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 Rancher by Sarah M Anderson


May Contain Spoilers

Okay. Where to start with this one? I wanted to read The Rancher because I am a huge fan of Sarah M Anderson’s writing. I had my reservations, though, to be honest. The whole concept of the hero wearing a mask – I don’t know, it just seemed so weird to me. And as I got into the story – did Jacob even have a nose? I think this would have worked better if I had read it at another time of the year. I have been reading light, happy Christmas stories, and this does not fit into that mindset. I found the story dark, humorless, and a slag-fest to get through.


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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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Review: A Lawman for Christmas by Karen Kirst

May Contain Spoilers

This literally started with a bang, when Isabel confronts a bank robber and is saved by deputy Ben MacGregor. Ben is shot, Isabel stitches him back together, and the bank robber gets away. Isabel is the only person to have ever seen his face, so Ben fears for her safety. When Isabel protests his protective services, not wanting any scandal to touch her family, he stubbornly refuses to let her out of his sights. When a little boy is dropped off on her doorstep, they have another mystery to solve. Does the little boy have anything to do with the bank robber?

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Manga Review: The Count of Monte Cristo by Ena Moriyama & Alexandre Dumas


May Contain Spoilers

I took one look at the cover of Ena Moriyama’s manga adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo and was immediately entranced by the pretty art. I wondered if the interior art was as lovely, so I cleared a block of time on Saturday to read this version of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of betrayal and revenge. I really enjoyed this book!

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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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