Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Goodnight iPad: A Parody for the Next Generation by Ann Droyd

11737012A modern version of goodnight moon for the generation with a plug. The book is a parody of the classic Goodnight Moon, the book is fun and entertaining. It will put a smile on the little ones faces, the words are simple that children beginning to read can read this book without difficulty.

Parents will love it because it will get their kids reading and children will love it because it uses all the gizmos and gadgets that catch their little eyes

Rating 5 out of 5

Thursday, December 11, 2014

How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? (How Do Dinosaurs...?) by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

13436359They behave like good little dinosaurs and they get ready for Santa nice and early.

The book is a sweet and engaging and it has dinosaurs, what more would a young reader want. The book is fun and a perfect read for the upcoming holiday season.

The pictures are great they are big and bright and the words are simple that kids will really enjoy reading this book.

Rating 5 out of 5

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Borderlands Volume 2 The Fall of Fyrestone by Mikey Neumann and Agustin Padilla

Bounty hunters Roland, Lilith, Mordecai and Brick are about to find out just how dangerous Pandora is and that a gang lord operated by a man named Nine Toes (we never see his feet, so we don't know if the name is because he has only nine toes) that is out to kill any Vault hunters. No we don't know what is in the Vault as it's an unknown that is to be feared (crazy Nine Toes' rant).

The book was good, it's interesting, as a series, I'm definitely hooked and I will be returning to learn more about this Vault, my guess is an intergalactic treasure or a super powerful weapon, that would be so cool.

This book feels a little short, especially with the cliff hanger ending, but we get a lot of action and fighting, so we can overlook the short part.

Rating 3 out of 5

I Belong to You by Lisa Renee Jones

If you've followed the series through all the ups and downs and inside outs, we finally get a full length novel for Mark and Crystal. Although for the love of god, can we finally get closure with Rebecca, we know Mark loved her and although she is believed dead things still feel incomplete.

Mark and Crystal are finally making it work and I hope that no more drama reaches their relationship, because we waited forever for this.

I do still hope that by some twist of the writing gods Rebecca is still alive and maybe living happily ever after in some unknown place. I normally hate amnesia twist, but if in the next and hopefully final book we get finality for Rebecca I'll be good. In the meantime read Mark and Crystal's story, this was a long time coming and the ending of the book will have you screaming.

Rating 5 out of 5

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dover Graphic Novel Classics) by John Green (Adapted by), Arthur Conan Doyle

22323394The great detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. John Watson are introduced to a younger generation in theses 46 pages. The story is short and a quick read perfect for kids looking for a different kind of graphic novel.

In this adventure Holmes and Watson investigate a mysterious death and a curse. Unlike the Sherlocks we all know and love from TV (Elementary and Sherlock), this Sherlock is not rude and condescending. 

I did feel the story was a bit rushed and over explained every pane, but I also understand that the target audience is in a much younger demographic than me (wow, that in no way made me sound old), so I definitely say get for your kids, they'll eventually want to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's book.

Rating 4 out of 5

Black Bat Omnibus by Brian Buccellato, J. Scott Campbell (Illustrations), Ronan Cliquet (Illustrations)

Tony Quinn has made a lot of mistakes, like becoming the go to lawyer for the mob. After refusing what would be the equivalent of murder Tony's boss gauges out his eyes. Blinded and depressed he attempts suicide only to be saved by a shadow organization that no offers him a deal he can't refuse, they give Tony a shot at redemption.

Now enhanced with cybertronic eyes Tony dons the mask of the Black Bat to right the wrongs of his past and help give his city a better future. 

In this revival of the classic pulp action comic, we see the Black Bat revamped for a new audience and let me say bravo. The coloring palette on the illustrations is just right that it conveys all the angst and hopes of our vigilante. While not having the ending I would have wanted these 250+ pages tell a riveting and engaging story that will have you flipping pages like there is no tomorrow.

Rating 5 out of 5

Age of Darkness Volume 3 by Eric Esquivel, Patrick Shan

22130455The Dark Queen is gathering her forces to bring down the realms and with each fallen realm she gets closer and closer to bringing in an age of darkness.

In Volume 3 we see see the Dark Queen strengthening her armies and dealing devastating blow to the Realm Knights. This book focuses primarily on baddies and is full of gore and action.

The illustrations as always are awesome, I will however again say, skimpy outfits in no way provide enough support to fight, just saying. The story brings in many of our favorite characters from other books and gives just enough of a hint as to what is coming.

Rating 4 out of 5