Sunday, April 8, 2018

SHOCK Anthology book review

Title: SHOCK Anthology
Series: N/A
Author: Many
Published Date: April 24th, 2018
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Source: Netgalley
# of Pages: 171
Format: Protected PDF
Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror
Days to Read: 3, I think?
Rating: 3.48 / 5 stars
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Goodreads Synopsis

AfterShock Comics continues to push boundaries by presenting it’s very first anthology collection featuring a slew of today’s top writers and artists. Presented in the European Album format (same as the recent Animosity: the Rise hardcover for LCSD), this handsome hardcover features the creative talents of Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli, Charles Vess, Michael Gaydos, Andy Clarke, Andrew Robinson, Mike Carey, Jim Starlin, Phil Hester, Paul Jenkins, Dalibor Talajic, Bill Willingham, Travis Moore, Brian Azzarello, Francesco Francavilla, Cullen Bunn, Marc Guggenheim, Marguerite Bennett, Frank Tieri, Brian Stelfreeze, Szymon Kudranski and more! Cover art by John Cassaday!

From the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award nominated editor of the classic Negative Burn anthology series.

My Thoughts

TW: Blood, Death, Murder, Abuse, Drugs

1- Witch Work by Neil Gaiman (4 stars)
2- Blooderflies by Cullen Bunn (5 stars)
3- Kerguelen by Andy Clarke- (1 star)
4- Invasion by Francesco Francavilla- (2 stars)
5- Mountain Pass by Bill Willingham- (5 stars)
6- Beserker by Jim Starlin- (3 stars)
7- Dumb Bitch by Marguerite Bennett- (5 stars)
8- The Last Dance With You by Paul Jenkins- (5 stars) I CRIED, and it was only about 10 pages. So beautiful and so heart-breaking!
9- Escape From the Lost World by Mike Carey- (5 stars)
10- End Game by Marco Croner- (1 star)
11- Iste Bu Instanbul! by Charles Vess- (2.5 stars)
12- Based on a true story by Brian Azzarello- (2.5 stars) And yes, chocolate IS poison to dogs! The larger the dog, the more it'd take to be lethal. (seriously, just google "is chocolate poisonous to dogs" and you'll get plenty of information on how it works and how much it takes)
13- Little Red Hood by Frank Tieri- (4 stars) Loved this twisted take on Little Red Riding Hood!
14- Dead City by Michael Gaydos- (3 stars)
15- Live or Die by Joe Pruett- (3 stars)
16- Metrocrash by Marc Guggenheim- (3 stars)
17- Paroled by Stephan Nilson- (2 stars)
18- Devolution by Aaron Douglas- (4.5 stars)
19- Circle of Fear by Richard Starkings- (4 stars)
20- Moments by Mike Zagari- (5 stars)
21- A Job by Marko Stujanovic- (3.5 stars)

My only issue with this one really being Kerguelen had very tiny blurry text that was impossible to read. Hopefully it's just the formatting being in pdf but I was able to read the rest of them with no problems..

Many of them I could see good messages in, even evoking emotion with The Last Dance With You making me actually cry! Though a few others are definitely cry-worthy too! I loved the touching messages through-out it. Some were downright scary (and I loved them!).

Some of them did feel too short, like I wish they had been longer and more fleshed out. Which isn't a bad thing, I just wanted more of them. Some of them I didn't see the point or understand, but I enjoyed more of them then I didn't.

Over-all a pretty solid anthology, honestly one of my highest rated ones. I'm very glad I read this! Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher.

Monday, April 2, 2018

March 2018 Book Haul

Just a collection of all the books i've gotten this month, one way or another. As for the large amount of free Ebooks, thank you to Bookbub, Instafreebie, people mentioning other free books in Goodreads groups on Amazon or Smashwords...getting emails from newsletters signed up for thanks to Instafreebie...too many dang deals everyday. And I pass on about just as many as I take. O_O

Physical Books

I read Defy the Stars as an e-arc last year, and since the sequel is coming out soon I got the finished hard copy of Defy the Stars so I can re-read it before reading the sequel! I also read Illuminae on kindle back in November 2016...and I have Gemina in hard cover but still haven't read it. I know, I know I suck. I loved Illuminae! So I figure now that I got the entire trilogy in physical form I can binge the trilogy, re-reading Illuminae, at some point soon. I would have gotten Do Not Disturb (i've heard mixed things about it from those who loved the first book, The Girl in 6E) on kindle as well, like I have The Girl in 6E, but physical form was actually cheaper....

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Have you got or read any of these books? What books have you gotten recently?

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