Manga Review: The Count of Monte Cristo by Ena Moriyama & Alexandre Dumas


May Contain Spoilers

I took one look at the cover of Ena Moriyama’s manga adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo and was immediately entranced by the pretty art. I wondered if the interior art was as lovely, so I cleared a block of time on Saturday to read this version of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of betrayal and revenge. I really enjoyed this book!

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 14 by Haruichi Furudate



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Oh! Noes! Team captain Daichi Sawamura is injured in a collision with Tanaka and has to leave the game! Gah! Coach Ukai puts 2nd year wing spiker, Chikara Ennoshita in the game to replace him. Can Ennoshita overcome his nerves – and his low self-confidence – and help carry the team to victory over Wakunan? IDK, but it’s going to be another nail-biter!

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Manga Review: Black Clover Vol 1 by Yuki Tabata

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I checked this out of the library without even knowing what it was about. I’m almost caught up on Haikyu!!, and I’m looking for another series to read until new volumes of that are released. This jumped out at me; I liked the cover with the extremely happy looking guy wielding a big black sword. Sure, count me in!

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Review: The Billionaire’s Forever Family


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The Billionaire’s Forever Family features one of my favorite romance tropes – care-giver of an orphaned relative struggles to raise the child, and then has to fend off a custody battle. Cassie Frost has been raising her niece Emily since she was born. Her sister, a free-spirit, and that’s being kind, because deep down she was selfish and cared more for herself than for her own daughter, thought Cassidy would bail her out of every stupid decision she made, has recently passed away from a sudden illness. Thinking that Emily needs a male role-model in her life, Cassie reaches out to Will Connelly, suspecting that he might be Emily’s father. What she doesn’t expect is a threat to her guardianship and having her whole life thrown in an uproar.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 13 by Haruichi Furudate



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Hinata really needs to stay out of the restroom before the start of games. Every time he goes he is confronted by a player from another team. It’s a scary, scary place for him, especially when he’s fighting his pre-game nerves. This pre-game confrontation features players from several teams and was absolutely hilarious. 

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Review: Head Coach by Lia Riley


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Head Coach is a quick, fun read about a hockey coach and a sports journalist. Neve has been covering the Hellions hockey team, and she is the bane of Tor’s existence. The head coach of the team doesn’t like distractions, and Neve has managed to constantly get under his skin. With his team struggling after one of the retirement of one of his key players and the threat of a team lockout when union negations take a turn for the worst,  he isn’t in a particularly pleasant mood when dealing with the press. When Neve and Tor are caught in a compromising situation, he tries to defuse the situation by letting her sports journalist peers know that he’s rather get naked with a penguin than Neve. Ouch! Not sure that I would be forgiving after a crack like that, and Neve isn’t too sure she can ever forgive him either.

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Review: Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy



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I listened to the audio book until the last three chapters, which I read as quickly as I could. Overall, this was a very engaging book, exploring how horribly political unrest can escalate. I decided to give it a listen because it is frightening plausible – in Divided We Fall, a new ID law that the president signed into law is the catalyst for a rapidly unstable political landscape.

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