Saga, Volume 5 (Saga: Collected Editions #5)

Yaaaaaaaaay!! The newest edition of the Saga Volumes by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples has finally arrived…although it’s not technically available until September 15, but who cares because the time is now! This collection was my first graphic novel and it’s absolutely awesome.


For those of you who aren’t privy to these intriguing volumes I demand, nicely of course, that you go and read every novel immediately. This Saga is filled with humor, imaginative creatures and characters, and a deliberately awesome plot that’ll keep you engrossed in each and every page. So, this particular volume is the fifth in the collection, so if you haven’t read the previous ones you need to before picking this one up. Here’s the summary:

Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies. Collects Saga #25-30

Fact: I do think it should be known that this was first released as individual issues from Collections Saga #25-30. So if you’ve already bought those then you’re good, but I like to have each individual volume, in consequence I’m forced to wait. 

If you’re interested in Pre-ordering this volume you can click the cover for the cover above. 

On The Edge of Love (Mama’s Brood # 1) by Shay Rucker

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4.5 starts out of 5

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Zeus is a knife wielding, crazy member of Mama’s Brood, who is hell bent on always getting what he wants and in this instance he want’s Sabrina. She’s an independent badass, who isn’t exactly a newbie when is comes to danger, so she’s not going to just jump into hiding for the sociopath trying to kidnap her, or the sexy god-named man intent on having her.


Fun Fact: I was originally only going to put Sabrina in the collage because I didn’t want to taint his magnificent character description. It’s usually not difficult to find models, actors, or just regular people online to fit the description of a character but Zeus was extremely difficult until I remember the television series ‘Spartacus’. Jai Courtney fit the description beautifully, and he’s GORGEOUS! 

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My reaction:

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Pros: 

  • Zeus – Oh. My. God. When I first read the summary for this novel, I was more than a bit skeptical, to be more specific my reaction was, “Great! Another jackass, wannabe badass, ‘hero’ that’s shitty to the heroine who just takes it.” However, despite my doubts I continued (based off the great reviews by trusted Goodreads reviewers) and I’m extremely happy I did. Don’t get me wrong he’s arrogant, possessive, antisocial, and deadly but somehow that’s what makes him so damn appealing. Zeus has to be on my top 3 for ‘Badass Boyfriend” list, and this is for good reason. He’s humorous without trying to be and makes you hate and love him all the same. That being said, there were some WTF moments where I questioned his sanity beyond his average crazy.
  • Sabrina – Yeah, she’s the perfect heroine. She’s a serious badass (that I wish could’ve showcased her skills) with a no-nonsense attitude and isn’t the helpless mistress with insecurities or the need to be comforted by our hero. No, Sabrina was her own hero in many ways and as the novel progressed you’ll just love her feisty character, I know she one of my favorite female characters.
  • Plot – This was an awesome plot – especially for the IR genre, which tends to follow the same formula – that’ll keep you intrigued the entire time. Although not a real mystery novel it is filled with action (I mean how often does a novel begin with a guy disemboweling people?), humor, and an alluring romance. With the kidnapping of Sabrina we get into the head of a sociopath and meet Mama’s Brood
  • Safety – I hate when authors don’t allow their characters to use condoms, although this is an issue that some might not care about, it’s bothersome for me. So, the fact that this author took the time to mention it was awesome for me.
  • Mama’s Brood – The characters in Mama’s Brood were excellent and not overpowering as some groups or organization themed series are. They’re all funny and fun and I can’t wait to explore their brood further.

Cons:

  • Information – The only negative to this novel is that I wanted more! An increase in information would have been amazing. Like more detail into Zeus’ childhood as well as Sabrina’s. It was good without it, however a couple of flashbacks would have been amazballs. I would say there’s a chance for that in the second novel in the series, however the next book will probably be about some of the other characters in Mama’s Brood.

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Overall, this novel surpassed my expectations and ended up being amazing. If you want an intriguing story with badass characters that aren’t self-absorbed or have a large amount of insecurities and stupid conflicts that amount to nothing, then On the Edge of Love is the novel for you. So, feel free to purchase it below:

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Upcoming Reviews

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Believe it or not…I’m a big reader. hehe. I mean it! Literally I read around 10 to 15 books on a good month, so when I say that my to-review list is backed up, I truly mean it. Currently I have around 50 or so novels to review but let’s be real, I’ll probably only get around to about 12 or 15. Therefore I have decided to just make a post of upcoming post, which basically means it’s the annoying preview before the movie. Be that as it may, I felt that this was a splendid idea to give the few assortment of people who indeed read this blog.

So, after much rambling here’s the list:

  1. Divergent (Trilogy) – Veronica Roth
  2. Game (Jasper Dent, #2) – Barry Lyga
  3. One the Edge of Love (Mama’s Brood, #1) – Shaya Rucker
  4. Metal Love Songs – Shiree McCarver
  5. Love Through Pain – Ancelli
  6. Someone To Watch Over Me – Sienna Mynx
  7. The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare 
  8. Affairs of the Dead (The Reanimation Files, Book 1) – A.J. Locke (Not featured above)

I hope you’re interested in these upcoming reviews, some of the books were awesome and others were mediocre. But in the mean time…