Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe

So I don’t often feature comics on my blog and I don’t know why because I’m a huge comic book fan. From DC to Marvel, to Indie. I’ll pretty much pick anything but noire up.

I think I’ve avoided it because what I would have to say would be really short and I usually break my reviews down so I’ll try keeping it short but include the main elements that I think make up comics.


Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Issues 1-4 by Cullen Bunn (Author), Dalibor Talajic (Illustrator)

Story:

So the title is pretty indicative of the story. Deadpool pretty much goes out a kills every hero and villain he can find. So naturally there’s a LOT of cameos in this. You get the avengers, to Punisher, Green Goblin, to Wolverine, there’s a lot. It’s pretty cool from that perspective but the story is pretty thin overall. Deadpool has gone crazy, he’s more a death loving psychopath in this story compared to a fun loving lunatic. I enjoyed it overall but I do love Deadpool.

Art

The cover is absolutely beautiful, I really love the style and although it is not quite the same throughout I did enjoy the art.

Characters

You don’t get a lot of the characters but there’s a lot of them. It’s kind of cool to have everyone you know all together. My marvel knowledge is lacking in comparison to DC but I do know a lot of the characters that appeared making me think it was more of a mainstream appeal.

Writing

I never got the witty Deadpool that I prefer but due to the craziness that’s kind of expected. I did enjoy it though.


So, what do you think? Do you like having a comic review or is it too overwhelming in terms of me possibly having 5 pieces of content per week?

Would it fit better on a completely different blog?

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Series: I’m interested in the series but it’s gone in a direction I assumed we would get but much sooner.

Book: I never really knew what I was going into; I knew it was a dystopian but I never knew it was on Mars or anything like the class system. When I started reading I never knew where it was going to go but I was pleasantly surprised by this and it kept me engaged. The problem I usually have with dystopians is that it’s so obvious but this book has done it in such a good way.

Brief Opinion 7/10

There are so many elements to get your head around in this and the paradigm keeps shifting. I never knew what was going to happen next and that’s really enjoyable for me as I usually know twist and turns in the books that I read. The beginning was incredibly slow and the book never really made me want to keep reading but the strategy and politics kept me going. It did pick up and I read the last half in about a quarter of the time the first half took me.

Full Review

Characters

There are so many characters with such weird names and then they get nicknames and I really struggled to hold onto who was who. I like the idea of the nicknames but then chopping and changing between the two just made it really ahrd. This was the beginning for the characters so there wasn’t a huge deal of development. The dynamic kept shifting and I think that was the characters themselves growing and changing.

In terms of Darrow, he’s an arrogant sod and I don’t quite see how he’s suddenly so incredible; it’s just a bit over the top for me. I think he shouldn’t be the greatest but perhaps the underdog because the book constantly tries to make him out to be that but when you’re in Darrow’s head it’s not like that.

Romance

It wasn’t the focal point even though at the beginning it seems like it will be and the romantic elements are very minor.

Setting

I love Mars; I have a weird obsession with it after reading The Martian by Andy Weir so I was ecstatic when I started reading and we were set on Mars. I like the idea of the setting but it did feel so like Earth and I sort of forgot it was Mars until someone mentioned it. I understand that Mars is meant to be like Earth so humans can live but I would have preferred a bit of a shake up especially considering how little we get to explore.

Story

I story feels like three separate stories. You think that it’s going one way then it changes and changes again. I really enjoyed it personally due to the types of books I notmally read this offered me something completely different.

Plot

I really like the plot; it is intricate and well thought out. The elements of strategy are really enjoyable and overall it is looking to be a really good and rich plot. I do worry that it will fall apart due to the goal of the character but with the strength of the first book I really hope not.

Writing

I struggled with the writing as there seems to be so many elements to it, it was poetic, then brutal, then metaphorical and it just really messed with my head. There are some authors that you just fly through and will read anything they put out but for me I’m only sticking around due to the story because that’s my interest. I will probably read this no matter the quality of the writing just like I did with Daughter of Smoke and Bones trilogy.

Villain

MEH. Seriously, I need a good Villain soon that isn’t all about power! It worked for the story because it’s all centered around power but if you know any book with a good well developed villain that has a motive for more than power then please, tell me!

Goal

So I thought we would have gotten to the ending point of the story much sooner, so I don’t think it’s very far in considering the time scales the book is talking about; I’m just worry that we are going to have massive time skips.


Have any of you read this? What did you think? Have a review; leave a link in the comments down below!

Playlist – Red Rising by Pierce Brown

So I love music and I love concerts and I listen to music while reading and I find that I relate certain songs to books and I thought it may be interesting to share what I listened to in the form of an album? I also will explain why I think they relate to the book without spoiling it too much.

Also; warning, my music taste is rock and metal but I’ve tried not to make it too heavy or obscure so it appeals to a wider audience.

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Under the Bridge

There’s maybe two lines that i think perfectly fit into this story

“Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner” and “I don’t wanna eve feel like I did that day”. And that just sort of fits with the story.

Feeder – Feeling a moment

This is more of the atmosphere of the song seeming to work well with the story.

ACDC – Highway to Hell

Darrow goes through a lot and I think his struggle deserve a badass song.

Shinedown – How did you love?

Darrow has a very strong love for his wife and I think this is the best way to represent this element.

Alter Bridge – Addicted to Pain

There’s a lot of brutality in this book and in all honesty it needs to be represented.

Young Guns – At the Gates

Darrow has to be strong in his mentality and take on an impossible task and it just seems like he’s on his own.

Anberlin – Feel Good Drag

Again, it seems like the songs atmosphere fits the book.

Red – Pieces

This band reminds me of mars and I think that due to this and the name of the band I had to pick a song from them.

Ben Cocks – So Cold

The song doesn’t really fit the book and the plot but the sense of abandon is something I think does represent the story.

Matt Corby – Brother

This is a reference and if you’ve read the book you’ll understand and if you read it then about half way through you’ll understand why I picked this dong.

Motorhead – Sympathy for the devil

Again this is more of a reference because Darrow has to make friends with someone and a society he hates and he gains a different perspective and I think this fits.


I also created a playlist on Spotify for easy listening. There are  some explicit songs so beware.

 

So what did you think? Did you like this feature? Are there any books you would want me to make a playlist for?

Name Book Tag

So this sucked and I may have cheated just a little but name kind sucks ok?

So my name is Katherine; I chose to abbreviate it to Rine because everything else is taken and I don’t want to be granny Kathy.

K: The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

So this is my cheat. I couldn’t find any books with titles starting with K and I didn’t want to go for the Abundance of Katherine’s because surely that’s just cheating? I haven’t read this yet but I’ve finished the Percy Jackson books so this may be my next Riordan Read?

A: After the End by Amy Plum

I loved this book; I picked it up on a whim and I constantly catch myself thinking about it. If you haven’t picked it up then I would recommend it even with it being so unknown it’s so great.

T: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

So I have some issues with this series and they have only existed since I went back to try and reread them. I couldn’t even make it halfway through the same book and I don’t know what that means because I always held this as one of my favourite series and I’m super excited that Empire of Storms is out but at the same time I don’t know how I feel about it. So many other books have just replaced this series for me

H: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

I really like the whole angel on Earth thing and I totally understand why other people don’t but I enjoyed this book and the series.

E: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

So I really enjoyed this book and I’ve been seeing some hate for it lately and it’s really bugging me because readers have jumped onto the fact that all women should be strong and independent and not grow into it, they just should be and it’s incredibly frustrating because not everyone is like that and I bet that not every reader is like that either.

R: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

I liked this book but it was way overhyped. The system is interesting and I like how different it was but it wasn’t what it said on the tin and I think a lot of people  gave me a false impression.

I: I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

So I’ve wanted to read this series for such a long time but there’s such a bad rep around the author so I’m really unsure about reading it.

N: Night Star by Alyson Noel

I read this SOOOO long ago and for the time I enjoyed it and it hows a faint pleasant memory for me but seriously I wouldn’t recommend this series.

E: Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike

I love Aprilynne Pike’s other series Wings but I’ve just not had a chance to get to this yet.

And here is my name in book form:

 

T5 Wednesday – My character Family

Top 5 Wednesday is a meme that was created by Gingerreadslainey, you can see all the topic that are decided on the Goodreads page if you want to get involved.

This weeks topic is:

Characters I would want to be part of my family.

I decided it would be interesting to make a family so that’s what I did.

Dad – Brimstone from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Brimstone was a character I loved and I had such a vivid image of him and I always wanted more of him and he already acted as a parental character and I would go into some more details but spoilers.

Mum – Iko from the Lunar Chronicles

I love Iko and although she seems ditsy and self involved she is completely loyal to cinder and the whole crew and just seems like she’d be an awesome mum who would look out for you.

Sister – Blue Sargent from the Raven Boys

Now I want Blue as my best friend because we are so alike and it would then be cool to have her as a sister for the same reason? At least that’s the logic I’m going for.

Brother – Jem Carstairs from the Infernal Devices

I can’t quite explain this one but it just seems right?

Uncle – Magnus from the Mortal Instruments

Everyone needs a mad uncle and tell me who would be better for that than Magnus? No one, that’s who!


What did you answer for this T5 Wednesday or if you haven’t done it who would you like to be part of your family and why?

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite TV Shows

Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Favourite TV Shows of all time.

So I’m not very good at watching TV shows because I spend so much time on YouTube and Twitch and work and university….. it’s really hard ok? You will notice that quite a few of these are crime based shows because you can pretty much jump in without any prior knowledge. Also I like a lot of British shows

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This is a crimesque show based on people that can read others facial expressions to see if they’re telling the truth or not which will allow them to work out the mystery.

sherlock

Look, if you’ve not jumped on this modern day Sherlock interpretation then serious you have to. It’s 3 90 minute episodes to a series. It’s not that much of a commitment. Also it’s incredible; get to it!

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I’ve always enjoyed this show, I love the characters and how it transpires throughout the show.

hinterland

This is a Welsh based detective show that is again short like Sherlock and you should watch it if you can.

wallander

This is a Swedish based crime show. Do you see the trend yet?

ncis

This is a bit different for me because this is more a nostalgic pick. I used to watch this show with my dad because we didn’t share many interests.

house

So I really like mysteries but not in books so I suppose TV shows fill that gap in my reading.

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It’s hilarious and awesome and I just watch episode over and over again.

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This was an adaptation of a comic and it’s pretty cool.

doctor-who-7

I watched this as a child because my parents used to watch it.


Have you watched any of these? Let me see your favourite shows by leaving a comment down below.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

This will contain spoilers for all prior books in the series.

Series: This series is so much fun and well-constructed and amazing, and this isn’t news but it is so so good.

Book: This is my favourite in the series and I couldn’t put it down because so much was happening and there was such a good flow.

Brief Opinion 10/10

I wanted to give this book a 9/10 but I can’t give a reason for that….. It’s just good and flows so well and brings together a lot of elements from the previous books and that was the strongest element of this book. It was such a good ending and was really satisfying and enjoyable. I really couldn’t put this book down unlike the others because they seemed much slower.

Full Review

Characters

This was the completion of all the perspectives and characters grew and develoed abd I love them all now. The perspective of Nico was really enjoyable and I’m glad that we got to spend time in his head along with Reyna. She is such a badass character but you never got to see her inner strength in the prior books.

Romance

I’m really glad how everything worked out and I’m not going to spoil it but this is such a good and characteristic element of Rick Riordan’s stories.

Setting

Again, like the last book there are a lot of geographic locations going on and I love being out of the US.

Story

I think the thing that sped up the story were the two story arcs. Both were fast paced and really added to each other. Just as you were getting invested/bored in one arc the other took over. I know that sounds counterintuitive but sometimes it mixed between the two feelings. There was enough mystery and intrigue going on that you never felt like you knew exactly what was going to happen. I think this is the best book in the series by far because it brought all the elements from a longer series together.

Plot

So the main section is about Gaea but there are also a lot of other opposing forces that get interwoven throughout the story in a stereotypical Percy Jackson book. I’m happy how it advanced and how the prophecy worked out and the culmination.

Writing

It’s a really good fast paced Rick Riordan book. What more do you want me to say?

Villain

It’s Gaea and I don’t really want to spoil the cool parts.

End

I really liked the ending and I’m super excited for The Hidden Oracle. I think it summer up everything so well and just gave the characters a good ending.


Have you read this? What did you think?

Check out my reviews for:

The Mark of Athena

The House of Hades