Review: Beastars Vol. 2

Beastars, Vol. 2 by Paru Itagaki VIZ Signature Edition, 2019 Summary: The drama club is putting on a show. And Legoshi may not be able to stay behind the scenes. Likes: Louis has an interesting power struggle. He wants to play the leading role but he's also injured. He's a dominant personality but he's an…

February 2021 Mini Reviews

Photo by Eileen lamb on Pexels.com Claymore Vols. 4 and 5 by Norihiro Yagi Teresa breaks rules to protect Clare and when her fellow Claymores come to punish her, things go very wrong. Some surprises in these two. We find out a lot about Clare. How she comes to join the organization and what her…

Read As Thou Wilt: Kushiel’s Chosen Week Three

Kushiel's Chosen readalong is hosted by Imyril and Zezee with Books is presenting this week's questions! Spoilers for Chapters 31 through 44! Phèdre, her boys, and Joscelin arrive safely in La Serenissima. What was your impression of the city, its culture, and its ruler, the Doge? I noted frequently that women's rights in La Serenissima…

Review: High School Debut Vol. 2

High School Debut, Vol. 2 by Kazune Kawahara Shojo Beat, 2008 Summary: Things get complicated when Haruna goes out with a guy she likes but Yoh's sister likes him too. Likes: Haruna gains a lot of perspective in this volume. She has a crush for the first time and tries to date the guy. There…

Review: Claymore Vol. 3

Claymore, Vol. 3 by Norihiro Yagi Shonen Jump Advanced, 2011 Summary: Claire pushes her limits as she battles to destroy her latest foe. We also learn about Teresa, another like Claire, who weilds a claymore against yoma. Likes: Teresa and the girl following her around have a really good bonding moment. They understand each other…

Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Tor, 2020 Adult Fantasy Summary: Linus is a caseworker who specializes in helping magical children. He gets a top secret case from upper management which takes him to an island orphanage. The experience changes him forever. Likes: I like that Linus isn't a bad person but…