The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series, Book One
(Book received for free for review from Diamond Book Distributors.)
I love "Art of..." books. There's so much art not included in the show or game, or it just passes by too quickly on the screen. Books like this allow me to linger over small details.
Unsurprisingly, The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series was full of beautiful background paintings, but personally I enjoyed the pencil sketches just as much -- I love seeing how many heads tall something is or little notes artists make for each other. It's like getting to see behind the magic.
Unfortunately the review copy of the book was a .pdf file, so it wasn't as clear on my screen as it would be in a book. The art was lovely, but I couldn't read most of the text. (It was totally a .pdf issue -- I could resize it to be able to read the text or keep the size good for the art. The art won out. Edit: Or perhaps it was an old eye issue. *cough*)
Though this was 'book one', it covered the whole series. I'll be interested to see what's in future books!
Bookkeeping: This book is being included under the "Book #30" heading -- one book's worth of credit towards the year's total for all the things too short to count as their own book.