In July, one of favorite authors, Rainbow Rowell announced her next project would be writing a new series of Marvel’s Runaways, we were intrigued. True I was hoping she would be releasing a new novel. It’s been over a year since Carry On came out. I wasn’t all that familiar with Runaways. I knew of them from all the years shelving graphic novels while working at Barnes and Noble but never really paid much attention. Well, the Runaways are having a moment. Not only are they being revived by Rowell but next year Hulu is premiering a TV show based on them. I’m a big fan of Rowell’s. I enjoy her writing so for the first time I’m going to read issue by issue instead of waiting for Trades to come out because let’s be honest, even with a star writer and an only cult following there is no guarantee that they will come out in trade. I didn’t even know you could pre-order comic books like you can book books! It’s a whole new world for me people. I’ve decided that even though Rowell’s Runaways is a reboot so I don’t need to be a fan to runaway, I would go ahead and read the previous stories. So far, I’ve made it through the original series by Brian K. Vaughn and artist Adrian Alphona (2003-2004) and they are delightful. I can see why so many people latched on to them. It follows a group of teenagers with seemingly nothing in common except for once a year they are forced together as their parents get together to catch up and fund raise for charities. Alex, Nico, Karolina, Gert, Chase and Molly discover that their parents are not who they think they are. They are in fact super-villains and they call themselves the Pride. They runaway as they try to figure out what to do next. They also discover that some of them have powers of their own. Molly is mutant with super strength. Karolina is actually from another planet and has the ability to fly and glow. Nico is a kind of a sorceress who can cast spells. Gert has a psychic connection to a dinosaur. That’s right a dinosaur! Being a teenager is hard enough but being a teenager on the run from your evil parents while trying to figure out how to use your powers is down right stressful! It’s a full cast of diverse characters with different backgrounds and different personalities. I’m quite enjoying them. Now on to the next series.
I bought this at BookCon in June. Excited to finally getting to it.
Update: Already in love now that I know they Brujas live in Sunset Park!
I raced through The Invasion of the Tearling and now on to the final book in the trilogy.
Finally finished book 1. On to book 2
We are back from vacation and while that’s sad it also good to be home. Surprisingly, We didn’t get to do much reading while away. I know, strange. We just were so busy that we had a chance to read, we were just too tired to do so. So, yes I’m still reading Queen of the Tearling.
Recommended by our Cousin.
Who’s in the mood for a Swan Lake retelling?
The final book on my May to-read list.
I have this as DRC (digital Review Copy) and I have less then 24 hours to finish it before the license is up. Wish me luck!
699 pages of Shadowhunters, Fairies, Warlocks, Werewolves, Vampires and a whole lot of teen angst.