Monthly Archives: December 2016

Adventure Cats by Laura J Moss

Adventure Cats is beautifully presented, well thought-out, informative, and simply wonderful. By far, one of my favorite books this year; surprising considering this is a non fiction book. But the author’s love of the subject, depth of information presented, and … Continue reading

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Cells At Work 1 by Akane Shimizu

Cells at Work is an imaginative way to learn about how the body’s blood system works. Although educational, it is also fun – plenty of adventures and even a potential love interest between our hard working red blood cell protagonist … Continue reading

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Alone by Scott Sigler

With this book three, author Sigler nicely ratchets up the action while also answering quite a few of the questions lingering from the previous two books in the series. Some characters will die, some will change, but all will have … Continue reading

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Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker

Audible had a sale on this book and I certainly love a good space opera. The book had some really good parts: nice snark, amusing interactions, and some good battles. But the writing style is oddly like a romance writer’s … Continue reading

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Maid-Sama 2 in 1, Volume 7 by Hiro Fujiwara

Ah, I still love this series – so surprising that after 14 volumes it still manages to be so good. Fujiwara keeps the storyline fresh and new without resorting to silly melodrama. Especially in this volume, where we get the … Continue reading

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Another Castle Grimoire

I have to admit, I am very ambivalent about Another Castle. On the one hand, I really appreciate that this gives us a strong heroine who does all the saving herself. Similarly, the cast is diverse and there are some … Continue reading

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Awake Escape From Gremon By Beneville, Hess, Lang

Awake has many of the superior storytelling aspects that I greatly enjoyed in Avatar: The Last Airbender series: interesting worldbuilding, excellent and distinct illustrations, and a charming set of characters. While it doesn’t reach the highs and lows of nuanced … Continue reading

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