Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosozka | ARC Review

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Image result for hey kiddo bookTitle: Hey, Kiddo
Series: standalone
Author: Jarrett J. Korsoczka
Published: October 9, 2018
Genre: memoir, non-fiction, graphic novel
Pages: 320
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

This review is spoiler free!

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I was given a free review copy from Graphix/Scholastic in exchange for a review. This does not skew my review in any one direction.

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Synopsis

Hey, Kiddo is the graphic memoir of author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Raised by his colorful grandparents, who adopted him because his mother was an incarcerated heroin addict, Krosoczka didn’t know his father’s name until he saw his birth certificate when registering for a school ski trip. Hey, Kiddo traces Krosoczka’s search for his father, his difficult interactions with his mother, his day-to-day life with his grandparents, and his path to becoming an artist.

To date, nearly one million people have viewed Krosoczka’s TED Talk about his experience. Artwork from his childhood and teen years will be incorporated into the original illustrations for the book.

(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)

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Top 10 Books I Read in 2017

2017 is coming to an end… and thank goodness for that. It’s been a rough year, to say the least, but that didn’t stop me from reading some pretty freaking awesome books. I didn’t read as much as I wanted to this year, but that just means I’m going to try extra hard in 2018 to get to all the books I want to read.

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Too many books, not enough time, am I right?

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Anticipated Releases: 2018

It’s 2018, and a new year means a whole new load of books to be excited for!

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I’ve decided to compile a list of my most anticipated releases of 2018 because I normally don’t do monthly anticipated releases.

(All the synopses in this point are taken directly from Goodreads.)

(There are some spoilers as some of these books are part of a series. I put spoiler warnings before their synopses and provided a drop down so the summaries are hidden unless you click on the drop down.)

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Awakening (Monstress, Vol. 1 ) by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda | Book Review

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“To quote the poets… we’re f***ed”

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Series: Monstress, Vol. 1
Author: Marjorie M. Liu
Artist: Sana Takeda
Published: July 13, 2016
Genre: adult, graphic novel, horror, fantasy
Pages: 202
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

There are no spoilers in this review.

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Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer, illustrated by Douglas Holgate | Book Review

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Image result for wires and nerve coverTitle: Wires and Nerve, Volume 1
Series: Wires and Nerve, #1
Author: Marissa Meyer
Illustrator: Douglas Holgate
Published: 01/31/17
Pages: 240
My Rating: 4.5 / 5
Goodreads page

This review is short and spoiler-free.

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Teaser Tuesday (Aug. 16)

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This meme is hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat. It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is follow these steps:

– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

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My Teaser:

Title: Saga, Volume 5
Series: Saga
Author: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrator: Fiona Staples
Goodreads page

“Every relationship is an education. Each new person we welcome into our hearts is a chance to evolve into something radically different than we used to be.”

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Until next time….

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Nimona

I’ve been reading a lot of graphic novels lately because 1) they’re like pictures book for adults and 2) they’re easy to read.

Because I don’t have much free time, I don’t want to start a new book because it’s likely that it’ll be a long time before I pick it up again. By then, I would have already forgotten what has happened, so what’s the point of even trying?

Anyway, out of all the graphic novels I have read recently, Nimona has climbed to the top of my list.

It’s written and illustrated by Noelle Stevenson, the same artist who created the Fangirl covers.

I’m not going to have a full blown summary because I feel like it’s best if you go into the story without knowing much about it.

Basically, a villian and his sidekick try to save humanity while doing evil things at the same time.

That’s all I’m going to give you. The rest you’re going to have to read to figure out.

I think that the artwork in the story is so cute, simple, and to the point. I believe that the characters in Nimona are from a mini cartoon series that Noelle Stevenson started online.

Overall, I think that this graphic novel was fantastic. From the story to the characters, there was nothing I had a problem with. I loved the whole thing so much, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who’s willing to set aside some time to read.