Here's the books I've been reading in the month of March...
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
A dark psychological crime thriller mostly set in rural Sweden. Aside from the disappointing ending I really enjoyed this book- you can find my full review here.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
An emotional story about Alice who at 50 gets diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, and how it turns her whole life upside down. I really enjoyed this book, and look forward to watching the film adaptation. I'll be posting a full review next Monday.
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
I was expecting a heart warming and funny family drama but was really disappointed and struggled to get through it. It read like a pitch for a film, and most of the book consisted of main character Judd either moaning about how unfair it was that his wife had cheated on him because she was so hot, or describing the hot factor of literally every female character and deciding whether he'd want to sleep with them/ how great their asses were etc... The fact most of those women had no other purpose in the book made it even more infuriating. On top of that all the characters were completely unlikeable!
Doctor Who: I am a Dalek by Gareth Roberts
This was a short and sweet Doctor Who story about a dalek discovered in an archaeological dig in the south coast of England. It was enjoyable enough and a very quick read.
Sex Criminals Volume 1 by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky
Sex Criminals follows Suzie who discovers she can stop time when she has sex. Then she meets Jon who has the same power and they decide to rob a bank! I thought this was a really fun and unique concept, but I must admit I found it quite slow to start and it got bogged down in origin stories of the characters. Although I won't rush to get the next volume I will pick it up at some point as the art work is stunning and the dialogue is often funny and heavy on sarcasm, and I feel like it could get a lot more interesting.
Rat Queens: Sass & Sorcery Volume 1 by Kutis J. Wiebe & Roc Upchurch
For some reason I wasn't expecting to like Rat Queens and the art work didn't immediately grab me. I'm pleased to say I was pleasantly surprised. Described as "Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world" it follows a gang of four badass battle maidens for hire. I absolutely loved it- diverse and interesting female characters, lots of humour, great dialogue and a good story. Very much recommend!
The Fade Out Volume 1 by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips*
This is a noir comic set towards the end of Hollywood's golden era. It follows a war damaged writer who prefers drinking to actually writing, a film that finds itself in trouble after it's lead actress is found dead and her replacement. The story started off quite dark and mysterious as we find that nothing and no one are as they seems but I found this quite slow. Not a whole lot happened and I don't feel like I'll be rushing to continue with it.
Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
This series keeps getting better and better! Following a couple from opposing sides of a galactic war, told through the eyes of their daughter, this volume introduced even more amazing characters and as usual the artwork is stunning. It ended making me desperate to read more but now I'll have to wait ages for volume 5 boo :( Definitely my favourite comic book series at the moment.
*provided by NetGalley for honest review