A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

333. Battle Beasts by Bobby Curnow

Battle Beasts, Vol. 1 by Bobby Curnow.  Art by Valerio Schiti (US) - (Canada)

Pages: 104
Ages: 13+
Finished: Dec. 10, 2012
First Published: Dec. 18, 2012
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
Rating: 3/5

First sentence: "My father taught me many things."

Publisher's Summary: none available

Acquired: Received an egalley from the publisher through Netgalley.

Reason for Reading:  This type of comic appeals to me.

After a linguist cracks the code to a language on an ancient scroll found with some otherworldly orbs she utters a phrase aloud and unleashes a horde of beasts upon earth.  They have all been summoned by her, are looking for her, and the items she obviously must possess.  But amongst these battle-happy war-like beast are three who are not like the others.  They want the items, and others like them, powerful weapons, to remain out of the hands of their kind and possibly find a way themselves to use them for the purposes of peace.

I don't have much comment on this book.  It was a quick fun read.  The 3 beasts and Bliss, the linguist were interesting characters though their personalities have only been scratched, being rather stereotypical "types" at the moment.  The book is too short to really get anywhere other than a cursory story going, though it does look promising.  I won't be in a rush for the next volume but could easily try a few more when they are further down the road with the series.

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