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Monstress Vol. 1
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900Õs Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both. Entertainment Weekly praised MONSTRESS as Òone of Image ComicsÕ most imaginative and daring new seriesÓ and dubbed it the ÒBest New Original SeriesÓ in their year-end ÒBest Comics of 2015Ó list. Collects MONSTRESS #1-6
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Malisa
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Oh. My. Goodness. This was so good. And so beautiful. And so violent. And I loved every second reading it!!! I‘m so glad I have the second volume so I can go ahead and continue!!! #monstress

EliNeedsMoreShelves The art is just 😍😍😍 8h
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gossamerchild
Monstress 1: Awakening | Marjorie M. Liu
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Holy. Wow. I have no words. This is beautiful. And sad. And very, very violent. One of the best graphic novels I've read. Ever. So. Good.

#theunreadshelfproject2019

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Lizpixie
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Bk2 Of the #24in48 #readathon is done. Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda are a fabulous duo, both the story & art are amazing, it‘s definitely one of my favourite graphic novel series.❤️

TK421 The art is amazing in this comic. 5mo
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Lizpixie
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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#BookMail Pt1 Finally getting to the end of my #NewYearBookBank order, the hubs is starting to steam a bit at the ears. He just doesn‘t get that “tsundoku” is a way of life🧘🏻‍♀️I absolutely loved the first in this graphic novel series, the art is gorgeous and the storyline is just as good, with elements of fantasy, folklore & warrior culture. Highly recommend👍

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Brie
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Maika Halfwolf continues on her quest to find answers about her mother. She journeys with pirates to a poisoned island and battles with an ancient exiled there. The art remains magnificent, and the lore is becoming easier to understand as the story moves along. I love the character of Kippa, the fox girl.

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Brie
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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The art in this fantasy series is absolutely stunning and intricate. Very Art Deco/steampunk but set in an alternate Asia-like continent with a matriarchal society. The story intrigued me but there‘s still a lot more world building to do so I think that slowed it down a bit. But there‘s lots of magic and cats and witches and monsters so I‘m sticking with it.

GrilledCheeseSamurai I 😍 this series. 5mo
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CareBear
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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I met the author at BookCon 2017 and am finally starting it!

GrilledCheeseSamurai Ohhh nice! It's so freaking good! I'm jelly of your autographed edition! 😍 6mo
CareBear @GrilledCheeseSamurai I LOVED it. Wish I could meet her again now, lol. And that artwork 😍 6mo
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hissingpotatoes
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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4.5/5⭐ I continue to love everything I did from the first volume. Even though there are so many new concepts, creatures, beings, magical elements, etc. introduced, it's done so seamlessly that I never felt lost. Kippa and Ren are simply the best. #projectSAMS #atozreadathon

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hissingpotatoes
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4.5/5⭐ I want to fall into the artwork & never come out. It's not often I feel like I'm truly entering another world while reading. The dark elements are woven in wonderfully with the lighter, but neither diminishes the other. I simply adore how many female characters there are, in every possible role you can imagine. I once assumed a new character would be a man, but nope! This book challenges those assumptions. #projectnew #atozreadathon

speljamr Right? This entire series is so good! 7mo
hissingpotatoes @speljamr Yes! I just finished vol. 2 and can't wait to pick up vol. 3! 7mo
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mariaku21
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Read for #24b4monday and am still loving the art style, the use of muted colors among the bright pops of color, and the odd but intricate storyline that has me hooked still.

This volume ends with a cliffhanger that i can't wait to get to so heading over to #hoopla to find it!

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Great going, well done! 👏 7mo
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Brenley
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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I've heard so much about this book, but it also seems I haven't heard much about this book. I'm going in with 0 expectations and am loving it so far.

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mariaku21
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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Omg the artwork alone is worth second and third glances...Takeda is an amazing illustrator to bring life to the story by Liu that I can't wait to get my hands on the next volume 😍

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TracyReadsBooks
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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Book: Monstress (followed by Melmoth the Wanderer)
Author: Martha Grimes
Movie: Monsters, Inc.
Food: Mango in the summer, Mac & cheese when it gets cold

#manicmonday #letterM @JoScho

JoScho Monsters, Inc. never gets old 💚 8mo
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Gezemice
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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I have finished my #goodreadschallenge! All bonus reads from now on :)

I do not read that many graphic novels, just somehow ended up with them now. Reading through Monstress again did it :)

Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
irre 🎉🎉👏👏 8mo
TheLibrarian Congrats on your challenge. 👏🏻 🎉 👏🏻 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉📚📚 8mo
Lola Well done!!! 🙌🏻 8mo
Reviewsbylola 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo!! 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
readordierachel Nice! 🎊🎈🥂 8mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 8mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations!!!🎉 8mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you! 😊 8mo
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To quote the poets...we‘re fucked.

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GivenLemons
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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I love all these characters so much! I just want them all to be happy. #graphicnovel #fantasty #steampunk

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GivenLemons
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Such a haunting story! It‘s wonderfully complex and intriguing with beautiful art and world building. #graphicalnovel #fantasy

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Graciouswarriorprincess
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Thank you #Hoopla for having my graphic novels to read.

Emily92Bibliophile I have a question about Hoopla! So my library has Libby/ Overdrive for their online books. With my library card number can I borrow from Hoopla, even if my library is not affiliated with it? @Graciouswarriorprincess 9mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Emily92Bibliophile Unfortunately no. Your library needs to have Hoopla. My local library doesn‘t support it so I still use my library cards from Maryland to access it. I am sorry. 😞 9mo
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MiyakoBunny
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟I seriously cannot wait to read the rest of this series 😍🤩😍🤩😍🤩!!!!

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Swe_Eva
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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Mehso-so

I‘m not entirely sure this should have been a graphic novel. The story seems very interesting, but there is so much world in the story that isn‘t explained (other than the info-dump parts) that it‘s sometimes tricky to say what‘s actually going on. Perhaps a novel would have been a better medium? Or add a narrator, at least? The art is gorgeous, though, and I very much like the cat and Fox.

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nelehelen
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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Started this new series the other day and I‘m so glad I did! The artwork is absolutely stunning. The story was a bit confusing for me at first (and still kinda is), but it did find clear up and find its way. I‘m hoping it gets better with the next volume. Either way, if you like beautiful artwork and steampunk fantasy, you‘ll probably like this.

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Schnoebs
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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I enjoyed this one so much more than the first. One, for obvious reasons, I am now comfortable and understand the world this is placed it. Two, the Isle of Bones and more information/background on the gods and the different types of creatures in this world which I loved!

@julesG @DuckOfDoom #sfftbrchallenge #45steampunk #graphicnovel #monstress #mpls #twincities

MidnightBookGirl I found the first volume hard to follow, but maybe I'll give vol 2 a chance! 10mo
Schnoebs @MidnightBookGirl the first one was kind of hard for me to follow too but second volume was better for me. You also get more of a background on the main character 10mo
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Schnoebs
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Trying out my new bag before my New York trip in a little over a week. It basically has a built in Book sleeve 😍😍

#bookbag #trialrun #adventure #fun #trivianight #mpls #twincities

RavenLovelyReads You had me at “book sleeve” 10mo
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AiBBot
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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If you want to read about angsty teenagers, do not read this book. If you want a story full of struggle to discover the truth of ancient power has attempted to consume and control life in the past, present and future, read this book.

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Schnoebs
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Look at this very large man holding this little fox back. He‘s only using his thumb and index finger while the entire time having his pinkies up. Because this is obviously a classy situation and the pinkies need to be up

#monstress #graphicnovels #classy #pinkiesup #mpls #twincities

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Addison1
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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My graphic novel binge continued this month. Picked up a lot of comics I‘ve been meaning to read and add to my collection. Would recommend ALL of these and Monstress not pictured here because my partner is reading it currently.

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Ekkross
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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I honestly don‘t think there is a more beautiful comic than this one.

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moarbookspleaze
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Finally reading this after it‘s been sitting in my shelf for a year.

BillBlume Love Monstress! Can‘t wait for volume three. 11mo
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Deborah42
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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Fantasy-steampunk graphic novel about surviving in a war-torn world fueled by conflict between witchy humans and Arcanics (descended from human and immortal parents). The witches have enslaved the Arcanics and harvest their body parts in order to extract a powerful substance called lilium.

Maika Halfwolf is a teenaged Arcanic set on revenge. She carries a dark secret within her that she doesn‘t understand and can‘t control.

Gorgeous art!

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emtobiasz
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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We‘re having the most incredible thunderstorm this evening (thank goodness— this heat was getting unbearable) and I needed something a bit darker to match. I love the illustrations in Monstress, and it walks that line of how much horror/gore I can handle. I‘m still not sure I totally grasp the story, but in another volume or two I‘ll do a back-to-back reread and really puzzle through it.

readordierachel Pretty view! I love the art in Monstress as well. 12mo
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erinreads
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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This little fox kid might just be the most adorable thing I HAVE EVER SEEN. And did this make anyone else cry by like page 10? 😭😭😭 Because that‘s the state of me today, I guess.

monkeygirlsmama Stacking 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love these! 12mo
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Pogue
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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I love this series! I can‘t wait to read the next one.

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kylienoele
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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So far, I‘ve really enjoyed this series! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Matilda
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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#riotgrams june 19: Favorite comic animals

Roomercado This made me laugh for 5 minutes 😂 12mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I would love a print of this. And Christmas cards. 😂 12mo
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Maike
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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Gory, dark, violent and yet astonishingly beautiful. That‘s Monstress for you. Totally a pick!

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Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Sometimes, my darling...it‘s better to hide your teeth

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watermelontaco13
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu

Everything I have came from years of ruthless murder. Am i safe? No. But I love. I am loyal. And that is my redemption

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watermelontaco13
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu

Cats are the great mystery, born in that space where shadow meets light... that borderland of dreams and death, and death and life. No door is closed against us. No secret can defy us. We exist in every world, every universe, every possibility. We cannot be denied, not even by the dead. We are fucking glorious

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watermelontaco13
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Just found out that vol. 3 is out in August so starting vol. 2 to be all caught up! Didn‘t realize how much stuff I didn‘t remember or missed in the first book

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There was a bit too much in this single volume but the beautiful art and the talking cats get this graphic novel a 4/5 from me.

TheBookKeepers I‘m not a huge comic reader, but read this for one of the read harder prompts last year. The story was intense, but illustrations were gorgeous. I too enjoyed the cat 😻 12mo
Ekkross The illustrations in Monstress make me want to cry they‘re so good 12mo
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cobwebmoth
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Volume 2 is still dark, and gorey at times, but things are beginning to be revealed. I have to give this a pick, though, just based on Takeda's gorgeous illustrations.
#LitsyAtoZ #LetterM @BookishMarginalia

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ElishaLovesBooks
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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#LunchAndABook The artwork in this graphic novel is so intricately detailed. While I found the beginning of the book to be quite confusing, the author gave me just enough plot twists and hints to keep me hanging on. She has created such a fantastical and complicated world that I am excited to read more about! Good thing I have vol 2 ready to go from @TracyReadsBooks 🤓😍 #Booked2018 #Steampunk

BarbaraTheBibliophage Ahhh. That‘s a great pick for this prompt! 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Cinfhen I was gonna use this for #steampunk 🙌🏻💓🎉🎉 13mo
Leniverse I am impatiently awaiting vol.3 💜 13mo
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ElishaLovesBooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage It really is! @cinfhen Do it! 😀 @Leniverse I hope to start vol 2 soon! 😊 13mo
Cinfhen I read it @ElishaLovesBooks 😯😱what the heck was that?!?! And I‘m not really convinced it was steampunk...I did NOT enjoy the story but the art work was amazing ❣️❣️❣️ 13mo
ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen 😂😂 I‘m not surprised you didn‘t like it! I was actually also questioning the steampunk aspect. I think it started out more steampunky (is that a word?) but didn‘t really end with much of that element. 13mo
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MrsV
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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Just recently getting into graphic novels hardcore. I‘ve read Lumberjanes, Saga, Giant Days, and the one showing.

Please give m recommendations of your favorite one, or one that are must reads!

Redwritinghood I also like the Bitch Planet series. 14mo
TheLibrarian Sweet Tooth and Y: The Last Man. 14mo
Marmie7 For #freakyfriday I was given a recommendation to read Nailbiter and now I'm on vol.4! 🙌 14mo
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TieDyeDude I seem to be the only one who did not enjoy Montress... Anywho, I recommend Lady Mechanika by Joe Benitez and the Criminal series by Ed Brubaker 14mo
MrsV @GoodForCirculation, I‘ve thought about the Lady Mechanika series, I‘ll try it out! 14mo
leahbird @GoodForCirculation I didn't like Monstress either. Which is really too bad because it's epically gorgeous. 14mo
leahbird Highly recommend Nimona. Try Y: The Last Man and Runaways. Persepolis is a must read biocomic. 14mo
TieDyeDude @leahbird Flawed, but epically gorgeous, indeed! 14mo
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Tianarose
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Taking a small break from the chunkster to get back into Monstress.

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Anglemark
Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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This comic is so different from everything I have read so far in my life. I really like it. #comics #graphicnovel #fantasy

Leniverse Yes, I love Monstress. It's weird and wonderful, and a bit brutal. 1y
Leniverse Velkommen til Litsy! 1y
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Swe_Eva Wishlisting this one! 1y
Anglemark @LT_eva, have you read the first one? 1y
Swe_Eva @Anglemark No, but I‘ve looked at the series before, so this just confirmed that it‘s one I want to try. 1y
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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The art in this book is gorgeous. 😍

I‘m not entirely gripped by the story yet though so not sure if I‘ll be picking up volume 2. Only halfway through though.....

Katerina The art is beyond gorgeous!! I could stare at every issue for hours 😍 12mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Katerina it is! I‘ve not picked up the second volume yet but I‘m tempted, mostly for more of this art! She‘s great, I‘ve read a few of her things for Marvel too. 12mo
Katerina @LoveToReadLiveToRead I have it on my pull list, so I read the individual issues and I love it every time I see it in my pile. I have read her X23 ...and only just realized that she cooperated on that with Marjorie Liu too 😮 I should really pay more attention to creator names in Marvel issues. 12mo
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Eyelit
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I love everything about this series. Complex characters and stories. Stunning artwork. I need more. Now. Please and thank you. 😄

readordierachel I really need to read this volume. The art is incredible! 1y
Gezemice I get all my graphic novels from the library, but I had to buy this one. I have a bit of trouble following the story, but the art is drop-dead gorgeous. 1y
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Full review for Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening is up on my blog: bit.ly/2tUCFrS
I loved this, stunning artwork, angry female character, complex storylines, friendship, betrayal, monsters, gods, talking cats
5 stars
#jades2018reads #bindrosbookshelf