lady_green_bat (lady_green_bat) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Reads #26-42

26)Veil of Lies: A Medieval Noir by Jeri Westerson
27)American Vampire 11 by Scott Synder
28)American Vampire 12 by Scott Synder
29)Fables 100 Special by Bill Willingham
30)To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt
31-40)Y: The Last Man (Entire Series) by Brian K Vaughan
41)Changeless by Gail Carriger
42)Blameless by Gail Carriger

Veil of Lies was rather interesting, set in a time period I'm not all that familiar with except to know that I would never willingly travel back in time to it. Simple plot, in that a simple crime turns out to be not so simple, but yet again I found myself more intrigued by a minor character (in this case the lone female interest) than our main jack of all trades. Soon after finishing I thought I would write a piece of fanfiction about her after she walks out of the detective's life, but vampires soon monopolized my attention. How I love the series American Vampire! So much so that I would bear the monotonous chatter of the local Comic Book Guy thisclose to snidely informing me that I'm uneducated in the world of comic identifiers. No shit! In any case, Skinner Sweet is the best vampire to turn up in years and I can't wait to read about his next adventure--hopefully returning to wth happened to that vampire baby...

thenerdygirl introduced me to The Last Man just with the exclamation "You'll love it!" and, as smart as she is, I did and I do. 'Brilliant' and 'tragic' is the best I can come to describing how I feel about the series. I had heard about it before but was put off investigating honestly because I thought it was going to be an exploitative male lesbian fantasy. Instead, I think it brings up some honest points about how society could be if almost half the population of the world was suddenly wiped out.

Carriger's 'Parasol Protectorate' series is absolutely wonderful. I'm really enjoying this steam-punk genre and, unlike other books I've read this year all characters big and small leave an impact in this world. They all have life and depth and I just want more damnit! More! The next book in the series, however, doesn't come out until July :(
Tags: graphic novel, mystery, romance, steampunk, vampires, werewolves

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