Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood (Review)

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How the heck did I forget to review this one after I read it way back in August?? I’m seriously stumped on this one, but I guess I’m gonna have to chalk it up to what my boyfriend and I refer to as “squirrel brain”. After reading and reviewing the first volume of Monstress, I had been really excited about getting to learn more about the dark and intriguing war-torn world and story of our protagonist, Maika Halfwolf. The artwork in volume 2 is just as gorgeous and detailed as that of volume 1 and the story drew me in right off the bat. In fact, I think I may have enjoyed volume 2 even more than I did the first one, and that’s saying something because I absolutely loved volume 1.

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As I mentioned in my review for volume 1, this is a story that unravels bit by bit and often leaves the reader with a lot of questions. Volume 2 follows Maika and her companions as they do whatever it takes to learn the truth regarding her past.

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Aaaaand we get pirates this go around, so if you already weren’t on board, get your butts in gear, people!

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Oh, and did I mention there are UNICORNS?!?!

As I’ve talked about before, Monstress is a very dark story with lots of violence and lots of swearing. That isn’t something that bothers me, but it’s just something I like to forewarn people about since I know some people are sensitive to it and whatnot.

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Maika Halfwolf, our protagonist and resident potty mouth.

I’d previously gushed about how much I enjoyed the worldbuilding in volume 1, and volume 2 simply expands on that, making me love it all the more. I’ve seriously never seen this level of worldbuilding in comic-form before and it just continues to blow me away. I can’t wait to see what volume 3 will bring to the table. šŸ™‚

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17 thoughts on “Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood (Review)”

      1. Same here! It really does make a difference. I’m usually bummed when a series with a fantastic artist either winds out swapping out artists or the artist decides to suddenly change up their style. It’s really jarring, like when a show recasts an actor or something to play a major character.

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  1. I saw that beautiful art and I’m like *clutches heart*
    THEN I SAW THE UNICORN. I died. I’m dead. This is already beautiful and I’m gonna check this out.
    Do you reckon it’s better to read this on comixology or Kindle? I don’t have an account but my card is already hooked on Kindle and if it’s there, I think I might just buy it from there.

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    1. Yay! I’m glad you’re enjoying the art (and unicorn) so much! It’s an absolutely STUNNING comic. I’ve never actually tried comixology before, so I’m not exactly sure how it would compare to reading it on the kindle. I hope you’re able to read it either way though, because it is definitely a great story with gorgeous artwork. A perfect combo! šŸ˜€

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