Alright, so…it looks like I may have gone a little overboard this month…but let me explain myself. Indigo had sale after sale this month, but the one that really got me was Buy One Get One 50% off all Teen, Graphic Novels & Manga. I was literally going to buy all of these comics & manga at Fan Expo this coming weekend, but then this sale popped up. Obviously I had to go with the sale. Look at me saving money. See, it’s not so bad now right?! Enjoy taking a peek at all of the titles I bought this month!
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan
Nicu has emigrated from Romania and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess’s home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship grows into romance as the two bond over their painful pasts and hopeful futures. But will they be able to save each other, let alone themselves?
We Now Return To Regular Life by Martin Wilson
Sam Walsh had been missing for three years. His older sister, Beth, thought he was dead. His childhood friend Josh thought it was all his fault. They were the last two people to see him alive. Until now. Because Sam has been found, and he’s coming home. Beth desperately wants to understand what happened to her brother, but her family refuses to talk about it—even though Sam is clearly still affected by the abuse he faced at the hands of his captor. And as Sam starts to confide in Josh about his past, Josh can’t admit the truths he’s hidden deep within himself: that he’s gay, and developing feelings for Sam. And, even bigger: that he never told the police everything he saw the day Sam disappeared. As Beth and Josh struggle with their own issues, their friends and neighbors slowly turn on Sam, until one night when everything explodes. Beth can’t live in silence. Josh can’t live with his secrets. And Sam can’t continue on until the whole truth of what happened to him is out in the open.
Doom Patrol, Vol.1: Brick By Brick by Gerard Way
Flex Mentallo, Robotman, Rebis, Crazy Jane, and more are back to twist minds and take control. This new take on a classic embraces and reimagines the Morrison run’s signature surrealism and irreverence. Incorporating bold, experimental art and a brash tone to match a new generation of readers, Gerard Way’s DOOM PATROL establishes radical new beginnings, breaks new ground, and honors the warped team dynamic of the world’s strangest heroes. This abstract and unexpected ensemble series nods at the Doom Patrol’s roots by continuing to break the barriers of the traditional superhero genre. Collects issues #1-6.
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye by Gerard Way & Jon Rivera
Cave Carson has a cybernetic eye. But you knew that already. The question is, why was this spelunking adventurer fitted with a bionic implant and what do the visions it’s giving him mean? Before his cybernetic eye started showing Cave Carson a world outside his own, he had retired from his life of exploring the center of the Earth with his wife, Eileen, and they had settled into a comfortable, if not mundane, existence above the surface. That is, until Eileen got sick. Now, newly widowed, a knock on the door of Cave’s underground lab has brought him back into the world he thought he left behind, beneath the surface of the Earth. Co-written by Gerard Way (Doom Patrol) and Jon Rivera (Heartbreak), with stunning art by Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), this absurdist take on one of DC’s more obscure spelunkers explores love and loss, and the line between reality and perception.
Death Note, Black Edition: Volumes 2-6 by Tsugumi Ohba
Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects–and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal…or his life?
Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.
Motor Crush, Vol.1 by Brendan Fletcher
By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.
Saga, Vol.7 by Brian K. Vaughan
From the worldwide bestselling team of Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained Saga event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat and the refugee experience.
Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson + More!
At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come from all walks of life, and they were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They’ve just spent nearly two weeks learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off eighteen miles from camp with no food, no water, and only their packs, and they’ll have to struggle to overcome their vast differences if they hope to survive. Inspired by The Canterbury Tales, Feral Youth features characters, each complex and damaged in their own ways, who are enticed to tell a story (or two) with the promise of a cash prize. The stories range from noir-inspired revenge tales to mythological stories of fierce heroines and angry gods. And while few of the stories are claimed to be based in truth, they ultimately reveal more about the teller than the truth ever could.
No.6 Vol.1 by Atsuko Asano
For Shion, an elite student in the technologically sophisticated city No. 6, life is carefully choreographed. School, study, and the occasional visit with his friend and classmate Safu. One fateful day, however, he takes a misstep, sheltering an injured boy his age from a typhoon. Known only as Rat, this boy is a VC – a fugitive living outside the computerized tapestry of city control – and helping him will throw Shion’s life into chaos and start him down a path to discovering the appalling secrets behind the superficial perfection of No. 6.
Your Lie In April, Vol.1 by Naoshi Arakawa
Kosei Arima was a piano prodigy until his cruel taskmaster of a mother died suddenly, changing his life forever. Driven by his pain to abandon piano, Kosei now lives in a monotonous, colorless world. Having resigned himself to a bland life, he is surprised when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist with an unorthodox style. Can she bring Kosei back to music, and back to life?
Violent Love, Vol.1: Stay Dangerous by Frank J Barbiere
Daisy Jane and Rock Bradley were two of the most notorious bank robbers in the American Southwest. And then they fell in love. Join Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, The Revisionist) and Victor Santos (Polar, The Mice Templar) for a pulp infused criminal romance oozing with style and action! Collecting issues #1-5 from the new hit series!
Death Note: L, Change The World by M
In an alternative continuity in the Death Note setting, ace detective L’s name has been placed in a Death Note. He has twenty-three days to bring a terrorist group to justice, or they will use a deadly new virus to change the world—by killing off most of humanity.
Ten Count, Vol.1 by Rihito Takarai
When the President got into an accident, Shirotani Tadaomi met Kurose. On their very first meeting, Kurose could tell right away that Shirotani is Mysophobic and said that it’s pretty bad while suggesting it would be better to consult a doctor about it. Shirotani was left perturbed by the encounter. Who is Kurose? And how was he able to tell Shirotani’s condition?
They’re Not Like Us, Vol.2: Us Against You by Eric Stephenson
Freed from the influence of The Voice, Syd and her companions discover that life on their own presents painful new challenges and even greater threats.
The Backstagers, Vol.1 by James Tynion IV
When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the only ones who don’t treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Not only does he gain great, lifetime friends, Jory is also introduced to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain. With the unpredictable twists and turns of the underground world, the Backstagers venture into the unknown, determined to put together the best play their high school has ever seen.
SLAM! Vol.1 by Pamela Ribon
In the fast-paced, hard-hitting, super cheeky, all-female world of banked track roller derby, two young women will have to decide if their budding friendship is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line. When life starts coming at you like a freight train, you have two options: run away screaming or lean into the hit. From the first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, Jennifer and Maisie knew they’d be fast friends. But when they’re drafted to different teams, the pull of competition — and their increasingly messy personal lives — threaten to drive them apart. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up, and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, a better lover, and a better friend. Derby can heal your heart . . . but it might break a bone or two in the process.
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green
Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She’d sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she’d have to eat it for breakfast. But in any life a set of circumstance can collide, and normal behavior might soon shade into something sinister, something deadly. Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the vulnerable, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.
Generations by Flavia Biondi
After three years in Milan, Matteo returns home to the provincial country town where he was born and from which he had fled. Coming out as a young gay man in a provincial country town had led to ugly clashes with his conservative father, and the urban metropolis of Milan had been a welcome change from the stifling small town life of his childhood and the anger and bewilderment of some members of his family. But now, Matteo finds himself with little choice but to return home, with no money, no job, and an uncertain future, like so many other young people of his millennial generation. Afraid of encountering his estranged father, he instead takes refuge with his extended family, at a house shared by his grandmother, three aunts, and his very pregnant cousin. As he tries to rebuild his life, reconnecting with the women of his family and old hometown friends, he warily confronts a few truths about the other generations of his family-from their bigotry to their love, and tolerance, and acceptance-and a few truths about himself, including his fears of confrontation and commitment.
Taproot by Keezy Young
Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means… leaving him.
There you have it! All of the wonderful titles I picked up this month! What have you picked up this month!? Out of the titles above, which should I read first?!
Thank you for reading!
11 thoughts on “Monthly #BookHaul: August 2017 Edition!”
You got a lot of books! I added a few to my tbr on Goodreads, especially Generations. I’d never heard of it until you mentioned it, but it sounds great. The only book that I’ve bought month is The WWE Book of Top 10s.
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Haha! I may have definitely gone a little overboard! Generations was great! I can’t wait to hear what you think! 😀
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Jealous of this haul right here! Definitely going to add some of these manga/graphic novels to my TBR!
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LOL! I may have gone a little crazy with the sale! But I was going to buy a lot of these at Fan Expo anyway, so I’m justifying by thinking about the money I saved haha! 😛
This is such an awesome haul! I haven’t heard of all of these books, so I’ll definitely have to check a few of them out further and add them to my tbr. Great post! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I’m greatly enjoying its content!
I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and. I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.
If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.
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Thank you so much! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my blog! 😀
It’s definitely tough when you’re first starting out, but you’ll get used to it in no time! I’d be happy to help you with any questions you have!
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Thank you! I’m wondering if you have any tips on scheduling, and balancing blogging with other everyday things, such as school.
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Oh man, it definitely takes a while to figure that out haha! I started my blog after I had graduated university and was in between jobs. So at the time, I had all the time in the world to read and write. But now I have a full time job which was really hard to get used to at first. I thought that I wouldn’t have time to read or write half as much as I used to. It just took a lot of adjusting. Now I read whenever I have a spare moment, whether it’s when I get home from work or on the weekends. I’ve also started listening to audiobooks which has helped a lot. I’ll listen to them when I do my make-up in the morning and when I commute home from work. It’s all about finding what works for you! As for writing reviews and other posts, I’m lucky to have a job where I sit at a computer all day. Whenever I have a spare moment I’ll write a quick review or top 10 tuesday. It’s definitely tough, but once you get into the groove it’s pretty great! 🙂
Thank you for the advice and tips! I greatly appreciate it. I don’t know if you use it, but as a student in high school, the scheduling button has been a huge help for me as far as getting things done, staying on top of posts, and being consistent. =)
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No problem at all! I’m so glad I could help! I absolutely LOVE the scheduling function haha! Definitely a key tool 😛
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