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: 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

Review: Bunny Drop, Vol. 1

6449648Bunny Drop, Vol. 1 by Yumi Unita

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2010
Publisher: Yen Press
Point of View: 1st Person & Masculine
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Manga, Slice of Life, Family

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Going home for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won’t this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi’s love life?! Continue reading