Rat Queens Vol 3&4 by Kurtis J Weibe 

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Feminist Fantasy / Graphic Novel

Author: Kurtis J Weibe

Basically, I’m stringing the review for these two volumes together as I read them directly one after the other in one sitting and can’t separate the stories in my head. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know that I ADORE the Rat Queens graphic novels. The fierce, funny and witty characters are so diverse (both ethnically and sexually) – The side characters are just as amazing as the MCs and the whole setting and storyline these ladies endure are wild and wonderful. I really couldn’t even imagine a better concept.

In these two volumes things seem to get really dark and gloomy for the Queens and company. In comparison the storylines are much darker and more daunting than the lighthearted quips and epic random battles of volumes 1 and 2. There are a lot of tears in these ones and I feel they’re taking a slightly more serious edge. That being said, they’re still awesome and there’s still a few epic battles. 

One thing that I didn’t like was Violets brother, Barry and his weird group. I won’t post spoilers But that whole thing is gravely annoying and I hope it gets resolved quickly in the coming issues.

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Rat Queens Vol 3&4 by Kurtis J Weibe 

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Feminist Fantasy / Graphic Novel

Author: Kurtis J Weibe
Basically, I’m stringing the review for these two volumes together as I read them directly one after the other in one sitting and can’t separate the stories in my head. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know that I ADORE the Rat Queens graphic novels. The fierce, funny and witty characters are so diverse (both ethnically and sexually) – The side characters are just as amazing as the MCs and the whole setting and storyline these ladies endure are wild and wonderful. I really couldn’t even imagine a better concept.

In these two volumes things seem to get really dark and gloomy for the Queens and company. In comparison the storylines are much darker and more daunting than the lighthearted quips and epic random battles of volumes 1 and 2. There are a lot of tears in these ones and I feel they’re taking a slightly more serious edge. That being said, they’re still awesome and there’s still a few epic battles. 
One thing that I didn’t like was Violets brother, Barry and his weird group. I won’t post spoilers But that whole thing is gravely annoying and I hope it gets resolved quickly in the coming issues.

Rat Queens Vol 3&4 by Kurtis J Weibe 

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Feminist Fantasy / Graphic Novel

Author: Kurtis J Weibe
Basically, I’m stringing the review for these two volumes together as I read them directly one after the other in one sitting and can’t separate the stories in my head. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know that I ADORE the Rat Queens graphic novels. The fierce, funny and witty characters are so diverse (both ethnically and sexually) – The side characters are just as amazing as the MCs and the whole setting and storyline these ladies endure are wild and wonderful. I really couldn’t even imagine a better concept.

In these two volumes things seem to get really dark and gloomy for the Queens and company. In comparison the storylines are much darker and more daunting than the lighthearted quips and epic random battles of volumes 1 and 2. There are a lot of tears in these ones and I feel they’re taking a slightly more serious edge. That being said, they’re still awesome and there’s still a few epic battles. 
One thing that I didn’t like was Violets brother, Barry and his weird group. I won’t post spoilers But that whole thing is gravely annoying and I hope it gets resolved quickly in the coming issues.

The incredible book slump of September-October 2017

It’s been about three weeks (give or take) since I actually sat down and enjoyed a book! I’ve been in such a vile slump with such a disinterest in books that I actually considered giving the lot up, leaving bookstagram and my blog and becoming a …. *shudders* non-reader! 😮😮😮😮😮😮 Luckily I’ve come to my ever loving senses and I’m back on track and enjoying my current read. 

This is why my blog has been so inactive of late. And also why I’ve had no reviews posted for a while. I do have some wonderful arcs to review for you so look out for those soon and my book collection is getting added to again soon so there’s that too! Hopefully things will get lively again here! 
Xo

History October vol II

Today I’m going to share my thoughts and feelings about History. It’s been a subject that has always fascinated me right from childhood. It was secretly one of my favourite classes as a school child and I reveled in stories about historical figures, folk lore, myths and seemingly old worlds. I had a particular love for the Tudors and Egyptians in those years and even now these are on the top of my list! Though since those days my list has grown considerably. 
These days I find myself exploring the women of my favourite historical times and families. I want to know why we know less about these wonderful, powerful and important women who formed our world. I want to know all about them! The rich and the poor, the queens and the outcasts, the witches and the women accused of being! They are MY history! They’re MY ancestors and they created MY world, as a woman I want to know the history of women! HERstory! 

Some of my favourite historical women are: 

  • Cleopatra
  • Jacquetta of Luxumbourg – Lady Rivers
  • Elizabeth Woodville
  • Boudicca
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Bess of Hardwick
  • Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

I find these women (and all the rest) so fascinating and so important to our history. I’m sure there are many more we know nothing about! 
I study history at university and have goals to go into Museum Curation or Heritage work but I also hope that in being an Historian I will have the chance and tools to dig out and uncover more about history’s women. I want to bring them out. Take off their shackles and tell the women of the world that we had and have power too. 

History Month Guest Spotlight

As you know, it’s history month at my blog throughout October and whilst I’ve slacked in delivering the goods so far some fabulous bookstagrammers and bloggers have been slaving away over guest posts for you. Our first history loving bookstagrammer and blogger is Brooklyn whom hails from Australia. You can find her at http://instagram.com/bookish.khaleesi/ 

History (noun) the study of past events, particularly in human affairs. 


To me, history is our gateway into the past. Reading about historical events, whether it be in the form of a book, or a news article, even watching a documentary, allows us to fully immerse ourselves into the past and get to know it’s occupants. 
For me personally, it’s medieval British history that has my heart; mainly the House of Tudor, which has long been my favourite historical period; for the time of King Henry VIII and his wives are more entertaining and engaging than any reality tv! Ever since I was little I have been obsessed with Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey, two Queens Who were ultimately pawns in their families quest for status at Court. 
Historical fiction and non fiction are two of my favourite genres, my favourite authors in these being Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir; to be honest; they’re endgame as far as the genres go, I’m yet to find any author that portrays these people so well; and it’s a shame Philippa Gregory hasn’t got any more Tudor novels to come. 


I suppose, aside from the Tudors and their predecessors, I’m also interested in Egyptian and Greek Mythology, and I want to learn more about Norse mythology too. I’ve found the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus books to be such fun adventure reads; and I love Rick Riordan’s spin on Greek Mythology. 


History is an amazing thing; and honestly, it’s funny, I feel like although time has definitely changed, general characteristics of some people haven’t; and I often find myself wondering what would The people of the past think of the present day?

Guess we’ll never know, but that’s not to say we can’t keep thinking! 

– Brooklyn.