Thursday, September 27, 2012

Throwback Thursday (84)

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I found this picture of Trinity College Library, and thought it would work for this meme with a little play with lighting and adding the words.

Let's talk about those books already on the shelves, yours or the stores.

I have a post for books I'm looking forward to coming out;
Looking Forward To...
But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on the shelves.

Whether it be on your shelf waiting to be read or on the shelves in the stores waiting for you to give it a good home.

So, I thought I would share a book a week that is just waiting for me to travel through it's world.

Now... where do I start? Lets go by Published Date on the books...

This Week:

Aaahh, this one is a graphic novel.  (hope I didn't lose you at that.)  I purchased it...three years ago now (? I think) at New York Comic Con.  It is published through Random House, and my son wanted it in the worst way.  So you can't possibly leave a con empty handed (even though I wasn't, he couldn't either) so I told him I'd get him one book.  This was it.

Now fast forward three years.  I read Battle of Blood and Ink, another graphic novel, and enjoyed the story and images.  I remembered the artists name from somewhere, and did what we all do...searched it.  I found Steve Walker is also the artist for this graphic novel.  I was determined to go purchase it (forgetting I got it and kid has kept it hidden in his room), the kid stopped me and said he had it.  Low and behold!  The kid comes walking out of his room with it!  Dang!  So, needless to say, I look forward to reading this one.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Forget everything you thought you knew about America's early days-history packs a punch in this full-color, two-fisted, edge-of-your-seat adventure!

Graphic novels are a revolution in literature, and The Sons of Liberty is a graphic novel like no other. Visual and visceral, fusing historical fiction and superhero action, this is a tale with broad appeal-for younger readers who enjoy an exciting war story, for teenagers asking hard questions about American history, for adult fans of comic books, for anyone seeking stories of African American interest, and for reluctant readers young and old.

In Colonial America, Graham and Brody are slaves on the run-until they gain extraordinary powers. At first they keep a low profile. But their mentor has another idea-one that involves the African martial art dambe . . . and masks.

With its vile villains, electrifying action, and riveting suspense, The Sons of Liberty casts new light on the faces and events of pre-Revolution America, including Ben Franklin and the French and Indian War. American history has rarely been this compelling-and it's never looked this good.

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  1. I like the fact that its a way to get some non-readers into the game, especially with the historical twist....but alas, SO not my genre. I gotta hand it to you though, that cover is WAY spooky....look at his eyes, or lack thereof.... *-* Happy reading!

    1. GMR, thank you. I know not many are graphic novel readers, but I'm curious to see what the artist has here as I really enjoyed his work in that first graphic novel I read. :) Thank you!

  2. I love that story of how you already had it! I have to confess I'm not a graphic novel reader (it's never been a big thing in the UK...), but that cover is stunning and quite creepy! Hope you enjoy it! :-)

    1. LOL! Mel, I was so surprised when the kid brought the book out as he was hording it from me! lol. Thank you. And I've heard the UK doesn't have much in graphic novels. We might have to change that. ;D LOL!

  3. I have not read many graphic novels, but no you didn't lose me at that! I love those things. I just rarely get to read them. :(

    1. Melissa (B&T) I've just started getting into the graphic novels myself these last few months. It's interesting to read, but they are a bit on the expensive side too. Thank you.

  4. Oooh this totally looks creeptastic. I don't even read graphic novels but maybe I should.

    1. lol. I know Jennifer Bielman, I do remember before I bought this for the kid I was nervous about getting it as it looked creepy. I think that's why I didn't think I had got it. But I'm hoping its good. :) Thank you.


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