[Mini Review] The Dire King (Jackaby #4)

33590221“The fate of the world is in the hands of detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby and his intrepid assistant, Abigail Rook. An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and the Otherworld into a mortal competition. Jackaby and Abigail are caught in the middle as they continue to solve the daily mysteries of New Fiddleham, New England — like who’s created the rend between the worlds, how to close it, and why zombies are appearing around. At the same time, the romance between Abigail and the shape-shifting police detective Charlie Cane deepens, and Jackaby’s resistance to his feelings for 926 Augur Lane’s ghostly lady, Jenny, begins to give way. Before the four can think about their own futures, they will have to defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether.” – Goodreads

The Jackaby books quickly became one of my favorite series.  I love it when mythical creatures and the such mix in with our world. I love it even more in Victorian/Victorian-esque settings. The writing was also quite good and very easy to get through. I’m a little sad that the series has ended, but it was an excellent journey. Continue reading

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[Mini Review] Zita the Spacegirl #1

8879121“Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.

When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest. ”

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel. It’s so much fun! Just, so much fun! Both the characters and the world setting are very interesting. I actually wish the author had spent a little more time world building because there’s so much that could have been explored.

The characters were very likable, and even though I could see the villain/antagonist and “twist” coming a mile away, I was so immersed in the story that it didn’t take away from the excitement.

I highly recommend this series and will continue reading it.

Score:4/5

Manga Reading Challenge – Week 3

This is week 3 of Manga Hoarder’s Manga Reading Challenge 2018!   And I’ve only read 2 volumes so far. But I’ve finished like 6 of the challenges!

For week three I read: Kamisama Kiss volume 17 by Julietta Suzuki.

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Nanami, all this time, he’s loved you. All this time! You lucky girl!

I can’t really review this volume without spoiling most of the story since we’re getting close to the end of the series, but let me just say that this volume in particular is one of the sweetest most romantic things I’ve ever read. Continue reading

Manga Reading Challenge 2018 – Week

Hi guys!

As I stated in my previous post, I decided to participate in Manga Hoarder’s Manga Reading Challenge! 

Since there are 52 challenges, I think it would be a good idea to do a weekly recap, even when I don’t read any manga. I probably won’t be able to read anything for week 2 since my friend will be coming to visit from out of town and I probably won’t have much time to read manga.  Either way, I’ll be making a post at the end of the week.

This week I read:

Kamisama Kiss vol 16

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Challenges completed: 

#5 A romance manga

#29 A manga that features a character with super-powers

#30 A manga that features non-human characters

#31 A manga that features gods or monster

#32 A manga that features a female main character

#47 read manga/watch anime Continue reading