Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Phoenix Wright Files Volume 1

Honestly, you’d have to be a fan of the game that this is based off to get any enjoyment from it. For what we have here is a loose collection of fan-created stories that are all over the place – … Continue reading

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A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

A Drop of Night is a book that should have hit all the right notes: tension, historical setting, modern angst, etc. But the end result was a muddled mess: shallow characterizations, listless ‘tension’, mindless ‘traps’, and a very muddled plot. … Continue reading

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World Trigger 10 by Daisuke Ashihara

With World Trigger Volume 9, the large scale invasion completes. Sacrifices made on both sides bear fruit or frustration – most especially for the Earth side as a valuable member is lost. But one of the best World Trigger arcs … Continue reading

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Merciless Reason by Oisin McGann

Merciless Reason (and the entire Wildenstern Saga) is the type of read that really makes me regret I cannot come close to writing a review as good as the book deserves. Imaginative, inventive, full of adventure, and with fascinating characters, … Continue reading

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Requiem of the Rose King 4 by Ayo Kanno

Requiem of the Rose King continues to be a fascinating look into the life of Richard III. Although liberties are taken with history (e.g, making Richard III intersex), there is still a wealth of actual events/characterization from which Kanno draws. … Continue reading

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Maid-Sama! 2 in 1, Volume 4 by Hiro Fujiwara

With this volume, we get more insight into the backgrounds of several characters, include Misaki herself. Usui’s patient but particular wooing is slowly breaking down Misaki’s defenses and making her doubt her own perceptions of her classmate. Story: The maid … Continue reading

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From Junk Food to Joy Food by Joy Bauer

This is a rather interesting cookbook: the premise is to take the junky food we like (things like pop tarts, cheez its, potato salad though no brand names are used) and with a few simple changes, create healthier alternatives. Author … Continue reading

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