Reviews by Poo Penny: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Review by Poo Penny

May Contain Spoilers

Kate went out with a bang! I am kind of sad we aren’t going to get to read about how this new world is going to be. At least we have some Hugh books to look forward to. I am hoping that maybe Conlan will make a debut in them because I feel like his story was not wrapped up for me.  Read more

Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 14 by Nozomu Tamaki


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Welp, I have reached the final volume of Dance in the Vampire Bund. Only it’s not the end. It’s the end of part 1. So if you are looking for an actual conclusion, you need to look elsewhere, because this non-ending was disappointing.

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Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews


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Oh boy, where to start. As the final book in the Kate Daniels series, Magic Triumphs is everything I hoped it would be. It ties up the main storylines satisfactorily, settles Kate’s daddy issues in a clever way, and leaves an opening for more adventures with supporting characters. I really enjoyed this, and can’t think of a better way to draw the series to an end.

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 13 by Nozomu Tamaki


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This has been the best installment of the series since Mina was kidnapped and replaced with an imposter.  There’s lots of action, political turmoil, and the build up to something big is going to happen, and happen soon. With only one volume to go, the author picked the best time to crank up the tension in the story.

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Review: Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

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While I was excited for the release of Iron and Magic, I was extremely skeptical that Hugh could ever achieve a believable redemption. This guy has been awful for almost the entirety of the Kate Daniels series. He almost starved Christopher to death and left him in a cage of his own filth, he had a favorite character murdered, and he whisked Kate away to Mishmar, where she almost died. He cheerfully invaded cities, ordering the murder of the citizens, and did many other unsavory, non-heroic acts. How then, could this rotten to the core guy be redeemed?

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund v 12 by Nozomu Tamaki

 

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I have a love / hate relationship with this series. The action and the politics can be pretty fun, but the sexual abuse and gratuitous nudity detract from my reading experience. There was no reason for adult Mina to be running around without any clothes for half of this volume. Other than to give Akira an eyeful, I guess. The fan service might be a draw for other readers, but it does nothing for me.

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Manga Review: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 3 by Hirohiko Araki


May Contain Spoilers

This series. I just don’t know. It’s a little gorier than the other Shonen Jump manga that I’m reading, and the character designs are baffling. How do these guys fit through most doors, which are designed to accommodate normally proportioned mortals?

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 11 by Nozomu Tamaki


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I felt a little more connected to the story with this volume. After the long gap of time between reading the series, I, naturally, forgot what was going on, and who was doing what, and felt really out of touch with the previous volume. I settled into the story with V 11, and enjoyed it a lot more than V 10. Both because the story makes sense again, and because there was more action this time around. And the evil Mina imposter is about to get her comeuppance. I hope.

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