whole 😦 It was too bulky.

Overall, I think this was a good experience. I don’t know if I’ll be reading more heroes comic books for a while, but I tried.

3star

That’s it! Thank you for reading 😀 Do you read comic books?

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Best books I’ve read in 2015! – Pt. 1

Hi, there! Good Tuesday to you 😀 Today I’m finally posting my official selection for 2015, so please be prepared for a huge post! I’m so grateful to have read so many good books! I’ll use as a guide a challenged put together by bookstgrammer @annreads to do this, so le’ts go 😀

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1) First read of the year

My first reads were this comic book by Donald Duck and this book called Venom, by Kristen Middleton ❤

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2) Shortest book you’ve read

A short manga story called No Toy. It doesn’t even possess a cover and it was 6 pages long, haha!

3) New Favorite Authors

Omg, be prepared for the list:

  • Lauren Bird Horowitz
  • Linda Oaks
  • Mark C. King
  • Jacqueline E. Smith
  • Steve Spatucci
  • Jordan L. Hawk
  • James Morris
  • Rick Riordan (I had never read Percy Jackson before 2015)
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Shannon Hale
  • Miyuki Abe
  • Grace Burrowes
  • John Flanagan
  • Hinako Takanaga
  • Rihito Takarai
  • Jax Garren

Those are the awesome author’s that I had the privilege to literary meet in 2015 ❤

4) Biggest Surprise

My early Christmas present from Ava March ❤ She sent me an ARC copy of Convincing the Secretary months before its release and I got tackled down good, haha! To read its review, click here!

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5) Books with Beautiful Covers

Those are my read beauties from 2015 ❤

Venom, Kristen Middleton (4 stars)

The Gentleman and the Lamplighter, Summer Devon (4 stars)

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Official Movie Guide (5 stars)

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Keep Out, Yuka Hichiwa (5 stars)

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Sanctum (Asylum #2), Madeleine Roux (5 stars)

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All In with the Duke (Gambling on Love #1), Ava March (5 stars)

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Chasing Rainbows (The Chasing Series #1), Linda Oaks (5 stars)

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The Need, S.L. Hannah (3 stars)

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Shattered Blue (The Light #1), Lauren Bird Horowitz (5 stars)

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The Heir (The Selection #4), Kiera Cass (3 stars)

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Secrets and High Spirits (Secrets #4), Lou Harper (3 stars)

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What Lies Within, James Morris (4 stars)

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Misunderstood: Secrets of a Teen Queen, Anya Valentino (3 stars)

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Convincing the Secretary (London Legal #3), Ava March (5 stars)

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After Death (Cemetery Tours #3), by Jacqueline E. Smith

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6) Newest Fictional Boyfriends

A whole post about this is coming soon, haha!

7) Best Sequel

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  • Supernatural: Bobby Singer’s Guide to Hunting, David Reed [review here!]

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  • Daughters of Darkness, L.J. Smith [review coming soon!]

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  • After Death, Jacqueline E. Smith
  • Convincing the Secretary, Ava March
  • Sanctum, Madeleine Roux

8) New Favorite Female Characters

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  • Poppy, Mary-Lynnette and Thea, from Night World series (Secret Vampire and Daughters of Darkness so far)
  • Addison Hayes, from Chasing Rainbows
  • Noa, from Shattered Blue
  • Kara Thorn, from Finding Forever

9) Books that made you happy

All of them, haha!

10) Best standalones

I just realized that I have read very few standalone books in 2015, haha! But the best are:

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And this is the end of part 1, haha! Tomorrow, there is part 2 ;D Thanks for reading!

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November’s Wrap Up, Book Haul and December TBR!

Hi, there! Omg, December is really here! I am sooo happy! ❤

November was a slow reading month for me, as I finished my dissertation and had my finals, but I got to read something 🙂 December will be a better month, as I’ll be on vacation after December 04th, haha!

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I’ve read 8 books, 4 mangas and 1 comic book in November.

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MANGAS

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BOOK HAUL

My haul for this month was almost non-existent again. My family has been going through difficult times, so I’m trying not to be a burden, haha! I got some freebies from Amazon and won a giveaway, so this is my haul:

DECEMBER TBR

I’m still working on my December TBR, but I can tell you that I WILL FINISH EMMA, mwahaha mwahaha! ❤ What I’m sure for now:

  • Shielded Past, from Patti Morelli (currently-reading) [UPDATE: review here]

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  • Emma, from Jane Austen (currently-reading)

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  • Night World, vol. 1, from L. J. Smith [reviews: book 1, book 2 and book 3]
  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, from Anne Rice (By the way, I already talked about this book here) [review here]
  • Cemetery Tours series, from Jacqueline E. Smith [reviews: book 1, book 2 and book 3]
  • Braver With You, from A. Hart [review here!]
  • The Carnelian Legacy, from Cheryl Koevoet
  • Roses of The Angel, from Kalee Marshall [review here!]
  • Alice’s Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts, from DeAnna Knippling

I always end up reading unplanned books in the middle of my selected TBR, so I’ll start the month with those and let’s see how it goes, haha!

That’s it! Thanks for reading! What is your first read for Christmas month??

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October’s Wrap Up and Book Haul!

Hello, there! Today we are going to navigate among my bought and read books of October! Yay!

I was a very good girl this month and read a total of 12 books; 10 books and 2 comics. I told you in my September’s wrap up that October was my month, haha! I also received some new books in exchange for honest reviews, but all in due time!

In shopping matters, October was practically non-existent – honestly, I didn’t even got out to the bookstore, you know? And I’m not making online shopping lately, as I don’t have the time either, haha! I bought 2 mangas, 5 comic books, 1 coloring book (call me obsessed) and one sticker album, because I’m a child, haha!

Books that I’ve read

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Brazilian books meant to be featured on my dissertation

(meaning: I won’t review them, haha!)

Comic books

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I managed to not read a single manga this month, which is impressive for my standards, and I already wrote two of three reviews expected to October. Go, me! ❤ The first Bound Series’ review will be up until Friday, Nov. 6th, with luck.

As for the books that I’ve received

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I already reviewed a book from Linda, Chasing Rainbows (link here), and a book by James, What Lies Within. Thanks so much for the trust, guys! Just wait my vacation, haha!

My currently readings are The Night Clock, by Paul Meloy, which I received through NetGalley (thank you!) and Finding Forever, because its release was on Oct. 29th. I’m positive that FF review will be up on the blog on Nov. 8th and The Night Clock, on Nov. 5th. But let’s see, right? Hahaha!

I also would like to start a countdown here. I deliver my dissertation on Nov. 10th, which means that this will be seven days from this post. CHEERS FOR FREEDOM!
Ahem, that’s it! Thanks for reading and Happy November!

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August Wrap Up: readings, haul and news :)

Hi, there! August has ended, so it’s time to balance everything that has been happening with me and my books!

Wrap Up

 I’ve read 8 books, 5 mangas and 1 comic book this month. I hope I can do better than this in September!

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  • História da Vida Privada no Brasil (Brazil’s Private Life History) – Fernando A. Novais
  • Chasing Rainbows – Linda Oaks (review here)

From my Instagram account :)

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  • Hey, Class President! – Monchi Kaori (5 volumes, review here!)
  • Garfield 2.582 strips reunited – Jim Davis

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Book Haul

 I’ve bought 3 mangas and 4 ebooks. That’s right, I didn’t buy a single paperback or hardcover this month and I’m depressed.

  • A Miracle’s Path – Aaron Millar
  • Glagnodian’s Vengeance (Book 1) – Aaron Millar
  • Wanting – Piper Vaughn
  • The Vampire King’s Husband – Amber Kell

 

Received books

 I’ve received 18 books in August in exchange for a honest review 🙂 Here’s the complete list, including my NetGalley books:

Four very busy weeks indeed, haha! And I also would like to say that my Review Policy is finally up!! It took me a while, but it’s beautiful ❤ I hope I can get more reading done this month 🙂

That’s it, guys! That’s my August report, haha! Thanks for reading! What have you been up to this last month?

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