How has your week been? Mine has been a little stressful. A lot is going on right now so I wasn’t able to read much this week. But I did manage to get through one manga, a graphic novel, one YA book and one fiction book. Today I’m going to go to a seafood festival with my family so that should be fun (hopefully the rain stays away!). I hope you all have a great Saturday and now onto the books!
The graphic novel that I read this week is called Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and illustrated by Ramon Perez. I didn’t realize until after I’d read this book and looked at the Goodreads description that it is a retelling of Jane Eyre (guess I need to brush up on my classics some more!). But now that I know that, I totally get the book way more than I originally did. This story is about Jane, who is from a small fishing village and dreams of moving to the big city and becoming an artist. After a lot of working and saving money, she is able to do just that. She soon feels out of place and overwhelmed by the big city. After getting a job nannying a young girl named Adele, she finally starts to feel like she has a place. Her small charge’s father is a mystery and is barely around. Jane starts to try and get him more involved in his daughter’s life and he slowly starts to warm up to her. Will this flirtation with Adele’s father end up costing her everything? I think if you’ve read Jane Eyre then you may already know the answer to this question.
While I liked this graphic novel adaptation, I didn’t love it. I think this is more a problem with the source material than the graphic novel though. I did enjoy it more than just reading plain old Jane Eyre though so at least it’s got that going for it. I did really like the illustrations and the art style. The finally part is my favorite overall (I don’t want to give anything away). If you like Jane Eyre then you will love this. If it’s not your favorite then this might not be for you.
The next book that I read this week is one that I have had checked out way to long (I’m not telling you guys how long but it’s been… while to say the least.) that I finally got around to reading. It is My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. This book was so good!! I feel so dumb for waiting so long to read it. This book is about Korede and her sister, who is a serial killer. Korede is tired of helping her sister clean up her messes. Every time she kills a man, Korede is her first phone call. This is the third time that Korede has been called upon with her bleach and gloves to help her sister clean up a dead man that she killed in so-called self defense. The story progresses as more and more things go wrong for the sisters. In the end will Korede choose herself or will her allegiance to her sister win out?
The last book that I read and really enjoyed was That Wolf-Boy is Mine volume 4 by Yako Nogiri. I’m so sad guys! This is the last book in this series 😦 It was a really good final volume. The story was wrapped up nicely and all the characters ended up with a happy ending. The little side story about Senri and how he got his name was so sad. It ripped my heart out and stomped on it. Overall, I really liked this whole series and I’m sad that’s it’s over.
That’s it for this week! I hope you all had a great week and I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments!