Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol 1 By Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, Edited by Justin Eisinger and Alonzo Simon

Aaah, a trip down Childhood lane ❤ I may just be dating myself with this but I don’t care. XD

Like most kids at the time, I grew up watching 4 Mutant Turtles (and one respectable Rat Sensei) practicing Martial Arts and beating up a talking brain in a weird radiation suit, an overly sharp human Ninja Master, a pair of 80’s techno minions in the form of a Rhino and a Warthog, along with hundreds of masked gang members in black and purple costumes! You all know you’re thinking about the theme-song right now, admit it. ;3

Leonardo Leads, Donatello does Machines, Raphael is cool but rude, Michelangelo is a party dude!

So when I found out my library still had this bind up of the ORIGINAL comics sitting around? You KNOW I had to check it out! Even though our pizza-loving ninjas have been revamped and remade dozens of times now, wandering down the road of generations (hey, my baby cousins can still watch TMNT!) I’ve never even really considered picking up the comic books before. I loved the Cartoon versions and wasn’t a big reader anyways at the time. I regret it, always.

 

That said, let’s jump into the comics!

TMNT #1, The Turtles’ Origin is Told – Aaah, the Classic Origins Story, how the 4 ninja brothers and their Master came to be. If you’ve seen ANY version of TMNT (or READ any version!) you should know most of the story by know! I always stuck to the toons/movies versions so I never knew Shredder wasn’t who he’s been made out to be! It was so weird reading the original story and noticing the differences!

TMNT #2, TMNT vs The Mousers – OH HEY! We know this girl, even though we’ve never met her before, it’s APRIL! Welcome to the Team, April! Hope you know what you’re getting into!

TMNT #3, the Great Chase – After the turtles find out about their master, they need some help, and guess who? it’s April again! Things just aren’t going their way though, and trouble keeps following them!

Micro-Issue #1, Raphael: Me, Myself, and I – You all know there’s another human companion to the TMNT, and this is his intro! Raphael gets a good look at some less-than-pleasant parts of his own personality, and gets to meet his new buddy CASEY JONES in the process! Hockey Mask and all!

TMNT #4, Rescuing Master Splinter – Splinter is still missing, but a twist provided by our favorite Ninja baddies (the Foot Clan), the TMNT find a clue that leads to More then what they expected!

TMNT #5, Teaming Up with Fugitoid – Whoa! So the Guys have been sent somewhere new and ALL CHAOS BREAKS LOSE!We get a new character as well, Honeycutt!

TMNT #6, The Triceraton Homeworld – Ooooh, so much going on in this issue! Honeycutt’s in trouble, and so are the guys!

TMNT #7, All is Revealed – Everything’s going nuts now! The Guys are back but they’re not out of trouble, Honeycuttstill has his own problems, and Splinter still needs his Sons! What a great story, though!

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Unbored Games: Serious Fun for Everyone By Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen

I received my copy through a Goodreads First reads Giveaway.

Games are great, aren’t they? Personally I LOVE Role Play games, often on Forums or Instant Messages over the internet. I love game system games (Playstation, anyone?) MMORPGs (Maplestory!) and even regular old Computer Games (The Sims!). Honestly, I love all kinds of games! but sometimes, a game gets a bit… boring. You play it so often, or run out of ideas, and end up going ‘meh, I’ll think of something later’.

Also, with a quickly growing Niece, I have a feeling I’ll be seeing her doing the ‘meh’ thing as she grows up and gets into games.

I can’t wait to break out this book for her and find something fun to play! There’s so many cool game ideas, and a lot of them sound super fun! from board-games to outside games to online games, this book’s got a little something for everyone, no matter what kind of games you like to play. :3

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Fairest: Levana’s Story (The Lunar Chronicles 3.5) By Marissa Meyer

So this is Levana’s Story, how she became the cold-hearted, evil Queen she seemed like so far in the rest of the Series. Her story is part tragic, part idiotic, and part… I don’t even know what to call parts of her choices and history. It’ll make seeing how she acts moving forward interesting though, to see how the rest of her story will play out when it’s twisted in with Cinder’s Story.

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The Lunar Chronicles: Cress By Marissa Meyer

AAAAAHHHHH!!

Cress Is… And then Scarlet..! And Poor Wolf! D: But but, Cinder! /Cinder!/

There’s just so much going on in this book, and it’s all so brilliant! There’s still lots to do though, for Cinder and the others. Lots and lots and oh man, sorry guys, I need the next story now! Eeee!!!

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Ghosts of the Nile By Cheryl Harkness

Wow… okay… um…

This book is pretty short, and I’m not sure if it was supposed to be a fictional comic/story with real-world info, or just an info-dump? Props to the Author for trying, at least.

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Changes

Cleaning up the Blog a little. I haven’t been doing Reading Challenges lately, nor have I been tracking my ‘One Million Pages!’ as well as I should have, so I’ve gone and deleted it all. It was just starting to stress me out.

I think I’ll keep the general ‘Challenges’ Tabs for a while longer yet. Maybe I’ll host some challenges? Mostly I plan to save that space for if I ever join a reading challenge again, so I have somewhere to link to for it.

So we’ll see what happens there, for now it’ll just be ‘under construction’ as I try and figure out what I really wanna do with that tab. Only the future knows at this point *shrugs*

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The Keepers #3: Path of Beasts By Lian Tanner

Whoa 😮

Seeing as this is the end of the series (NOOOOO!!!) Everything’s gotta get wrapped up, but Oh Boy do things start unraveling faster, first!

Goldie and her crew gotta get back to Jewel, first of all, and then there’s the small matter of the Fugleman and his schemes, along with about half a dozen other NEW problems!

There was one part that, even though I saw it coming, still totally blew me away. 😮 I wish there was another story in this world, I’d like to see what happens AFTER everything!

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