Review: Soulless, Vol. 3

16131399Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3 by Gail Carriger

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: November 19th, 2013
Publisher: Yen Press
Point of View: N/A
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Manga, Steampunk, Supernatural

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Condemned by society and her werewolf husband due to a pregnancy she cannot explain, Alexia Maccon – preternatural, tea aficionado – seeks an explanation for this “infant inconvenience” so as to cleanse her sullied reputation and prove her fool of a husband wrong. Preternaturals are a rare breed and the only history of their kind lies in Italy with the Templars, a group that once partnered with preternaturals to hunt down werewolves and vampires. Will Alexia find an explanation for her impossible offspring? Or do the Templars have other plans for the curious “Soulless One”? Continue reading

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Review: The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee

29953886The Dead Seekers by Barb Hendee

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Ace Books
Point of View: 3rd Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Fantasy, Ghosts, Mystery

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In the dark reaches of the eastern continent, Tris Vishal travels from village to village, using his power to put unsettled spirits to rest. He works alone, having learned that letting people close only leads to more death. Still, he finds himself accepting the help of the Mondyalitko woman who saves his life a woman whose gifts are as much a burden as his own.

Mari Kaleja thirsted for vengeance since the night her family was taken from her. She has searched far and wide for the one she thinks responsible, known only as The Dead s Man. But before she can kill him, she has to be sure. Mari hopes traveling with Tris will confirm her suspicions. But as they embark on a hunt where the living are just as dangerous as the dead, she learns the risks of keeping your enemy close…

Because it s no longer clear who is predator and who is prey. Continue reading

Review: Soulless, Vol.2

13272633Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2 by Gail Carriger

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: November 20th, 2012
Publisher: Yen Press
Point of View: N/A
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Manga, Steampunk, Supernatural

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Settling into her new life as the Lady Woolsey, Alexia finds her days quite challenging. Whether it is a regiment of supernatural soldiers camped out on her front lawn or the demands of being the Queen’s “muhjah,” there never seems to be a want of new hurdles to overcome. But when stories of supernaturals rendered normal by some unknown force begin cropping up, Alexia has a rather serious mystery on her hands. Can she root out the cause of this phenomenon, which smacks of some larger plot at work? Continue reading

Review: Maximum Ride, Vol. 2

6406017Maximum Ride, Vol. 2 by James Patterson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: October 27th, 2009
Publisher: Yen Press
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Manga, Science Fiction, Action

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Having recovered Angel, Max and the flock head to New York City to pursue a lead regarding their true identities. But where the flock goes, erasers are sure to follow! Even more troubling, though, is the voice that’s begun whispering in Max’s head. Is it really her destiny to save the world? Continue reading