Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Review: More Than Comics [Chasing the Dream #2] by Elizabeth Briggs
When I saw More Than Comics on NetGalley I had to request it, I have loved the books in this series so far and I could not wait to jump back into this world again.
More Than Comics is Tara and Hector's story, after years of writing together to make a graphic novel, the Misfit Squad, they finally get a chance to meet each other in person, at San Diego Comic-Con, and the book opens with Tara making her way through the crowd to find her comic's publisher, and to meet Hector. Hector also has his own claim to fame, being the drummer of Villain Complex he has no trouble attracting the opposite sex, but he has his eyes firmly set on one person alone. When they finally meet in person to take part in a panel, the sparks fly between them and you are left wanting more from this duo.
Admittedly there were moments where I wanted to smack Hector around the head to get him to get his act together, and while I do think some of the things he did were to protect Tara, I wish he would have opened his eyes to what she really wanted. Tara doesn't have it easy in this book, the trip to Comic-Con is a detour on her move to New York, where she has been offered a job that she has been working towards for years. But whilst at Comic-Con she is approached by Giselle Roberts, wanting to recruit her for a writer job in Las Angeles. This is the job of a lifetime and Tara has some serious decision making to do for her future.
More Than Comics was an unputdownable read from start to finish, I really enjoyed getting to learn more about Hector, and also see his life outside of the band. The supermarket treasure hunt was hilarious and I laughed through every page of this hunt, as well as being grossed out by some of the very dodgy things they found.....and I even Googled some of the items, cappuccino potato chips, watermelon Oreos, who comes up with these flavours......although the cappuccino potato chips sound interesting to my coffee loving body. I had so much fun with the characters when they were together, from dressing up, to just relaxing, and when Tara and Hector get together make sure you have something handy to cool yourself down as things get hot and steamy fast.
Loved every page of this book and the ending has me wanting more, and needing to have the next book in my hands now.