#TBR: May 2018 (Books at Dawn’s Monthly TBR)

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Hey, Bookworms!

Please forgive me for my overwhelming absence in the month of April. I’ve been going through a book/blogging slump, and to be honest, I still am. So my posts will be far and few between, but not as bad as none in the month of April. With the reading slump, let’s see if I can attempt to get through all these books on the list!

Let’s see if I can stick with it this time!

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Top Summer 2017 Reads!

Top 2017 Summer Reads!

Hey Bookworms!

Summer is fast approaching it’s end. The days of endless sun and beach going will be replaced with cooler days and leaves changing colors! I hold an unpopular opinion when I say that summer is my least favorite season of the year. I just can’t stand the heat… sorry not sorry.

But ushering in a new season doesn’t mean that I don’t have books to recommend! Over the last 3 months I have read some amazing books. So I wanted to take this opportunity to showcase them for you all to possibly add to your TBR’s!

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Reading Recap: April, May & June

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Hey Bookworms!

Welcome to another Reading Recap. Where I recap what I have been up in the past three months!


April-Books

 

Blacklist by Alyson Noel★★★☆☆ – Review

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer★★★★☆ – Review

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich★★★★☆ – Review

Bang by Barry Lyga★★★★☆ – Review

Detective Comics Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV★★★★★

Power Rangers Vol. 2 by Kyle Higgins★★★★★

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda★★★★☆

I Found You by Lisa Jewell★★★★☆ – Review


May-Books

 

At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson★★★★★

Black Clover Vol. 1 by Yuki Tabata★★★★★

The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty★★★☆☆ – Review

Black Clover Vol. 2 by Yuki Tabata★★★★★

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda★★★☆☆

Archie Vol. 3 by Mark Waid★★★☆☆

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas★★★★☆

Naruto Vol. 1 by Masashi Kishimoto – ★★★★☆

Bravest Warriors Vol. 5 by Breehn Burns★★★★☆


June-Books

 

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab★★★☆☆

The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson★★★☆☆ – Review

Jughead Vol. 2 by Chip Zdarsky★★★★★

Naruto Vol. 2 by Masashi Kishimoto★★★☆☆

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau★★★★☆ – Review

The Party by Robyn Harding★★☆☆☆ – Review

Black Clover Vol. 3 by Yuki Tabata★★★★☆

Replica by Lauren Oliver★★☆☆☆

The Young Elites by Marie Lu★★★★☆

Talon by Julie Kagawa★★☆☆☆

Roar by Cora Carmack – Unrated

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands★★★★☆

The Rose Society by Marie Lu★★★★☆

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh★★★★☆

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard★★★☆☆

Josie and the Pussycats Vol. 1 by Marguerite Bennett★★★☆☆


Results

APRIL:

6 Books, 0 Manga & 2 Graphic Novels

Pages2463

MAY:

4 Books, 4 Manga & 1 Graphic Novel

Pages2745

JUNE:

12 Books, 2 Manga & 2 Graphic Novels

Pages5433


Well there you have it. Over the last 3 months I managed to get some serious reading in. Hopefully it carries over through the summer!

Until next time,

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August 2016 Book Haul

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Hey guys!

Here are all the books I got in August! There is quite a few to get through. I’m super excited about this month’s haul.

So let’s get started shall we?


INDIGO

Nevernight

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


BMV Used Books

Harley’s Greatest Hits by Paul Dini

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa


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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Run by Kody Keplinger

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Book Depository

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (GERMAN)

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes (GERMAN)

Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes (GERMAN)


Giveaways Won

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking (SIGNED)

Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking (SIGNED)

Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking (SIGNED)


ARCs

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (Simon & Schuster Canada)

Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley (Simon & Schuster Canada)

Wrecked by Maria Padian (Algonquin Young Readers)

Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black (Ace)

Boy Robot by Simon Curtis (Simon & Schuster Canada)

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Soho Teen)


That was definitely a big month for me! Did you guys pick up any of these books too? See you next month!

Until next time,

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Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits by Paul Dini | REVIEW

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Published by DC Comics on July 19th 2016
Genres: Graphic Novel, Superheroes
Pages: 160
Format: Trade Paperback

LINKS: Good Reads | Amazon | Indigo | Book Depository

Get ready for this summer’s most anticipated movie SUICIDE SQUAD with the comics that inspired the film, including fan-favorite character Harley Quinn!

Love makes you do crazy things. And Suicide Squad member Harley Quinn is madly in love.

After springing her psychotic killer boyfriend, the Joker, from Arkham Asylum, former psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel put on a clown costume and said sayonara to sanity. Now Harley brings her own unique brand of psychosis and revelry to whatever she does, whether it’s causing mayhem alongside her beloved Mistah J., saving the world as the nuttiest member of the Suicide Squad, or relaxing with her gal pals Poison Ivy and Catwoman. With her deranged mix of fear and fun, she knows how to leave a crowd in stiches!

HARLEY QUINN’S GREATEST HITS collects eight of the lovesick lunatic’s best stories from such talented writers and artists as Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Jim Lee, Jeph Loeb, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Snyder and more.

Collects BATMAN ADVENTURES #12, BATMAN #613, COUNTDOWN #10, GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #7, SUICIDE SQUAD #1, BATMAN #13, HARLEY QUINN #21 and HARLEY QUINN AND SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1.

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5 Stars

First Line:

Love makes you do crazy things.


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CHARACTERS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟    ARTWORK 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits is a collection of Harley Quinn’s best adventures in the DC Comics world. Starting from her origins and first appearances to her most recent hits over the last couple of years. In this review I will take you through each story and why I loved it!

The Origin of Harley Quinn

This one explains it all from the beginning. Who is Harley Quinn, and where did she come from? You can find that all in The Origin of Harley Quinn.

As a die hard Harley Quinn fan, most of this info wasn’t new to me, but it was still refreshing to see the story on the page. Originally published in Countdown #10 in 2008, many years after her original debut.

Batgirl: Day One

Here we have Harley Quinn’s first appearance in print from Batman Adventures #12 in 1993. It’s Batgirl’s first night on the job and who does she have to go up against? Not just Harley, the Joker’s new girlfriend, but Poison Ivy and Catwoman as well.

What I really liked about this one is the original jester costume Harley Quinn used to wear. I really miss it even though I love the modernized apparel she wears now. It was rather nostalgic to see! And she really kicked some butt, and you will just have to read if she succeeds!

The Opera

Harley’s first big solo heist against the Bat himself. Originally published in Batman #613 in 2003, ten years after her first appearance. What I love about this story is we finally get to see what she can do on her own. No longer standing in the shadow of the Joker, she takes over the Opera house and ends up walking away with some precious jewels.

The good guys can’t always win right? This story is proof of that!

Holiday Story

We get some more backstory of Harley and her family in Holiday Story, originally published in Gotham City Sirens #7 in 2010. Harley goes home for Christmas to her mother that tries to welcome her with open arms, a dead beat brother and his two kids, and a visit to her father in prison.

It was nice to get more insight into Harley’s life behind the mask and it really opens up your eyes to the reasons for the choices she’s had to make.

Kicked in the Teeth

Harley is recruited for the Suicide Squad in Kicked in the Teeth originally published in Suicide Squad #1 in 2011. She ditches her old jester costume for a more modern and sexy one in this new version of Harley Quinn.

I loved seeing the more dark and twisted side Harley takes on in the Suicide Squad, a slight difference to the Harley you see on the big screen.

Tease

In Tease originally published in Batman #13 in 2012 we see how badly the Joker has messed up Harley’s mind and heart. This one was a little harder to read because of how sad and real it felt. But I guess she couldn’t get to wear to she is now without having gone through that trauma.

I still find it baffling how she was so madly in love with that psychopath that only hurt her every chance he got. Definitely a toxic relationship.

Tug A’ War

Finally one of her own stories from her solo series originally published in Harley Quinn #21 in 2015. In this issue she goes head to head with Deadshot and you can see that she tries her best to do the right thing, even if her methods of achieving this are unorthodox.

This is one of my favorite versions of Harley. I love seeing her as the anti hero. I knew she couldn’t be all bad to the core!

Evil Anonymous

In Evil Anonymous we see Harley going through a little bit of a mind crisis. Orignally published in Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool’s Special #1 in 2016, someone is mind-fucking with Harley. She reaches back into her roots as a psychiatrist for the baddies.

But it’s all just an ulterior mind trip by none other then Amanda Waller herself. I really hate her… Amanda Waller that is!


Overall a really well put together graphic novel of most of Harley’s best achievements and storylines. Let me know if you’ve read Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits by Paul Dini! I would love to hear your opinions as well!

Until next time,

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