Review: Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman, Rob Guillory

Review: Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman, Rob GuilloryTitle: Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice
Author: John Layman, Rob Guillory
Series: Chew #1
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: December 8, 2009
Genre: Graphic Novel
Pages: 128
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
Check it out on Goodreads: HERE
Rating: five-stars
Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.

I saw Chew being reviewed multiple times before and it really seemed interesting. This guy can eat things and see what they’re about. He can only eat beets, beets don’t give him visuals. If he eats an apple he can see what tree it came from, what pesticides were used on it and so on. Now this goes for everything. Meat, vegetation, people. So gross right?

The storyline is awesome as well and funny. I am not very knowledgeable in graphic novels. I just started in on the Walking Dead graphic novels before seeing this one and trying it out so yea, very limited. The images are done great and very detailed. I saw a lot of people say don’t eat while you’re reading this but I didn’t think that. It wasn’t that bad.

This is a series that I will be continuing and recommend it to those who want to try to get into graphic novels.

Review: Crash by Eve Silver

Review: Crash by Eve SilverTitle: Crash
Author: Eve Silver
Series: The Game #3
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Check it out on Goodreads: HERE
Rating: four-half-stars
Miki’s life is falling apart around her. Her dad and best friend are lying in the hospital. The Game is glitching, making missions more frequent and more deadly. And someone close to her is waiting for the right moment to betray her.

Miki feels like she’s hanging on by a thread and the only thing keeping her tethered is Jackson’s hand in hers. Yet telling him how much she needs him, how much she loves him, feels like the biggest challenge of all. And if Miki really wants the missions to end for everyone, she’ll have to let go and be ready to fight when the walls between the Game and reality come crashing down. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned, it’s that she’s got a whole lot left to lose

The conclusion to The Game series was in one word, amazing. It was fast paced and full of twists that I didn’t see coming. I was stuck to it in a way that I have not been stuck to a book in a good couple weeks, maybe months. To be quite honest, I had no idea this book was already coming out and so when I saw it available on Edelweiss I snapped it up to review it. I have reviewed Rush and Push prior and loved them.

I felt the second book didn’t focus on being in the game as much and I got the opposite of that in Crash. We start out with Miki being in the game already as well as being torn from her father and Carly’s accident. There is so much more going on besides the hospitals and hoping the two of them get better or if they take a turn for the worst.

We find out so much about the game and the Committee as well as the Drau. Through the whole trilogy I sat there thinking that maybe it was this way but then you are led to believe it is another one and are for sure on one side and then another. It’s a rollercoaster of emotion and not knowing who to trust.

There was some of the relationship romance between Jackson and Miki but I really enjoyed that it wasn’t quite as heavy into it as it was in Push. It wasn’t the main aspect of the storyline. Mainly it was what the game was about and friendships.

There isn’t a time during reading this book that it fell into a lull or got stale. I loved it. Loved every fast paced second of it and I’m sad to see the books at an end. However, it ended with a good ending after all was said and done. I could definitely see a spin off series for these books though and I would read them all up!

I have read every book in this series as an eARC and after reading and loving the last book in the series, this is on my “need to buy to have a physical copy” list!

Great job, Eve Silver. You’re awesome!

Review: Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes

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I read this book about a month ago so the details are a little bit sketchy for me. However, the good thing is that I haven’t read many books in between so it is still quite fresh in my mind. Liars, Inc is a book that I have seen a lot of good reviews on […]

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Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Well, it’s another Colleen Hoover book. Great book, end of review. There is nothing more to be said. Seriously though, this was another good book by Colleen. It had me crying during the first couple of pages of the book. Not ugly cry but there were a couple tears that escaped. That is when you […]

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Review: Pretty Little Things by Teresa Mummert

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I don’t know why I finished this book to be quite honest. I was bored through the whole thing and when the story actually began to pick up, it was over with and back to the boring parts. Not to mention that not counting the epilogue, the last 6% of the book was a sex […]

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The Breath I Didn’t Know I Was Holding

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  We all know the line that seems to be in every single book that we read. I get that there are a lot of phrases that can get us a sense of urgency and feeling and that the author wants to convey, and it may be hard to choose from for them. However, why […]

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