Author Archives: Talvi

The Lost Scroll Of The Physician by Alisha Sevigny

This is a nice whodunit with your typical mustache-twirling-evil-guy-in-power and the plucky kids who foil his/her plans. There is just enough of the plot given throughout that kids can begin to decipher for themselves, though adults will likely find the … Continue reading

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Penric’s Progress by Lois McMaster Bujold

Penric’s Progress collects the first three (in chronological order) novellas in Bujold’s delightful Penric series, set in the World of Five Gods (the series starting with the Curse of Chalion). It’s not necessary to have read the earlier books in … Continue reading

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The Demon Prince of Momochi House volume 15 by Aya Shouoto

With this penultimate volume, we head into the final arc of the series. The Momochi house residents have had to face their pasts and ‘ultimate sins’ in Kasha’s fire and all have emerged stronger and wiser for it. But there … Continue reading

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Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 1 by Yuji Kaku

Hell’s Paradise is an interesting mix of horror and absurdity, comedy and gore. It does somehow work; likely due to the polarized leads who play so effectively off each other. In some ways, this feels very much like a more … Continue reading

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The “I Love My Air Fryer” Low-Carb Recipe Book Michelle Fagone

This is a nicely presented cookbook with plenty of fairly easy dishes to cook. The recipes are broken down by type: breakfast, appetizers, sides, chicken, beef and pork, seafood, vegetarian and deserts. Many of the dishes will require extra parts … Continue reading

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Samurai 8 by Masashi Kishimoto, Akira Okubo

Written by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto and illustrated by his long-time Naruto assistant Akira Okubo, Samurai 8 is a mashup of samurai and sci fi. The art is very Naruto-influenced and clearly this aims to do to Samurai lore what … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland 14 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu

After several volumes of wandering and exploring, the story has begun to move again as a new arc has begun. This particular volume is full of surprises and yet also includes a lot of information about some of the mysteries … Continue reading

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