The Bestiary Vol. 1: The Staff of Kyade – James L. Craig
When royal soldiers attack his village in search of a magical relic, Kenji watches in horror as all that he loves is destroyed. Determined that they will not get what they want, he takes the staff they seek and flees, vowing to avenge all those he lost as soon as he can.
Boring shit and cheesy too but not so abysmally bad as to merit one star.
2 Stars – it’s a struggle to finish the damn book
I found the hum of his computer rather soothing, but it was the complete lack of unicorn carcasses that really pulled the room together.Diana Peterfreund
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Ringo ni Hachimitsu – Hideyoshico
Chapter 1-2 & extra
1- The blue parasol on the beach
2- Things like love and passion
A story about university student Matsuda Natsuki and his thoughts about his life; about how he slowly began to withdraw himself from people and eventually ended up mostly alone.
The first chapter is second chronologically. In chapter one, Natsuki and Komano are already a couple. Chapter two is the story of how they met.
Kare no Barairo no Jinsei is a sequel of these two chapters
Chapters 3-4 & 5
3- The summer of the end of the world and its shape
4- The middle part
5- The last part
A guy go to visit an old classmate to confess his love, stating as it will soon be the end of the world, he doesn’t want to have any regrets? The other one couldn’t care less about him or is it…
Hideyoshico is one of my favorite mangaka and she does the opposite attracts style really well. I enjoyed the first story more as the couple had better chemistry.
Kiss Me at Midnight: Saved by a Demon –
Parker’s New Year’s resolution is to end his own life. What he didn’t expect upon reaching the bridge where he planned to jump was to encounter a demon whose New Year’s resolution is to save a human.
This could very well be saved by a totally random, completely human person and it would make no difference to the story because no magic powers were on display save for materializing out of nowhere. However, interesting premise and cute characters but needs more characterization and substance. Started with misery then morphed to holiday-ish and sickly sweet like a watered down cocktail with too much sugar.
2.5 Stars – far from hate but not quite a like
Many good poets are really essayists who write very short essays.Nicholson Baker
Shonen to Yoru no Mahou – Fukaumi Hisato
One day, Akiyama’s little brother brings home a friend he met whilst playing at the park, who turns out to be Shiina, Akiyama’s cool and popular classmate. Strange things occur when Akiyama finds himself falling for Shiina
Hooray for unrequited love getting requited but that little brother is so damn annoying.
When Casimir reaches Brightgate, he isn’t sure what to expect from the City of Monsters, though he’s a monster himself. He definitely doesn’t anticipate being attacked mere moments after arriving—or that he’d be rescued by Mikki, the city’s rough-edged guardian angel.
He gets another unpleasant surprise in the form of ex-lover Jared, who instead of talking responds with violence, dead-set on exacting vengeance for the events that drove them apart. Given the way his visit is going, about the only thing Casimir is sure of is that the City of Monsters could very well be where he dies.
I like Brightgate. Seemed like an interesting place to live in minus the flesh-melting slugs. You get to meet a variety of monsters, humans and demons so it never gets dull. There’s Jewel Box where you can play out your fantasies. Just play nice and don’t forget to greet the snow maiden. Yeah, it’s a good town.
3 Stars – not exactly setting my world on fire but I liked it
When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?Lisa Loeb