Books for Breakfast #77

Book Reviews

The reads this time were:
Ms. Marvel. Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson
&
The Martian by Andy Weir

I talked about the first volume a while back, and I finished up the second volume last month! I just really love this comic! I was never really that interested in the superhero comics, I liked more of the indie comics like Lumberjanes, that weren’t really part of the superhero genre. Although, back when I was in Kindergarden I was all about Batman and Robin! I mean seriously, I demanded Batman and Robin stories before I would go to bed. Now I’ve slowly gotten back into the genre and it’s probably thanks to this comic! 
If you don’t know much about it, Ms. Marvel follows a regular girl, a fangirl no less, who suddenly finds herself with superpowers and the next Ms. Marvel. She doesn’t know really how to balance her school life and superhero life, especially with over protective parents who worry about her. She also has to figure out how to make her powers her own, so she doesn’t feel like she has to be exactly like the old Ms. Marvel. It’s all about a young girl learning how to come into herself (and her super powers) while still being a young high schooler. 
The second volume continues the story and a villain is introduced and action follows! Kamala struggles with how to best use her powers and how to protect those around her from a villain who is trying to figure out who she is. The art is, as normal, fantastic and the story is, you guessed it, also fantastic! If you haven’t picked up the first volume yet, called No Normal, get on it!!

I don’t even know where to start with this book. It’s science fiction, which normally isn’t my genre at all. But I seriously COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!! I immediately shoved it onto Alex’s to-read shelf too, since I knew he would love it! (If he ever gets around to reading it) Anyways, this book is just SO amazing! It’s written in a very interesting style as well, which is to say the majority of the book is written as log entries of an astronaut who has, through terrible circumstances, been left on Mars to fend for himself. Totally alone. 
Could you even imagine being all alone on an entire planet? Stuck to only a small area? Well, that is exactly what happened to our main man, Mark. He has struggle after struggle to get through with only his wit and gallows sense of humor to keep him going. You find yourself laughing throughout the book and cheering him on. It’s that realistic science fiction that I can totally get behind. You never really think that it’s too far fetched, and instead you find yourself wondering what would happen if something like this ever did occur. You can find yourself easily believing in the story as you read it. 
I’m sure everyone has heard that a movie is coming out soon, and from the preview, I’m excited to see it! I really hope that they do the book justice and keep a lot of the funny lines that he has, since they had me chuckling throughout the entire book. For a story about life or death survival on a desolate wasteland of a planet; the book is pretty dang hilarious!!
Next on my list is: The Astronaut Wives Club and Akatsuki no Yona 17

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!