Comic Book Haul [#60]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Comic Book Haul! Today I want to show you what I got this week in comics. I have always been a lover/reader/collector of all sorts of comic books and I can’t wait to show you which ones I got this week.


Batgirl #3A & 3B

Writer: Hope Larson
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Beyond Burnside” part 3! After Batgirl faces off against a second villain with the mark of “The Student,” she must set off to Korea to get to the bottom of the mysterious attacks before someone close to her gets caught in the crossfire!

Detective Comics #941A & 941B

Event\Storyline: Night Of The Monster Men
Writer: James Tynion IV, Steve Orlando
Artist: Andy MacDonald
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Night Of The Monster Men” part 3! Batman and Batwoman take to the streets in a motorcycle death race against a monster that transforms faster than they can keep up! And at Blackgate, something truly terrifying is growing in the prison’s darkest depths…and its eggs are hatching!

The Flash #7A & 7B

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” part 7! Still reeling from Godspeed’s devastating attack, the beleaguered Flash realizes that to defeat this menacing new foe he must take away the Speed Force power from Central City’s new citizen speedsters. There’s only one problem: they don’t want to give it back.

Titans #3A & 3B

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

In TITANS #3, the team receives word that Karen Beecher-Duncan-a.k.a. Bumblebee-has been kidnapped! Is there a connection between a shadowy new foe and the intergalactic demon that stole their memories? Find out in “The Return of Wally West” chapter 3!

Suicide Squad #3A & 3B

Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“THE BLACK VAULT” part 3! It looks like a well-deserved day off for the Suicide Squad-until things go off the rails when the bizarre energies of the dark sphere Amanda Waller’s team brought back slowly drive everyone in Belle Reve Penitentiary to acts of violent, bloody madness. Everyone except the crown princess of crazy, Harley Quinn, who’s somehow been…cured? Now contains back-up story featuring art by Declan Shalvey.  The chilling history of the Suicide Squad’s most mysterious member, this lavishly illustrated story reveals how the deadly warrior Katana came to be.

Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #6

Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys #6

Writer: Frank Tieri, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Mauricet
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

This is it! The moment you’ve been waiting six long issues for! The identity of Harley Sinn is revealed, and Harley’s gang has found their great leader. But trouble is only beginning for Har-oh who are we kidding? This is the issue where Harley and her Gang kick butt on her captors (and she gets quite a few shots with her mallet as well), as Harley Quinn teaches her gang the most important lesson of all: losing stinks, so win-and never leave Brooklyn if you can help it.

Batman Beyond: REBIRTH #1A & 1B

Event\Storyline: Rebirth
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Ryan Sook
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

Six months have passed since the events of BATMAN BEYOND #16. While areas of destruction remain in the outside world, Gotham City has made great strides toward reclaiming its bright future. But new threats arise and old adversaries may be coming back. And the question still remains: whatever happened to Bruce Wayne?

Teen Titans: REBIRTH #1A & 1B

Event\Storyline: Rebirth
Writer: Ben Percy
Artist: Jonboy Meyers
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

The Teen Titans are farther apart than ever before…until Damian Wayne recruits Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash to join him in a fight against his own grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul! But true leadership is more than just calling the shots-is Robin really up to the task? Or will the Teen Titans dismiss this diminutive dictator?

Frostbite #1

Frostbite #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Jason Shawn Alexander
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Long after Earth has entered its second ice age, humanity has learned to cope with the frozen elements. In this cold and bleak future, heat is power, and brutal gangs roam the icy wasteland looking for it. If that wasn’t enough, a terrible disease nicknamed “frostbite” is literally freezing people from the inside out. Once you catch it, the effect is instantaneous. There is no immunity, there is no cure.
Until now. Doctor Henry Bonham and his daughter Victoria have found the key to ending frostbite. If they can get from Mexico City to a secret government outpost in Alcatraz, they could stabilize life across the globe. But to do that they’ll need to stay alive. That’s where Keaton comes in. She and her crew have faced worse journeys before, but never with the potential consequences this one poses if they fail.

Spider-Gwen #12

Spider-Gwen #12

Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Robbi Rodriguez
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

• Here it is! SPIDER-GWEN vs. FRANK CASTLE.
•  No more powers, no more running, no more hiding.

Nighthawk #5

Nighthawk #5

Writer: David Walker
Artist: Martin Morazzo
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

NIGHTHAWK vs THE REVELATOR!
•  While riots and racial unrest ravage the city of Chicago, NIGHTHAWK squares off against the serial killer known as THE REVELATOR.
•  Can Nighthawk stop the killer from fanning the flames that engulf the city, or is it already too late?

X-Men '92 #7

X-Men ’92 #7

Writer: Chris Sims, Chad Bowers
Artist: Alti Firmansyah
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Lilapalooza has gone off the rails as the X-Men have been teleported into space! Now, they face some old enemies made new as THE BROOD attack! Meanwhile, on Earth, The Toadies keep rocking as X-Factor comes knocking!

Wayward #16A & 16B

Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Steven Cummings
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

NEW STORY ARC
This issue is the perfect place to jump on board and see what Image’s supernatural sensation has to offer. Rori and Ayane have been transported to Ireland and the Emerald Isle teems with new magic, mystery, and danger.

Saga #38

Saga #38

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“THE WAR FOR PHANG,” Part Two
When your babysitter’s a ghost, death is never very far away.

Josie and the Pussycats #1A & 1D

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio
Artist: Audrey Mok
Publisher: Archie Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Grab the latest, surefire, top-of-the-charts new Riverdale series! Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats – the Pussycats are back! In this series kick-off, Josie’s getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra’s plotting put a stop to the whole thing?  Don’t miss comics’ supreme songstresses’ return to the limelight in this exciting first issue!


There ya have it! My Comic Book Haul for this week. Let me know if you guys read any of these series and let’s spark a conversation!

Until next time,

Sig New

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Books I Enjoyed with Under 2000 Ratings | Top 10 Tuesday [#37]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books I Enjoyed with Under 2000 Ratings.

I think this week’s Top 10 is a very important topic. While reading popular books is always fun and enjoyable, there are also really awesome books that deserve to be read that may not be as popular. So I am here today to show you guys some pretty awesome books you might not have given a try! So expand your horizons and go pick up some of these awesome books!


10. The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight (1312 Ratings)

The OutliersIt all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help.

Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice: she has to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.

But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?

9. Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh (1392 Ratings)

Lark RisingLark has foreseen two things—she will fall for a young man with sage green eyes,and he will kill her.

Sixteen-year-old Lark Carew is happiest close to home, tending her garden and gathering herbs for medicines. But when her Sight warns her that monsters called Troths will soon invade her village, Lark is summoned on a journey to seek help from the legendary Riders of Tarnec. Little does she suspect that one of the Riders, Gharain, is the very man who has haunted her visions. Or that the people of Tarnec have called her there for another reason: Lark is the Guardian of Life, the first of four Guardians who must awaken their powers to recover four stolen amulets. Together, the amulets—Life, Death, Dark, and Light—keep the world in Balance. To take back the Life amulet, Lark will have to discover her true inner strength and give in to a love that she swears will be her downfall.

8. Wayward Vol. 1: String Theory by Jim Zub (1442 Ratings)

Wayward Vol. 1Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late? Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Skullkickers), Steve Cummings (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and John Rauch (Invincible) team-up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy with the action and mystery of Hellboy. This volume collects the first five issues of the acclaimed comic series, Wayward.

7. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes (1294 Ratings)

Queen of HeartsAs Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, the King of Hearts. The only highlight of her days is visiting Wardley, her childhood best friend, the future Knave of Hearts — and the love of her life.

When an enchanting stranger arrives at the Palace, Dinah watches as everything she’s ever wanted threatens to crumble. As her coronation date approaches, a series of suspicious and bloody events suggests that something sinister stirs in the whimsical halls of Wonderland. It’s up to Dinah to unravel the mysteries that lurk both inside and under the Palace before she loses her own head to a clever and faceless foe.

Part epic fantasy, part twisted fairy tale, this dazzling saga will have readers shivering as Dinahs furious nature sweeps Wonderland up in the maelstrom of her wrath.

6. The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine (1321 Ratings)

The Impostor QueenSixteen-year-old Elli was only a child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic in service of her people. The only life Elli has known has been in the temple, surrounded by luxury, tutored by magic-wielding priests, preparing for the day when the queen perishes—and the ice and fire find a new home in Elli, who is prophesied to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.

But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between her love for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must choose the right side before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed.

5. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (1215 Ratings)

The Great American WhateverQuinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.

Enter Geoff, Quinn’s best friend who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—a hot one—and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.

4. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson (1989 Ratings)

The Five Stages of Andrew BrawleyAndrew Brawley was supposed to die that night. His parents did, and so did his sister, but he survived.

Now he lives in the hospital. He serves food in the cafeteria, he hangs out with the nurses, and he sleeps in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him.

Then one night Rusty is wheeled into the ER, burned on half his body by hateful classmates. His agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together through all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside the hospital, and away from their pasts.

But Drew knows that life is never that simple. Death roams the hospital, searching for Drew, and now Rusty. Drew lost his family, but he refuses to lose Rusty, too, so he’s determined to make things right. He’s determined to bargain, and to settle his debts once and for all.

But Death is not easily placated, and Drew’s life will have to get worse before there is any chance for things to get better.

3. Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate (739 Ratings)

Seven Ways We LieSeven students. Seven (deadly) sins. One secret.

Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—from Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage, to Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.

When that scandal bubbles over, and rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the seven unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change.

2. The Secret Fire by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld (522 Ratings)

The Secret FireFrench teen Sacha Winters can’t die. He can throw himself off a roof, be stabbed, even shot, and he will always survive. Until the day when history and ancient enmities dictate that he must die. Worse still, his death will trigger something awful. Something deadly. And that day is closing in.

Taylor Montclair is a normal English girl, hanging out with her friends and studying for exams, until she starts shorting out the lights with her brain. She’s also the only person on earth who can save Sacha.

There’s only one problem: the two of them have never met. They live hundreds of miles apart and powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart.

They have eight weeks to find each other.

Will they survive long enough to save the world?

1. Unrivaled by Alyson Noel (471 Ratings)

UnrivaledEveryone wants to be someone.

Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.” Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad’s life.

But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch a long time ago.

She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel.

That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.


Well there you have it! Top 10 Books I Enjoyed with Under 2000 Ratings. Do you have any recommendations for me to read? I’d love to hear them! Let me know!

Until next time,

Sig New

February 2016 Book Haul | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I know February is not over yet and it hasn’t been long since I last posted a book haul. But for two reasons I am posting My February Book Haul today. One of them being, I happened to accumulate quite a few books in such a short amount of time… (bad Jesse!). The other reason being, with my birthday coming up, I am refraining from buying any books just in case I get some for my birthday wishlist!

So let’s get started!


Morning StarMorning Star by Pierce Brown

Published by Del Rey

Released February 9th 2015

Series: Red Rising #3

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


 

Glass SwordGlass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Published by HarperTeen

Released February 9th 2016

Series: Red Queen #2

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books


StarflightStarflight by Melissa Landers

Published by Disney-Hyperion

Released February 2nd 2016

Series: Starflight #1

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


 

These Viscious MasksThese Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker

Published by Swoon Reads

Released February 9th, 2016

Series: These Vicious Masks #1

Paperback

Purchased From Indigo Books


We Are the AntsWe Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Published by Simon Pulse

Released January 19th 2016

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


 

The Winter WitchThe Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

Published St. Martin’s Griffin

Released December 24th 2013

Series: Standalone

Paperback

Purchased From BookOutlet.com


FangirlFangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Published by St. Martin’s Press

Released September 10th 2013

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From BookOutlet.com

 


 

Wayward Vol. 1

Wayward Vol. 1: String Theory by Jim Zub

Published by Image Comics

Released March 25th 2015

Series: Wayward Graphic Novel

Trade Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books


Wayward Vol 2Wayward Vol. 2: Ties That Bind by Jim Zub

Published by Image Comics

Released August 26th 2015

Series: Wayward Graphic Novel

Trade Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books

 


 

The Wicked + The Divine Vol 1The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Keiron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

Published by Image Comics

Released November 12th, 2014

Series: The Wicked + The Divine Graphic Novel

Trade Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books


So yeah… that’s 10 books in 3 weeks? Books are my happy ok? And no I don’t need help!

Until next time,

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Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I was tagged by Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles to do the Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag. This looked like such a fun tag to do which may put me in some hot waters if a lot of my favorite books show up! So thank you Rae for all this wonderful torture I’m sure I am about to go through!

Rules:
  • Randomly choose 3 books. (Use the ‘random’ option on your Goodreads read shelf. Thanks for that tip, it makes this so much easier)
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread. (A lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill.)
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or five) 🙂

Okay, let’s do this!


ROUND 1

BURN: The Iron Trial by Holly Black/Cassandra Clare. I just did not like this book. In my opinion it is a horrible middle grade.

REWRITE: The Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman. Don’t get me wrong, I liked this book a lot. But I think I would rewrite the first quarter of it and lay off the heavy romance nonsense that was there.

REREAD: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. This book was great! Everything I could have wanted in a book with Superheroes and Super Villains.


ROUND 2

BURN: Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger. No shock there. This book was boring as hell!

REWRITE: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I would rewrite the last quarter of this book. This three quarters are fantastic! But that last part when they’re in the cave and she is paraded around as a slave just made me so uncomfortable….

REREAD: Soulless by Gail Carriger. This was my first ever steampunk paranormal fantasy I’ve read and I loved it. It is well written and smart, and I loved all the characters too!


ROUND 3

BURN: Wayward Vol. 1 by Jim Zub. Sorry Wayward… I loved your story and your art, but up against these two, you’re going to lose.

REWRITE: Saga Vol. 1 by Brian k. Vaughan. I don’t know what part of this graphic novel I would attempt to rewrite because it was so freaking good, but I’m sure there is something I can add to it!

REREAD: The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson. This novel was brilliant and heart breaking. I would read it a thousand times over!


ROUND 4

I should have stopped at Round 3… this one is going to break my soul!

BURN: Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan. I’m so sorry Saga… you got the shit end of the stick this round! Nothing personal… keep on being your amazing self!

REWRITE: Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes. This is breaking my soul right now. This is one of my favorites from the Falling Kingdoms series and it’s absolute perfection. SO the only thing I will rewrite is the ending where a certain character I loved gets back stabbed… you know who Morgan!

REREAD: Golden Son by Pierce Brown. I literally just finished this book a couple days ago and man I was blown away! That ending needed to be read over and over again. Hot damn!


ROUND 5

BURN: Paper Towns by John Green. I hold no allegiances to Mr. Green, and although this is a good book, I might just have to burn it this round. Oops!

REWRITE: Rat Queens Vol. 2 by Kurtis J. Wiebe. This graphic novel had a lot of chapters on character back story, and I loved it. But I might rewrite and throw some more action sequences into the mix!

REREAD: The Secret Heeder by Fleur Camacho. One of my favorite sequels from an indie author I’ve read so far! I loved the time traveling adventure they went on this time around and would love to read it again sometime!


Man that was a tough tag to do, but oh so much fun! I hope you enjoyed my answers and not get offended by any of them. Let me know if you would have done anything differently, I’d love to know!

I TAG YOU

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Jenna @ Reading with Jenna

Aentee @ Read at Midnight

Laashan & Trang @ Bookidote

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse

Joan @ Fiddler Blue

Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm

Lois @ My Midnight Musing

Amy @ Book Enthral

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks

JM @ Book Freak Revelations

Until next time,

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