Friday, 28 November 2014

Fiction Friday: Books I Read in November!

Now I'm jumping the gun a little with my Books I Read in November post considering we have two days left of the month. However, I decided to attempt Blogmas again this December so my Fridays are already booked up with Wintery reading goodness! I've actually been reading a lot online this month so my book consumption is down but hey. Reading is reading.



Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn
This series had a bit of a dip with the second and third books, coming back up into greatness with the fourth and continuing in this. Set in Vegas we deal with more werewolf hunters, magic, were-things and that extra bit of romance too. The characterisation is dead on because while Kitty made some choices I would definitely not make in my own life, I completely understood why she did. And oh was there drama!
Also, this was the first of the Kitty Norville books to end on a cliffhanger and the only time that I didn't have the next book to dive in straight away! Sods law! But I had a £10 voucher for eBay and the remaining 3 books were quickly on their way to me.


I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
You can read my review (and enter my giveaway) for this book here! Basically, it's perfect.


Y: The Last Man, Volume 8, Kimono Dragons by Brian K Vaughn, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuda, José Marzán Jr.
I don't know if it's because I took a break from reading this series or maybe it's just me but this volume felt a little- off. A lot was happening, a lot of backstory was put in, but it managed to feel like too much and not enough at the same time. Don't get me wrong, I love this series but this volume didn't wow me as much as the others. My least favourite of the ten but still worth reading.


Y: The Last Man, Volume 9, Motherland by Brian K Vaughn, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuda, José Marzán Jr.
Back to four stars, I went straight into this volume from the last and preferred it. There was less backstory but more explanation as we finally find out what caused the plague and it's not a bad explanation. I don't want to give away spoilers so I'll just leave this by saying that Yorick is one of my favourite comic book characters.


Y: The Last Man, Volume 10, Whys and Wherefores by Brian K Vaughn, Pia Guerra, José Marzán Jr.
I cried. I admit. I cry every dang time I read this volume and I'm not talking just the one time. There are two distinct points in this that make me tear up.
In general, I'm not a fan of endings. Mostly I'm left unsatisfied or annoyed compared to how I felt about the series as a whole, (looking at you Lost) but this comic ended the way it did and I might not be happy in the sense of- not crying, but I'm happy by the way it ended because it was the ending this amazing series deserves. The whole run of Y: The Last Man is five stars in total.


I'm also hoping to finish To Kill A Mockingbird in the next couple of days but I'll put it in Decembers wrap up. And that's another month down! I can't believe I only have one more 'Books I Read in..' post for this year. Where has the year gone?
What did you read this month?


*This post contains Amazon affiliate links which means if you buy anything from the links, I get a few pennies at no extra cost to you. Pretty neat, huh?

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