Saga – Volume 4 (Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples)

Saga is a comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Volume 4 collects the issues 19-24.
Finished on: 25.9.2019
[Here are my reviews of the other volumes.]

Plot:
Marko, Alana, Hazel, Izzy and Klara found shelter on Gardenia, where they have been able to live unrecognized. Alana is working as an actress (masked of course) at the Open Circuit, a big media show. But settled life in hiding isn’t all that easy on them, either. Meanwhile, Prince Robot IV’s son was born, but the Prince remain missing. His son soon becomes a key piece in one man’s revolution against the monarchy.

Saga keeps being such an exciting series, I don’t even know how else to put it other than in superlatives. In this volume things get even harder and there is some heartbreak. But the series remains great.

The cover showing a masked woman in an extravagant costume under spotlights.
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Hood Academy (Shelley Wilson)

Hood Academy is a novel by Shelley Wilson.
Finished on: 23.9.2019
[I won this book in a librarything Early Reviewer give-away.]

Plot:
After Mia’s father is murdered by what Mia knows to be a werewolf, with her mother already dead for a while and her brother missing, the only family she has left is her uncle Sebastian. He comes to pick her up and brings her to the school he runs, Hood Academy. Once there, Mia discovers that the school trains hunters – werewolf hunters. She takes the oath to become one herself. But things might be more complicated than Mia thought.

I like werewolf stories, but there was a little too much going on in Hood Academy. A little less would have been more and would have made the book stronger. Altogether, I’d say it’s not more than okay.

The book cover showing a wolf and a castle.
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