Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 5 by Takehiko Inoue


May Contain Spoilers

Wowzers, this was a great volume! I’ve said before, I don’t even like basketball, and I was on the edge of my seat the entire book. There is something to be said for an artist who is talented enough to keep me entertained while telling a story about a sport I could care less about. I am following at least three like that now – Haikyu!, Kuroko’s Basketball, and Slam Dunk. They are currently among my favorite series.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 12 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

The struggle is real! Can Mashiro and Akito score higher in the ratings that Crow or +Natural? They have kind of made things difficult for themselves, both by being so motivated and by asking to have their previous series canceled because they didn’t think it would ever become as popular as Crow. While I admire their drive, I wonder why they have to do everything the hard way!

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Manga Review: Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda @vizmedia



May Contain Spoilers

I noticed this in the library catalog and immediately put a hold on it. Only one library in our extensive library network owns a copy, and they only own the first volume. I was sort of hoping I would be underwhelmed by this, so I wouldn’t want to read more. Well, I was wrong. This was a very exciting introduction to the series, and I really liked the two main protagonists. I immediately purchased the Kindle version of V2.

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Audio Review: Major Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson


May Contain Spoilers

I have been on a sports kick recently. I’ve been reading sports manga, and when I saw some hockey romances available using my Audible Romance Package, I hastily downloaded them. Kelly Jamieson is an author that I have read and enjoyed before, so I was happy to see her Aces hockey novels on Audible.


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Manga Review: Slam Dunk Vol 4 by Takehiko Inoue @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Volume 4 showcases the practice game against Ryonan. Ryonan has a huge center, Uozumi, and he and Akagi are bitter rivals. Ryonan has a chance to make it to the Nationals this year, and they have been gifted with several proficient players, including their ace, Sendoh. The match up between him and Rukawa is intense, with neither player willing to give the other an inch.

The game starts and Ryonan is steamrolling over Shohoku. Shohoku can’t do anything right. Their shots are blocked, their passes are stolen, and neither Rukawa nor Akagi can make use of their talents. They are scoreless and trailing by double digits, when Rukawa makes a momentum altering play. Can Shohoku keep up the heat and make a comeback?

Honestly, Hanamichi annoyed the heck out of me in this volume. He is bouncing around the sidelines like a bunny on uppers, and he keeps getting into trouble. He even gets a foul called on him, and he’s not even playing! The heck!? He is just as disrespectful as you would expect, both to the rival coach and to his own. He keeps asking to be put in the game, and I don’t think he deserved the privilege.

After Akagi takes a shot to the head, he has to leave the game, giving Hanamichi the chance he has been incessantly whining for. Will he make a complete tool of himself, or will he help drive Shohoku to victory? I don’t know, but I hope Rukawa clocks him a good one for being such a pain on the sidelines.

Grade: 4.25 stars

Review copy borrowed from my local library

About the book:

Shohoku’s (somewhat) friendly game against Ryonan finally gets underway. Old rivalries reignite with captain Akagi going toe-to-toe with Ryonan’s center, Uozumi. Hanamichi has flat-out declared that he will personally shut down Ryonan’s ace, Sendoh, but will Kaede Rukawa take care of things before Hanamichi even gets a chance to hit the floor? Either way, this is bound to be a game to remember.

Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 8 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

Honey So Sweet ended much like it began; gently, with understated standalone chapters, a little bit of angst, and a whole lot of heart. Much like Onise and Nao, the entire series was quiet and reflective, focusing on feelings and the importance of friendship. I’m glad I picked this up.

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Manga Review: Beauty Bunny V 1 by Mari Yoshino

Probably Contains Spoilers

I recently subscribed to Comixology Unlimited because there are several Harlequin manga titles that I haven’t read yet. At 7 bucks a month, I figure if I read 2 graphic novels a month, it’s worth the expense. While browsing through the manga titles, I noticed Beauty Bunny. I have never heard of this one before, so I clicked the Borrow button. I think I made a mistake.

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Review: Lock ‘N’ Load by Tee O’Fallon @entangledpub


May Contain Spoilers

If you haven’t guessed, I added this to my TBR because of the K9 on the cover. I am a sucker for dog books, and I love K9 stories. I have mixed success with suspense in general, but I still want to read every book with police or military dogs. This was a successful read, despite some problems with the heroine.

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