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Tiny Navajo Reads: Animosity, Vol. 4

Animosity, Vol. 4: The Walled City by Marguerite Bennett, illustrated by Rafael de Latorre

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*Published April 16, 2019*

animosity vol. 4Oh…this one went dark. This volume went to a very dark place and it was a bit unnerving to read, but it does show how much humanity is animalistic.

Betrayal! Jesse is kidnapped by a traitor she trusted and loved. Sandor follows the bloody trail to the dreaded Walled City, where the remains of human civilization reign in terrible power–and attempt to rebuild the world for humans only. With the hideous truth of the Walled City revealed, Sandor must use every ounce of cunning to rescue Jesse from her human captors–before the try to “save the world” from the risen Animals…

I think what a lot of this series is showing is that there is always going to be good and bad within the world, and it will depend on what side you are on what you do or how you are perceived. In this one, a colony called the Walled City is thought to be a heaven on earth, especially for the women of the world, but when Kyle brings Jessie there, it’s shown that this is no heaven on earth. As one woman tries to bring back human society, through cruelty and violence both to humans and animals, Jessie shows the girls of the commune that there is a different way to live, even if it means leaving the safety of the walls.

What does it mean to have humanity? How do you show said humanity?

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Animosity, Vol. 2

Animosity, Vol. 2: The Dragon by Marguerite Bennett

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*Published October 17, 2017*

animosity vol 2This picks up where we left off in the previous volume, Jesse and Sandor and now some new companions seeking to get Jesse across this new version of the United States to where her estranged half-brother is living in working in San Francisco.

One day, for no reason, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection. Collecting issues 5-8 issues of the best-selling series, plus the special one-shot issue THE WORLD OF ANIMOSITY.

In this volume, we see Jesse and Sandor continue making their way across the country. As they do so with those they rescued from the previous volume, they start to hear rumours of a fire-breathing dragon. Not only does this lead to members of their group being snatched, but to thoughts of what it means now that animals have sentience.

I will admit that what I truly love about this volume is that it dives deep into questions like, does sentience equal a soul? Does a sentient animal killing a sentient animal equal murder, even if the killing is done for food? What does all of this mean now? There are no easy answers and the discussions that come about within the group are not giving easy answers either. This is what I think is most interesting about this volume, is that it tries to invoke a thought process within its readers about what if this does happen to us? Or, heaven forbid, we figure out that animals are sentient, we just can’t understand them? What will happen next?

This has been a very interesting series thus far, and while I didn’t talk about the dragon, once you read it, I think you’ll understand why. It’s far and away one of my favourite reveals and it’s one that can make you think. Think long and hard about what it means to be human.

What do you think makes you human? Why does it make you human? Comment below and let me know! And just so you know, as this is Thanksgiving week, I will not be posting on Thanksgiving, but you can expect a post on Friday. Enjoy your turkey and mashed potatoes everyone!

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Faith, Vol. 3

Faith, Vol. 3: Superstar by Jody Houser

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*Published May 10, 2017*

faith volI love Faith! I love her so much! She’s just an amazing character!!!

Fight and Flight!
As Los Angeles’ high-flying protector, Faith as inspired the dreams of an entire metropolis… Now get ready to meet its worst nightmare When an escaped psiot prisoner starts tearing through the streets, Faith must stop her fiery rampage before all hell breaks loose! But this isn’t just any ordinary threat… Not only can this empowered escapee drain the energy of everything in sight, she’s one of L.A.’s most controversial pop stars to boot!
Valiant’s chart-topping superhero is about to add a major new player to her frenemies list, courtesy of breakout writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)! Plus: legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez present history in the making as they bring together the leading female hero in comics today with the first female nominee from a major political party for a presidential milestone like no other!

In this one, we see Faith be the true superhero that she is, not through using her powers, but by using her compassion and her words. She doesn’t sacrifice what she believes in to save the ones that need her help. I love Faith, and I truly believe that you should read this comic series if only to have a new type of superhero to read about.

What do you enjoy most about a superhero? When they use their powers to save the day or their empathy? Comment below and let me know!

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Thursday Three Most Read Authors

Thursday Threes: Most Read Authors

Yep, today is about the three authors I have read the most according to Goodreads. I know that there are probably some authors that I have read more, but I don’t have a record because it was before I joined Goodreads. Once I figure those out, I’ll do a post on them.

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Brandon Sanderson – 15 books

carriger

Gail Carriger – 14 books

willingham

Bill Willingham – 11 books

It should really be no surprise that I have read the most of Brandon Sanderson and Gail Carriger. They are some of my favorite authors, I just love the way they create worlds and their sense of humor. I love it when books can make me laugh! Those are some of the best kinds of books in my opinion.

As for Bill Willingham, I can tell you what happened there. It’s a comic series called Fables which is a retelling of the fables and fairy tales we’ve all grown up with. I love my coworker for that because he is the one that introduced me to Fables and I love it! I even started reading Fairest, which is a spinoff of Fables that focuses on the women of the Fables stories. And I love it! I just, I love these authors and I need to read and reread some of their books again. Just so good!

What are some of your most read authors? What do you like about them? Comment below and let me know!