Tuesday, 28 February 2017

ARC Review: Moondust by Gemma Fowler

If you know me (Or just follow me on Twitter for long enough) you'll know that I absolutely love Sci-fi. Books, TV, movies, I cannot get enough spaceships, aliens or wonderful planets. So when the lovely Jasmine at Chicken House Books offered me an early review copy of this wonderful debut, of course I said yes! I really hope you enjoy my review.

A miracle energy source, Lumite, has been discovered on the moon. The dark days of future Earth - torn apart by war and energy crisis - finally appear to be over. Aggie is the violet-eyed poster girl for the mining company, Lunar Inc, persuaded to campaign for a hopeful new future. But a chance meeting with one of the prisoner-miners, the darkly attractive Danny, changes her mind about everything she knows about her world ..

Moondust is, quite aptly, set on the moon, and it was a wonderfully written setting. Set against the backdrop of a post apocalyptic earth where a newly discovered mineral called Lumite has saved humanity, Fowler paints a beautiful picture of a self sustaining colony on the moon's surface, drawing readers immediately in. It's here that we meet Aggie, our violet eyed heroine.

Though she's tried to hide out on the base as a low level staff member, she's thrust back into the limelight, and in doing so she exposes the truth behind Lumite and the base. She's a strong heroine who - in failing to hide - learns to stand up for what she believes in, regardless of the difficulty and consequences. It's in her investigations that the thriller element of this Sci-fi comes to light, and - while I won't spoil anything - it was one of my favourite parts of the book; almost unusual within the genre in its mystery.

I also loved the secondary characters, especially the sure and swagger of love interest Danny, but my favourite character was in all honesty Celeste, the base's AI. She had character growth in her own right, which was fabulous, but her assuredness and cheer in the face of danger was actually one of the lighter, funnier elements of the story, and I loved her.

Finally I'll mention that the book has a wonderful cliffhanger that has me hoping a sequel will be out sometime soon. It was an absolutely fantastic read and I award it a well deserved 5 stars! Thanks again to Jasmine and Chicken House.

Is Mooniest on your TBR? As always do feel free to leave me a comment below, or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Review: Ink by Alice Broadway

I'll be honest that when I received this book in the post I wasn't at all sure what to make of it. I'd heard some information via Twitter, but not so much as to form an opinion. So when I did crack open (Not literally!) the spine I was pleasantly surprised. Big thanks to Scholastic for the review copy!

Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora's father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.

Ink tells the story of a young girl in search for truth. It's this universal concept at the book's heart that makes it so relatable, but it's the characters and world that keep you hooked.

Readers are swept into a dystopian world where tattoos are sacred, the marks on your skin recall the good and the bad, and to be blank is to be an outcast. Broadway paints a detailed, colourful world that quite easily sucks the reader in, and I really loved learning about its history. Short stories from the part are woven into the narrative, giving the world a greater history and depth, and I found them all fascinating.

What Broadway more importantly does however is show a world of black and white, a stark line between who is deemed good or bad, and how it only takes one person to see grey and start a revolution.

Main character Leora was a fabulous heroine who doesn't stop in her search for truth regardless of the challenges she faces. She's highly emotional in some scenes but that only shows the vulnerability of her youth and somewhat sheltered existence, and makes her all the stronger for it. With every turn of the page she was the epitome of true power, and I loved following her journey.

My only disappointment was how abruptly the novel ended and that the conclusion seemed perhaps a little sudden with regards to Leora's character development, but I'm to assume this will be addressed in the sequel, which makes me all the more excited for its eventual release.

Have you read Ink or is it on your TBR? As always do let me know in the comments below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Monday, 20 February 2017

Early Review: The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury

I was lucky enough to buy an early copy of the final book in Mel's phenomenal Sin Eater series and it was incredible. I hope you enjoy my early review.

The final battle is coming . . .

As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever . . .

Explosive, rich and darkly addictive, this is the stunning conclusion to Mel Salisbury's internationally best-selling trilogy that began with The Sin Eater's Daughter.

Absolutely perfect.

(Can I leave it there? No? Really? But I don't know what else to say... Fine.)

In all seriousness The Scarecrow Queen really was the perfect ending to the perfect series. I of course won't spoil anything but what I will say is that justice wins out, both for the story and for the characters. Where The Sin Eater's Daughter focused on Twylla, and The Sleeping Prince on Errin, The Scarecrow Queen really brings them both together for an epic adventure and ties everything up in a neat little bow. With a few splashes of horror and gore of course.

Aurek's darkness really shines (Irony?) in this book too and I'm honestly still feeling shivers from it. He is a fantastic villain, his motivation and morality flawless. In some weird way I'm going to miss him.

Most importantly though I'm going to miss Twylla, Merek, Errin and Silas. They were all such wonderful heroes and I have adored the last three years of cheering for and crying with them. Melinda has given fitting endings for all though, and I couldn't be happier. This series, though finished, will forever live in my heart.

I would say I'll miss Mel's writing too, but she's already hinted that she has more up her sleeve. I cannot wait.

If you've read The Scarecrow Queen do let me know your thoughts (non spoilery of course) in the comments below. If you're looking forward to its release, let me know that too. Or you can always @ me on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

A Quiet Kind of Thunder: A Day Without a Voice

Over the winter period bloggers were given the task by the lovely team at MacMillan (@MyKindaBook) of thinking about their life, in one day, if they didn't have a voice, for the release of A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard. I honestly had a tough time with this, being I've never even lost my voice to a cold, which is why my post is a little later than the book's release.

I suppose, thinking theoretically, it would really hurt not to have a voice, even just some of the time, because how would you know if and when anxiety might cause your voice to disappear, just like Steffi in the book? How can you know what you might be able to say and what you might not?

Steffi notes about hurting the bus driver's feelings by not being able to say thank you, and I would feel the same way. But moreover, what if I couldn't say 'I love you' to my mum and dad whenever I need to, or couldn't tell them to 'be careful' as they left for work?

I wouldn't be able to chat animatedly about books as I love to do, or thank authors for their fabulous work at signings. Shopping would be harder, unable to ask for a bookseller's recommendation or talk about titles we both enjoyed.

All in all, everything would be that much harder.

Most importantly I wouldn't have an opinion, because really what is an opinion without a voice?

But I think that all of this is what lends Steffi so much strength in the book. I haven't finished it just yet, but from what I've read so far, she is trying - fighting - to not let this beat her; to have as normal life as possible, including falling in love, and I just think that's a wonderful message by the author.

Have you read the book? How would you cope without your voice for just one day? As always do feel free to leave me a comment below, or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

ARC Review: Frostblood by Elly Blake

A fantasy that speaks volumes, Frostblood is an amazing debut from author Elly Blake. Big thanks to Hodder for the gorgeous ARC.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge. Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.

A thrilling fantasy with a poignant heart, Frostblood is a book I tore through in a handful of days and absolutely adored. Following our heroine Ruby, the only Fireblood in a sea of Frostbloods, it tells the tale of revenge, love and disarray in a world where individuals are separated and hunted just for the temperature of their skin and their elemental ability or affiliation. Ruby was a fantastic heroine to follow, strong willed and passionate. When she loses everything it is her strength and courage that leads her through the trials and tribulations she then must face; least of all the taming of her fire by a Frostblood whose icy heart she's slowly melting, named Arcus.

Arcus too was a marvellous character, first a thorn and then a rock for Ruby to lean on. His presence and chemistry with Ruby was ever a joy and I honestly can't wait to see what happens in book 2. My favourite character was quite easily Brother Thistle, a sage of wisdom against the Frost King's blindsided racism (or elementism, I suppose?) that helped make the book as poignant as it was. Beyond the glimmer of magic and realm of fantasy, Frostblood is very much a thought provoking book and one I definitely suggest everyone should read.

Elly Blake has outdone herself with this debut and I am now anxiously awaiting the release of book 2, entitled Fireblood. Frost blood meanwhile is definitely a 5* read I urge you all to put on your TBR if it isn't already.

Have you read Frostblood? What are your thoughts? As always do let me know in the comments below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

ARC Review: Famous by Jilly Gagnon.

Released today is the wonderful Famous by Jilly Gagnon which I had the pleasure of reading over the Christmas period. Big thanks to the team at Harper Collins/Harper360 for the ARC, in exchange for which is this honest review.

In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?

Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.

I'd like fries with that.

Such a simple comment and yet posting those 5 words on social media becomes a nightmare for main character Rachel. 100 flits. 200. A thousand. 100k. 1m. 10m. Suddenly it's an overnight sensation, but not necessarily in a good way. Potential love interest and crush Kyle - pictured with the quote - becomes akin to a pop star. Fame, a gaggle of girls and followers, talk show appearances; he's got it all. Rachel meanwhile becomes the subject of hate, trolls and disdain. Her life spins out of control thanks to a stupid game with her best friend, and she doesn't know how to fix it. But when Kyle catches wind of her situation and the TV companies decide a reality segment with the two of them would be the next big thing, will it make things worse, or will she finally get her chance at love?

That question is one of the parts of Famous I loved most, the constant wondering of whether the two characters would find their happy ending amongst the 'live drama' and Gagnon executed it perfectly. I absolutely loved the fine line between 'reality' and 'pseudo reality', both on the page and in the individual characters' minds, watching as forced feelings mixed with real feelings and they had to struggle to separate the two. I adored the fun, quirkiness of the story, the enjoyment of watching love and drama unfold.

What I also really loved about Famous, and what does deserve special mention, is the key messages. Famous shows one side of the dangers of online media, how something can be seen by everyone, and nothing can truly be deleted, which is a crucial message. The book also focuses very specifically on bullying and harassment - a message I feel strongly about being someone who suffered from bullying much during school years - taking the stance that IT IS NEVER OKAY and really driving it home within the fun and quirky narrative.

Overall Famous was a delightful yet hard hitting read that I really would recommend and which I award a highly deserved 5* rating. I will definitely be checking out Jilly's other work, past of future.

Have you read Famous? Is it on your TBR? As always, do leave me a comment below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Monday, 13 February 2017

Beat The Backlist: January Wrap Up and February TBR

With the end of January comes the start of February, and that means it's time for my monthly post depicting what I've read for the Beat the Backlist challenge in the month just gone, and what I'm hoping to next.


Count: 1

Emma Hearts L.A. by Keris Stainton. Review here.

February TBR

Count: 4

Fix You by Carrie Elks
The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
Shadowplay by L.R. Lam
Ruined by Amy Tintera

So as you can see, I'm really hoping to quadruple my effort this month. Wish me luck!

Are you taking part? What's your Feb TBR? As always do let me know in the comments below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Cover Spotlight Monday: Waking in Time by Angie Stanton

Today's cover spotlight Monday features a book I received sometime before Christmas and which, though I've not yet managed to crack the pages, I'm truly excited and interested to read. Big thanks to Curious Fox books and Georgia Lawe for the gorgeous ARC.

Still mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother and shaken by her mysterious, dying request to "find the baby," Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi's journey backward through time. Will is a charming college freshman from 1927 who travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives. Communicating across time through a buried time capsule, they try to decode the mystery of their travel, find the lost baby, and plead with their champion, a kindly physics professor, to help them find each other again... even though the professor gets younger each time Abbi meets him. This page-turning story full of romance, twists, and delightful details about campus life then and now will stay with readers long after the book's satisfying end.

I absolutely adore this final cover which Georgia has allowed me to share with you all. I think it's truly stunning.

For one it is very evocative of the story, in which Abbi seems to fall through time in the blink of an eye as she sleeps. The bronze clock replacing the iris on the cover seems to speak volumes of Abbi's predicament; that between one blink and the next she could find herself falling even further through time, and it honestly makes me even more excited to read it and experience the adventure for myself.

I love the cover text colour also, the bronze matching the timepiece, but I specifically love the Waking in Time font and colour. The font seems evocative of slipping through time with its strong curves, and also of gently falling to sleep. The colours also remind me of those seen in space from pictures taken by the Hubble telescope and such, and so speak to a whole new universe almost opening up within the pages of the book, for the characters and also for us the readers.

I honestly think that so much time and effort has gone into this masterpiece cover and it really does deserve some love, and some spotlight, so I really do hope you love it as much as I.

As always, do feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading.

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Monday, 6 February 2017

Cover Spotlight: Frostblood by Elly Blake.

For today's cover spotlight post I've got another wonderful release from Hodder for you all. I received an ARC from them a few months ago and I absolutely love this story; I'm hoping that you all will too.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge. Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.

I absolutely love the cover of Frostblood, in all variations. The proof covers were absolutely beautiful, both the frost and fire editions, as shown below.

This picture is from the lovely Hodderscape Twitter itself, showing both designs, and doesn't it just display them so beautifully? I myself received the fire edition which I'm completely smitten with - my own Golden Smaug funko is enamoured himself - but I love the frost edition as well (Hopelessly searching for a copy!). I think they really just emphasise the dividing line between the two factions in the story, and the power they both hold, as well as being insanely beautiful.

The final cover however, as shown above and which is available to buy now - I myself purchased a copy last Tuesday! - is even more beautiful, if that were at all possible. The finished copy actually has a glossy shine to it that seems to emphasise the icy cover even more, like hidden ice under a blanket of snow; a dark hidden danger much like the one Ruby faces in the story. The frost covered rose emphasises the struggles Ruby faces in a world of ice; the only fireblood remaining. It emphasises the difficult task that lies ahead of her, and perhaps - with the ice slowly crystallising over the rose's delicate petals - how much it may cost her in the end.

This isn't just a beautiful cover, it's a mini story in its own rights. It highlights elements of the story, raising further questions that could only entice you to read it more than you may already have been. It's a true work of art, and I adore it.

What are your thoughts on the Frostblood final cover? Have you read it, or are you excited to? As always do feel free to leave a comment below, or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading.

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Sunday, 5 February 2017

10 Best Books of 2016

A little late but here nonetheless. Once again it's the end of one year and the start of a new one, and with that comes the best books I have read in those 365 days. I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts about them.

1) The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

You all know (or should do by now) how much I love Mel's books, so I don't think I need to say much more on this one, do I? If I do, then it is that this book was amazing in so many ways. Perfect character development, darkly entertaining with twists and turns that took my breath away. An absolute joy.

2) The Blood for Blood trilogy by Catherine Doyle

Technically this is three books but I did read them all in 2016 (Mafiosa in December) and it is a series I absolutely adore. Mafia, hot brothers, plus romance and a love triangle. Yes please. Team Gino!

3) Lois Lane: Fallout (1) and Double Down (2)

I love Lois and I love this series of books. Lois plus high school is just perfect. I cannot wait for book 3.

4) Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith

Dystopian fantasy, mythology, and kick-ass female characters. A truly wonderful debut.

5) A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

I'm enamoured with this series and am anxiously counting down the days until A Conjuring of Light is in my hands!

6) The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I read this book quite early in 2016 and it has stuck with me since. I can't wait for her next book, The Island at the End of Everything.

7) Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

The first book in this series and I'm desperate for more.

8) RoseBlood by A. G. Howard

This book was everything I wanted it to be and more. I adore Phantom, and I adored this retelling.

9) A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

I bought this book on recommendation from a friend, and I absolutely adored it. I love Magnus and Blackthorn, and cannot wait for book two.

10) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Another one that was recommended to me which I loved. I haven't read Crooked Kingdom yet, but I cannot wait to.

What were your top 10 books of 2016? Do feel free to let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter, and as always thank you for reading.

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Saturday, 4 February 2017

6 Reasons To Read Children Of Icarus by Caighlan Smith

Children of Icarus was one of my favourite reads of 2016 so I thought to highlight some of the reasons why this book should be added to your TBR this year. You could even use it as one of your books for the Beat The Backlist Challenge, here, if you are taking or wish to take part. I hope you enjoy them.

It is Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it is Clara who is bright, strong, and fearless enough to take on any challenge. It is no surprise when she is chosen. But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow. Together they enter. Within minutes, they are torn apart forever. Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end.

1) Dystopian Fantasy: Lose yourself in a realm of mythic beasts, fallen angels and a deadly maze.

2) Mythology: As in Theseus and the Minotaur, this maze is not filled with roses and azaleas but wrathful creatures with dark souls and darker histories.

3) A heroine who comes into her own: MC starts off with little survival knowledge, existing only on the help of others and by her will. By the end of the book however she confronts her fears, learns to use the horror of the labyrinth, and grows into a strong individual.

4) No romance: Refreshingly this book contains no romance. Some light sparks between certain characters, but little in the way of any interest, but in a good way. It's nice to read a fantasy or dystopian that focuses on the action rather than romance once in a while.

5) The Executioner: The most kick-ass character in the book and that's all I'll say.

6) Horror: Absolute and unyielding. If you want a book that will keep you awake at night, this is it.

As always, thanks for reading and do let me know your thoughts in the comments below or @ me on Twitter!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Friday, 3 February 2017

January Book Haul

Last but not least, my final book haul to update you all with is my January book haul! I hope you enjoy the few books I bought and received this month.

Firstly I had a lovely little shop at Waterstones and bought a few books that I had been either anticipating or wished to own for a binge-read of the series so far.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard - I was really looking forward to this and I'm loving it so far. 'I'm also meeting Sara today' which 'is' super exciting.

Windwitch by Susan Dennard - I've not read Truthwitch yet but I've heard so many good things about the series and I can't wait to binge read them both.

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken - Again I haven't read Passenger, but I'm excited to read them both together.

I also received a few review books from lovely publishers.

Ink by Alice Broadway - Scholastic - I can't wait to read this. It looks so pretty!

Moondust by Gemma Fowler - Chicken House Books - Space. Sci-fi. It's purple and shiny. It sounds as gorgeous inside as it is outside.

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones - Titan Books - I've already finished reading this after tearing through it in just a few days and I absolutely adored it. Check out my review here.

That's all the books I have to show you for this month I'm afraid. As always, thank you for reading and do feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Christmas and New Year's Eve Book Haul

As I've been really terrible at writing these on time, you know when I actually buy or receive the books, I have another book haul for you all; this time the books I got for Christmas and on New Year's Eve. I hope you enjoy.

Books I Got Under My Tree

Vassa In The Night by Sarah Porter.

The Archived by V. E. Schwab.

The Unbound by V. E. Schwab.

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman.

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman.

Shadowplay by Laura Lam.

New Year's Eve Shop

Changers by T. Cooper.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber. Review up soon.

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo.

Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis.

Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.

A lovely little reading planner - I received this and Gemina from my lovely best friend Cazz.

They're all lovely and I really can't wait to read them. I've already started using the planner!

As always thanks for reading and do feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

A weekly feature created at Breaking the Spine, Waiting on Wednesday features upcoming releases that bloggers are excited about.  You can find out more here.

It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2, which—in the musical theatre world—is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight.

Then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshiped ... revered ... all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

Today's WoW is Noteworthy by Riley Redgate and I am so excited for this book. It's no secret that I love music, singing and musicals, so - of course - this book sounds perfect for me. I've seen quite a few reviews gushing over how amazing it is and I really am just so excited for when I can finally get my hands on it. The fact that it also features a bisexual, biracial, crossdressing (possibly transgender?) MC just makes it sound all the better, and I really - really - just want to be able to read it. Like now. Please?

Are you excited to read Noteworthy? Have you got your own WoW?

As always please feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

Top Ten Tuesday: All About The Visuals

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, here, inviting bloggers and readers to list their top ten for a certain category. 

I'm a day late this week with my TTT, and I do apologise for that. I was at a wonderful signing yesterday with Melinda Salisbury, Catherine Doyle, Kathrine Webber and Sara Megan, for which I'll be posting a recap soon, and spent most of the day out shopping. Nevertheless, onto Top Ten Tuesday! This week I'm mixing titles I've read and ones I'm reading as it's all about the visuals which, for me, means comics!


1) Captain America: Winter Soldier TPB - I'm a huge fan of Bucky so I love this one. Definitely a favourite.

2) Captain America and Bucky - Again, I love these two, and basically started reading comics when The Winter Soldier movie came out.

3) Winter Soldier Series - This was an excuse for more Bucky after I was done re-watching the film over and over.


4) Constantine - So sad they cancelled the series so I'm reading the comics.

5) Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn - I love Dick and Damian so this series is perfect.

6) Batman and Robin - More Damian Wayne and papa Bats.

7) Batgirl - I adore Barbara Gordon.

8) Birds of Prey - Barbara, Katana and more. Girl power!

9) Justice League of America's Vibe - I adore Cisco Ramon in The Flash, and his superhero alter ego Vibe.

10) Grayson - More Dick Grayson please. My favourite Robin!

And just yesterday I bought Supergirl also - to go with my new favourite show!

So those are my Top 10 Visuals, I hope you enjoyed reading about them.

As always, do feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading.

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf