Wednesday, February 27, 2019

My Weekly Pull [59] & Can't Wait Wednesday [29]

My Weekly Pull is something I do every Wednesday to show which comics I had pulled for me that week! If you're into comics, or you're looking to start, please join me! If you decide to do your own post, there's a link-up at the bottom. I would love to stop by and check it out!

Firefly #4 by Greg Pak, Dan McDaid, Lee Garbett
Oliver #2 by Gary Whitta, Darick Robertson
West Coast Avengers #8 by Kelly Thompson, Gang Hyuk Lim, Eduard Petrovich

 Mr. and Mrs. X #1-6 TPB Vol 01 Love and Marriage by Kelly Thompson, David Lรณpez, Oscar Bazaldua

Jacob's comics for the week!
Amazing Spider-Man #16 by Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, Cully Hamner
Black Panther vs Deadpool #5 (of 5) by Daniel Kibblesmith, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, Kyle Baker
Daredevil #2 by Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto, Julian Totino Tedesco

I'm head over heels in love with this Firefly run! Greg Pak knows his stuff, and it really shows in his writing. He cares about the characters, and every issue makes me feel nostaligic. I remember watching the television series for the first time and immediately connecting with the characters and the story. I was crushed when they cancelled the show, so I'm happy to see it's continuing elsewhere. Thank you, Boom! Studios.

I'm on the fence when it comes to Oliver, but West Coast Avengers is still a favorite. The characters are lively and easygoing, and they all have something unique to offer the team. I'm also really enjoying the two Hawkeyes! 

I didn't start reading Mr. and Mrs. X when it was first released (even though I love Rogue and Gambit), because I wasn't sure if it would be a good fit (we were also trying to narrow down our pull list). However, I started second-guessing myself every time there was new issue (roughly once a month). Well, the trade paperback (TPB) comes out today (containing the first six issues of the series), so I decided to snag a copy and see what happens. It's written by Kelly Thompson (All-New Hawkeye, West Coast Avengers, Rogue & Gambit), so the odds are good.

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, that highlights upcoming releases that we're anticipating and excited to read. It's a spinoff of the feature Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Girl the Sea Gave Back
by Adrienne Young
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019
Synopsis (via Goodreads): The new gut-wrenching epic from the New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep.

For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.

For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again—a home.

I really enjoyed Sky in the Deep, so I was thrilled when I discovered The Girl the Sea Gave Back was going to be a companion novel. Apparently, it's supposed to follow Halvard (a character from the first book) ten years later. And I am loving the cover for this!

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  1. The cover for the Young book is so pretty! I hope it ends up being a great read! Congrats on all the books. :D

    1. I might not remember who Halvard is, but I'm still looking forward to The Girl the Sea Gave Back! I've always been weirdly interested in books that deal with large bodies of water (mermaids, pirates, etc.). I'm fascinated by what lives in the water, and really curious about what's at the very bottom! People are always finding new life the deeper they go, even though they don't believe life can continue that deep. It's amazing! :)

  2. The cover for Oliver is definitely interesting! ๐Ÿ‘✨

    I saw Sky in the Deep all over the place, but I didn't pay much attention to what it was about. After reading about this companion book I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the heads up. ๐Ÿ“š

    I linked up this week. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Yay! I'm so happy you added your link! I'll definitely be stopping by to check it out. <3 Sky in the Deep was about Vikings, which made it one of my most anticipated reads last year. It was a really good read! I have a feeling I'll like this one more, because I love stories with a water element. :)

  3. OMG I loooove the cover of The Girl the Sea Gave Back! I still need to read Sky in the Deep. So many books, so little time.

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. I love that it looks like she's a part of the water! It's lovely to look at. <3 I'm starting to realize a lot of people haven't read Sky in the Deep, haha. It's about Vikings, which was interesting, and I liked the author's spin on them.

  4. I didn't vibe with Sky in the Deep so I'm on the fence about the newest book. The cover is beautiful!

    1. The animal sacrifices were a turn off, and some of the character interactions bothered me, but I enjoyed it for the most part. We don't see too many YA books about Vikings! I'm really looking forward to this one, and if I read it before you do, I'll let you know how it compares to Sky in the Deep. <3

  5. I really liked Firefly back when it was on too. So many people liked it and yet they haven't rebooted the series like they have with so many other shows. What are they waiting for?

    1. It wouldn't be the same without the original cast and crew! I'm not a huge fan of remakes in general, but the original Firefly was amazing. I thought they had a really unique story to tell, and they were essentially space cowboys. ;)

  6. I need to get caught up on West Coast avengers. I read the Avengers The Final Host by Jason Aaron and hated it, so WCA is my Avengers ticket I guess! So much more fun with the humor and zany characters. Gotta keep up with Domino too.

    I liked Sky in the Deep too so her new book will be a must-get!

    1. That sounds really familiar, hmm. Maybe the name Jason Aaron is what's familiar... Why didn't you like The Final Host? What's it about? I think I have two WCA and Domino comics to read. I'm suuuper behind on comics at the moment! Hopefully I can catch up this weekend, or at least that's my goal anyways.

      Do you remember who Halvard was in the first book? I'm drawing a blank! I think it will be fun to be back in that world, and I love the idea of her having a connection to the water. <3

    2. Oh my gosh The Final Host was HORRIBLE. At least I thought so. It's a total reboot of Avengers again, and it involves the Celestials and space bugs. It's just awful. Thor seems barely literate- -when did that happen? Jason Aaron writes Thor too so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like it lol. Oh and I'm gonna do a ranty review of it soon, where I... unload.

      Halvard is Fiske's little brother but I had to look it up cause I didn't remember either lol.

    3. Hah! When you said "Fiske's little brother," my initial thought was whether or not Wilson Fisk had a brother! In my defense, I read a lot of Daredevil today, haha. Hmm -- I'll be curious to learn more about Halvard! Also, I don't think I'll be reading The Final Host. It doesn't sound like my cup of tea. Thanks for letting me know! I'll look for your review. :)

  7. The cover for The Girl The Sea Gave Back is awesome!


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