Review: Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood

Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie M. Liu
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Maika Halfwolf is on the run from a coalition of forces determined to control or destroy the powerful Monstrum that lives beneath her skin. But Maika still has a mission of her own: to discover the secrets of her late mother, Moriko.

Setting: Maika’s journey to find out more about her mother’s past takes her to Thyria, a coastal city controlled by pirates, where she acquires a bone key that will allow her to visit and return from the mysterious Isle of Bones, retracing her mother’s previous journey.

The Isle of Bones is full of ghosts and wonderfully creepy.

Plot: There is a lot going on here, and I feel like things are even more convoluted than in volume 1. We get a few answers, but I guess I was hoping to have more information at this point.

Characters: I am mostly interested in the protagonist, Maika. I am not that invested in the secondary cast; maybe I would be if I knew more about them?

Art: I am still really enjoying the art, but I am on the fence about continuing with this series.

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Published by Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts

This blog is for my thoughts on reading. A couple of my friends on GoodReads have blogs, so eventually I decided to start one myself. I hope to get involved in the book blogging community and become a better reader and writer! I am not accepting copies of new books for review, but I would be interested in new editions or new translations of classic authors. Find me on Upwork (as an editor) in the profile link. From September 2018 to October 2020 I blogged at Blogger.

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