Manga Review: The Water Dragon’s Bride V 1 by Rei Toma

May Contain Spoilers

I’m not sure why I checked this particular book out of the library. The cover isn’t  all that appealing to me because Asahi looks so young, scared, and helpless standing in front of the water dragon god. I’m glad I did, though, because I loved the art, with its clean lines and dramatic expressions. The story was engaging, and I’m looking forward to the next volume.

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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 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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