Categories
Blogtober 2020 Wrap Up

September 📚 Wrap Up 💫Blogtober #2

It’s time for my September Wrap Up! While I did still read ## books this month I definitely felt like I was reading less than usual. Majority of the books I read were on audiobook because I have been super busy and just haven’t had the chance to sit down and read. I’m still happy with how much I read I just wish I had more time to physically read.
Anyway, let’s jump in!

Audiobooks

Even If We Break was a very interesting and creepy story! I read this one for the Bookopoly ReadAThon Challenge LGBT+ MC as this has a Trans MC as one of the POV and I enjoyed it! It was so gripping and atmospheric! I ended up rating this one 4 stars!

Dead Voices is the sequel to Small Spaces which is book 1 in a Middle Grade Horror series. This one is very fun but also very creepy and atmospheric. I love how unpredictable these books are and I really enjoy the characters and the villain is also super creepy. Dead Voices & Even If We Break have very similar vibes too because they are both horror set in a cabin/building in the middle of nowhere and they are trying to escape/survive. I rated Dead Voices 4 stars.

Rebel of the Sands was a reread for me and I enjoyed it just as much this time as I did the first time reading it. Rebel of the Sands was the first book I ever read and reviewed on this blog, so it’s been a while. It’s really action packed, lots of world building and I love the characters. I’m super keen to reread book 2, Traitor to the Throne, soon! I rated this one 4.5 stars this reread and I read it for the Animal on Cover Bookopoly ReadAThon challenge.

All Your Twisted Sisters was so good! I also highly recommend the audiobook for this one it was really well done. I had not heard anything about this book before picking it up but the cover intrigued me and I guessed that it was YA mystery which I was in the mood for. I was so surprised by how much I loved this book. It was VERY unpredictable and the big reveal at the end literally floored me. Amazing read! I rated this one 5 stars and read it for the Book featuring murder challenge for Bookopoly ReadAThon which is doesn’t quite fit but oh well.

Next Girl to Die is the first book in The Calderwood Cases series. This is a pretty standard detective mystery. I have been really into all mystery/thriller/horror lately so this was perfect. I did really enjoy it and it was unpredictable as well. It was nothing mind blowing but I would be interested in continuing the series someday and I rated it 4 stars. I read this one for the “girl” in title challenge for Bookopoly ReadAThon

Loveboat, Taipei was actually surprisingly good. I needed a book set in Asia for the Bookopoly ReadAThon and this one came up on Scribd so I decided to pick it up. I’m not huge into contemporary but I did enjoy this one in the end and rated in 4 stars.

Lastly we have Nick and Charlie which is a novella based on the characters from the Heartstopper Graphic Novels. These characters are just super cute and I love reading the graphic novels. This novel was a little less fluffy than the Graphic Novels but I did still enjoy it. I listened to the audiobook but also flipped along with the physical book as there is illustrations throughout which I love. I rated this one 5 stars!

Ever Cursed as actually really good! I had no idea what to expect from this one as I hadn’t heard any talk about it. It was a really interesting story with amazing characters and vivid world. I really enjoyed it and rated it 4 stars.

A Song Below Water was not what I was expecting. I wanted a siren story and while it started as that it didn’t end that way. The focus shifted from Tav to Effie and while I liked Effie I was more invested in Tav’s story. It was also just a little lacklustre, so I didn’t overall love it. I ended up rating this one 3.5 stars!

The Hate U Give was a reread for me and it’s the 3rd reread I have done. I love this story so damn much and still makes me cry every time! 5 stars for sure!!

Physical Reads

The Price Guide to the Occult was entertaining but had some problems. I did review this one so if you want to check that out you can find it HERE. I rated this one 3.5 stars.

Indigo Owl was amazing! I really enjoyed reading this one and loved the characters, world and plot! I also review this one as part of a Review Tour, so you can find that one HERE. I rated this one 4.5 stars and again a huge thank you to Wakefield Press & AusYABloggers for hosting the Review Tour and providing copies for review.

Graphic Novels

The Tea Dragon Festival is book 2 to The Tea Dragon Society and these graphic novels are amazing! The art work is gorgeous, the diversity is incredible & the story are just so fun and enjoyable. I love them and I can’t wait to pick up book 3, The Tea Dragon Tapestry. I really hope this is one of those series that they just keep adding more and more books because I am so down to read them all! I rated The Tea Dragon Festival 5 stars!

Misfit City Vol 1 & Vol 2 are both awesome! I would definitely read more books following these characters but unfortunately the series has wrapped up for now. These are super fun adventure stories about a group of diverse and badass females on the hunt for pirate treasure. It’s amazing and I love the art style as well. I rated both of these 4.5 stars.

Let’s Chat!

What was your favourite read in September??


Purchase any of the books mentioned from BOOK DEPOSITORY! World Wide FREE shipping and awesome prices? Can’t say no to that!

All the links!

Dusk Angel Reads:
Dusk Angel Reads Twitter
Dusk Angel Reads Instagram
Goodreads
Dusk Angel Reads Pinterest

Dusk Angel Store:
Buy Candles, Book Sleeves, Sprayed Edged Books & more on our website!
www.duskangelstore.com
Dusk Angel Store Instagram
Dusk Angel Store Facebook
Dusk Angel Store Twitter
Dusk Angel Store Pinterest

Personal:
Personal Instagram
Personal Twitter
Lifestyle Blog
Personal Pinterest

Pets Insta:
EamesFurFam Instagram
RoxyTheHeelerX Instagram

Photography:
Automotive Photography Blog
Automotive Photography Instagram
Automotive Photography Facebook

Some of the links on my blog are affiliate links. This does not change the price of your purchases, however, I receive a small commission if you use any of those links to make a purchase! Which I highly appreciate!

Categories
Meme

Graphic Novel Recommendations

Today we are going to be talking about 10 Graphic Novels that I think you should check out!
All of these except 1 I have read more than 1 volume of (except the ones that are just one book) so I feel like I have read enough to give you are proper recommendation!
So, let’s jump in!

1. The Backstagers

I have read Vol 1 & Vol 2 of The Backstagers but am yet to read Vol 3. The backstagers is a fun action packed contemporary with a hidden magical world behind the curtains! Our main character transfers to an all boys school where he doesn’t feel like he fits in. Until he finds his place as part of the Backstagers and discovers this hidden underground world.
Highly recommend if you are after a fun & fantasy read!

2. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

I have read Heartstopper Volume 1, Volume 2 & Volume 3. Volume 4 is set to release Feb 2021!
This is a cute LGBT+ romance and it is just such a fun and wholesome read! This also follows characters that feature in some of Alice Oseman’s other books, so if you love her other books then it’s definitely worth checking it out!
Highly recommend if you are looking for a cute & very quick Graphic Novel.

3. Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu

Mooncakes is such a gorgeous stand alone Graphic Novel! This one is a YA Fantasy and features a tonne of representation. The main character lives with her Lesbian Witch Grandmothers and wears a hearing aid. There is also a female/female romance featured! So plenty of rep for such a short story!
Mooncakes follows Nova who lives and works at her grandmothers bookshop. She goes to investigate sightings of a white wolf in the woods only to discover her childhood crush, Tam, a werewolf, battling a horse demon. Tam turns to Nova for help against dark forces which are after her wolf magic.
I highly recommend checking out Mooncakes if you are after a LGBT+ witchy fantasy book!

4. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks

Pumpkinheards by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks

This is another super fun read! Pumpkinheads is a standalone contemporary and perfect for the autumn (fall) season.
This one follows Deja & Josiah on their last shift at the Pumpkin Patch where they have been working every autumn of high school. Josiah wants to spend the night feeling melancholy about it being their last shift but Deja comes up with a plan that involves seeing every sight & tasting every snack!
If you are looking for a fun, wholesome & autumn feeling read then this is definitely the one for you!

5. Misfit City

I have read Misfit City: Vol 1 and loved it and I’m hoping to read Vol 2 this month!
Misfit City is a kinda creepy adventure story where the characters go on the hunt to find pirate treasure.
I highly recommend this if you need an adventure which is a little creepy. This is another one that would be good for the autumn season as it’s got those creepy elements!

6. Heavy Vinyl

I have read Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio but I didn’t know until brainstorming for this video that there is actually now a follow up book called Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-0!. So I will be going and reading that one soon! I do highly recommend the first one though!
This one follows Chris who has just joined the staff of a local record store. The staff’s favourite singer mysteriously disappears the night before a big show in town and Chris learns that the record shore is just a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!
This is just such a cool idea and I loved every minute. This is a mystery and is super action packed & fun to read.

7. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise

I don’t think I need to describe this one. As far as I know this follows the events of the TV show, so if you love the Avatar Show then I highly recommend picking this one up!

8. The Wicked + The Divine

This one is an Adult Fantasy series that is a tad brutal & intense.
The Wicked + The Divine follows 12 gods incarnate as humans. That is literally all you need to know! This series is amazing but as it is adult it has some sexual and gory content that could be troubling for some readers, so be careful.

9. Giant Days

Giant Days is a Fun YA Contemporary that is about three girls that make fast friends when they start University. This series follows the chaos that is their life in university. It’s funny, action packed and crazy.

10. The Complete MAUS by Art Spiegelman

MAUS is a Historical Non-Fiction story that follows the life of Art Spiegelman’s grandfather during the Holocaust as a Jewish man. This is a hard hitting but amazing story but it’s definitely not an easy read. There is no sugar coating things in the story and I love that about it. I also love the art style and that the illustrator used different animals to represent different groups (jews, Germans, Pols, Russians, etc.). This made it easy to follow and understand.
I highly recommend this book if you are a looking for a WWII Historical book!

Let’s Chat!

What Graphic Novel should I pick up next? Let me know what Graphic Novels you recommend!


Purchase any of the books mentioned from BOOK DEPOSITORY! World Wide FREE shipping and awesome prices? Can’t say no to that!

All the links!

Dusk Angel Reads:
Dusk Angel Reads Twitter
Dusk Angel Reads Instagram
Goodreads
Dusk Angel Reads Pinterest

Dusk Angel Store:
Buy Candles, Book Sleeves, Sprayed Edged Books & more on our website!
www.duskangelstore.com
Dusk Angel Store Instagram
Dusk Angel Store Facebook
Dusk Angel Store Twitter
Dusk Angel Store Pinterest

Personal:
Personal Instagram
Personal Twitter
Lifestyle Blog
Personal Pinterest

Pets Insta:
EamesFurFam Instagram
RoxyTheHeelerX Instagram

Photography:
Automotive Photography Blog
Automotive Photography Instagram
Automotive Photography Facebook

Some of the links on my blog are affiliate links. This does not change the price of your purchases, however, I receive a small commission if you use any of those links to make a purchase! Which I highly appreciate!

Categories
Reviews

Graphic Novel 📚 Misfit City, The Woods & Heartstopper 💫 Mashup Mini Spoiler Free Reviews

Misfit City, Vol 1: The Arrow

Title: Misfit City: Vol 1
Series: Misfit City
Author: Kirsten Smith, Kurt Lustgarten & Naomi Franquiz
Genre: YA Mystery
Publication Date: December 19th, 2017
Pages: 112
Publishers: BOOM! Box
Rating:

Goodreads Synopsis

Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s…Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map!

Smothered by her backwater hometown and frustrated by its 1980s cult-movie fame (The Gloomies…have you seen it? It’s a real classic, y’know.), Wilder is pretty sure she’s seen everything Cannon Cove has to offer. She’s desperate to get away from home as soon as she can, and move on to bigger, better, and less annoying things…even if that might mean leaving her best friends behind.

But when Wilder discovers a centuries-old pirate map, she may find out that REAL adventure was in their tiny town all along…and they need each other to get to the bottom of it! It’s a rip-roaring adventure written by award-winning screenwriter Kiwi Smith (10 Things I Hate About YouLegally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten, and illustrated by Naomi Franquiz.

This is one of the only Graphic Novels I’ve read that I was hooked basically straight away! I love a good mystery so I was intrigued from the very beginning and I can’t wait to continue to the next volume!
This one so far is easy to follow & mysterious which I’m loving. I’ve only read 1 volume so far, so not quite far enough in to really get into the plot and get a real feel for the characters just yet but enjoying both so far.
Also I love that there is dog in this one that just comes along for all the adventures. That would be my girl too!

The Woods: Vol 1, 2 & 3

Title: The Woods, Vol 1: The Arrow
Series: The Woods
Author: James Tynion IV & Michael Dialynas
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Horror
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2014
Pages: 128 & 112
Publishers: BOOM! Studios
Rating:

Goodreads Synopsis

On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.


Title: The Woods, Vol 2: The Swarm
Series:The Woods
Author: James Tynion IV & Michael Dialynas
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Horror
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 112
Publishers: BOOM! Studios
Rating:

Goodreads Synopsis

An entire high school has been transported to an alien world and must now survive together or die individually.

On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. Catch a glimpse of Bay Point Preparatory High School before the fateful events of October 16, 2013 in this new story arc. On opening night of the school’s rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the lives of the students and faculty crossed paths in an almost premonitory way, seeding the various horrors to come. Collects The Woods #5-8. 


Title: The Woods, Vol 2: New London
Series: The Woods
Author: James Tynion IV & Michael Dialynas
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Horror
Publication Date: Jan 19th, 2016
Pages: 112
Publishers: BOOM! Studios
Rating:

Goodreads Synopsis

The first year of the GLAAD nominated series concludes. The more the crew finds out about the woods, the deeper the mystery gets. With Clay and the Duke teaming up to try and force the school into servitude for the New London army, the kids need to think up a plan to save their peers, and fast. And with Adrian uncontrollable and on the loose, no one knows what his next move will be

So I’ll review these three volumes together.
Firstly, this series so far is just freaking weird, but I enjoy it. This is a YA Sci-Fi Graphic Novel that is very mysterious and crazy. This one is full of weird things happening with no explanation and these kids are just basically trying to figure out what the hell is happening. Vol 3 I have enjoyed least out of the 3 volumes I’ve read so far. It introduced this second timeline and was kinda hard to follow at times. It felt very choppy and all over the place which I didn’t love. Basically with this series I am just super curious to find out how and why all this happened, which is keeping me hooked enough to keep going even though its a bit confusing at times. Hopefully I’ll enjoy Vol 4 more than I did Vol 3.

Heartstopper: Vol 1 & 2

Title: Heartstopper: Vol 1
Series: Heartstopper
Author: Alice Oseman
Genre: YA LGBT Contemporary
Publication Date: October, 2018
Pages: 278
Publishers: Hodder Children’s Books
Rating:

Goodreads Synopsis

Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…? 

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore, and he’s sort of got a boyfriend, even if he’s kind of mean and only wants to meet up in secret.

Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him. That is, until the start of January, in which Nick and Charlie are placed in the same form group and made to sit together.

They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…

From the author of Solitaire and Radio Silence comes a bind up of the first two chapters of Heartstopper, an ongoing webcomic.


Title: Heartstopper: Vol 2
Series: Heartstopper
Author: Alice Oseman
Genre: YA LGBT Contemporary
Publication Date: July 11th, 2019
Pages: 296
Publishers: Hodder Children’s Books
Rating:

Goodreads Synopsis

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the second volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon. 

Nick and Charlie are best friends. Nick knows Charlie’s gay, and Charlie is sure that Nick isn’t. 

But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is discovering all kinds of things about his friends, his family … and himself. 

Heartstopper is about friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us. 

This is the second volume of Heartstopper, with more to come.

As you probably know by now, I don’t really enjoy romance books. However, there is something about Alice Oseman’s writing & stories that I just enjoy. This one is basically straight up romance but I still enjoyed it. It’s just a super fun, easy and light read. Also, I loved realising how these characters tie into Alice Oseman’s other book, Solitaire. Nick is one of the main characters of Heartstopper & his sister, Tori, is the main character of Solitaire. So that was a fun discovery.
Also, Heartstopper started out as a webcomic before being turned into physical books that they are still releasing. You can read the webcomic HERE!

Have you read any of these Graphic Novels?
What did you think of the ones you’ve read?!

Purchase any of the books mentioned from BOOK DEPOSITORY! World Wide FREE shipping and awesome prices? Can’t say no to that!

All the links!

Dusk Angel Reads:
Dusk Angel Reads Twitter
 Dusk Angel Reads Instagram
Goodreads

Dusk Angel Store:
Buy Candles, Book Sleeves, Sprayed Edged Books & more on our website!
www.duskangelstore.com
Dusk Angel Store Instagram
Dusk Angel Store Facebook
Dusk Angel Store Twitter

Personal:
Personal Instagram 
Personal Twitter

Pets Insta:
EamesFurFam Instagram
RoxyTheHeelerX Instagram

Photography:
Automotive Photography Blog
Automotive Photography Instagram
Automotive Photography Facebook

Some of the links on my blog are affiliate links. This does not change the price of your purchases, however, I receive a small commission if you use any of those links to make a purchase! Which I highly appreciate!