Saturday Morning Cartoons | Vol. 1

Saturday Morning Cartoons is a new feature created here at A Thousand Lives of Frankie Lovely. In this post I will be featuring the new Comics, Manga, Graphic Novels etc. that I recently read, am currently reading and/or am looking forward to.


Recently Read

Sons of Ares Vol 1 by Pierce BrownSons of Ares (Sons of Ares #1) by Pierce brown (other credits in synopsis)

It’s no secret … I am RED RISING TRASH and everybody knows it! Pierce Brown is brilliant truly, so I was crazy excited when I saw that he was releasing a prequel to his Red Rising series and in graphic novel form no less!

The art is this is absolutely stunning! And the story was BRUTAL which I love ❤ … but this GN was SHORT! In fact I am going to hold off on even rating this until I have read all the volumes because IT WAS SOOOO SHORT! I also really hope eventually Brown decides to release a physical edition of all three volumes because I like to own the art on my bookshelf please. I am not a fan of the Kindle only thing.

Note! This prequel should be read only after the Red Rising trilogy to avoid major spoilers!

(Goodreads synopsis *possible Red Rising series spoilers*)

“In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one’s caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red? See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the formation of the formidable Sons of Ares!

Written by author Pierce Brown (The Red Rising Trilogy) and Rik Hoskin (Heroes of Skyrealm, Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand), with art by Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, The 13th Artifact), comes the in-continuity story of revolution and Red Rising!”


Currently Reading

Wires and Nerve by Marissa MeyesWires and Nerve Vol. 1 (Wires and Nerve #1) by Marissa Meyer (author), Douglas Holgate (illustrations)

Hardcover, 240 pages

Published January 31st 2017

LUNAR CHRONICLES IS LIFE omg! So when I heard that Meyer was working on a graphic novel featuring one of my all time favorite book casts … I FREAKED! In a good way!

Unfortunately the waiting list for this GN was outrageous at my library so I had to wait! BUT NO LONGER BECAUSE I AM HERE! And it is glorious my friends ❤

I only just started this one but I am already giggling like a child because I LOVE THEM SO SO SO MUCH!

(Goodreads synopsis):

“In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.”


On The TBR

Jyu-Oh-Sei Vol. 1 by Natsumi ItsukiJyu-Oh-Sei Vol. 1 (Jyu_Oh-Sei #1) by Natsumi Itsuki

I have been dabbling with the idea of reading Manga for a little while now but never took the leap. But lately I have really been craving something new in my reading life! So I reached out to Dani @ Perspective of a Writer after seeing her Top 10 Tuesday: Manga Series To Start post. I think the describing factors I gave her were “dark” and “emotional”. She listed this series as one of the first to come to mind so I bought all 3 volumes (because I have no chill) and can’t wait to get started! The story sounds fantastic so I am expecting great things here.

(Goodreads synopsis):

Inspired by the anime. In the year 2436 A.D., twins Thor and Rai are living on the Space Colony Juno space station. Their entire lives turn upside-down after their parents are murdered and they are kidnapped and sent to a forsaken planet by masked men. Young adult.


What are your favorite graphic novels, manga series, ect? Also I am always open to suggestions and recommendations if anyone has any? I would love to hear from you! Comment below!

9 thoughts on “Saturday Morning Cartoons | Vol. 1

  1. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer says:

    Oh I really hope you love it! ❤️ I want to read Wired and Nerves too, but I need to finish the Lunar Chronicles first, but I loved Iko in Cinder. I’ve never read Red Rising… a graphic novel prequal sounds so cool! I’m looking forward to more Saturday Morning Cartoons (loooove the name!)

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