Category Archives: urban fantasy

Black Torch Volume 1 by Tsuyoshi Takaki

Yes, we’ve seen this story before: boy gets possessed by something [insert supernatural entity here: yokai, demon, angel, satan, evil spirit, etc. etc.] and gains extra powers. He’s recruited by secret organization with iffy roots, and he goes out and … Continue reading

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Ruthless Magic by Megan Crew

Ruthless Magic wasn’t a terrible book – it will keep you entertained from cover and cover – and there is plenty of adventure. But it also wasn’t a particularly original or distinct read, either. You’ll have seen most of the … Continue reading

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Tiny Fox and Great Boar 1: There by Berenika Kolomycka

This is what you would expect from a children’s illustrated book: a solid but easy to follow story, engaging characters, lots of questions for children to think about, and beautiful illustrations. The story comes in several parts and they all … Continue reading

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Game of Secrets by Kim Foster

This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every trope/cliche in the YA … Continue reading

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Bleach 73 by Tite Kubo

I can see why people felt that this last arc went on too long; all the same, it was worth it so that we were able to get so much closure and character development as we did in this volume. … Continue reading

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The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 12 by Aya Shouoto

As much as it is an overused word, the best description of this volume’s mini arc is lyrical. The illustrations are always lovely but Shouoto really shines as a storyteller. Her stories are full of pathos and each mini arc … Continue reading

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Loveless Volume 13 by Yun Kouga

Loveless continues to be one of the most intriguing and nuanced of manga titles, providing rich psychological depth with magical shoujo themes. Despite the glacial pace of the release of each volume, the story does progress and we’re given more … Continue reading

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