Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven

Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven

Maika has spent most of her life learning how to fight, but how will she fare when the only way to save her life...is to make friends? Collects issues 13-18 of the Hugo Award and British Fantasy Award series....

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Title:Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven
Author:Marjorie M. Liu
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534306919
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:168 pages pages

Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    Oct 01, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

  • Sara
    Sep 23, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

  • Kogiopsis
    Oct 02, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...

    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up wit...

    While I agree with other reviews that Haven was often hard to follow... honestly, the quality of craft in every volume of Monstress is so high that I still can't deduct a star. Even when I only understand half of what's going on, I don't really mind, because in this case it just feels ...

  • Anne
    Sep 27, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

  • Marta
    Oct 03, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

  • Melanie
    May 19, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

  • Karissa
    Oct 06, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

  • Devann
    Aug 08, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

  • Bradley
    Sep 17, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

  • Daniel
    Oct 04, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...

    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up wit...

    While I agree with other reviews that Haven was often hard to follow... honestly, the quality of craft in every volume of Monstress is so high that I still can't deduct a star. Even when I only understand half of what's going on, I don't really mind, because in this case it just feels ...

    I have literally no idea what's going on. It's very exposition heavy, like the other two volumes. However it reads like the fifth book in a 12 book cycle, like there's a bunch of stuff you should know by now and not have explained to you. Problem is, this series never explained anythin...

    ?He didn?t say you were a good person. He said you were a hero. There?s a difference.? GAAAAAH. I THINK THIS WAS THE BEST IN THE SERIES. It was more action-packed, less of a hunt for answers and more of a fight to stop a war. I love little fox and her innocence and compassio...

    I love this series. And after the third volume I love it even more. The scrip is amazing, the drawing is breath taking and the plot is complex, well designed and very original. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it. Not even if I try really hard. This third volume, although...

    I like this series, but reading them as trade paperbacks has been challenging since each volume has had at least a 1 year gap since the previous volume. I spent a bit of time trying to remember what was going on though this volume wasn't too tricky to pick back up as is the case with s...

  • Ben
    Sep 30, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...

    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up wit...

    While I agree with other reviews that Haven was often hard to follow... honestly, the quality of craft in every volume of Monstress is so high that I still can't deduct a star. Even when I only understand half of what's going on, I don't really mind, because in this case it just feels ...

    I have literally no idea what's going on. It's very exposition heavy, like the other two volumes. However it reads like the fifth book in a 12 book cycle, like there's a bunch of stuff you should know by now and not have explained to you. Problem is, this series never explained anythin...

    ?He didn?t say you were a good person. He said you were a hero. There?s a difference.? GAAAAAH. I THINK THIS WAS THE BEST IN THE SERIES. It was more action-packed, less of a hunt for answers and more of a fight to stop a war. I love little fox and her innocence and compassio...

    I love this series. And after the third volume I love it even more. The scrip is amazing, the drawing is breath taking and the plot is complex, well designed and very original. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it. Not even if I try really hard. This third volume, although...

    I like this series, but reading them as trade paperbacks has been challenging since each volume has had at least a 1 year gap since the previous volume. I spent a bit of time trying to remember what was going on though this volume wasn't too tricky to pick back up as is the case with s...

    To quote the poets: This was fu*king awesome again! There are still so many questions but the whole world building and the characters and how they are connected ... It is simple a delight to read this volumes! ...

    This series continues to astonish me! ...

  • Ithil
    Oct 03, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...

    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up wit...

    While I agree with other reviews that Haven was often hard to follow... honestly, the quality of craft in every volume of Monstress is so high that I still can't deduct a star. Even when I only understand half of what's going on, I don't really mind, because in this case it just feels ...

    I have literally no idea what's going on. It's very exposition heavy, like the other two volumes. However it reads like the fifth book in a 12 book cycle, like there's a bunch of stuff you should know by now and not have explained to you. Problem is, this series never explained anythin...

    ?He didn?t say you were a good person. He said you were a hero. There?s a difference.? GAAAAAH. I THINK THIS WAS THE BEST IN THE SERIES. It was more action-packed, less of a hunt for answers and more of a fight to stop a war. I love little fox and her innocence and compassio...

    I love this series. And after the third volume I love it even more. The scrip is amazing, the drawing is breath taking and the plot is complex, well designed and very original. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it. Not even if I try really hard. This third volume, although...

  • Maddie
    Oct 02, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

  • Holly
    Sep 21, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...

    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up wit...

    While I agree with other reviews that Haven was often hard to follow... honestly, the quality of craft in every volume of Monstress is so high that I still can't deduct a star. Even when I only understand half of what's going on, I don't really mind, because in this case it just feels ...

    I have literally no idea what's going on. It's very exposition heavy, like the other two volumes. However it reads like the fifth book in a 12 book cycle, like there's a bunch of stuff you should know by now and not have explained to you. Problem is, this series never explained anythin...

    ?He didn?t say you were a good person. He said you were a hero. There?s a difference.? GAAAAAH. I THINK THIS WAS THE BEST IN THE SERIES. It was more action-packed, less of a hunt for answers and more of a fight to stop a war. I love little fox and her innocence and compassio...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Sep 12, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

  • Anna (lion_reads)
    Sep 28, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

  • Manisha
    Jul 22, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

  • Kim Dyer
    Sep 24, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

  • MadameMelli
    Sep 25, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...

    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up wit...

    While I agree with other reviews that Haven was often hard to follow... honestly, the quality of craft in every volume of Monstress is so high that I still can't deduct a star. Even when I only understand half of what's going on, I don't really mind, because in this case it just feels ...

    I have literally no idea what's going on. It's very exposition heavy, like the other two volumes. However it reads like the fifth book in a 12 book cycle, like there's a bunch of stuff you should know by now and not have explained to you. Problem is, this series never explained anythin...

    ?He didn?t say you were a good person. He said you were a hero. There?s a difference.? GAAAAAH. I THINK THIS WAS THE BEST IN THE SERIES. It was more action-packed, less of a hunt for answers and more of a fight to stop a war. I love little fox and her innocence and compassio...

    I love this series. And after the third volume I love it even more. The scrip is amazing, the drawing is breath taking and the plot is complex, well designed and very original. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it. Not even if I try really hard. This third volume, although...

    I like this series, but reading them as trade paperbacks has been challenging since each volume has had at least a 1 year gap since the previous volume. I spent a bit of time trying to remember what was going on though this volume wasn't too tricky to pick back up as is the case with s...

    To quote the poets: This was fu*king awesome again! There are still so many questions but the whole world building and the characters and how they are connected ... It is simple a delight to read this volumes! ...

  • Ivan
    Sep 03, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

  • Nico
    Sep 26, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...

    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up wit...

    While I agree with other reviews that Haven was often hard to follow... honestly, the quality of craft in every volume of Monstress is so high that I still can't deduct a star. Even when I only understand half of what's going on, I don't really mind, because in this case it just feels ...

    I have literally no idea what's going on. It's very exposition heavy, like the other two volumes. However it reads like the fifth book in a 12 book cycle, like there's a bunch of stuff you should know by now and not have explained to you. Problem is, this series never explained anythin...

  • Sabrina Ye
    Oct 03, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

  • Jennymort ♔ The Dark Lordette ♔ House of Slytheread
    Sep 18, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...

    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up wit...

    While I agree with other reviews that Haven was often hard to follow... honestly, the quality of craft in every volume of Monstress is so high that I still can't deduct a star. Even when I only understand half of what's going on, I don't really mind, because in this case it just feels ...

    I have literally no idea what's going on. It's very exposition heavy, like the other two volumes. However it reads like the fifth book in a 12 book cycle, like there's a bunch of stuff you should know by now and not have explained to you. Problem is, this series never explained anythin...

    ?He didn?t say you were a good person. He said you were a hero. There?s a difference.? GAAAAAH. I THINK THIS WAS THE BEST IN THE SERIES. It was more action-packed, less of a hunt for answers and more of a fight to stop a war. I love little fox and her innocence and compassio...

    I love this series. And after the third volume I love it even more. The scrip is amazing, the drawing is breath taking and the plot is complex, well designed and very original. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it. Not even if I try really hard. This third volume, although...

    I like this series, but reading them as trade paperbacks has been challenging since each volume has had at least a 1 year gap since the previous volume. I spent a bit of time trying to remember what was going on though this volume wasn't too tricky to pick back up as is the case with s...

    To quote the poets: This was fu*king awesome again! There are still so many questions but the whole world building and the characters and how they are connected ... It is simple a delight to read this volumes! ...

    This series continues to astonish me! ...

    i need this meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow!!! ...

  • Ewa
    Aug 07, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

  • daisy
    Mar 03, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

  • Josh
    Sep 27, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...

    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up wit...

  • Taylor
    Sep 16, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Aug 08, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

  • Kitkat
    Sep 14, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

  • Patrick
    Sep 18, 2018

    3.5 stars The art is gorgeous, but there just wasn't enough clarity in the plot for me to love-love this volume. Everything that basically everyone says or thinks in Haven is annoyingly cryptic, and/or just when it seems they're about to answer a question, they stop and let the...

    Love the characters in these books! Mel ??? ...

    Vol. 1: Awakening ????? Vol. 2: The Blood ????? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    In a lot of ways, this third volume of Monstress is better than all the rest. But why? Didn't I love the death of Halfwolf's mother or the island or horrors in the second? Of course I did! But this third volume is all kinds of great reveals and a wonderful new location that I act...

    4.5 stars. First 2 volumes where on tip to get 5 stars but quite there. Volume 3 goes slightly over that threshold and gets 5 stars. What I like about volume 3 the most is that we see character development in Zinn. He is no longer shapeless Lovecraftian horror (he is not even horror...

    From Bitch Planet to Lumberjanes to Monstress, the idea in many girl/woman-centric comics in the present time would seem to be depicting a world with as few men as possible. And if you watched any of the recent Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, it may have crossed your mind to envision this k...

    Actual review: 3.5 There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail. The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. ...

    if you need a refresher on the plot of this series, I would totally recommend reading Melanie's two fantastically detailed wrap-ups! ...

    4.5 Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!! ...

    I am still really enjoying this series. The art is still beautiful - some of the best that I have ever seen in a graphic novel - and I adore the world-building and principal cast. However, I am starting to feel as though there is something lacking. Now that we are three volumes into th...

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    This series is amazing and I still love it dearly, but it's just getting to the point where I often have no idea what is going on and I'm not sure if that's on me or the author [or maybe a bit of both]. And there's a thing in the front of each volume that has character descriptions but...

    THAT COVER ART! I'm so, so excited for this - pre-ordered my copy last week, August can't get here fast enough tbh!! 4.5 + RTC later! I don't think I've read a graphic novel series with more gorgeous art than this one, it's absolutely stunning. The character designs are some of my ...

    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit... ...

    honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue. ...

    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely. ...

    So this series continues to be absolutely beautiful to look at. I can't get over the perfect blend of traditional art and manga styles. Its something that seems like it absolutely should not work and yet it does. Its like they know right where to draw the line between too cartoony and ...

    This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout. In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herse...

    NO NO! Kippa is kidnapped! I?m not ok with that. It?s not fair he?s innocent! I have no idea what the hell is gonna happen but I need the next volume!!!!!! ...

    Although I still can?t really tell you about what is going on, the art is so mesmerizing that it does not matter. There is lots of blood and gore and evil monsters - most of them absolutely gorgeous women in breathtaking steampunk art-deco surroundings. Love it. Give me more. ...

    3.4 This volume had some cool developments in the story and I enjoyed it, though less so than the previous entries. One of my biggest issues after finishing volume 2 was not feeling like I quite understood where the story was going. I feel a bit more on track with that now and so ...