My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s August 2015 Wrap Up

August 2015 Wrap Up

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Creepy, atmospheric and beautifully illustrated, Through the Woods is full of haunting, occasionally fairy/folktale-esque stories (that may leave you wanting more) and a strong color scheme. You can get a brief taste over on my Instagram.

Fables Vol. 22: Farewell by Bill Willingham

After a series of disappointing volumes in its latter run, I am not necessarily sad to see Fables go. Much like its predecessors, the final volume had some great moments but was also stuffed with a lot of unnecessary filler. I mourn for the Fables that was, not what it became.

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

Anyone who loves mermaids, circuses and post-apocalyptic landscapes should read Kirsty Logan’s gorgeously written story about a world destroyed by rising sea levels and the two girls who dream of something better. [READ FULL REVIEW]

Another Day by David Levithan

Technically, Another Day is a companion book to the completely inventive and much more satisfying Every Day but told from a different perspective. While I enjoyed being re-immersed in the world Leviathan created, I definitely prefer the original story told from the POV of A, who wakes up in a different body every day. [READ FULL REVIEW]

Pale Kings and Princes: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman and Bitter of Tongue: Tales from The Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

The sixth and seventh short stories in Cassandra Clare’s companion series Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy explore plots that will help to set up her new Shadowhunter series: The Dark Artifices. Props to both tragic tales — bring on the faeries!

Loki: Agent of Asgard Vol. 3: Last Days by Al Ewing

The story of kid Loki turned sexy teen Loki turned lady Loki turned meta Loki which began in Young Avengers has finally come to an end. A slightly confusing end, but ultimately a satisfying one. While there is some crossover with the Secret Wars, the last volume can also function on its own.


2 thoughts on “My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s August 2015 Wrap Up

  1. I still have to finish Fables even though I’ve had zero motivation to do so. I think I’m up to the 18th trade (?) maybe. So close to the end!

    • I actually really enjoyed the Cubs in Toyland arc in volume 18 because it was so different, but after that it got painful again (minus one crazy plot related thing I didn’t see coming).

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