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Ender’s Game – The Graphic Novel

While Holly re-read the book Ender’s Game before seeing the movie, I took the opportunity to read the short comic series they did of the story a few years back; I found it on the ComiXology App. It was a fast and fun read, so first and foremost, I wanted to do a review of the comic for you.

This is labeled as Actual Ender's Game. Don't remember seeing that with the movie...

This is labeled as Actual Ender’s Game. Don’t remember seeing that with the movie…

But then, with seeing the movie, consider this also a LitFlix of the Ender’s Game comic as compared to the movie. Reviews are coming back very mixed for this film, but the graphic novel is new enough I thought it might provide a different perspective, so I will share that with you.

You can read Holly’s review here. But for now, my thoughts on Ender’s Game: Battle School and Command School. Spoilers to come for the Ender’s Game story in all sorts of media!

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Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, a Litflix

The next book / movie combination in my journey is Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. First, I want to point out that I am not going to deal with the controversy around Cassandra Clare – I have read a little bit about it, but do not have enough personal experience to really comment on it. I read the book before I knew about the whole controversy so I had already formed an opinion about the book, which was honestly just meh.

I remember when I first saw the previews for the movie and the idea really intrigued me. The idea of a group of people fighting all the things that go bump in the night that normal people don’t want to know about. Making sure a balance exists between the fantastical and the mundane. The idea ends up so much larger than what ends up coming out of it. The book in particular is not that great. The movie changes quite a few things around, but personally I did not mind much. There are definitely some cheesy moments and the story still is not that great. (Potential spoilers for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones after the jump) Continue reading