Monstress, Vol. 3 (Monstress, #3) by Marjorie M. Liu

Monstress, Vol. 3 (Monstress, #3)

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

Details Monstress, Vol. 3 (Monstress, #3)

TitleMonstress, Vol. 3 (Monstress, #3)
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Horror, Fiction

Reviews Monstress, Vol. 3 (Monstress, #3)

  • Anne
    3.5 starsThe 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 their sentence trail off. It got to the point that I wanted to shake the characters and yell at them to say what they mean. Or, at the very least, finish what they were saying!M...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Love the characters in these books! Mel 🖤🐺🐾
  • Bradley
    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 actually love. I have an investment here. Oh, and god battles kick major butt. :)The understory is getting SWEET, the conflicts are ramping up great, and war is here! Not just...
  • Ivan
    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 for that matter) but an actual character.Illustrations are still one of prettiest I seen.
  • Manisha
    Actual review: 3.5There'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. Recently, I've found myself disappointed in graphic novels with a high fantasy story, and it could be that it's a format that doesn't work for me. There is just something l...
  • David Schaafsma
    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 kind of future, too: How can we get rid of all these vicious, aging mean-spirited representatives of the patriarchy that is destroying women and the planet? The tone...
  • Taylor
    4.5Why would you do this Marjorie Liu?! THAT WAS EVIL AND I NEED VOLUME 4!!
  • Kim Dyer
    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 the series, I would expect it to be building to something. Yet, there isn't a clear sense of that. The world is still deep and immersive, but that lack of focus makes...
  • Devann
    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 it's of the characters that you DEFINITELY already know who they are [Maika, Ren, etc] whereas I'm trying to remember all these 500 side characters who all look va...
  • daisy
    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 all-time faves from any series tbqh.One tiny somewhat spoilery thing I have to mention:(view spoiler)[One of the 'villains' has a tiny Pomeranian-looking dog and every ti...
  • Maddie
    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.
  • Ewa
    To quote the poets... holy fucking shit...
  • Anna (lion_reads)
    Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely.
  • Sara
    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 cutesy and absurd levels of hyper violence and you get this almost entirely new kind of graphic story telling.But...I'd like the story to start moving just a bit. A...
  • Kitkat
    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!!!!!!
  • Sabrina Ye
    Ehm, dear author, HOW DARE YOU
  • Patrick
    3.4This 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 my rating has paradoxically gone up a bit despite the fact I enjoyed this particular volume a bit less. The ending to this volume was also pretty cool and adds into that ...
  • Josh
    This series continues to be one of the most remarkable graphics being produced. It unfolds with the complexity and detail of a full fantasy novel accompanied by absolutely stunning artwork. With the length of time between volumes, it does strike me as a bit of a task to keep up with the full scope of the story and the characters involved, but Liu does well tying the various story threads together. Monstress is a dark, sometimes unsettling high fa...
  • Kogiopsis
    While I agree with other reviews that Haven was often hard to follow... honestly, the quality of craft in every volume of Monstress is so high that I still can't deduct a star. Even when I only understand half of what's going on, I don't really mind, because in this case it just feels like further evidence of the astonishing richness of the world and story, and I absolutely trust Marjorie Liu to help me make sense of it somewhere down the line.I ...
  • Nico
    I have literally no idea what's going on. It's very exposition heavy, like the other two volumes. However it reads like the fifth book in a 12 book cycle, like there's a bunch of stuff you should know by now and not have explained to you. Problem is, this series never explained anything very well at all. The art is always the highlight of Monstress, definitely not the story. It's very refreshing that like 90% of the characters are women in a very...
  • Ithil
    I love this series.And after the third volume I love it even more. The scrip is amazing, the drawing is breath taking and the plot is complex, well designed and very original. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it. Not even if I try really hard.This third volume, although it starts a bit slow, it quickly develops some speed and ends up telling us a lot of new things. It goes deeper into the lore, and the actual consequences of all into th...
  • MadameMelli
    To quote the poets: This was fu*king awesome again!There are still so many questions but the whole world building and the characters and how they are connected ... It is simple a delight to read this volumes!
  • Ben
    This series continues to astonish me!
  • Annikky
    Very close to five.
  • Erica McGillivray
    This book continues to be my favorite on-going comic series.