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:Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:168 pages pages

Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven Reviews

  • Miriam
    Nov 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

  • 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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!!!!!! ...

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

    4.5 Stars this series still remains engaging to me. I love the writing, artwork, and lore of this world. My main beef is I feel confused half the time. When this series is complete I will be doing a re-read through I'm sure this series will read well back to back. ...

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • Tatiana
    Dec 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

  • 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 ...

  • Elizabeth A
    Nov 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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!!!!!! ...

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

    4.5 Stars this series still remains engaging to me. I love the writing, artwork, and lore of this world. My main beef is I feel confused half the time. When this series is complete I will be doing a re-read through I'm sure this series will read well back to back. ...

    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 was an early and awfully perfect gift from Joanka. And what a treat! The story is sweeping, glorious, messy and gripping, and the art is breathtakingly beautiful. I think this volume may have been my favourite so far, with the relationships between characters becoming more complex...

    Well, I don't know about this story anymore. It sure keeps one's attention, but also it gets more and more annoying with all the "unexpected plot twists" and betrayals. Also pointless gore. The graphic side is still stunning though. ...

    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 ...

    Probably a 3.5. This series continues to be as confusing as ever. The world is too expansive and things are happening in different parts of the world at the same time, but I can?t keep track of them. Nobody?s intentions are entirely clear and I always feel that there are more qu...

    The much forecasted war has arrived. Like with most fantasy yarns, there are so many dang factions to try and keep straight in your head, and everyone is playing an angle. Is there anyone you can trust other than Kippa? The urban dictionary should add an image of the little fox in the ...

  • Trish
    Oct 31, 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

  • Leseparatist
    Dec 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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!!!!!! ...

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

    4.5 Stars this series still remains engaging to me. I love the writing, artwork, and lore of this world. My main beef is I feel confused half the time. When this series is complete I will be doing a re-read through I'm sure this series will read well back to back. ...

    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 was an early and awfully perfect gift from Joanka. And what a treat! The story is sweeping, glorious, messy and gripping, and the art is breathtakingly beautiful. I think this volume may have been my favourite so far, with the relationships between characters becoming more complex...

  • 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Sahitya
    Nov 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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!!!!!! ...

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

    4.5 Stars this series still remains engaging to me. I love the writing, artwork, and lore of this world. My main beef is I feel confused half the time. When this series is complete I will be doing a re-read through I'm sure this series will read well back to back. ...

    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 was an early and awfully perfect gift from Joanka. And what a treat! The story is sweeping, glorious, messy and gripping, and the art is breathtakingly beautiful. I think this volume may have been my favourite so far, with the relationships between characters becoming more complex...

    Well, I don't know about this story anymore. It sure keeps one's attention, but also it gets more and more annoying with all the "unexpected plot twists" and betrayals. Also pointless gore. The graphic side is still stunning though. ...

    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 ...

    Probably a 3.5. This series continues to be as confusing as ever. The world is too expansive and things are happening in different parts of the world at the same time, but I can?t keep track of them. Nobody?s intentions are entirely clear and I always feel that there are more qu...

  • Stephanie
    Dec 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

  • Caro the Helmet Lady
    Dec 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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!!!!!! ...

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

    4.5 Stars this series still remains engaging to me. I love the writing, artwork, and lore of this world. My main beef is I feel confused half the time. When this series is complete I will be doing a re-read through I'm sure this series will read well back to back. ...

    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 was an early and awfully perfect gift from Joanka. And what a treat! The story is sweeping, glorious, messy and gripping, and the art is breathtakingly beautiful. I think this volume may have been my favourite so far, with the relationships between characters becoming more complex...

    Well, I don't know about this story anymore. It sure keeps one's attention, but also it gets more and more annoying with all the "unexpected plot twists" and betrayals. Also pointless gore. The graphic side is still stunning though. ...

  • 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

  • Calista
    Oct 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

  • 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 ??? ...

  • Benji Glaab
    Dec 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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!!!!!! ...

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

    4.5 Stars this series still remains engaging to me. I love the writing, artwork, and lore of this world. My main beef is I feel confused half the time. When this series is complete I will be doing a re-read through I'm sure this series will read well back to back. ...

  • 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

  • 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

  • Maria
    Dec 05, 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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!!!!!! ...

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

    4.5 Stars this series still remains engaging to me. I love the writing, artwork, and lore of this world. My main beef is I feel confused half the time. When this series is complete I will be doing a re-read through I'm sure this series will read well back to back. ...

    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 was an early and awfully perfect gift from Joanka. And what a treat! The story is sweeping, glorious, messy and gripping, and the art is breathtakingly beautiful. I think this volume may have been my favourite so far, with the relationships between characters becoming more complex...

    Well, I don't know about this story anymore. It sure keeps one's attention, but also it gets more and more annoying with all the "unexpected plot twists" and betrayals. Also pointless gore. The graphic side is still stunning though. ...

    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 ...

    Probably a 3.5. This series continues to be as confusing as ever. The world is too expansive and things are happening in different parts of the world at the same time, but I can?t keep track of them. Nobody?s intentions are entirely clear and I always feel that there are more qu...

    The much forecasted war has arrived. Like with most fantasy yarns, there are so many dang factions to try and keep straight in your head, and everyone is playing an angle. Is there anyone you can trust other than Kippa? The urban dictionary should add an image of the little fox in the ...

    That's it, this comic owns me! ? The story has just gotten even more interesting with every subsequent read and the artwork, which I can't stop staring at is just as amazing to look at. My only issue is that I'm reading this on a small screen but that's me and I am going to jus...

  • 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

  • E.
    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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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!!!!!! ...

    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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

  • Acqua
    Jan 19, 2019

    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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

  • 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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

    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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ??? ...

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    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...

    I still don't really follow what's going on in this story. It moves fast and doesn't really connect dots and yet it still draws me in and fascinates me. It is a violent and interesting story who horrible horrors happen and people back stab each other. It does not seem like a very nice ...

    In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ...

    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 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...

    Art, amazing as always. Plot, continuing to grow ever more convoluted as new players, places, and powers are added. This isn't exactly a criticism, but I must admit they are hard to keep straight when reading a serial publication over time (like, the black lady with white hair who i...

    3.5 star Fantastic art. Love how women-centric this story is. But I can't always keep track of all the characters, especially the dark-haired women with their faces covered in some way. Hope there is a Monstress character guide somewhere on the net, or I'll be completely lost at...

    (view spoiler)[Kippa! I swear if something happens to kippa! (hide spoiler)] I don't always understand everything but I think I get enough. It's a deep and complex world with wonderful messages and thought-provoking. And i'm falling in love with the characters. Maika, Kippa, Ren &l...

    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...

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

    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU ...

    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. ...

    4.5 stars. I love this series so much. Maika has been explicitly confirmed as queer! I mean, it was pretty obvious from the first two volumes too, but there are people who will ignore every hint when it comes to women liking other women. Her past romance and complicated relations...

    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 ...

    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...

    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!!!!!! ...

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

    4.5 Stars this series still remains engaging to me. I love the writing, artwork, and lore of this world. My main beef is I feel confused half the time. When this series is complete I will be doing a re-read through I'm sure this series will read well back to back. ...

    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 was an early and awfully perfect gift from Joanka. And what a treat! The story is sweeping, glorious, messy and gripping, and the art is breathtakingly beautiful. I think this volume may have been my favourite so far, with the relationships between characters becoming more complex...

    Well, I don't know about this story anymore. It sure keeps one's attention, but also it gets more and more annoying with all the "unexpected plot twists" and betrayals. Also pointless gore. The graphic side is still stunning though. ...

    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 ...