Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City by Margaret Creighton

Margaret Creighton has created a very enjoyable yet also focused history of events happening at the Pan American Expo in Buffalo, New York, at the turn of the century. Told through several viewpoints (McKinley, his assassin, a couple of female … Continue reading

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Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

It’s hard to pinpoint what went wrong here – perhaps what we have is a melange of ‘current’ YA ideas that never really come together or make sense. There are interesting ideas but the writing and plot, characters and story … Continue reading

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World’s Greatest First Love Volume 5 by Shungiku Nakamura

Volume 5 continues two different stories: the main of Ritsu and his conflicting relationship with boss and former love Takano / Shota and younger Yukina. The typical conflicts are here – old flames, insecurities, inability to accept the relationship. Shota … Continue reading

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Impyrium by Henry H. Neff

Some books don’t resonate with a reader and unfortunately this one never really caught my interest. The writing is strong and there is good worldbuilding. But I also felt that I had read this story before; an amalgamation of dystopian … Continue reading

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Kuroko’s Basketball 2 in 1, Volume 2

Volumes 3 and 4 cover two epic games for Seirin: advanced teams from Seiho and Shutako schools. Both teams have an edge and are considered the North and South Kings. In order to win, Seirin will have to pull out … Continue reading

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Haikyuu 4 byHaruichi Furudate

With Haikyuu 4, the Karasuno ‘crows’ get a chance to play several games against rival Nekoma (the ‘cats’). The games are practice only but underscore several goals that the team will need to fix in order to become better. Most … Continue reading

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The Battles of Bridget Lee: Invasion of Farfall by Ethan Young

The Battles of Bridget Lee ended up feeling very recycled – not much is new here as we have (at least) a very strong sci fi heroine with a tragic past in a post apocalyptic world. The entire volume is … Continue reading

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