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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Manga Review: Blade of the Immortal Omnibus 1 by Hiroaki Samura @DarkHorseComics


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I was first introduced to this series when Dark Horse was releasing the floppies over 20 years ago (!). That was before licensed manga was released right to left, but instead was flipped to read left to right. Blade of the Immortal was cut up and the panels arranged in an order more palatable to Western readers at the time. Boy how things have changed! Instead of taking the opportunity to release these omnibuses in their original layout, the publisher choose to keep everything the same, and just bound three volumes together for each omnibus. Since I read a digital review copy, I unfortunately can’t weigh in on production quality, other than to say that the digital review copy was so clean and crisp, and a joy to read, that I wish that they releasing this in digital format as well as paper.

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Review: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland


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I am a sucker for zombie books, so when I heard about Dread Nation, I was all over it. This is set in an alternate America, when the dead started walking – and eating the living – during Gettysburg. That kind of put the brakes on the strife between the States, and they settled the Civil War to band together and fight the dead. Jane, the protagonist, was born just before the dead rose up, and she hasn’t known any other life than one that involves fighting the undead.

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Review: Blood and Sand by C.V Wyk @torbooks


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When I saw that Blood and Sand had a Roman setting, and features gladiators, I was all over it. I love stories set in Ancient Rome, and I was intrigued to read this take on the Spartacus legend. While the protagonist had a habit of not acting in her best interests, I found this a solid read.

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Review: Once Upon a Texas Christmas by Winnie Griggs


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Somehow this is the first book by Winnie Griggs I have read. Not sure how I missed her books in the past, since I have been trying to read the Love Inspired Historicals as they are released every month. All the better for me; this is the tenth and final book in the Texas Grooms series, and now that I’ve discovered it, I will be checking out more of the series from the library.

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Review: A Lawman for Christmas by Karen Kirst

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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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Review: A Child’s Christmas Wish by Erica Vetsch




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I am so glad that I discovered Erica Vetsch. This is the second Love Inspired Historical I’ve read by her, and I really enjoyed it. At first I wasn’t so caught up in the plot – yet another fire disaster leaves heroine Kate and her elderly relatives in a financial bind, and neighbor Oscar reluctantly offers to put them up at his house until they can figure out what to do. It seems that every western I have read recently in this line has had a fire burn down a house or a barn.

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