This week I read four young adult books.
iZombie, Vol. 1: Dead to the World
This is a comic series that follows a young zombie. In this edition, Gwen is a gravedigger and satisfies her hunger by freshly buried bodies. This seems perfect for a zombie in hiding but there is one catch. Gwen can hear and see the memories of her dinners. This become a problem when one of her meals was murdered and forces her to solve the mystery. I do not read a lot of comic books but this was very interesting to me because it takes a general horror aspect and adds a unique take on it. I am looking forward to following this series further.
Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein
This is a graphic novel that follows the life of Mary Shelley. It follows everything from developing love to loosing children to beginning her writings. This is a very quick read and has beautiful illustrations. I would recommend this to anyone because the story of Mary Shelley is very interesting when looking into her personal life.
For Every One
This is a poetry book that is based for everyone. It is a very inspiring read that covers going through life and continuing to grow as a person even through hard times. When I was reading this, it almost felts as if I was getting a speech from someone. By that, I mean it had a great voice that I was able to connect to. I would recommend this book to anyone, even non-readers.
Let’s Talk About Love
This story follows Alice. She is an asexual woman who has recently gone through a break up. Alice is thrown for a loop when she meets Takumi. Alice goes through a lot in this book, she is trying to decide a major that will please her strict parents, she is trying to come to terms with her asexuality, she is going through friendship drama, and now is forming a relationship with Takumi. I really enjoyed this story because it covers what it can be like to be an asexual person and their struggles. This was not something I knew much about because I have never met an asexual person but it was very informative and told a good story.
Overall, all these books were hits for me. I would recommend all of these books but my favorite of the week was Mary’s Monsters!