Monthly Archives: February 2018

Takane & Hana 2 by Yuki Shiwase

In many ways, Takane & Hana reminds me of Boys Over Flowers: we have the romantic lead as somewhat of a nitwit and conceited but also surprisingly sweet contrasted against a more grounded but spirited heroine. Granted, Takane & Hana … Continue reading

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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 1 by CLAMP

Much of the original CLAMP touch is evident in this sequel to the original Cardcaptor Sakura series; seeing the characters again was a true joy. But this first volume was light on plot and centered more on bringing the characters … Continue reading

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Red Rising Sons of Ares by Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin, Eli Powell (Illustrator)

Instead of a paragraph review, I found it easier to just put points: – You’ll want to have read the books to appreciate this. Although it takes place before the events in the book, it’s not going to be as … Continue reading

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White Sand Volume 2 by Brandon Sanderson

Where the first volume focused on world building and setting the stage for the current situation, this second volumes takes a more leisurely approach, focusing on the politics and the interpersonal connections. There is still plenty of action, though, since … Continue reading

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Again!! by Mitsurou Kubo

Again!! features the somewhat overused plot device of people going back in time in order to redo their life in high school. In this case, Imamura and Fujieda – each with a very different perspective on high school life – … Continue reading

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Jimmy’s Bastards 1 by Garth Ennish, Russ Braun

Ever have a kid in one of your classes that tried so hard to be cool but failed miserably? Usually by making really stupid fart jokes or sex jokes all the time? If so, then you will find a lot … Continue reading

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Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick, Mitch Iverson, Jung Gwan, Rubine

This story nicely hits a sweet spot of its target audience – grade school kids looking for a bit of mindless adventure and some humor. While definitely not on the same level as e.g., Avatar, it’s a fun little romp … Continue reading

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