Title: Wytches, Volume 1
Series Title: Wytches
Author: Scott Snyder
Artists: Jock, Matt Hollingsworth, & Clem Robins
Date Added: October 9, 2017
Date Started: July 8, 2018
Date Finished: July 15, 2018
Reading Duration: 7 days
Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror, Fantasy
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: October 8, 2014
Media: Paperback (Library)
Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before. When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient…and hungry.
This was…okay. I liked how the novel was cleverly bookended with everything occurring tying in with an incident in the beginning. There was also an in-story comic that cleverly connected with the book’s plot, and the artwork is decent.
I liked the relationship Sailor had with Charlie, her father, but her character is not well developed. She had a cool, quirky look, which may have been Snyder’s way of hinting why she’d been bullied, but no personality to fill that role.
<–The State of the Reader: 7/4/18 The State of the Reader: 8/1/18–>
Books Purchased: 3
Books Finished: 2
Title: Black Hammer, Vol. 1: Secret Origins
Series Title: Black Hammer
Author: Jeff Lemire
Artists: Dean Ormston & Dave Stewart
Date Added: September 15, 2017
Date Started: June 28, 2018
Date Finished: July 5, 2017
Reading Duration: 7 days
Media: Paperback (Library
This was fantastic. All of the characters were complex, and many of them were rightfully bitter about their fate. They might have been attempting to play a big, happy family, but there were a welter of unresolved issues centering around their inability to escape the situation. I’ll be continuing this series and reviewing the entire thing when done.
<–The State of the Reader: 10/4/17 The State of the Reader: 10/18/17–>
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Samples Read This Week
- The Stillness of the Sky by Starla Huchton: Kept – The second book in the Flipped Fairy Tales series seems just as promising as the first.
- The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin: Kept – This is one of the books I broke my “one book per author” rule for since I had it on my “Blogger Recommendations” list. I own the first book in Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy, so chances are I’ll read that first, but it was hard to turn down a book in a series called Dreamblood.
- The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue: Kept – Another book I broke my fore mentioned rule for. I always think of A Monster Calls whenever I see this book. I guess because “monster” is in both their titles. The beginning of this has potential in the prologue with its “dream house” setting.
- The Wonder by Emma Donoghue: Kept – This completes the triad of books that break my “one book per author rule.” The “wonder” is a little girl who apparently lives off of air. Curious how the author is going to tackle the “breatharian” controversy.
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: Kept (RWTR) – It only took the first two sentences. I’m not even joking: “On the morning we were to leave for our Grand Tour of the Continent, I wake in bed beside Percy. For a disorienting moment, it’s unclear whether we’ve slept together or simple slept together.” I laughed aloud at my desk. It’s just the most appropriate line and exactly what I’d expect from a story with this title and premise. I initially put it on my library shelf, but just switched it on my to-buy shelf.
- The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss: Kept – It opens with a funeral. My favorite thing! I’ve already read and liked the author’s other work, and a story about the daughters of fictional monsters sounds interesting enough to borrow from the library.
Books Purchased This Week: 3
Title: The Stillness of the Sky
Series Title: Flipped Fairy Tale
Author: Starla Huchton
Date Added: August 16, 2017
Date Purchased: October 3, 2017