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Monstress
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past... and discover a new, terrible, threat. Collects MONSTRESS #7-12
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Leniverse
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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The artwork in this series is the most gorgeous and dark and brutal. But I am confused as to why Maika Halfwolf has both arms on the front cover. Maybe she'll pick up a prosthetic as I read on.

#readathon

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LoverofLit
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The artistry in this #graphicnovel was stunning and the storyline was fast paced and kept you interested. Some of the bloody fight scenes put the graphic in graphic novel and I wouldn't recommend for sensitive readers and the plot was a little confusing a couple times but overall it kept me engaged. #Booked2019
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I tried this last year and while I thought the art was gorgeous I just didn‘t get the storyline 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 4mo
mcipher @Cinfhen Same here, and it was just so gory and dark... 4mo
LoverofLit @Cinfhen @mcipher I completely agree with the storyline. I gave it some grace since it's a series and I'm sure it was fleshed out as the series continued. The darkness and gore didn't bother me personally but I thought while reading it, "Wow. Some people would have a hard time with this." 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I really loved this and the second one. But agree about how challenging it is. 4mo
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LoverofLit
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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What rainy Saturdays are made for. Excited to start this #graphicnovel for the #Booked2019 challenge.

JackieSmith It‘s great! 4mo
LoverofLit @JackieSmith Halfway through and really enjoying it! 4mo
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Karkar
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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#7covers7days #coverlove Day 1

Post a cover you love every day for seven days, no explanations. Tag a new person to play every day.

@Pamwurtzler do you want to play?

Ddzmini I like this cover as well but I haven‘t read it yet 😋📖 4mo
sudi Beautiful 😍 4mo
Pamwurtzler @Karkar it‘s possible that I won‘t remember, but I‘ll give it a shot! 4mo
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babyruth2510
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Although I couldn't figure out what all was going on and who was who until the end of volume one, the artwork kept me going. As each detail of the plot becomes clearer and clearer, I found myself on the edge of my seat.... what is going to happen? Definitely going to read volume 2.

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Vansa
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Vansa
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Sana Takeda's glorious imagining of Pontus, the Shielded City

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Vansa
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These panels. Absolutely stunning.

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Jen_Reads
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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My #bookhaul from B&N! It‘ll be a #graphicnovel month for me. I got to visit with some former coworkers/friends who I haven‘t seen in forever. It was awesome to see them and they are the only reason I miss working there (other than the discount of course). Monstress came highly recommended so I picked up the series.

rachelsbrittain So many good ones! 8mo
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jaimeisbionic
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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"A coward never has to learn." ????✨?️

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ravenlee
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
Bailedbailed

Eh, this just isn‘t for me. Not sure if it‘s a graphic novel thing or the specific content. But, it‘s time to move on.

mcipher I had a hard time with this one too. I want to try again but it was a really difficult story and I think I need to wait for the right mood. 11mo
glamhobbit I also bailed on this!!! 11mo
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RiaWritten
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Went to the comic shop. Went a bit overboard.

CouronneDhiver Nice! I don‘t read comics but I love the look of the art on the top cover (left) 😍 13mo
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BruceWalken
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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I read volume 2 of this because I did not have volume 1 and wanted to try it. Liked it. Now reading part 1 and loving it . Read your books in order ladies and gents 😉

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strandbookstore
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Congrats to our #writercrushwednesday Marjorie Liu for recently making #herstory as the first woman to win the top writing award for comic books! Liu won the Best Writer Eisner Award for her epic steam punk fantasy, Monstress. | Maika Halfwolf struggles with residual trauma after surviving a war in 1900's matriarchal Asia. She shares a psychic link with a powerful monster, making her a prime target for the powers that be.

TieDyeDude I'm happy for her, but I just could not get into this series... 1y
bookandcat Congratulations to Marjorie Lu! Well deserved! 1y
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kgriffith
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
Bailedbailed

I may try again later, but I‘m just going to be honest with myself and admit that I‘ve really no desire to go back to it.

Schnoebs Sorry you didn‘t like! I‘m currently reading volume 2 but I can definitely see how it‘s not everyone‘s cup of tea 1y
kgriffith @Schnoebs I should have figured it wouldn‘t be my jam based on most of the info I had going in, but we don‘t always, do we :) Ah well! 1y
Zelma I bailed on it too. I hated it! 1y
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kgriffith @Zelma I just want a spin-off of the triple-tailed cats. Maybe a crossover with Lying Cat from 1y
Zelma @kgriffith omg, a comic with all of the badass cats of comic bookdom would be my dream. 😍😻 1y
leahbird I wanted to like it so much and I find it absolutely GORGEOUS but it didn't do it for me either. 1y
kgriffith @Zelma right?? Someone needs to make that happen. 1y
kgriffith @leahbird to be fair, my partner at the time did express that the cat was the best thing about it, and I decided to wade in anyhow. 1y
Elisa Yes, I understand. The art is incredible, but the storyline is convoluted and held very little appeal to me so I finished the first but never got the second. 1y
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MDodge
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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I don‘t keep too many books on my nightstand normally- it‘s already too cluttered! But these too have been on it for a while. Working on Monstress now - so Goodson far! For #24in48 #nightstand @24in48

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Weaponxgirl
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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#diversespines Recs I love this graphic novel series and there aren't nearly enough published by woc. This one is dark but beautiful.
@spinesvines @Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 2y
Andrew65 What a great cover! 2y
Weaponxgirl @Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the inside illustrations are just as beautiful 2y
Serotonin I am looking forward to volume 3...release this September 😆 2y
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erinreads
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Afternoon plans include knocking out these for my last two prompts for the current #Booked2018 season and the #WorldCup on in the background. #steampunk #childhoodfavorite

TK421 Monstress is fantastic! 2y
Morr_Books I too am watching the world cup while reading 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I agree with @TK421. Monstress is 🔥. 2y
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erinreads @TK421 @GrilledCheeseSamurai I‘m only a third of the way through but I‘m so into it already! 2y
tpixie Great Matilda cover!!! 2y
tpixie @Morr_Books that's a fun book! I want to read the series!! And the author's nonfiction books. Talked with the author on Zoom with LitsyBookClub. She's so nice!! 2y
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kgriffith
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Welcome @rucktaadn to the lovely land of Litsy 💜 I need to find my copy of Monstress and get back to it, so thanks for the nudge 😊 There are loads of awesome queer folks here, and a few locals as well. I see you already found @Marcelaphane 🤓
#litsywelcomewagon #whotofollow #litsyhowto #newfriendsoldfriendslovedfriends

JoeStalksBeck Thanks for the tag 😘😘. Welcome @rucktaadn ! 2y
BookaholicNatty Welcome welcome @rucktaadn I know you will love it just as much as I do. The people are awesome and so kind and there are tons of fun things to do around here!!! Thank you for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2y
shendrix413 @rucktaadn Welcome!! ❤️ 2y
vkois88 Thank you for the tag, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤ Welcome to the #LitsyFamily @rucktaadn !! You're in the best place around. 2y
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Oliveskool
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Wowzers! Best dad ever! I got home to a lovely little box on my doorstep 😻😻😻

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Tianarose
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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My daughter found this and liked the artwork, glad I am reading it first. Gonna be a while before I let her get into this one.

Laura317 Yeah. Understand. But is that two-tailed cat? 2y
Tianarose @Laura317 Yes it is! I‘m only one chapter into this and I am already totally in love with that Cat and his sass! (edited) 2y
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JAMZ
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SO SO SO GOOD. Steampunk feel, fabulous mythology, and such a dark and empowering tale. Maika knows herself so well and also struggles with herself, and I found that to be something so incredibly true and honest, no matter what your form is. I adore all of the side characters (especially Little Fox and Professor Tam Tam). I‘ll say it again, this book is DARK AS HELL but amazing. I‘m getting the rest of the series ASAP.

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kezzlou85
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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The graphics in this are incredible but I must admit I did struggle to follow some of it.

elizabethlk Sana Takeda's art in this is absolutely breathtaking. 2y
kezzlou85 @elizabethlk it really is incredible. 2y
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bookishlyblessed
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Book one down. I got a very late start to the #24in48 readathon but that's okay, better late than never.

@24in48

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bookishlyblessed
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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First book of the #24in48 #readathon

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AmberWB
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Bailedbailed

It is very rare for me to bail on a book, especially a graphic novel. This just wasn‘t my cup of tea. This is not to say that it was a “bad” book- I‘m pretty sure my husband would love it, as it is right up his alley. It was just at the point where I was dreading having to read it- Life is too short for that! On to the next one!

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Sungirl79
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This comic was great and I loved the art! Can‘t wait to read the next Volume !

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KtheBookwyrm
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Today‘s selections. A reread of the first volume and then diving into the second.

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AmberWB
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kgriffith
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This isn‘t going to be a popular opinion, but this comic is SO dark and violent, I‘m having a hard time getting into it. I do enjoy the two-tailed cat, though. #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon

keggergoldy So many graphic novels are dark and violent. It took some effort for me to get into that one. 2y
kgriffith @keggergoldy MOAR CATS PLZ. 2y
TheBookKeepers I thought the artwork was pretty, but agree I wasn't a fan either 2y
lorannen It goes to some pretty dark, places, for sure. 2y
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kgriffith
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“Here‘s something the poets say: There‘s more hunger in the world than love.” #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon

SandyW Whata sad (but probably true) statement. 2y
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Jjohnsen
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Mehso-so

It‘s gorgeous to look at but confusing and all over the place.

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callielafleur
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Book haul! From the Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge and Newbury Comics. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions for the Cozy Mystery selection for #Booked2018! I went with a "The Cat Who" mystery- I read a bunch of these as a kid and loved them. The flipped around book is for the #mybloodyvalentine swap! ❤️?❤️

Julsmarshall ❤️❤️ the Cat Who books when I was young too! I really should revisit them! 2y
cocomass Oooh I visited the Harvard Bookstore earlier this month—lovely! Also love 2y
mrozzz I also bought that copy of the Bell Jar from the Harvard Bookstore! It‘s great right?? 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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@Clwojick and @monalyisha are hosting a Throwback Readathon where you read childhood favorites. More details on their pages. I‘ll reread Spunky and The Little Princess, two of my favorites back then. We‘ll see if I can get my hands on Choose Your Own Adventures. I also read a horror series but can‘t remember the name of it although I remember one book was called The Doll. Sounds like a fun one!

CocoReads Sounds like a great time to start my Little House reread! 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Oh, I just googled it and the series was Dark Forces. I am so going to order some used copies. 2y
sisilia Oh wow this is something that I‘d love to do. I‘d probably read the St. Claire‘s Twin‘s story by Enid Blyton 2y
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Sace Sounds fun! 2y
monalyisha @CoffeeCatsBooks It‘s so funny trying to recover titles from the depths of your brain, isn‘t it? I dredged up “The 24-Hour Lipstick Mystery” by Bonnie Pryor. 😅 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks @monalyisha I ended up finding it and ordering it! I hope it lives up to my memories 📖 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks @CocoReads @sisilia @RestlessFickleBookSlut I‘m really looking forward to seeing what everyone reads! 2y
monalyisha @CoffeeCatsBooks I hope so too! 2y
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GatheringBooks
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Sunday mornings should be spent listening to YA writers and graphic novelists discussing superheroines or female protagonists in speculative fiction. Jay Kristoff of Illuminae fame is here and Marjorie Liu of Monstress fame. #SWF2017 - The Singapore Writers Festival gets better every year!

Chachic Ahhh Jay Kristoff and Marjorie Liu!! 2y
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Thndrstd
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A beautiful and at times brutal story about magic and monsters, both human and supernatural. The art is gorgeous, the world is fully realized, a mix of Asian, art deco and steampunk, and the story is gripping and mysterious and emotionally powerful as a young girl comes to term with living in a war-torn land and what she is and her own power. Excited to read volume 2.

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keggergoldy
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A slow start and convoluted plot meant that I didn't read this as quickly as I normally would have. Honestly, the badass cats as "masters" helped to push me through the middle section. Now I'm really glad I finished Volume 1 and can't wait to read more. Hooray!

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QueeneMare
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Live life like Little Fox 😍

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QueeneMare
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I like when work is slow enough that I can squeeze in a lil readin

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Kristy_K
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The illustrations are so detailed and the coloring fits the mood perfectly. I was a little confused for a bit while reading but the story came together and now I'm hooked!
⭐️⭐️⭐️

#blameitonlitsy #graphicnovel

Elisa The art is SO gorgeous! I'd love to find posters! 2y
Kristy_K @Elisa Me too! 2y
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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While this has a lot of graphic violence and heart wrenching moments, I really enjoyed this and can't wait for volume two. I love the characters and the art is stunning

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Clare_Riley
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Whilst my kindle is charging (first world problems, eh!), I thought I'd read another of my birthday books. I love the artwork in this!

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wenn_engel_fallen
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GUYS OH MY LORD. I just finished this comic and it was truly magical 😍❤️ The drawings were so perfect and detailed, I was blown away! The story was also very catchy and I loved the characters (especially the cat💕) Just to clarify, I don't normally read comics, but back when I was in Amsterdam I bought it because I felt like having a change BUT NOW I'M INTRIGUED TO READ MORE, it was a great journey🙈✨

#monstress #marjorieliu #comic #sanatakeda

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