Toy gun gun again!

Sep. 21st, 2017 07:21 pm
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Manga

1. The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - Kore Yamakazi
2. Kiss Him, Not Me 6- Junko
3. Aoharu X Machine Gun 1 - Naoe
4. Aoharu X Machine Gun 2 - Naoe
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 1 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
6. Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 - Aya Shouoto
7. Demon Prince of Momochi House 7 - Aya Shouoto
8. He's My Only Vampire 8 - Aya Shouoto
9. He's my Only Vampire 9 - Aya Shouoto
10. Kiss Him, Not Me - 7 - Junko
11. Kiss Him, Not Me - 8 Junko
12. Barakamon- 10 - Satsuki Yoshino
13. Don't Be Cruel: Akira Takanashi's Story - Yonezou Nekota
14. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
15. Aoharu X Machine Gun 3 - Naoe
16. Aoharu X Machine Gun 4 - Naoe
17. Bungou Stray Dogs 3 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
18. Bungou Stray Dogs 4 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
19. Aoharu X Machine Gun 5 -Naoe
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Manga

1. The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - Kore Yamakazi
2. Kiss Him, Not Me 6- Junko
3. Aoharu X Machine Gun 1 - Naoe
4. Aoharu X Machine Gun 2 - Naoe
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 1 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
6. Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 - Aya Shouoto
7. Demon Prince of Momochi House 7 - Aya Shouoto
8. He's My Only Vampire 8 - Aya Shouoto
9. He's my Only Vampire 9 - Aya Shouoto
10. Kiss Him, Not Me - 7 - Junko
11. Kiss Him, Not Me - 8 Junko
12. Barakamon- 10 - Satsuki Yoshino
13. Don't Be Cruel: Akira Takanashi's Story - Yonezou Nekota
14. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
15. Aoharu X Machine Gun 3 - Naoe
16. Aoharu X Machine Gun 4 - Naoe
17.Bungou Stray Dogs 3 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
18.Bungou Stray Dogs 4 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
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Fiction

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39. Zero Sum - Barry Eisler
40. Skeleton in the Closet - M.C. Beaton*
41. Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
42. Hot Lead, Cold Iron - Ari Marmell
43. Forged in Blood I - Lindsay Buroker
44. Fallon's Jewel - Sedonia Guillone
45. I am not a Serial Killer - Dan Wells
46. A Pint of Murder - Alisa Craig
47. The Empty Grave - Jonathon Stroud


Non-Fiction

01. Flags of Our Fathers - James Bradley
02. A Thread Across the Ocean - John Steele Gordon


Review

Wow! The action starts right up and doesn't stop until the last page. There's mystery, ghost, tragedy and some long awaited for Lucy/Lockwood moments. There isn't character development so much as character expansion as Lockwood & Co becomes more than a team and much closer to a family unit, the budding romance notwithstanding. The story wraps up nicely, though it does leave the door open for further exploration of this world or revisitation of the characters.




Manga

1. The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - Kore Yamakazi
2. Kiss Him, Not Me 6- Junko
3. Aoharu X Machine Gun 1 - Naoe
4. Aoharu X Machine Gun 2 - Naoe
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 1 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
6. Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 - Aya Shouoto
7. Demon Prince of Momochi House 7 - Aya Shouoto
8. He's My Only Vampire 8 - Aya Shouoto
9. He's my Only Vampire 9 - Aya Shouoto
10. Kiss Him, Not Me - 7 - Junko
11. Kiss Him, Not Me - 8 Junko
12. Barakamon- 10 - Satsuki Yoshino
13. Don't Be Cruel: Akira Takanashi's Story - Yonezou Nekota
4. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
15. Aoharu X Machine Gun 3 - Naoe
16. Aoharu X Machine Gun 4 - Naoe
17.Bungou Stray Dogs 3 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
18.Bungou Stray Dogs 4 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango

Murder...and beans?

Sep. 16th, 2017 11:18 am
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Fiction

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Click here for previous books )

39. Zero Sum - Barry Eisler
40. Skeleton in the Closet - M.C. Beaton*
41. Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
42. Hot Lead, Cold Iron - Ari Marmell
43. Forged in Blood I - Lindsay Buroker
44. Fallon's Jewel - Sedonia Guillone
45. I am not a Serial Killer - Dan Wells
46. A Pint of Murder - Alisa Craig


Non-Fiction

01. Flags of Our Fathers - James Bradley
02. A Thread Across the Ocean - John Steele Gordon


Review

This series is more probable and less silly than the Sarah & Max Bittersohn books, however it is still populated by quirky characters who are interesting and move the plot along. It's great escapist fiction and a fun read for a lazy afternoon.




Manga

1. The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - Kore Yamakazi
2. Kiss Him, Not Me 6- Junko
3. Aoharu X Machine Gun 1 - Naoe
4. Aoharu X Machine Gun 2 - Naoe
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 1 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
6. Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 - Aya Shouoto
7. Demon Prince of Momochi House 7 - Aya Shouoto
8. He's My Only Vampire 8 - Aya Shouoto
9. He's my Only Vampire 9 - Aya Shouoto
10. Kiss Him, Not Me - 7 - Junko
11. Kiss Him, Not Me - 8 Junko
12. Barakamon- 10 - Satsuki Yoshino
13. Don't Be Cruel: Akira Takanashi's Story - Yonezou Nekota
4. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
15. Aoharu X Machine Gun 3 - Naoe
16. Aoharu X Machine Gun 4 - Naoe

Demons and serial killers

Sep. 11th, 2017 04:34 pm
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Fiction

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26. The Gladstone Bag - Charlotte MacLeod *
27. Dark Currents - Emperor's Edge 2 - Lindsay Buroker
28. The Resurrection Man Charlotte MacLeod*
29. The Odd Job - Charlotte MacLeod*
30. Deadly Games - Emperor's Edge 3 - Lindsay Buroker
31. The Balloon Man- Charlotte MacLeod*
32. Conspiracy - Emperor's Edge 4 - Lindsay Buroker
33. Blood and Betrayal - Emperor's Edge 5- Lindsay Buroker
34. The Ruin of a Rake - Cat Sebastian
35. A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
36. The Carnelian Crow - Colleen Gleason
37. The Golem's Eye - Jonathon Stroud
38. The Sumage Solution - San Andreas Shifters 1 - Gail Carriger
39. Zero Sum - Barry Eisler
40. Skeleton in the Closet - M.C. Beaton*
41. Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
42. Hot Lead, Cold Iron - Ari Marmell
43. Forged in Blood I - Lindsay Buroker
44. Fallon's Jewel - Sedonia Guillone
45. I am not a Serial Killer - Dan Wells

Non-Fiction

01. Flags of Our Fathers - James Bradley
02. A Thread Across the Ocean - John Steele Gordon


Review

The book was.......difficult to get into for several reasons. The beginning was slow and there weren't really any characters likeable enough to bond with. The narration was too polished for a 15 year old, especially one self described as sociopathic.

Having a budding serial killer for the "hero" was interesting but it didn't allow any really fond feelings for the character. There was a wall between him and the reader through the whole book, since he wasn't particularly sympathetic or terribly likeable. Wells tried to write a kid friendly Dexter but missed the mark by a wide margin, leaving you with that creepy kid who always wanted to tell you about the cat he'd skinned the night before.




Manga

1. The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - Kore Yamakazi
2. Kiss Him, Not Me 6- Junko
3. Aoharu X Machine Gun 1 - Naoe
4. Aoharu X Machine Gun 2 - Naoe
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 1 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
6. Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 - Aya Shouoto
7. Demon Prince of Momochi House 7 - Aya Shouoto
8. He's My Only Vampire 8 - Aya Shouoto
9. He's my Only Vampire 9 - Aya Shouoto
10. Kiss Him, Not Me - 7 - Junko
11. Kiss Him, Not Me - 8 Junko
12. Barakamon- 10 - Satsuki Yoshino
13. Don't Be Cruel: Akira Takanashi's Story - Yonezou Nekota
4. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
15. Aoharu X Machine Gun 3 - Naoe
16. Aoharu X Machine Gun 4 - Naoe