Manga Review: Haikyu!! Vol 1 by Haruichi Furudate

May Contain Spoilers

I decided to give this a whirl because I see a lot of buzz about the series online, and because the library actually received a digital copy of volumes 1 and 2. Generally, I enjoy sports manga, though I will admit that volleyball is not my favorite sport. If not for Crimson Hero, one of my favorite, and vastly underrated, shoujo manga, I would have given this a pass. But there’s something about team work, and overcoming insurmountable odds, that makes sports manga alluring.

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Review: Kane by Sinclair Jayne

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I have to admit that secret baby stories aren’t my favorite, but that was actually what I enjoyed most about Kane. I have been working my way slowly through the American Extreme Bull Riders series, and since Sinclair Jayne is a new to me author, I decided to request Kane from the publisher. I usually enjoy second chance at love romances, but this one didn’t convince me that Sky and Kane are made for each other. There were so many hard stops in their relationship, I despaired at them ever working out their differences.

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Review: Austin by Jeannie Watt

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Jeannie Watt is one of my favorite short romance authors. I love her settings, her characters always connect with me, and her writing style is engaging. I was very excited to see she had an entry in the American Extreme Bull Riders series, because she gets cowboys, and she gets the women who love said cowboys.  I breezed right through Austin, and it didn’t disappoint.

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Review: Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

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While I am beating myself up for not reading the Kate Daniels books previously, this series is exactly what I need at this time in my life. They are fun, with tons of action, and an undeniable chemistry between Curran and Kate. Reality just kind of fades into the background when I read anything by the writing duo that make up Ilona Andrews, and I celebrate the backlist I have yet to explore. Between Kate Daniels and the newly discovered Cat and Bones by Jeaniene Frost, I am ready for a binge on tough, kick ass heroines, and lethal, deadly heroes.

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Audio Review: Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

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Curtsies & Conspiracies picks up right after the events of the previous book.  Sophronia is back to putting her new finishing school skills to work, sneaking around the ship at all hours of the night and spying on her teachers. When she discovers a plot underfoot regarding a fascinating new technology that will allow airships to travel through the ethersphere, she’s determined to ensure that the device ends up in good hands. Maybe.

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Audio Review: Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn

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Continuing my exploration of urban fantasy, I borrowed the audio book for Night Myst from the library. I admit that I totally judged The Indigo Court series by the covers. Some of those covers are incredible, and I was hoping I would be knocked out by the books. Night Myst was a mixed bag for me; I liked some aspects of the story, but overall, I found it slow going.

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