REVIEW: Nightwing, Vol. 2: Night of the Owls by Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows, & Ruy Jose

Dick Grayson must face his past and a deadly adversary in the present as he learns of his connection to the mysterious Court of Owls. But even if he’s able to stop an undead, unstoppable assassin, he’ll still have to deal with the rising forces of the anti-Gotham City army and its leader the mysterious Paragon

This one is mainly about the backstory of Dick Grayson’s family ties to the Talon and the Court of Owls. It was pretty enjoyable but if you read the Court of Owls/City of Owls from the Batman series you’ve already seen most of this. Still good though. If you read it without reading those then this does deserve a solid 4/5 stars.

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REVIEW: Opal (Lux #2) Jennifer L. Armentrout

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.

 

 

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I read this is as part of the 2014 TBR Reading Challenge

What can I say? I mean, everyone already knows this is awesome. I was the one late to reading this. But let me say: THIS WAS AWESOME!

With the second book I was afraid I was going to get the typical second book I thought that as close as Katy and Daemon got, they were going to be ripped apart or Daemon would break up with Katy and there would be a lot of angst. Well that didn’t happen. It just got better. Their relationship got better and I couldn’t believe it.

With the third installment, I thought there was a chance for angst but mostly I was just content for the Daemon ride. And oh what a ride. He is one smooth talker that makes us all swoon. There was action, suspense and romance. It really couldn’t get any better.

SPOILER ALERT

I’m excited for the next one but with how Daemon and Katy were separated at the end I’m sure that this is going to be a “book two” with tons of angst. It makes me a little hesitant but I think Armentrout is going to wow me no matter what.

COMIC READ-A-THON: #4-#6

#4: Two-Face #1 (Batman and Robin #23.1)

Two-Face also was a little mediocre. Instead of really telling part of Harvey Dent’s past it just showed flashes of what his old life would have looked like when he walks through the courthouse. I know a fair about of info about Two-Face as was hoping to get a new perspective on his back story with this. That just didn’t happen. The only saving grace? The art. It was really nice and fit with the character.

 

 

 

 

#5: Lobo #1 (Justice League #23.1)

Yeah…this one was alright but I have mixed feelings. I have to tell you, I have no idea who Lobo is. I bought it for my husband since he likes Lobo. I don’t even know who is foes are (Superman? Batman?) I thought the character design and the idea of who he is at first (or at least who I thought he is) was pretty cool but then he’s just a terrible person with no redeeming qualities except for his fighting style. But I guess that means it was a pretty good comic since it evoked such a dislike in me for Lobo.

 

 

 

#6: Deadshot #1 (Justice League America #1)

I thought this one was really good. I loved seeing how Deadshot came about; seeing his tragic family history, where his name came from (the book), and his thoughts on all of the jobs he takes. The only thing is, this didn’t really seem like a villain’s story. It seemed more like a vigilante hero’s story.

Comic Read-a-thon begins again!

Hey ya’ll! The comic read-a-thon begins again! I’m really trying to get through all this stuff I checked out, bought, or borrowed. I love every second of it but I need to make sure it’s not just laying around.

#1: Court of Owls #1

This one is a really good start into DC’s villain month (yep, I’m a week late). It gives you some history and shows flashes of things that have happened with the Talon though the ages. The art is really interesting, not pretty like I like, but interesting in a way that sets a tone as is better than pretty.

 

 

 

 

#2: Ventriloquist #1

Talk about creepy…yuck. Yuck in a good way mind you. I seriously don’t want to sleep with the lights off. I was already scared of those little things because of the Puppet Master movie from the late 80s and this made it worse. Plus Shauna has a very creepy past that makes her into a very creepy woman. Gross. Very good.

 

 

 

 

#3 Poison Ivy #1

Poison Ivy was mediocre. The drawings were nice but the overall story lacked some follow through. I liked her back story but I just couldn’t see how the story was progressing towards the end. It was like it just ended which left me without closure but didn’t seem like it was going to go forward in later issues.