Thursday, April 5, 2018

Book Review: A tragic kind of wonderful

Mel, afraid to alienate her friends, keeps her bipolar disorder a secret. But some symptoms are difficult to remain hidden. And she will soon discover that letting your best friends in, is way better than pushing everybody out.

At first sight, I thought the story constantly shifted between time frames (past, present, short-term past), and I was glad to see it become linear as the story progressed. Mel dealt with many emotions caused by other life problems (family death, controlling friend, new relationship) that it was interesting to see her associate many of these rollercoaster feelings with her BD condition. I could tell the author placed a lot of energy in research and characterization.

All in all, a good book.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Graphic Monday: Saga

Not even aliens can get a break

Alana and Marko are fleeing the land after their mixed-race baby is declared an atrocity. Hunters are sent to destroy them, including a computer Prince (super suave robot), a hot heartbroken man and his crazy eight-legged ex.

This graphic novel has non-stop action, written with a humorist tone. I love the way the author included an inner dialogue voice from the baby's point-of-view that allows us to expect, not only her survival but also a major involvement on her part in the future volumes. The illustrations were very bold, sexy, and beautifully curved. I can't wait to read the next installment.