Tag: Graphic Novels

Book Reviews

Book Review: Starve Vol. 1 by Brian Wood, Daniel Zezelj, Dave Stewart

Title: Starve Volume 1
Series: Starve
Authors: Brian Wood, Daniel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Genre: Graphic Novels
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★★

Once the world’s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank’s been in a self-imposed exile for years. His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super-rich patrons. It’s a stain on a once-noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it. Two things stand in his way: his arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal.


Starve was, in a word, amazing. I was absolutely captivated, only breaking when I need to blink my eyes away from my screen for a few seconds. I didn’t want it to end and was sad when it did.

What intrigued me was the fact that the graphic novel was based around a cooking show. Around a celebrity chef who’d disappeared for years on the other side of the world and suddenly is brought back to compete on the show he created. It’s so hard to describe how I feel about this graphic novel. I’m sincerely hoping I can have a chance to read and review Volume 2 because the way this ended, there has to be a Volume 2 or I might just cry!

I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Southern Cross Volume 1 by Becky Cloonan, Andy Belanger, Lee Loughridge, Serge LaPointe

Title: Southern Cross Volume 1
Series: Southern Cross
Authors: Becky Cloonana, Andy Belanger, Lee Loughridge, & Serge LaPointe
Genre: Graphic Novels
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★☆

Now boarding: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to Titan. Alex Braith is tracing her sister’s steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though-and they lead her down a path of intrigue, betrayal, and galactic horror. Collecting: Southern Cross 1-6


Ok, here goes. I am not usually a comics/graphic novel person. Probably because I’m not big on pictures in my books. I literally dislike graphics, pictures, graphs, charts, etc., in my books when I’m reading. I’d rather have the information with nothing breaking it up other than maybe different colored/sized headlines.

I have to say, Southern Cross was very interesting. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading it and I certainly didn’t expect the ending! It kept me interested from beginning to end. While in some spots it seemed the artwork could use some work, that could also have been due to my reading it on a computer screen instead of on paper as comics/graphic novels were meant to be.

The story line is fascinating and honestly, I’m hoping that the author/artist is intending to continue past the ending of this volume because I’d love to know what happens next!

I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.