Manga Review: Liselotte & Witch’s Forest V 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya



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Here’s a quick combo review of the first two volumes of Liselotte & Witch’s Forest. To be honest, the first volume didn’t do much for me, but I like Takaya’s art, so I borrowed V2 from the library. This series features a saccharine sweet heroine, who is modest and self-effacing to a fault. I find this kind of character in shojo manga to be very boring, so after V1, I wasn’t expecting much. Liselotte is a lot like Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket, but without the conflicts of the Sohma’s, it fell flat for me. Then came the end of V2, and I’m a little more invested in the series.

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Manga Review: Kamisama Kiss V 2 by Julietta Suzuki @shojobeat


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When Nanami learns that super-idol Kurama will be attending her old high school, she decides to put her reservations about facing her classmates aside and start attending classes again. Who wouldn’t want a chance to breathe the same air as Kurama? Rumored to be a fallen angel with black wings, Nanami can’t get to class fast enough. Tomoe isn’t convinced that it’s a good idea.

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Review: Song of Blood & Stone by L Penelope


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This has been getting a lot of buzz, and it’s a fantasy, so my interest was piqued. I went into this without really knowing what it was about, and I find that that usually works best for me. I like to discover a book’s plot by working my way through the pages, instead of having it handed to me in a cover blurb. This was an engrossing book that didn’t always work for me, but I enjoyed it enough to want to read more of the author’s works.

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Manga Review: Sorry for My Familiar V 1 by Tekka Yaguraba


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I hadn’t heard of this series prior to receiving an email from the publisher, and I thought, what the heck? I have been trying to catch up on old series and discover new ones after my manga reading hiatus (which lasted for years), so I decided to check this out. Overall I found it silly and fun, more of a palate cleanser because of it’s light-hearted storylines.

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Review: Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence


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I was really excited to get my hands on Grey Sister, and when I finally had an opportunity to sit down and read it, I had mixed results. Again. I love this story when Nona is not at the Convent of Sweet Mercy. Thankfully, a spiteful novice sends Nona packing about 40% of the way through. Then Nona has to rely on her courage, wits, and abilities to keep herself alive in an exceedingly dangerous world. With the ice ever creeping into the Corridor, the tensions between the people of Abeth are at a fever pitch. Competition over land is fierce and deadly. Nona and the Sisters of Mercy are caught up in a plot to shake up the power base in the Empire, and any wrong move can mean their death.

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Manga Review: Kamisama Kiss V 1 by Julietta Suzuki @shojobeat


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When I saw this at the library, I clicked the borrow button. They have the entire series available for the Kindle, and since eBooks are my preferred method of reading, I was more than happy to see what Kamisama Kiss is all about. This was a cute read, and since I have a soft spot for supernatural creatures, Tomoe wasn’t hard to like, despite the massive chip on his shoulder.

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Manga Review: Black Clover V 10 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump


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I finally got my hands on volume 10! We left off with Asta suffering from a debilitating curse that damaged his arms and threatened his future with the Black Bulls. Unable to swing his swords with his arms, he was forced to resort to a Sanji and swing his anti-magic weapon with it clenched between his teeth. I just kept hoping that the Clover Kingdom offers free dental coverage.

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