Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 15 by Haruichi Furudate


May Contain Spoilers

Shit’s about to get real!  Karasuno has their long awaited rematch with Aoba Johsai.  After Date Tech, missing all of their seniors, loses to Bluecastle, Karasuno has the fight of their life. If they are going to stay alive in the Spring Tournament, they have to beat them. With their previous loss dredging up ghosts of the past, can they overcome their own doubts and rise to the challenge?

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball by Tadatoshi Fujimaki V 1& 2



May Contain Spoilers

I’m having so much fun with Haikyu!! that I decided to give another sports manga a go. Thank to Viz, I was off to the races with Vol 1 & 2 of Kuroko’s Basketball. The series is being published in omnibus form, featuring two volumes per book. I read this digitally, through the Viz app on my Kindle Fire, and the presentation was crisp, clear, and a complete joy to consume.

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Review: The Art of Running in Heels by Rachel Gibson

May Contain Spoilers

I’ve been on a hockey kick recently, so when I saw that Rachel Gibson, an author I have enjoyed in the past, had a hockey book out, I was all over it. This is the first Chinooks Hockey Team book I’ve read (it’s #7), but I had no problem keeping up with the story. I do want to go back and read Simply Irresistible,  her parents’ story from waayyy back in 1998 (and the original cover is so awful!). The Art of Running in Heels had a few troublesome moments for me, but overall, I thought it was a light, breezy read.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 14 by Haruichi Furudate



May Contain Spoilers

Oh! Noes! Team captain Daichi Sawamura is injured in a collision with Tanaka and has to leave the game! Gah! Coach Ukai puts 2nd year wing spiker, Chikara Ennoshita in the game to replace him. Can Ennoshita overcome his nerves – and his low self-confidence – and help carry the team to victory over Wakunan? IDK, but it’s going to be another nail-biter!

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 13 by Haruichi Furudate



May Contain Spoilers

Hinata really needs to stay out of the restroom before the start of games. Every time he goes he is confronted by a player from another team. It’s a scary, scary place for him, especially when he’s fighting his pre-game nerves. This pre-game confrontation features players from several teams and was absolutely hilarious. 

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Review: Head Coach by Lia Riley


May Contain Spoilers

Head Coach is a quick, fun read about a hockey coach and a sports journalist. Neve has been covering the Hellions hockey team, and she is the bane of Tor’s existence. The head coach of the team doesn’t like distractions, and Neve has managed to constantly get under his skin. With his team struggling after one of the retirement of one of his key players and the threat of a team lockout when union negations take a turn for the worst,  he isn’t in a particularly pleasant mood when dealing with the press. When Neve and Tor are caught in a compromising situation, he tries to defuse the situation by letting her sports journalist peers know that he’s rather get naked with a penguin than Neve. Ouch! Not sure that I would be forgiving after a crack like that, and Neve isn’t too sure she can ever forgive him either.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 12 by Haruichi Furudate


May Contain Spoilers

The Spring Tournament begins! Karasuno’s first game is against Ohgi Minami – a team that lost to powerhouse Shiratorizawa. When Hinata, during his pre-game jitters, runs into Towada, a 2nd year for Oghi Minami, he is mistaken for a middle-grader (again). Hinata defiantly proclaims that Karasuno is going to win EVERY SINGLE game in the tournament and make it all the way to Finals. Towada, humoring him, gives him a head-pat, pissing Hinata off even more.

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