Category Archives: contemporary

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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His Favorite Volume 10 by Suzuki Tanaka

His Favorite continues to be a fun romp – not much happens and we don’t get much character development but the humor and snark make up for the lack of pace. This volume had less side-character filler and for the … Continue reading

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Best Wishes by Mike Richardson and Paul Chadwick

Best Wishes is a beautifully written story about luck and fate as well as understanding the obvious around us. The characters are wonderfully nuanced and reflective of what you’ll find it NYC society today. From a small premise the story … Continue reading

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Animosity Volume 1 by Marguerite Bennett, Rafael De LaTorre

Animosity as a title greatly explains most of the book: a play and words and puns filling in around a book about hate and anger. And while there are rare moments of interest, as a whole this is a piece … Continue reading

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Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

Anderson’s previous book, The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You, was a pleasant surprise last year and one of my favorites. A wonderfully nerdish take on Much Ado About Nothing, there were so many Easter eggs of geekdom to … Continue reading

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Sugar Town by Hazel Newlevant

Sugar Town is a sweet little confection – a romantic piece that looks to be very personal to the authors’ own life and therefore with a bit more authenticity than one would typically find with such unusual characters. The term … Continue reading

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