Ms. Marvel: Review

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ORIGINALLY POSTED ON TUMBLR 06/15/2014

RATING: 5/5

I’d like to preface this with the fact that until I picked up the Ms. Marvel comics I had never set foot in a comic book store. Though I grew up watching the X-Men movies, the most I knew about Marvel was that they were the ones who didn’t have Batman. That being said, I’ve always wanted to get into comic books but wasn’t sure where exactly to begin. There seem to be hundreds of issues for each set of heroes and their worlds all overlap with spin off series and bonus stories. It was enough to make my head spin! Cue the arrival of the new Ms. Marvel.

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The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson: Review

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ORIGINALLY POSTED ON GOODREADS 01/29/2014

RATING: 3.5/5

I received this free ARC from Netgalley.

I’m half Here. I’m half There. I’m a girl divided, which is to say that I’m no one at all.

This seems to be the main struggle of Laila, the narrator of The Tyrant’s Daughter. As the teenage daughter of the recently assassinated “king” of her country, she and her mother and younger brother find themselves in the United States where they struggle with not only their grief but the issues of adjusting to a new culture and finding a place where they fit after the loss of their royal status.

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