Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 18 by Haruichi Furudate @shonenjump

May Contain Spoilers

The pressure is on! If Karasuno can’t stop Shiratorizawa, they are going to get knocked out of the Spring Tournament, and their dreams of going to Nationals will be over. Shiratorizawa is a powerhouse, with the huge playmaker Ushijima driving the team. Will Karasuno be able to adjust their techniques to make it through the match?

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Review: Year One by Nora Roberts @StMartinsPress


Spoiler Free!

I went into Year One without really knowing much about it. I haven’t read Nora Roberts in years and years, except for a re-read of Irish Thoroughbred that didn’t go well, but the premise of Year One piqued my interest. I was curious to see how Roberts handled the end of the world, and post-apocalyptic titles are right up my alley. Especially if there are zombies. There were none here, but the paranormal elements were fun anyway.

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Vol 3 & 4 by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Gah! I am such a sucker for these sports manga series! Basketball is one of my least favorite sports, and still I was turning away at the pages like they were on fire. Kuroko’s Basketball is like ninja basketball; players have basketball super powers that allow them to dominate the court, and when several of these gifted athletes come together, watch out!

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Review: The Gift of Twins by Gabrielle Meyer @HarlequinBooks


May Contain Spoilers

This is the first Gabrielle Meyer book I’ve picked up, but it won’t be the last. I have enjoyed discovering these Love Inspired Historicals, and it’s a shame that the line is being canceled by the publisher. I am determined to enjoy as many of them as possible until then!

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Manga Review: I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino


May Contain Spoilers

This was a quiet little gem. Taichi is a college student, and he’s drifting through life. Raised by his grandfather, money has always been tight. Taichi has a bit of a temper, and he isn’t afraid to defend himself or others should the need arise. He has been working low wage jobs to help feed himself, and suddenly finds himself at loose ends. When Kohei, a student who has a hearing disability, offers to give him lunch boxes in exchange for help taking notes in class, Taichi thinks he’s died and gone to heaven. Kohei’s lunches are delish, and now Taichi has an excuse to go to class.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 16 by Haruichi Furudate @shonenjump



May Contain Spoilers

The slug-fest between Karasuno and Aoba Johsai continues! With the team behind and things looking grim, Yamaguchi begs for a chance to redeem himself. He’s been practicing his jump floater for weeks, and he’s ready to try it in a game. Will he cave under the pressure again?

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 1 by Tsugumi Ohba &Takeshi Obata


May Contain Spoilers

The library is slowly adding manga to their digital catalog, so I have been borrowing random volumes in hopes that they will keep adding more to the catalog. I was interested in Bakuman because I enjoyed previous series by both creators, and I think the cover is visually appealing. I’m not sure how I feel about this one yet, though.

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