Book Reviews

In Review: Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 4

Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 4 (Tokyo Ghoul, #4)Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 4 by Sui Ishida
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tokyo Ghoul is hitting its stride. Ken continues learning to navigate his new reality, but the ghoul world is expanding faster than he can keep up. No doves in this volume, but what freshly-cooked hell does Ken find in the Ghoul Restaurant? You’ll have to read Volume 4 to find out!

View all my Goodreads Reviews

Advertisements
Book Reviews

In Review: Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 6

Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 6 (Tokyo Ghoul, #6)Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 6 by Sui Ishida
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This volume starts with a two-page recap of the story (and main characters) thus far in the series, so if you haven’t read volume 5 in a while, you can catch up quickly.

There’s plenty of action here as Kaneki finds himself caught up in the impending war of ghouls versus humans. But this volume is notable because we learn a lot about the four kinds of kagune and the classifications of ghoul investigators.

As usual, the four-cell stories at the end are all entertaining.

View all my Goodreads Reviews

Book Reviews

In Review: Ex Machina,The Deluxe Edition Vol. 3

Ex Machina: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 3Ex Machina: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I expected a lot more from this volume.

Let’s start with a quick recap of the series thus far. I was unimpressed with the first volume but the premise was interesting enough to keep me going. The second volume was a huge improvement. There were new facets to the story and intriguing characters. I expected that Vaughan was building steam and would continue his strong form into the third volume. So I fully expected to enjoy volume three. Continue reading “In Review: Ex Machina,The Deluxe Edition Vol. 3”

Book Reviews

In Review: Ex Machina, Vol. 2

Ex Machina, Vol. 2: Tag (Ex Machina, #2)Ex Machina, Vol. 2: Tag by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This was a vast improvement from the first volume. The pacing was better, the story had more folds and it seemed like Vaughan was just starting to hit his stride.

One of my biggest complaints with the first volume of Ex Machina was how damn slow it was. The second volume was a big step up but many people would still find it this too slow. Personally, I don’t mind if a story develops slowly so long as it still has a strong plot and characters. This volume built more around the characters and helped me forget about the fact that Mitchell Hundred’s powers are totally lame.

The story was stronger overall. It switches from Hundred’s past to the present, just like the first volume. The difference was that it felt like there was actually a story developing. There was a better mystery component to with the appearance of some weird signs all over the city. If the third volume continues to explore that mystery (fingers crossed), this series could get very good!

Read all of my book reviews on Goodreads!

Book Reviews

In Review: Ex Machina, Vol. 1

Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days (Ex Machina, #1)Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Boy oh boy. I’ve put off reviewing this volume for a while because it was just so…disappointing.

First of all, I read this becasue I heard the premise and was intrigued. I like the idea of a superhero who lives in the normal world and tries to go through life as a normal person (even though he clearly isn’t). This general premise always interests me and that’s why I like comic books such as Incognito and Superman: Secret Identity. Continue reading “In Review: Ex Machina, Vol. 1”