Adapting the last half of Twilight into a graphic novel, Young Kim keeps her beautiful artwork while completing a disappointing conclusion to the novel. For those who missed the Twilight hype and don’t care about spoilers, Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2, starts with Bella meeting Edward’s vampire family and has a vampire hunting….
It’s been years since I last reread Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, and I was a Twihard back then. I remember wanting to read and own the graphic novel adaptation, even though I believed it wouldn’t be as good as the novel, but I didn’t do either until this year. Young Kim adapted Twilight into a beautiful graphic novel that is pretty accurate to the original book. This review comes from the perspective of having read the novel it’s based on and not being such a Twihard anymore.
It’s the first Saturday of the month, and that means it’s time for Six Degrees of Separation. It took a surprisingly Halloween-related turn. In case you don’t know, 6 Degrees of Separation, hosted by hosted by Kate @ Booksaremyfavoriteandbest, is where we connect the book Kate gives us to six other books. You can follow the activity… Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation from Like Water for Chocolate to Wicca
Araragi Koyomi wakes up and finds that he has been kidnapped by his girlfriend. In processing how he got there, he recounts the interactions with his sisters and his lifelong friends. He starts to uncover a plot that his middle-school-age “Fire” sisters are involved in. They feel a sense of justice and try to dish it out to people. In Koyomi’s opinion, something just feels fake about it all. NisiOisiN’s Nisemonogatari: Fake Tale: Part 01 is a light-hearted urban fantasy that focuses on Koyomi’s relationships and the trouble of teenagers in his community.
“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.” Bernard Williams This week’s Book Traveling Thursdays asks for a book that originally had a yellow cover, so I chose Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme, hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia @ The Girl… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Book That Originally Had a Yellow Cover
It’s time for another Book Traveling Thursdays, where we compare book covers that fit a theme for the week. This week’s theme was to pick a book that originally had a red cover. I really wanted to do The Handmaid’s Tale for this one, but its original cover doesn’t have enough red on it for me to… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Book That Originally Had a Red Cover
While I was re-categorizing my reviews under a new genre, I ran into the vampire books. The problem I have is that most of the vampire books are categorized as “paranormal,” and that is not a genre that I made a category. My dilemma then is whether vampires make a book fantasy or science fiction.
Don’t forget to smile tomorrow! It will be World Smile Day, which inspired this week’s Book Traveling Thursday. Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. Every week you pick a book based on the theme of the week, and you post the… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: World Smile Day
Simone King’s Blood Lines (purchased as an e-book) is mainly about the life of one rebel group. Fifteen year old Susannah Skelsby is one of the most powerful Overworld variations, humans, alive. Gangs often try to recruit her to use her magic as their weapons, but she has resisted every recruitment attempt until she met… Continue reading Blood Lines by Simone King
“Well bred vampires never spill a drop of blood. They don’t let blood drip out of their mouths or run down their chins or get on their clothes. Never. That is why they are so upset when they cry blood tears. The majority of vampires are very neat and merciful feeders who gently embrace their victims and guide them into a swoon as they drink the blood. You would not believe the laughter in this house when vampires come to watch True Blood on HBO. They think it’s hilarious.” ~ Anne Rice