Manga Review: Bakuman V 2 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

I still don’t know how I feel about this manga series about creating manga. On the one hand, it can be interesting when Moritaka and Akito meet with their editor and go over their game plan for making it big in the manga biz. On the other, brainstorming their next project and the creative process just isn’t all that interesting. Throw in a very awkward romance, and I’m still undecided about this series.

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Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop @AceRocBooks


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I loved The Others, and when I saw that Anne Bishop was continuing the series with new characters, I was beyond excited. When I started reading Lake Silence, I was a little put off that Vickie’s chapters are 1st person POV,and everyone else is 3rd POV, but I quickly got over that. She is an emotionally wounded character, the 1st person POV let me empathize with her and her painful past. Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down, and when I finished, I was bummed out. I did not want it to end, and I have come to like the citizens of Sproing and the Jumble, both human and Other. I wanted more!

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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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Review: Year One by Nora Roberts

Review by Poo Penny

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WOW!! I was surprised by this book. I have never read a Nora Roberts book… (I think?) I am pretty sure I tried and put them down. My Aunt was reading this, and said its a post apocalyptic book, and she thought I’d like it. Well I did! I mostly did anyways. The story premise was phenomenal, while delivery was a little…. less impressive.

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Review: Baby Maker by P Dangelico


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After a trying week at work, I was looking for something light and funny to ease my stress levels. Baby Maker popped up on Netgalley, and though I originally thought it was NA (a romance category I try to avoid because I has such a hard time relating to the protagonists), I requested it anyway. The recently retired football player had me hooked, and after finishing Shot on Gold, I dove right into this story. I’m a sucker for athlete heroes.

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Manga Review: The Royal Tutor V 1 & 2 by Higasa Akai @yenpress


May Contain Spoilers

I picked up this series because the first volume was three bucks on Amazon, and the cover is cute. I had no idea what The Royal Tutor was about, but after just a few pages of V1, I was charmed. This is an engaging slice of life manga about a passel of spoiled princes and their unlikely tutor.

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Early Review: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole @avonbooks


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I took one look at the cover for A Princess in Theory and I wanted to read it. Lusted after it, really.  I love the colors and the textures, but most especially I love look of adoration on the models’ faces.  I wish someone other than my dogs would look at me like that. Maybe Dean does when I suggest another trip to WDW, but those looks are few and far between (in fairness to him, I am SURE I am just not looking at him and therefore missing those gazes of pure adoration).

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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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