What I’ve Been Reading Lately: May 22

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Great Graphic Novels of NYCC

New York Comic Con may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean the reading of comic books have to end! Graphic Novels and mangas gives us readers another alternative way for stories can be told and, as years gone by, they have become more fresh and just as realistic and entertaining compared to prose books. If you are looking to jump in the world of comic books or already a lover of them, here are some new releases that have been creating a lot of buzz but will also make you want to dive more into the world of comic books:

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Muslim Superhero To Be Added To Marvel Cinematic Universe

Kamala Khan may be heading to a big screen near you!

Marvel Studios Kevin Feige dropped hints recently in an interview that plans are in the works to introduce Ms. Marvel, or Kamala Khan to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this becomes a reality, Ms. Marvel  would be the first Muslim superhero portrayed on the big screen.  Continue reading “Muslim Superhero To Be Added To Marvel Cinematic Universe”

Books To Help Win Your Reading Challenge

The year is fast approaching and if you are like me, you probably noticed that you have only a couple of weeks to reach your 2017 Reading Challenge Goal (I am 26 books behind of my 100 books reading goal). Whether you are using Goodreads Reading Challenge or a challenge you set for yourself, don’t worry fellow bookworms! Victory is only in arms reach and can be fully achieved. I have a variety of books that will help you achieve your goal. And the best thing? They are short and so good that you will finish them in a day! Continue reading “Books To Help Win Your Reading Challenge”

Weekly Tea Discussion: Who’s More Realistic, YA or Adult Books?

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Hello all!

Welcome to another dose of Weekly Tea Discussion! This week’s discussion question: Who is more realistic, YA books or Adult Fiction?

As we book lovers know, books always manage to reflect the world around us, no matter how fictional they are. But lately there has  been a slew of new books released that tie more closely to the cultural and political events that are happening around us, such as the New York Times Bestseller The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, two books that surround the Black Lives Matter movement. There has been a huge cluster of YA books that are becoming more political, albeit becoming more realistic-well, this is an opinion of an article on LitHub.com.  With writers (younger writers) representing the younger voice in issues that matter to them, it would be easier to say that YA books are more realistic than literary fiction. But I don’t think that is necessarily true. Continue reading “Weekly Tea Discussion: Who’s More Realistic, YA or Adult Books?”

Book Review: Ms. Marvel #9: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson

29775583Format:  Paperback

Pages: 136 pages

Published: December 14, 2016

Publisher: Marvel

Genre: Fiction, Graphic Novels

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

While CIVIL WAR II brews, the next generation of Avengers has bigger things to worry about – like a tri-state academic competition! As rival schools clash, Ms. Marvel’s teammates Spider-Man and Nova are now her enemies! But when Kamala gets called to the real battle’s front line, she faces a fight she can’t embiggen her way out of. She’s about to learn a valuable lesson: Never meet your idols! As war intensifies, tragedy strikes too close to home – and Ms. Marvel must choose between her heroes and her family. When friends become foes, Ms. Marvel struggles to put her life and Jersey City back together. Kamala will be forced to grow up fast and find her true place in the world. But will she be an international sensation…or a menace?

The thing I love about this series is not only the action and the amazing storytelling but how it coincides with real life events, making it a more relatable to the story to the reader. Kamala continuously struggles to balance her superhero personality with her family life. The continuous clash shows how real Kamala truly is. And the current social issues?Judgement for crimes before they are even committed? This was a perfect storyline for a younger audience.With everything that is currently going on now, kids and teens will dive more into the story and and admire Kamala as a character more.

And I loved that we got to see more of her family and her origins, which I believe is an important factor when writing the beginnings of a superhero. Her constant struggle became more alive to me and I admired her more. Kamala was more real instead an unattainable idol that looks like it is perfect on the inside and out. I don’t read a lot of graphic novels but this is one series I will definitely continue to read until the very end. It manages to never disappoint. I highly recommend it!

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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