Monthly Archives: April 2016

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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