Monthly Archives: October 2017

Secret Weapons by Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen

Although Secret Weapons dumps you smack into the Valiant universe, it is at a place where it isn’t problematic. Yes, you’ll realize fairly quickly in the beginning that there is much more to the story; fortunately, the plot narrows nicely … Continue reading

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A Teen’s Guide To Getting Stuff Done by Jennifer Shannon

Jennifer Shannon has written a friendly but informative book in a voice nicely suited to teens. I chose this for my 14 year old to help her develop better study habits and I’ve included her review as well. The book … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Getting Married by Izumi Miyazono

Miyazono continues her gentle slice of life romance with more spanners thrown into the works of our main characters’ lives. Asuka is willing to be patient with Ryu and Ryu meanwhile is dealing with the pressures of his work life. … Continue reading

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Anonymous Noise Volume 6 by Ryoko Fukuyama

Anonymous Noise is a full circle type of story – and volume 6 is no different in this regard. Nino makes a decision to go for Momo, Momo backs away, Nino is hurt, Yuzu steps in, Nino gets courage and … Continue reading

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World Trigger 18 by Daisuke Ashihara

World Trigger 18 is bittersweet – it’s the last of World Trigger manga for now since author Daisuke Ashihara is taking a sabbatical due to health reasons. The story nicely completes the rank wars while also giving us a great … Continue reading

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Children of the Whales Volume 2 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales continues to be a fascinating read. As with most manga, the story starts small, almost claustrophobic, and then expands as the outside world begins to intrude. At the end of Volume 1, Falaina was facing invasion … Continue reading

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The Rule of Luck by Catherine Cerveny

There are authors who blend romance and sci fi perfectly – Linna Sinclair, for example always strikes the perfect balance. Here, with Catherine Cerveny’s Rule of Luck, we have the opposite: the science fiction is simplistic window dressing for a … Continue reading

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