Book review: Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: December 17, 2014
Source: Borrowed

Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet.

The fourth volume of Saga is less action and adventure and more family/relationship drama. That’s not a bad thing at all, but it is very different from the previous three volumes.

I thought that the emotions in this volume were handled really well and while I’ve never been married or had a child, I have been in a ten-year relationship and experienced a lot of these feelings. One of the things I really like about Saga is that it’s this crazy sci-fi story about robot princes and lie-detector cats, but it’s filled with real things.

This wasn’t necessarily my favorite volume of the series, but it was still so good.

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Book review: Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Source: Borrowed
From the Hugo Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan (The Private EyeY: The Last Man) and Fiona Staples (North 40Red Sonja), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Searching for their literary hero, new parents Marko and Alana travel to a cosmic lighthouse on the planet Quietus, while the couple’s multiple pursuers finally close in on their targets.

Can I just say that I really love this series? I don’t even know what I’m going to do with myself once I’m caught up. I think that I pretty much loved everything about this book, but my favorite scene was between Sophie and Lying Cat. I just about cried when I got to that part.

In addition to that, I felt like this book got a little deeper than the last two, not only touching on Sophie’s past but also on homophobia and grief. There’s a whole section on the importance of reading to children (and on books in general), which I loved. There’s also a little bit about following your dreams, which made me smile so much. I love how supportive Marko is of Alana.

It’s a good thing that I went to the library today and got the next four volumes because I need to know what happens next.

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Monthly Motif: November Update

It’s time for another Monthly Motif reading challenge update! In November, the theme was family, and while I thought that I would struggle with this one, I actually read eight different things that focused on families!

Books read:

  • Saga, Vol. 1-7 by Brian K. Vaughan (see my review of Vol. 1 here and Vol. 2 here)
  • Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (review coming 11/28)

Books not read:

  • I had hoped to read some more books from my piles, but I didn’t really succeed with that. Hopefully next month!

December’s theme is pretty much a freebie and I haven’t decided if I want to go with diverse books (a repeat of January’s theme) or new books (a repeat of October’s theme). Let me know in the comments which one you think I should do! 

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Book review: Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Source: Borrowed
The smash-hit ongoing epic continues! Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters something truly frightening: her grandparents!

I’m not really clear on why I waited so long to read this series, other than mistakenly thinking that I didn’t really like graphic novels. Let me tell you, I was wrong. I’m enjoying this series so much and I don’t even know what I’m going to do with myself once I’m caught up.

Volume 2 of Saga was even better than Volume 1. I love all of the main characters, but I have a soft spot for Alana. She’s just… so funny. And she loves books. And amid all the fighting and the crazy things that happen to her, she’s really just trying to be a great mom.

I thought that the introduction of Marko’s parents was great and I’m also really enjoying the Slave Girl/The Will/Lying Cat storyline. I may have actually screamed at one point when a certain thing happened to Lying Cat. Also, the walrus and the seal on Quietus are perfect and I love them.

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Book review: Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Source: Borrowed

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

Despite what you might think based on my recent graphic novel reviews, I really don’t read this kind of thing all that often. What happened is I discovered that hoopla has a really great selection of graphic novels and that sometimes, when life is crazy, you just need to escape into a weird world with great illustrations.

The first volume is pretty much an introduction to the world of Saga, which is… pretty crazy. Think of just about anything from a sci-fi book or movie, and it’s probably happening here. There are star-crossed lovers, there are ghosts, there’s a giant cat that doubles as a lie detector, there’s a spaceship and bounty hunters and people with TVs for heads and… I think you probably get the idea.

This was a lot of fun to read, and on top of that, it’s a great story and the art is amazing. I can’t wait to read the next two volumes and then cry because I have to wait until December 1 for the rest.

P.S. This wasn’t recommended to me in particular, but Leslie’s review is a big reason that I picked it up, so I definitely owe her some thanks for the entertainment I’ve gotten from this series!

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