Manga Review: Black Clover V 9 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

After all of the magic slinging and sword swinging and fisticuffs at the Underwater Temple, the Black Bulls finally get a little bit of down time. Asta hasn’t come through the battle with Vetto unscathed, and he is nursing not one, but two broken arms.  He seems to have taken the brunt of the beating, but he’s still gungho and rearing to go on another mission.

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Audio Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Read by Bahni Turpin


May Contain Spoilers

Oh wow, was this a great book.  It’s been on my radar for a while, so when I was offered an audio copy for review, I was over the moon. I’m trying to up my audio reading game, and BOOM, this showed up. It’s a great story, told by a talented reader, and I found myself listening to it while puttering around the house over the weekend, so I puttered a lot more than usual. It was very timely, as I fell on the ice and twisted my knee, so I had a great excuse to do nothing but stay home and listen to an entertaining story, with a stunningly breathtaking setting.

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Manga Review: Black Clover V 7 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

After the battle with Licht, Julius Novachrono, the Wizard King, asks for Asta’s help. The members of the Eye of the Midnight Sun that were captured earlier in the series are proving notoriously tight-lipped, due to a spell that’s protecting their memories. Julius wants Asta to break the spell with his anti-magic sword. It is soon revealed that there are traitors among the Magic Knights, so the Black Bulls are dispatched to collect a magic stone before anyone else can get their hands on it. Problem? It’s in a temple that’s located on the ocean floor, and some wicked powerful magic prevents anyone from entering. Can the Black Bulls combine their powers and make the journey to the temple?

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Manga Review: Black Clover V 6 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

The battle with Sally rages on! Just when Asta’s about to get smooshed, Gauche arrives to save the day! Sort of. Well, not really. Marie shamed Gauche into returning to save Asta, Theresa, and the other kids from the orphanage. I guess the deed is what counts, and not the selfishness behind his initial behavior?

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Manga Review: Black Clover V 5 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Asta’s rescue from the terror group Eye of the Midnight Sun is anti-climatic. I was kind of bummed. The Wizard King swoops in and BOOM! That was the end of that. All but one of the terrorists escapes, and now Julius Novachrono, the Wizard King, has a another mystery to solve. What is that jewel-encrusted slab in the terrorists’ possession?

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Manga Review: Black Clover V 4 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump

May Contain Spoilers

With the awards ceremony, and the rude reception by the other Magic Knights, abruptly interrupted by an attack on the capital, the warriors get down to the business of repelling the attack. Zombies have descended on the populace, animated by disgraced Magic Knight Rades. He has a huge grudge against his former companions, so he’s up and joined forces with a group intent on destroying the Clover Kingdom.

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