Fence #6 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana Lafuente

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5stars

Ah! An indirect win. The same concept as an indirect kiss!

Title: Fence
Author: C.S. Pacat (Author), Johanna the Mad (Illustrator), Joana Lafuente (Illustrator)
Series: Fence #6

Number of pages: 32 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: More Seiji and Nicholas together!!
Bad things about this book: Nothing! I liked everything even if I still crave more!
Do I recommend it? Always!
Rate: 5/5

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My monthly frustrating 10-minute read has been, as usual, lacking of smooching but full of fencing. And we got to see a super smiley Nicholas and that was worth the wait!

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So Seiji lost his match against Aiden and he is of course furious but now it’s not time to focus on Seiji because it’s time for Nicholas match against one of Aiden’s many heartbroken lovers. I’m glad people finally saw what he is capable of; now they won’t keep underestimating him, they will now he can fence and he will only improve if given the chance.

20180517_174354Seiji shows so many different facial expressions for and because of Nicholas!

I loved how coach blocked the door to the bathroom when Seiji was inside brooding and feeling sorry for himself but when Nicholas came looking for him, she let him pass. She knows that somehow, amidst the rivalry, Nicholas’ words and personality go through Seiji’s super stubborn head.

So much smiling. I’m still happy about the smiles I saw and Seii’s angry face being a 5-y.o. because of Nicholas. I love them so much. This comic is getting better and better and I can’t wait for more!

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Fence #5 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana Lafuente

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4stars

“Don’t think about winning. Winning is a distraction.”

Title: Fence
Author: C.S. Pacat (Author), Johanna the Mad (Illustrator), Joana Lafuente (Illustrator)
Series: Fence #5

Number of pages: 27 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: We got a little insight of the past.
Bad things about this book: There are too many mysteries and I NEED TO KNOW!!!
Do I recommend it? Of course!!
Rate: 4/5

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I had to wait so long for this issue and I felt it was too short. Why is this happening again? We got Seiji and Aiden’s match and a little bit of backstory from the fencers. I thought we were going to get a little more insight from Seiji’s past but it was all whispered to him by Aiden and we didn’t hear a thing. I’m so curious I’m kind of losing my patience. And I’m a very patient woman. Very patient, but I can’t wait to get to the juicy parts: the secrets unveiled, the first stares with romantic vibes, the friendships blooming.

Screenshot_20180418-173054_Amazon KindlePoor Nicholas, he’s having a hard time!

But for now I want to know what happened to Seiji? What did Aiden say to him to make him lose his composure? Is it something about a relationship not gone well? I wonder if that’s why Seiji couldn’t go to Exton. Maybe he and Jesse were a thing or Seiji had a crush that he thought reciprocated but then was humiliated?? So many questions!!!!

I WANT TO KNOW WHO THE HELL HURT SEIJI??? GIVE THAT BOY SOME LOVE. HE NEEDS IT!!!

Screenshot_20180418-173123_Amazon KindleHow cute are Aiden’s cheerleaders? They’re adorable!

The next issue is going to be a great one, I’m sure of that! I really can’t wait!

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Fence #4 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana Lafuente

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5stars

No matter what coach says. The class is split in half. Those who have a loss. And those who have a win.

Title: Fence
Author: C.S. Pacat (Author), Johanna the Mad (Illustrator), Joana Lafuente (Illustrator)
Series: Fence #4

Number of pages: 29 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: Things are getting pretty interesting now.
Bad things about this book: I will never get over the fact that being a comic this is too short!
Do I recommend it? As usual, yes!!
Rate: 5/5

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Once again I read it as soon as it was available on my kindle, at 7 minutes after midnight and once again I’m left with wanting more and more. I loved this issue because we could see more about different characters (I want to know more about Aiden, the Casanova of the Fence World) and what’s like to give it all to be part of the team. Or whatever a team is call in the fence universe.

I still don’t know much about sports; I’m watching some of the Olympics and I’m finding out about some sports I didn’t even know they existed until now. It’s really true that you learn something different and new every single day. I can say that the biathlon is the one that surprised me the most; why someone thought it’d be fun to ski up and down the mountain shooting things? So cold, so tiring.

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Don’t say that, Seiji!! Come on!!

So Nicholas is struggling, overthinking every move, and because of all the pressure he is losing control of his abilities. And he has them, he is talented; he just needs time to show everyone what he is capable of. Unfortunately he doesn’t have time. He needs to win the matches to have a place in the team, to keep his scholarship and to keep doing what he loves.

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Poor Nicholas! Seiji is going to regret telling you you were nothing special!
Show him!!

Seiji is still Seiji but there is something a little bit different about him now. He is kind of softer? He has this cold façade he likes to show everyone but then he has this tiny moments of worry, of interest, and you see a different face for just a fraction. It changes things and I think it will change how Nicholas is going to face his next matches.

We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess. As usual, just wait and see. And keep waiting.

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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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5stars

“You can’t just go round murdering people. There are rules, Nimona.”

Title: Nimona
Author: Noelle Stevenson
Number of pages: 272 (paperback edition)
Good things about this book: The illustrations, the story, everything.
Bad things about this book: That there’s no more of it.
Do I recommend it? Yes, of course.
Rate: 5/5

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I don’t own this graphic novel. My younger sister bought it centuries ago because she saw online that it was worth reading. She read it and I didn’t, at the time. I don’t know why, it’s not like it takes hours to finish it so I still don’t understand why it took me so long to read it. One day I was pointing out how messy my sister’s room was and I noticed Nimona there on her bookshelf; I told myself, it’s time, and I borrowed it, treated it kindly, devoured it in no time, and I’m so happy I did because I loved it.

Supervillain, and cinnamon roll, Ballister Blackheart is forever fighting the so-called hero, and ex friend, Ambrosius Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics. That is the eternal fight, the same one every single time; no one gets killed, only temporarily arrested, then it’s the same all over again. Then along comes Nimona, a shapeshifter with a mysterious past and a lot of anger for the Institution. Nimona and Blackheart want to make the whole world see that the heroes aren’t really the good guys in the story.

After falling in love with the illustrations on the cover, I fell in love with the whole graphic novel from the adorable story to the characters. It looks quite simple but it has a little bit of everything and it doesn’t fail to make you think. You know I love books that make me think but at the same time don’t depress me too much. Don’t get me wrong, I also love books that are so sad I cry from beginning to end, but I do prefer meaning without too many feelings.

Blakheart is the villain you find yourself loving. He is a science geek; when he talks about science everything about him glows and you can’t help but smiling. He’s really adorable. Goldenloin is the hero you want to hate but you know he will redeem himself because love has the habit of always finding a way back where it belongs. And last, Nimona, she is a force of nature, ever changing, a firecracker, and she is both the personification of pure energy and sadness. You can see both and it’s heartbreaking; you only want happiness for her and you hope that’s what she’s going to get. Nimona is one of a kind, really!

Nimona is funny, the story is great, the illustrations are perfect and the epilogue made me so happy I wanted to re-read the whole thing all over again. It was that captivating. I say you read it and then tell me how much you loved it, okay? It’s a deal!

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Fence #3 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana Lafuente

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5stars

When he fences, you can’t look at anyone else.

Title: Fence
Author: C.S. Pacat (Author), Johanna the Mad (Illustrator), Joana Lafuente (Illustrator)
Series: Fence #3

Number of pages: 27 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: The story is so good I can’t wait to know more.
Bad things about this book: As usual, not really a bad thing, but it’s too short!
Do I recommend it? Yes!!
Rate: 5/5

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Each month I highly anticipate the new volume of Fence and each month I’m left both heart-eyed and frustrated. I really wish comics were a little bit longer; are 50 pages asking too much of both writer and illustrators? I know I’m being unreasonable but this comic is so good I’m always super sad when I reach the last page and realize I have to wait a whole month for a little bit more of the story. Patience usually comes easy to me. Lately? Not so much.

Screenshot_20180117-130500These dorks are going to make us suffer!

Seiji and Nicholas are still arguing about being roommates and they’re been punished for whining. Maybe they can start knowing each other a little bit more but maybe it’s still too early to the romance to start blossoming. Tryouts (is that the right sports word to use? I’m not sure) are on and Nicholas has to face with some ugly truths. He needs to step up his game to be able to make the team and keep his scholarship. I’m sure he will give a thousand percent to do just that. I just hope he won’t overexert himself and end up hurt.

Screenshot_20180117-130802Is that you blushing, Nicholas???

I loved all the pages with the bits about how is it to be in a dorm and how difficult this new school system is making Nicholas crazy. I have never been to boarding school but it has always fascinated and also scared me a little bit. I want to know more about the characters. We know Aiden is a playboy and he demonstrates it all the time. We know Seiji is severe looking and very serious but I think there’s more to it and I can’t wait to see the walls around him go down, for Nicholas and for all his teammates. Mostly for Nicholas; I’m ready for some love here. Always ready for some love.

Next month is so far away! Wait for me, fencers!!

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Fence #2 by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad

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5stars

“He’s just some fencer I beat at regionals.”
“I’m not some fencer. My name’s Nicholas Cox. And I’m going to make you remember it.”

Title: Fence
Author: C.S. Pacat (Author), Johanna the Mad (Artist)
Series: Fence #2

Number of pages: 27 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: The drawings and the story make you want more and more. It tests your patience.
Bad things about this book: It’s a comic book so it’s short. It requires patience!
Do I recommend it? Yes, it’s still lacking the romance part but we are getting to know the characters and I love that.
Rate: 5/5

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Why are comic books so short? I can’t binge read them if they are still being published. This is a nightmare. A good nightmare, though, because the comic is great; I love the characters, the drawings and how the story is progressing.

New characters are introduced and we see how the cohabitation of Nicholas and Seiji is going. Guess what? It’s not going well, but they’ll get through it. I wonder when and, more importantly, HOW the sexual tension is going to build itself. Until now there’s no spark, not a single one, so I’m curious to know how these two boys who hate each other are going to find themselves involved romantically.

Fence is a really interesting sport and I actually learned a lot about it in just a couple of comics. I did watch it during the Olympics but it’s not explained; you just watch it and it ends so fast you don’t even see who makes a point. Do they make points? Do they score? I guess I’ll learn it in time.

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I kind of love Nicholas Vision of Seiji better. It’ll be fun seeing those two become friends and question said friendship while fencing their butts off. I can’t wait! See you next month!

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Fence by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad

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5stars

“I don’t care how good he is. I’m here to fence.”

Title: Fence
Author: C.S. Pacat (Author), Johanna the Mad (Artist)
Series: Fence #1

Number of pages: 27 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: It’s a comic book so it has drawings and they’re amazing.
Bad things about this book: It’s a comic book so it’s short. It requires patience!
Do I recommend it? Yes, it’s promising.
Rate: 5/5

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I forgot how frustrating it was to follow comics! Only a few pages, beautifully illustrated pages, and then you have to wait a whole month for more. Then the story repeats itself after a month; it’s a never-ending nightmare.

We start by meeting Nick and Seiji, the two main characters. Nick is a hotheaded teen who has set his goal to be the best fencer after finding out the father who left him was one. Seiji is arrogant and egocentric, being the very best fencer there is now, but you can see that’s only a mask. I sense he’s going to be super sweet. Both characters are going to be forced to collaborate, team up, and the results are going to be sweet sweet bonding; I can see the brooding and the smirking already.

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We’re going to see sparks!! Heart-shaped sparks! Can’t wait for the romance but the comic is mainly about something else; fencing is a super interesting sport, interesting enough to be among the very few I follow during the Olympics. Who doesn’t like fighting with swords? En garde!!

It was very short but it delivered the foundation of a story that’s promising and it’s going to deliver all kinds of fireworks. I love the potential, the story, and the characters! I want more; the second volume comes out in more than a month. Help!

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