Monthly Archives: April 2016

Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Tone Deaf is a sweet, if undemanding, story of two ‘damaged’ individuals coming together. The story takes place over a short amount of time and mostly within the confines of a tour bus. This is a light and airy read, … Continue reading

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Phase Shift by Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen

I’ve greatly enjoyed every book in the Chaos Station series so reading Phase Shift was bittersweet. It ends the series in a satisfying manner but of course I would have been happy to continue reading the story of Zander and … Continue reading

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Mastro (Homecoming 2) by R.A. Salvatore

This new installment in the seemingly endless series of Drizzt books continues from pretty much where we left off at the previous book Archmage. Following the theme Salvatore has done for a while, the story picks a few of the … Continue reading

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Attack on Titan No Regrets 1 by Hikari Suruga, Gun Snark, Hajime Suruga

Attack on Titan No Regrets is a short, two-part introductory story to Levi’s and Erwin’s pasts. Both have been fan favorites for since the series began and it was great to see their origin stories. The art is serviceable – … Continue reading

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Attack on Titan No Regrets 2 by Hikari Suruga, Gun Snark, Hajime Suruga

With this second and final volume, we bring the origin story of Levi and Erwin to a close. Fans of the series will spot regulars (like Hange, as quirky as ever) but the focus is definitely on Erwin and Levi … Continue reading

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The 13th Continuum by Jennifer Brody

The 13th Continuum starts out as a sci fi but rapidly turns into a dystopian as enclosed societies stagnate and begin to feed off themselves. We read through two different POVs – and each character is distinct, as is the … Continue reading

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B.S. Incorporated by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss

From the blurb, I expected a crazy send up of the business world – more along the lines of The Office and Dilbert. But what we have here is a heart-felt story of a company manager and new hire who … Continue reading

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Klaw The First Cycle by Antoine Ozenam (Writer), Joël Jurion (Illustrator), Yoann Guillé (Colorist), Mike Kennedy (Translator)

This was….a mess. To be honest, it was so poorly written, with plot holes and logic issues you could drive a mac truck through, that it was difficult to slog through. Characters as cardboard cliche’d as they come, the plot … Continue reading

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Blood Stain Volume 1 by Linda Sejic

I am of two minds with this graphic novel. On the one hand, the artwork is beautiful and I enjoyed every page. But on the other hand, the story went absolutely no where. This entire first volume is pure set … Continue reading

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7th Garden Volume 1 by Mitsu Izumu

The first volume gives a glimpse of where this story will go – I expect the next volume to make or break the story for me. I am admittedly rather bored with ‘generic European peasant’ settings as well as heaven … Continue reading

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Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

This is a hard book to rate – yes, it is well researched and reads like a book from the Regency period. It hasn’t been updated for modern vernacular like so many Austen homages. But at the same time, the … Continue reading

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Close The Last Door! Volume 1 by Yugi Yamada

Close The Last Door hits a very generic line – there’s nothing new here in this office romance and certainly the cliche cardboard characterizations don’t help. At some point, it began to feel like the author was phoning it in, … Continue reading

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The Age Fix by Anthony Youn

I have read many books on this subject and finally found one that actually gives the entire picture in detail – a one-stop resource that is easy to read, use, and follow. Author Young breaks down each aging issue (from … Continue reading

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Eaternity by Jason Wrobel

Eaternity is a very earnest cookbook best suited for very dedicated vegans rather than those looking for an occasional vegan dinner. The recipes are divided by health benefit rather than type – making it a book one would use when … Continue reading

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Paper Girls by by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson

With Paper Girls, we have a title that operates on many levels – some obvious and others very metaphorical. Storytelling of this type can go one of two ways: either devolve into a morass of sophistry and/or confusion – or … Continue reading

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Reboot by Amy Tintera

Reboot (despite a title suggesting a computer-driven futuristic sci fi) is your typical YA Dystopian: insta-luv, evil government, friend with a tombstone over her head, evil rebels, inexplicable premise, logic inconsistencies, and a unique snowflake teen girl slowly figuring out … Continue reading

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Isaura by Ruth Silver

Isaura is the third and final book in the Aberrant series and sadly suffers from the same issues that plagued the first two books: poor writing, illogical world building, paper thin characters, contradictions, and a lack of putting everything into … Continue reading

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Home on the Range (Down Girl and Sit Series) By Lucy Nolan and Mike Reed

A children’s book this time – a beautifully illustrated tongue in cheek story of a dog named Down Girl and companion Sit.  As you can tell from the names, this is a cute and funny story: two city dogs end … Continue reading

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Blades of the Old Empire by Anna Kashina

Blades of the Old Empire is a romantic fantasy set in a pseudo European settings with hints of Asian/Baltic lore. Although the world building is interesting, the characters are very flat, one dimensional, and interactions/dialogue/intrigue simplistic. If only rating for … Continue reading

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