August, 2018 Archive

Review – The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri

Ladies and gentlemen, let us talk about The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri. I’ve sat on this review for a while. I wasn’t sure how I felt right after finishing this novel. The characters were unlikeable, I was angry with some of their actions and decisions, and there was at once not enough and too much magic. Yet I found the story still in my head, leaving me thinking about it days and then weeks later. It is this, I think, that hallmarks a good story, and maybe more importantly than that, a story that makes you think and question even if you’re not positive what it is you should really be questioning.

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New & Upcoming ReleasesReviews

August 31, 2018

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Review – Ping Pong Dash! Vol 1 by Shingo Honda

So. Sports manga. It’s a genre I’ve only recently began reading in earnest, and I have to say that I’m now a fan. Ping Pong Dash! Vol 1 by Shingo Honda is part sports manga and part contemporary school manga. It’s the story of a Yankee who winds up joining the tennis club and includes great ping pong matches, memorable main characters, and fight scenes. There’s a lot packed into this volume, and a lot to enjoy, so lets take a look at the first volume in this manga series. The story is about Haruku Tendo, a Yankee who winds up joining the ping pong club.

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From Our TBR PileManga & Light Novels

August 28, 2018

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Women in Translation Readathon TBR List

August has definitely been the month for readathons. The first I’ve been participating in is the NEWT’s Readathon, a readathon based on the N.E.W.T. exams from Harry Potter. The second readathon I’ll be participating in is the Women in Translation Readathon.

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August 24, 2018

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Review – River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

I haven’t read a book I had this much fun with in a long while. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey is simply pure fun, filled with wonderfully memorable characters, and lots of hippos. It’s the sort of book you can get lost in, the one you can’t wait to finish but don’t want to end.

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From Our TBR PileReviews

August 23, 2018

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My TBR Pile and How I Read

 Ah, the backlog of books I’ve been itching to read. Those wonderful tomes with fantastic premises that I haven’t gotten to, the ones that stare at me from the shelf as I put them off for anime or video games or woodworking. How exactly do you choose which book comes next? What book do you choose when you’ve had fifteen you want to read next, definitely next, because they’re from your favorite author or are the next in your favorite series or this book was the one you’ve been waiting to release all year.

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August 16, 2018

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#MangaMonday Review – Hanger Vol 1 by Hirotaka Kisaragi

I was intrigued when I saw TokyoPop licensed a new manga, so I made sure I grabbed a copy as soon as I could. Hanger Vol 1  by Hirotaka Kisaragi is a yaoi near-future manga with just a hint of a buddy cop story feel at certain points.[/drocap]

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Manga & Light NovelsNew & Upcoming ReleasesReviews

August 13, 2018

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Review – Cold Spectrum (Harmony Black #4)

 If you’ve gone this far into the series you know the trouble this following statement means: Diehl and Nadine are teaming up to take out Vigilant Lock. To make matters worse? Panic Cell, another team of Vigilant Lock, is coming for Harmony and her team. as well.

 What does this mean? Pure, damn chaos.

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Reviews

August 12, 2018

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Review – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

I haven’t read a book that made me lay awake at night staring at the ceiling in fear for a very long time. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell is a wonderful book that scared the absolute shit out of me.

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From Our TBR PileNew & Upcoming ReleasesReviews

August 11, 2018

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Review – A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe combines magic with traditional science fiction adventure in a fantastically fun adventure that all fans of genre fiction will enjoy. High stakes, tons of action, and a very memorable cast of characters make this one of the most enjoyable reads of the summer. I loved this book, and already I’m looking forward to the second book in this wonderful new series.

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New & Upcoming ReleasesReviews

August 8, 2018

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#MangaMonday Review – My Hero Academia Vol 14 by Kohei Horikoshi

Here we are. August has just begun which means another volume of My Hero Academia has just been released. Here we have the conclusion to the Licensing Exam Arc and the beginning of a new one. So settle in, grab some popcorn, and let’s delve into My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kohei Horikoshi.

As with any long series, I can’t guarantee that this review will be completely devoid of spoilers. So do be warned before reading on.

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Manga & Light NovelsNew & Upcoming ReleasesReviews

August 6, 2018

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