Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 1 by Sui Ishida

Genre: MangaMy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐QOTD: Do you like stories about zombies? Or zombie apocalypse?What’s the last supernatural book you read?OMG! This was soo good! It’s my first time reading Manga, which I didn’t think I’d be into since I’m not really into Anime. But my oldest child is into it and has now got me hooked!This story follows Ken Kaneki as he transitions from human to half-ghoul, and his struggle to accept what he’s become.I love graphic novels, but have always liked them to be in full colour and never enjoyed the ones done in black and white. Maybe it’s the style of drawing, but somehow in manga, it works really well!It took me a while to get used to reading right to left (I know! I’m Asian..shame on me! 😜). But the nice thing about this one, was that it wasn’t too busy or too much dialogue happening on one page, so it made it very easy to adapt and follow.The artwork was fantastic and was just the fix I needed to satisfy my craving for horror and zombies!Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.

Monstress Vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda @ImageComics

Genre: Graphic Novel

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It’s been a while since I’ve read a graphic novel, and I’ve had Monstress on my wishlist for a couple of years now! So glad I finally bought it on Black Friday and read it!!

The artwork is stunning and the storyline is so complex.

I’ll be completely honest, the story can be a tad confusing and not everyone is into this kind of fantasy. So you’ll either really love this intricate world (like moi), or you won’t. But I’ll try to get into it without spoiling it.

There are humans, Arcanics (half human, half Ancient), Ancients and other animal hybrids.

The story starts with an introduction to the main character, who is a teenage Arcanic girl missing her left arm. Her name is Maika Halfwolf who is trying to piece together a dark past she doesn’t remember.

Here’s what we know:

– Maika was a slave when she was young and manages to escape with her friend Tuya.

– Now at 17, she (Maika) decides to go back to the slaver and gets auctioned to the Cumaea, which is a human research organization with connections to her mother Moriko Halfwolf.

– all hell breaks loose upon meeting Yvette, which we discover was once friends with Moriko, but betrayed her.

– it is here that we also meet Kippa (one my fave characters), and meet the monster living in Maika’s missing arm.

– Maika has an unknown piece of a mask, which wreaks even more havoc on her already dangerous journey.

There was never a dull moment and the ending..

It definitely leaves you wanting to read vol. 2!

Have you read it? What did you think? Have you read the other books in this series??

GOODREADS

Narwhal & Jelly Series by Ben Clanton @TundraBooks

Genre: Graphic Novel, Middle Grade

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

OH-EM-GEE. This series is total cuteness overload! Think Spongebob & Patrick, but not annoying.

I had just as much fun as my kids did reading this, and would highly recommend it for ages 6 & up.

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.

Mera Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige & Stephen Byrne

Genre: Graphic Novel, YA

After watching Aquaman last week, I thought Mera was a total badass and was stoked to have received a copy of Mera: Tidebreaker.

This story goes back to the beginning to a young Mera and Arthur. Mera wants to prove to her father that she is more than just a princess. She is a warrior.

Arthur has no idea who he truly is and is about to find out.

For me, this didn’t read like the typical DC Comics I’m used to. It felt more like it was for a much younger audience..which isn’t a bad thing. My 7 year old son is a huge DC Comics fan like I am, so this was one that he was able to enjoy as well.

Overall, I loved getting to know more of Mera’s past and meeting the teenage Arthur Curry.

Aquaman and Mera are still relatively new to me. I’ve always been more of Superman and Wonder Woman kinda gal, so this was a good introduction.

Are you a fan of DC Comics? Who’s your favourite hero or villain?

Mera is teenage royalty, heir to the throne of Xebel, the other not-so-lost colony under the sea. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown, that of Atlantis. When the inhabitants of Xebel plot to overthrow their homeland of Atlantis, Mera is sent to kill the heir to the throne, Arthur Curry. As the unrest between their colonies grows, Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love…will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side in Atlantis, or will he die under her blade?

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