Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 17 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

While the Kainan – Ryonan game rages on, Akagi gets an unwelcome emergency phone call. Coach Anzai has collapsed, and he’s been admitted to the hospital! How will Shohoku play their most important game of the year without Anzai’s guidance?

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Reviews by Poo Penny: Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

Poo Penny has had a busy summer! She and her hubby welcomed a little bundle of joy into their lives just after moving to their new home in Texas. She hasn’t had a lot of time to read, but she did dive into Iron and Magic, by one of her favorite authors, Ilona Andrews.. Check out her review below!

Review by Poo Penny

May Contain Spoilers

You will want to read this book before Kate 10. I read that somewhere.

Hey! Its been a while, between being a human cafeteria for a newborn, and all the dirty diapers, its really hard to make time to read, let alone write a review. The little guy doesn’t like to sleep for more than 30 minutes during the day.

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Manga Review: One Piece V 11 by Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump @vizmedia

May Contain Spoilers

The battle against Arlong and the fish-men wraps up, with all of the ridiculous action that you’d expect. Arlong sprouts nasty shark choppers in his hands, and Shark Darts at Luffy, leaping at him and leading with his wicked, serrated nose. Watch out, Luffy! When Luffy turns the tables on Arlong by snatching away a set of his teeth, oh my! Let’s just say that Luffy just doesn’t have the jaw strength for an attack of that nature.

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Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews


May Contain Spoilers

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


May Contain Spoilers

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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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 16 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Hanamichi is still stinging after his mistake in the game against Kainan. With his new haircut and his new determination to play better ad not make more critical mistakes, Coach Anzai decides to try to up his game. When Hanamichi’s weakness – shooting – comes to light, Akagi puts together a training program to overcome Hanamichi’s Achille’s heel.

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Manga Review: One Piece V 10 by Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump @mizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

After the touchy feelies of the previous volume, V10 settles back into combat mode. Luffy and his ramshackle pirate crew are amped and ready to defend Nami with their lives. The fish-men have been committing evil against Coco Village for far too long, and the straw hats aren’t going to stand for it any long.

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Review: Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

May Contain Spoilers

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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