[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

My Year in Books 2017

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2017 was definitely the year of manga. I started the year reading regular chapter books, but my heart wasn’t really in it. I wanted something that took less time to finish. So I switched to comic books, but ultimately decided to read manga. I previously made a manga TBR video and I have over 100 manga volumes that need to be read. In that respect, I failed completely because I ended up reading manga that I borrowed from my library and bought some more volumes throughout the year. Oops.

I read 126 books out of my 100 book goal. I’m pretty impressed with myself considering how the previous year’s reading goal was 50 books. However, I guess it might not be as impressive since they were mostly all manga. Oh well, I still had an awesome time reading.  Continue reading

[manga] Dengeki Daisy

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I have finally finished Dengeki Daisy! I started the series in April and finished it on December 23rd. The series is 16 volumes long.

This manga series quickly became one of my favorites. I loved the characters, the relationships between them ,and the overall story.

I really liked how Teru and Kurosaki’s relationship was depicted. I considered it a very healthy relationship and I really like how the author focused on communication between the two. They had their ups and downs, but they always learned from their mistakes. All the characters were flawed in some way, but they really tried to work through their shortcomings by talking and relying on each other.  Continue reading

[Manga] Kamisama Kiss vol. 1 – 5

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Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she’s just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwillingly taken over his job as a local deity!

Nanami has all kinds of new responsabilities she doesn’t understand, dangers she’s unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who’s… actually pretty hot. What’s a new-fledged godling to do? – Goodreads

Instead of a review of the manga so far, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about what I like about Nanami as a character. Continue reading