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August 2015 Wrap Up

I really thought I was going to be able to read more this month, but I hit a bit of a slump towards the end of August. I did, however, finally find time to pick up Saga and let me tell you, once I started I could not stop. I’m extremely excited for volume 5 to drop next month! I also picked up More Happy Than Not which was an amazing novel that I highly suggest everyone should at least look in to. I had some trouble getting into The Martian, but I found that the audio book was a huge help and I’m excited to hopefully get into seeing the film this September at the Toronto International Fill Festival, also known as TIFF. I also managed to squeeze in an audio book listen to Legion by Brandon Sanderson! What did you read this month!?


Saga, Volume 1.

Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrator: Fiona Staples

Publisher: Image Comics

Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Release Date: October 23rd 2012

Page Count: 160

ISBN: 9781607066019

Goodreads Synopsis: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.Β From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

My Review


Saga, Volume 2.

Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrator: Fiona Staples

Publisher: Image Comics

Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Release Date: July 2nd 2013

Page Count: 168

ISBN: 9781607066927

Goodreads Synopsis: From award-winning writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (Pride of Baghdad, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist FIONA STAPLES (Mystery Society, Done to Death), SAGA is sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and horrific monsters, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her strangest adventure yet… grandparents.

My Review


Saga, Volume 3.

Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrator: Fiona Staples

Publisher: Image Comics

Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Release Date: March 25th 2014

Page Count: 144

ISBN:Β 9781607069317

Goodreads Synopsis: From the Hugo Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan (The Private Eye, Y: The Last Man) and Fiona Staples (North 40, Red Sonja), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Searching for their literary hero, new parents Marko and Alana travel to a cosmic lighthouse on the planet Quietus, while the couple’s multiple pursuers finally close in on their targets.

My Review


Saga, Volume 4.

Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrator: Fiona Staples

Publisher: Image Comics

Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Release Date: December 17th 2014

Page Count: 152

ISBN:Β 9781632150776

Goodreads Synopsis: From the Eisner Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan (The Private Eye, Pride of Baghdad) and Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, Thor, SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet.

My Review


More Happy Than Not

Author: Adam Silvera

Publisher: Soho Teen

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health

Release Date: June 2nd 2015

Page Count: 293

ISBN: 9781616955601

Goodreads Synopsis: In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely. When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is. Why does happiness have to be so hard?

My Review


The Martian

Author: Andy Weir

Publisher: Audible Audio, Podium Publishing

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date: March 22nd 2013

Total Time: 10 hrs and 53 mins

ISBN: N/A

Goodreads Synopsis: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first man to die there. It started with the dust storm that holed his suit and nearly killed him, and that forced his crew to leave him behind, sure he was already dead. Now he’s stranded millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive–and even if he could get word out, his food would be gone years before a rescue mission could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to get him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit–he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

My Review


Legion (Legion #1)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Audible Audio, Digital Download by Audible Frontiers

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Release Date: October 2nd 2012

Total Lenth: 2 hrs & 8 mins

Audible Link: Legion by Brandon Sanderson

Goodreads synopsis: Stephen Leeds, AKA ‘Legion,’ is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his ‘aspects’ are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society

My Review

3 thoughts on “August 2015 Wrap Up

  1. Great wrap up! I really want to read the Saga graphic novels, I keep hearing wonderful things about the series! The Martian is also one I need to read soon, and I’m excited for the movie adaptation too! Have you seen the trailer?
    xoxo πŸ’‹

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    1. Saga is so good! I can’t recommend it enough! It definitely lives up to the hype! The Martian was also very well written! I have seen the trailer and the film is actually premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival where I will be volunteering so I hope I can get in to watch it πŸ˜€

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