Tabatha (Neil Gibson)

Luke works as a mailman in Los Angeles and moonlights as a thief – the empty houses on his postal route are rich, easy pickings for him and his friends. Everything goes to plan until one house turns out to not quite be so empty. The situation spirals out of control, leaving the happy go lucky thieves battling for their lives. And all because of Tabatha

Pub Date: Nov 3, 2015

Publisher: TPub

***I received an eArc from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.***

I went into this graphic novel not really knowing what to expect, but somehow it was not at all like I would assume the story would go.

I loved the artwork, the illustrations are amazing, and the color!!!! I also liked that the story was dark, way dark, with blood spraying and hands severed kind of dark. However, given the blurb, I did expect it to be more about Luke and Tabatha, and even if all the events of the book happen BECAUSE of Tabatha, she does actually very little. And Luke has as much protagonism as the rest of the cast.

I did not like the prejudice and stereotypes on this graphic novel. Shunning a guy, calling him nerd as an insult and belittling him for it is (in my opinion) insulting, and I did not care for that.

Incredible, even not having enjoyed it immensely, I would like to know what comes next for Tabatha and Fin, that would be fun!

All and all, not bad…

Rating: 2.3 Stars


The Reading Habits Tag

Let the Tag Season begin! I’ve been meaning to do a few Tags for a while, but now I have the perfect excuse (I started to get nominated for real, hurrrahhh!). So, first off, we have The Reading Habits Tag, in which I was tagged by Alicia @#LoveBooks – thank you so so much for the tag. Everyone should go check out her blog 😉 .

the reading habits book tag

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Here in Barcelona, I usually end up reading in bed. In Portugal however, it’s between my bed and my sofa.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Now, don’t hate me… I do have some bookmarks (the store is always shoving them inside the shopping bag) … but I hardly used them. I use anything else, when I was reading The Mortal Instruments, it was a grocery store receipt… I have evolved a bit, though, and right now it’s a plane ticket from my trip to Brazil in April, and when that’s no longer usable, I have a recent plane ticket from Lisbon to Barcelona to replace it.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

I can. I don’t necessary like to stop mid-chapter, but when I’m reading in public transportation or somewhere outside the house, I sometimes have to. If I’m home though, I will stop after a chapter.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

Usually no. I do read while eating, but I don’t eat while reading, if that makes any sense. I drink water and tea…

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Hell NO!!!! I can’t! My brain is ok with multitasking for other things, but not reading.

One book at a time or several at once?

Usually one at a time. Unless it’s a written fiction book and a non-fiction audiobook, then it’s ok…

Reading at home or everywhere?

I can read anywhere. Actually, most of my reading is done in public transportation 😉 .

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

I’m usually pretty silent (except for the occasional gasp or curse or sigh), but sometimes I need to read a sentence out loud for it to really sink in.

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I read ahead. It happens a lot, sometimes I need to make sure that everything will be ok in a few pages. In the case of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I read the epilogue before I started the book… I needed to know that everything was well! However, I do not skip pages!

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I like my books well taken cared off, so, no breaking anything. Sometimes it happens though, and I have to live with it.

Do you write in your books?

Are you serious?! NO! I do have coloured stick-markers to mark the quotes and stuff I like, but never write on them… Even in my college textbooks I had trouble doing that.

 Now, I tag:

The Harry Potter 30 Days Challenge #12

Welcome back for the 12th day of The Harry Potter 30 Days Challenge! As you know by now, Leannaatc @Short Story Long had this idea of a month full of Harry Potter and you can find the prompt for each day here here.

the hp 30 days challenge

– Day 12: Favourite ship? –

I actually have 2 huge ships within the Harry Potter Universe… I mean, I ship a lot of other people, but these 2 are strong.

Ron & Hermione

I don’t care what J.K. Rowling said a while back about this being a mistake or whatever, Ron and Hermione complement each other so well… I shipped them since they were kids, so awkward around each other, never really knowing how to demonstrate their feelings… with Ron always standing up for her, but never truly admitting it. And then the jealousy… Book 4 was hard for Ron! Book 6 was hell for Hermione! But I love their relationship, their foundation of friendship and all the things that were never said throughout the 7 books, but that you could feel through the pages.

““Hang on a moment!” said Ron sharply. “We’ve forgotten someone!” “Who?” asked Hermione. “The house-elves, they’ll all be down in the kitchen, won’t they?” “You mean we ought to get them fighting?” asked Harry. “No,” said Ron seriously, “I mean, we should tell them to get out. We don’t want any more Dobbies, do we? We can’t order them to die for us -”

There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet. “Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. “OI! There’s a war going on here!” Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other. “I know mate,” said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a bludger, “so its now or never, isn’t it?””

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Lupin & Tonks

Individually, they are two of my favorite people in Harry Potter, together, I love them to death. Oh, I suffered when she was so in love with him and he still refused her, I cried when he abandons his family, I smiled so much when he gets back to them, and then I was destroyed when both of them died, leaving Teddy… 😦


Still, they’re still amazing, and I shipped them from the moment I realized that Tonks was in love with Lupin.

““You see!” said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. “She still wants to marry him, even though he’s been bitten! She doesn’t care!”  “It’s different,” said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking suddenly tense. “Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely-”  “But I don’t care either, I don’t care!” said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin’s robes and shaking them. “I’ve told you a million times….” And the meaning of Tonk’s Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all. “And I’ve told you a million times,” said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor,“that I am too old for you, too poor….too dangerous….” “I’ve said all along you’re taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus,” said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur’s shoulder as she patter her on the back. “I am not being ridiculous,” said Lupin steadily. “Tonks deserves somebody young and whole.”  “But she wants you,” said Mr. Weasley, with a small smile. “And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so.”  He gestured sadly at his son, lying between them.  “This is….not the moment to discuss it,” said Lupin, avoiding everybody’s eyes as he looked around distractedly. “Dumbledore is dead….” “Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world,” said Professor McGonagall curtly…”  ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

– Day 1: Favorite Book? – 

– Day 2: Favorite Movie? –

– Day 3: Is there anything in the film adaptations that annoyed you? – 

– Day 4: Who’s your least favourite female character and why? – 

– Day 5: Who is your favourite male character and why? –

– Day 6: Which house would you want to be in? –

– Day 7: Who’s your favourite female character and why? – 

– Day 8: What’s your favourite lesson from the series? – 

– Day 9: Who’s your least favourite male character and why? – 

– Day 10: Horcruxes or Hallows? – 

– Day 11: Which character would you say you are most like? – 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From


This week’s theme is: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From. Interesting!!! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I always read throughout my life, but never as much as now, so I haven’t read a lot of books from the same authors…

Top Ten Tuesday

Let the countdown begin!

1. Ana Maria Magalhães and Isabel Alçada (at least 13 books)

Who are these people, you ask? Well, every country has it’s own children’s books, right? In Portugal we have a series called Uma Aventura (An Adventure), written by these lovely ladies, that started out in 1982 and is still going strong, it now has 52 books! Yep, they’re very prolific! I stopped reading these a while back, and as these books are stuffed in a box somewhere in my storage room back home, I have no idea exactly how many of them I read, but I can remember reading at least 13, which makes them number one on this list!


And probably many more…

2. J. K. Rowling (11 books)

Queen Jo Rowling gets a second place on the list (and this is without her books that I still have to read…). She gets this spot due to her 7 Harry Potter books, 3 companion books and Very Good Lives.


3. Cassandra Clare (10 books)

This one was obvious, and she’s not on top because I’m still to read the codex and the Shadowhunters Academy novellas, but as soon as her new book drops, she’ll probably be on top.


4. Dan Brown (5 books)

Dan Brown has 5 books on this list, the only one of his that I’ve not read yet is Inferno. The first four covers are in portuguese, because I read those books in my mother language. It was a crazy time when The Da Vinci Code came out, I read his previous 3 books soon after, and when The Lost Symbol came out, I was not willing to wait for the portuguese edition… it contributed a lot to me just reading in english nowadays.


5. Rainbow Rowell (4 books)

I’ve said that Rainbow Rowell is my spirit animal, I’ve only read 4 books from her, because that’s all there is 😦 !!!


6. Sarah J. Maas (4 books)

Sarah J. Maas is a very recent love, and she will climb this list a few places in just a few weeks, as soon as I read The Assassin’s Blade and Queen of Shadows!


7. Stephenie Meyer (4 books)

The whole Twilight saga is four books. I actually read most of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, but I don’t think I finished it, so I’m not counting it…


8. Suzanne Collins (3 books)

The Hunger Games trilogy.


9. Jenny Han (2 books)

I’ve only read two books by Jenny Han, though I want to give The Summer I turned Pretty a chance…


10. Jane Austen (2 books)

I still have a few left to read… I intend to read at least one more of her books until the end of this year!


11. George R.R. Martin (2 books)

I’ve only read the first two books from A Song of Ice and Fire, though I want to finish the series! I started book 3 a while back, but wasn’t feeling it, so I dropped it, I might want to think about picking it up again.


It is likely that I might have miss someone in here, given than I don’t always recall books that I’ve read a while ago (and I’m not home to look at my shelf). I know I’ve read at least 2 Kathy Reich’s books, but I don’t even recall their names, so…

See you next week!