Category Archives: contemporary

Asp of Ascension by B R Myers

Asp of Ascension clearly has roots in Nancy Drew – but updated for the modern middle schooler to include hunky love interests (in multiples) who fall for the way she smells, her eyes, her hair, etc. Which wouldn’t be a … Continue reading

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Finder Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Ayano Yamane

With Finder Deluxe Edition, you get a couple of chapters of the main story and then some side stories. The common theme is nonconsental sex – and that’s pretty much it. The artwork is serviceable, if a bit dated, but … Continue reading

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After Hours Volume 1 by Yuhta Nishio

After Hours is a slice of life manga that isn’t interested in going places so much as exploring where people are at the moment. We have the very typical naive and ‘normal’ main character who finds a wild and crazy … Continue reading

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Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L. Purdy

Incriminating Dating suffers from a lack of originality and spark. So much of the book feels manufactured, including plot and characters. In using the very tired YA device of ‘fake boyfriend’, author Purdy would have really needed to create some … Continue reading

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My Fairy Godmother Is A Drag Queen by David Clawson

Admittedly, I did not enjoy reading My Fairy Godmother Is A Drag Queen as much I had expected. While the dialogue is crisp, often quite funny, it was also unrealistic and none of the characters ever really felt fleshed out … Continue reading

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Maid Sama 2-In-1 Volume 8

After 16 volumes, you’d think Fujiwara would have plumbed the depths already and come up empty. But 15 and 16 were a surprise as both Usui and Misaki have to deal with the ghosts of their pasts. There are, of … Continue reading

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Anonymous Noise 2 by Ryoko Fukuyama

Now that the story was established in volume 1, of course we can delve more into the glamour, fashion, and pressures of the music industry as Momo agrees to join Yuzu’s band. But, surprising no one, Momo suddenly appears and … Continue reading

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