Captive Prince: Mini Series Review

You guys!!!!

I finally finished the Captive Prince trilogy!

It was a long time coming but we’re here now (hehe get it?)

And boy what a ride it was.

For those of you who don’t know the Captive Prince series is about a Prince, Damianos of Akielos, Damen for short who gets taken prisoner by his brother and sent as a slave to the Prince of Vere, who is blonde bombshell Laurent. It details their lives together as they are thrust into a pretty epic plot and are forced to fight for their lives quite a few times. Now, I’m sorry for the really crappy synopsis but this is a series where you can’t say too much without giving away integral parts of the plot away but I will say that-

-The Series is Set in A Homo-Normative society.

-Damen Killed Laurent’s Brother

-The Series is Also Set in a Slave Normative Society

-It Has a Host of Amazing Side and Minor Characters (Jord is a personal fave)

-One of the Main Antagonists Has a Child Sex Slave (I feel like this spoiler is necessary as it can be triggering)

This series is beautiful in a lot of ways. It is also very short and due to that fact, I feel like it is practically impossible to review each book on its own. It is a directly ongoing story with the start of one book occurring directly after the events of the other and it is definitely a romance- but it’s also more than that. The Captive Prince trilogy to me is a series that takes the hate to love trope and gives it new life. It shows that two people can be very much alike despite coming from different backgrounds and that it is always possible to find common ground no matter what obstacles may be in the way. It also deals with consent and when things occur without consent, they are done tastefully, in a way that makes you feel empathic without feeling too cringey. Also, the sex scenes are very well written (not super important but I’ve dealt with really badly written sex scenes that have almost ruined books for me and coming from that, this was sort of nice).

Now that I’ve given my horrible spoiler free review of the Captive Prince trilogy I want to talk about some of my favorite characters, unlikely ships, moments and quotes from the series.

Jord- He is one of Laurent’s most loyal guards if not the most loyal. He is a bit rough around the edges at first but inside he’s rather soft, squishy and fatherly. For real, if he wants to be my dad he’s got the job. I love how protective he is over Laurent despite how cold Laurent can be. I also loved seeing Jord in love even though it didn’t end in the best way.

Nikandros- He’s sort of Damen’s Jord in a way except I think he secretly had a thing for Damen. He’s protective, loyal, badass and kinda funny at times and while he’s only really a character in the last book, I still love him.

Speaking of Jord and Nikandros, those two are my unlikely ship. They remind me of people in a buddy cop type show or a show about two best friends except you end up sort of shipping them despite the fact that you probably aren’t supposed to. I can’t really explain the reason I want them together outside of the fact that I honestly think they are insanely alike and I feel like they’d be able to balance each other out at the same time.

“I lack,” said Laurent, “the easy mannerisms that are usually shared with,” you could see him pushing the words out, “a lover.”
“You lack the easy mannerisms that are usually shared with anyone,” said Damen.”
“Never had he wanted something this badly, and held it in his hands knowing that tomorrow it would be gone, traded for the high cliffs of Ios, and the uncertain future across the border, the chance to stand before his brother, to ask him for all the answers that no longer seemed important. A kingdom, or this.”
“Damen now knew the precise number of arrows Laurent needed to have trained on him in order to shut him up. It was six.”
“I think if I gave you my heart, you would treat it tenderly.”
“You’ve spent a morning with him and you’re warning me off. Just wait,’ said Damen, ‘until ‘Not exactly,’ said Damen.” you’ve spent a full day with him.’
‘You mean that he improves with time?’
‘Not exactly,’ said Damen.”
“There was a man I was supposed to meet. He’s got all these ideas about honour and fair play, and he tries to keep me from doing the wrong thing. But he’s not here right now. Unfortunately for you.”

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Series Summer TBR

Hey guys,

Long time no talk! I just started a new job recently that has taken up a good (and weird) portion of my time but since I have the next two days off I figured I would take the opportunity to get up some posts for you (so you won’t forget I exist).

Jbooklover on Youtube had a video up today about her #SeriesSummer tbr and since I have a lot of series to get through myself I decided why not jump on board? The checklist  and my tbr are as follows:

Now it took a bit of time for me to figure out which series I wanted to use for each checklist and while I’m not sure I’ll get to all of them I am excited to try.

-Read popular series that you have never read before 

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For this one I decided on the overly popular and super hyped ACOTAR series. I figured it was about time I gave it a shot. Plus, it’s a lot shorter than the Throne of Glass series and I’ve heard that I might actually enjoy it. Here’s to hoping I do but if not at least I’ll have tried right? Now, the reason I picked the Raven Cycle series is pretty simple. I’ve heard from a lot of places that it is amazing and I need to read something amazing.

-Read unpopular or underrated series

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Now I’ve heard a lot about Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch series and I’ll admit that I am super curious about that one but- I haven’t heard very much about her Something Strange and Deadly series which I think is a little strange, especially since I really enjoyed the first book. Hopefully, #SeriesSummer is exactly what I need in order to get me motivated enough to finish this (hopefully awesome) series and find out what it’s really all about.

-Read a series that you have had on your TBR shelf (physical, electronic, AND/OR Goodreads “to be read” shelf) for over a year

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I chose the Blood of Eden series for this one because I started the series in 2015. I’ve only managed to read the first book so far and while I adored it I just never continued on (I feel like this is a running theme with this list).

-Read a series in which the final book just came out or will be coming out Summer 2017

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Do I honestly need a reason for picking out this series? I’ve been wanting to read something by V.E./Victoria Schwab for ages.

-Reread a series

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I chose the Artemis Fowl series because it’s about time I revisit my babies.

-Read a duology

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I feel like I’m constantly reading the first books in a lot of Kendare Blakes series’s and that’s a shame. It’s also precisely why I chose this duology for this list as it’s been one that’s been on my radar for a very long time (also, do I need to mention how great the first book was?)

-Read a series that you started but never completed

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I only have the last book left to go in both the Lunar Chronicles series and the Grisha Trilogy which makes me feel like I really need to get on top of those parts of my tbr. As for the Hollows series well, I’ve gotten a decent way through it- I started Pale Demon a couple of years ago and then put it down randomly. I think it’s about time I try picking it back up.

And for a bonus, two series that I want to play catch up on are the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard and the Illuminae Files series (for reasons).

Until next time,

Amber

Book Blogger Confessions Tag

1. Which book – most recently – did you not finish?
Oh Boy, I could mention several but the most recent would be Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. It’s a reread and a part of me thinks it’s why I’ve put it down and haven’t felt the urge to pick it up again.

2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout was a huge guilty pleasure of mine. I also have a thing for mail order bride short stories which is really weird but totally true. There’s something about the concept of a mail order bride and the whole happily ever after in a short time that’s addictive to me. I could finish three of them in a night.

3. Which book do you love to hate?
The second book in that one Jennifer L. Armentrout series. I can’t think of the name of it but the first book was White Hot Kiss. To be super honest with you I’ve sort of burned that second book out of my mind and really just want to pretend I never read it in the first place. That first book though was amazing and to be totally honest with you I really enjoyed complaining about how horrible that second book was. Still do from time to time.

4. Which book would you throw into the sea?
My Lady Jane when I was reading it. I did not enjoy it nearly as much as I thought I would.

5. Which book have you read the most?
The first four books in the Artemis Fowl series tied with the second and third books in the Harry Potter series.

6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
I got Lord of the Flies for Christmas once and staring at it on my bookshelf gives me wicked flashbacks. Poor, poor Piggy.
Okay, I know that wasn’t really an answer to the question but I can’t 100% think of a book I would hate to receive as a gift.
7. Which book could you not live without?
The entire Artemis Fowl series tied with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. They both meant so much to me growing up and helped me get through a lot of traumatic situations/issues.

8. Which book made you the angriest?
That one Jennifer L. Armentrout book that I refuse to name or think about.

9. Which book made you cry the most?
That’d have to be a tie between Illuminae and the first time I read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

10. Which book cover do you hate the most?
I really can’t think of one right now.

The Anything But Books Tag

Now, this is a tag that I’ve seen swirling around YouTube for quite some time and I’ve always wanted to do it and since I’m in a reading slump I figured now might be a good time to fulfill that want.

1. Name a cartoon that you love.
CatDog is a cartoon I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. It was so weird and awesome and I just loved Dog so much.
2. What is your favorite song right now?
What Do I Know? by Ed Sheeran. That song is ten levels of amazing you guys.
3. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?
Listening to music. I listen to music whenever I’m not reading. It’s on when I do the dishes, when I wash laundry, and when I sit around and do nothing. It’s never on when I read though.
4. What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
I adore the Hamilton the Musical Soundtrack. I also love Dirty Dancing and Clueless. Hamilton is just a blessing to the world and Clueless and Dirty Dancing are such genius teen movies you guys. I love them so much. Oh and I’m obsessed with Repo! the Genetic Opera. One time I watched it three days in a row. If that’s not obsession I’m not sure what it. I also really love making cheesecake.
5. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?
I used to be really obsessed with the Tudor Monarchy. Wanted to learn everything about them that I could.
6. What is something unusual that you know how to do?
Is it weird that the only thing I can think of is how I’m double jointed in my shoulders and can move them so that there’s a dimple in my arm? Because that’s really all I can think about.
7. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.
I made this cake. Early anniversary present for me and the loserface.
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8. What is your most recent personal project?
I started planning out a story a few months ago and really want to be able to get back to working on it one of these days. I also started this blog very recently and consider it a personal project of sorts.
9. Tell us something that you think about often?
Tattoos. Cupcakes. Glitter.
10. Give us something that is your favorite.
The movie Steel Magnolias. If I had to pick a favorite movie ever it’d be that one.
11. Say the first thing that pops into your head.
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The New Disney Princess Book Tag!

Hey guys,

Sorry, I haven’t been around a lot this month, school has been a huge pain but I have a tag for you guys!

I was tagged by the lovely JessicaMarie493 to do this tag and am super excited to jump right into it. But first, the rules:

  • Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoever tagged you
  • Tag me and Mandy with our posts so we can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Mandy’s link & Jessica’s link)
  • Play a game of tag at the end!

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Snow White

This Book (like the Movie) Started It All
Favorite Debut Book From an Author 

Oh goodness! I feel like I’m going to have to give this one to Harry Potter because it was such a magical debut novel and honestly if it weren’t for that and the Artemis Fowl series (and LoTR admittedly) I wouldn’t be anywhere close to being the reader I am today.

Cinderella

Cinderella

A Diamond in the Rough
Just Like Cinderella, You Either Didn’t Expect Much Out of This Character in the Beginning But they Turned Out to Be a Total Gem

That’d go to Julius Root from the Artemis Fowl series. At first he seemed to be this sort of antagonistical boss type character who just orders one of our protagonists around but in the end, he sort of grew on me quite a bit and I kind of fell in love with the old guy. Also, in the Opal Deception- I cried real tears during his moment. Real tears.

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Aurora

Sleeping Beauty
A Book That Makes You Sleepy or Just Could Not Hold Your Attention

God, can this sort of go to every book I’ve been reading lately? I’m honestly not sure what’s wrong with me but I’ve been in the worst kind of slump lately.

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Ariel

Under the Sea
A Book With a Water/Ocean Setting

I’m going to go with a classic here and say Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and good God did it give me the creeps when I read it in high school. Not since reading Jane Eyre has a story of the other woman kept me up at night and not for like scary reasons either but just the bizarre-ness of it all.

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Belle

Beauty and the Books
Name a Book With the Best Bookworm/Book Lover

I’m for sure going to have to go with Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout on this one tied closely with Firebug by Lish McBride. I mean, one runs a book blog and the other runs a bookstore. What screams book lover more than that?

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Jasmine

The Thief and the Princess
Name Book with an Unlikely Love Story (Either in Terms of Romance or a Book You Didn’t Expect to Love So Much)

I did not expect to love Carry On by Rainbow Rowell as much as I did. I also did not expect to ship Simon and Baz as hard as I did/do. I’ve even gone so far as to put sticker quotes on my bookshelf of some of the things they’ve said to each other and honestly, I think about that book/them all the time. Also, I need that paperback super bad.

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Pocahontas

The Real Life Princess
Name a Book that is Based on a Real Life Person You Want to Read/Have Read

I used to be a huge fan of the Royal Diaries series. Princesses were my thing as a kid. Another book I would recommend would be The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran. It’s based on Nefertari, niece to Nefertiti who later becomes a Queen in her own right when she marries Ramesses the Great. I loved it.

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Mulan

The Princess that Saved Her Country
Name the Fiercest Heroine You Know

Ava from Firebug and Pyromantic by Lish McBride is a total badass who protects her own. ‘Nough said. Seriously though, I love and admire her so much and if you haven’t read Firebug yet, you need to.

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Tiana

The Princess With The Coolest And Most Diverse Crew
Name a diverse book whether it is a diverse set of characters (like Tiana’s group of Naveen, Louis, Ray, and more) or just diverse in general

There are two books that come to mind that are very diverse in their own ways. The first is If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo a book that has not only stuck with me but that had also opened up a whole new world for me and really just made me think. The other book which was told in a way that I wasn’t quite used to and invoked beautiful images in my mind was A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman. Both books were #OWNVOICES as well.

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Rapunzel

Let Your Longggggg Hair Down
Name the Longest Book You’ve Ever Read

I’m cheating slightly because I haven’t finished it yet but I have read over 700 pages of it so I feel like it counts. That book is Game of Thrones, a book which I feel is sort of long for no reason at times. Swear it’s going to take me years to finish it and I’ve only got a little over 100 pages left.

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Merida

I Determine My Own Fate
A Book Where There is No Love Story/Interest or Isn’t Needed

Sometimes I wish Harry Potter didn’t have a love story. Honestly, there are times that I feel like Harry Potter didn’t really have a love story. I mean, it all sort of came out of nowhere and outside of Ron/Hermione felt a bit rushed. I also hear that This Savage Song doesn’t have a love story and I find that very intriguing.

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Anna/Elsa

Frozen Hearts
A Book in a Winter/Cold Setting

I always imagined that it was cold in the Grisha Trilogy though I can’t remember if it actually was or not.

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Moana

How Far I’ll Go
A Character That Goes on a Journey

Allison from the Immortal Rules goes on a pretty long journey in the first book. Penryn from Penryn and the End of Days series is another character that goes on a journey. Both are very good reads and also happen to be series that I haven’t finished yet. Might need to remedy that soon.

I don’t really know enough bloggers to tag anyone specific just yet but if you want to do this consider yourself tagged.

Mini Review: Lumberjanes Vol. One

Can we just talk about how awesome the first volume of Lumberjanes was? Can I please just squeal in delight for a few minutes? Because it was grand, like really, really grand.

God, I loved it so much. 

I’m not even sure I can form enough coherent sentences to tell you why you need to read this comic but I am definitely going to try.

Lumberjanes is something that has been on my radar for quite awhile now, even before I read Nimona but it wasn’t until recently that I was actually able to read it through the prime reading little bonus thing that Amazon does (bless them). You see, every now and then amazon has graphic novels/comics available for amazon prime members to read for free- typically they’re the first volume or first couple of volumes in a series- anyways, that’s how I ended up reading this amazing thing (also, how I ended up reading the first volume of Scott Pilgrim which was golden) but anyways, I’m rambling- on to the review.

Lumberjanes is about girl power. It is full of cute and amazingly epic art and the characters- goodness, the characters are amazing humans who are super diverse and use names of famous people in place of swear words, or any other sort of exclamation (think holy cow batman except replace batman with Bessie Coleman). Did I mention that they also speak in pop culture references which is something I adore? Because they do and it is amazing.

Anyway, my husband wants to watch tv and I’m not sure I gave a really coherent review of this book anyway but guys, please for the love of kitten holy, read this- please.

You won’t even come close to regretting it.

Amber

Subscription Box Review: My YA Reading Club

Hi guys,

I’m here to talk to you about a subscription box that I haven’t heard much talk about online and that box is the My YA Reading Club box. My YA Reading Club is a subscription service that costs 14.99 per month plus shipping and handling. It usually ships around the 1st of the month and auto renews somewhere around the 15th. With the My YA Reading Club box you get two books and a movie with the choice of choosing between the Real World (Contemporary), Fantasy, or Surprise Me options.

I’ve gotten three boxes from My YA Reading Club and have enjoyed each box for the most part. Each book I’ve gotten so far has been really interesting as well as something I’d never seen before. All books are hardcovers and the DVD is always brand new as well (not new as in new release, new as in wrapped).

As you can see the box comes with a pretty deep blue colored tissue paper with none of those little annoying squiggles in sight. The DVD is always the first thing you see and this month it was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (something my son was super excited to see). Now, I’ve actually heard of The 100 (obviously) but I have not heard of the book that came with it, Restoring Harmony, but I have to say that the synopsis for it sounds pretty great:

The year is 2041. Sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse. One of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities. Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they are financially ruined and practically starving. What should have been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help.

Doesn’t that sound awesome?

My YA Reading Club can be found on Cratejoy along with the other boxes the company offers (My Sci-Fi Club being one of them)

Please feel free to let me know what you think of this month’s My YA Reading Club box, what subscription boxes you enjoy, or anything else that might cross your mind.

Amber

Top 5 Wednesday: Books as Event Themes

Hello you saucy people you,

At first, I was a bit confused by the topic chosen for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday post. I was also really, really, unsure that I would be able to come up with five books that would make good event/party themes because I’m just not the party throwing or party going sort of gal but once I sat down to really think about it I realized that I just might have five books in mind.

So without further ado let’s get on with it,

  1. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.

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Can you imagine it? An event centered around the poisoner parties? I mean that aesthetic. It is officially goals. Of course, I’m just talking about the ambiance, lighting, and overall mood of the event, not necessarily the death-inducing food since we’re not exactly blessed with an immunity to dangerous and life threatening poisons. But seriously, that dark dinner vibe with the banquet style layout and the all black clothing/decor and do I even need to mention the snakes? Warms my little Slytherpuff heart.

2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Now hear me out, an Illuminae themed laser tag party. Can you imagine? We could have opposing sides, someone playing the role of the super crazy A.I., and maybe even like a room where there’s like a bounce house type vibe. I’d say anti-gravity chamber but come on guys, the likelihood of that ever happening is pretty darn slim but still, a space themed laser battle? I’m in and it doesn’t even exist.

3. I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young

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Yes, I am aware that this is a comic but honestly, I’ve just always wanted to throw a party with bright whimsical colors where everyone has to dress in a sort of fairyland aesthetic. It’s just pleasing to me and while I wouldn’t want the death, destruction or the potential bar fight I would be lying if I said that my friends and I didn’t swear like the characters in this book do because- we do. See? I’m not that ashamed to admit it.

4. Firebug by Lish McBride

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Now, my reason behind this is simple. I want to go to the club/restaurant that serves as the headquarters for the gang of miscreants that live in this story. Every floor of it just sounds so friggin cool and wonderful (okay, maybe not the bottom floor of doom but that gets turned into a pretty decent office/operations setting in the second book, Pyromantic). Who wouldn’t want to throw an event where things are heaven and hell themed?

5. The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Yes, I am fully aware that this is on a lot of people’s lists but hey, who doesn’t want an excuse to eat like a potential future princess and wear a gorgeous ass ball gown? I do.

Well, there you have it, my top 5 book inspired event themes.

Honorable mention goes to the comic book series Scott Pilgrim because that whole series and movie are everything to me. I mean seriously, a video game themed party and not the typical pac-man stuff? Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? And besides, it’d give me excuse to rock some pink hair.

Manga Monday Pt. 1

Hello World!

We’re going to start a new thing around here which is Manga Monday! Basically, this is my excuse to talk to you about manga something I love like a third child. Every week I shall suggest two to three manga series for you to check out. Each suggestion will come with a small blurb of an explanation as to what the manga is about and then I shall give you my potentially random reasons why you should check them out.

Alrighty then, now that we’ve got the boring bit out of the way, let’s bring on the suggestions!

Demon Diary

What it’s about: Demon Diary while technically a Korean manhwa was the very first manga related thing I ever read. Centering on Raenef, a newly appointed demon lord and former street orphan, the story focuses on his adjustment to his new life and daily interactions with Eclipse, his demon mentor and numerous other people he meets throughout his adventures.

Why you should read it: Now Demon Diary isn’t big on adventure though numerous crazy and out of the ordinary things do happen to Raenef on his journey of demon lordship but it is incredibly big on heart and laughs. Seriously, this book is insanely heartwarming and cute. It also focuses on the best cast of characters I’ve seen in a manga and they are all characters I have thought about constantly through the years. Curious as to the day to day adventures of a child demon lord? Read this book. Don’t think it’s for you? Try it anyway. Seriously, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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What it’s about: Hibiki’s Magic is a Japanese manga written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Rei Izumi. It focuses on Hibiki, student/apprentice to a skilled wizard named Shirotsuki who ends up having to become a teacher at a magical school to students older than her despite her lack of talent at making things outside of a great cup of tea. Hibiki’s magic centers on her day to day life at the magic school after her teacher gets turned into a squirrel like creature and her interactions with the numerous students and staff there.

Why you should read it: Hibiki’s Magic may only have two volumes released in North America but those two volumes are pure heartwarming gold. Seriously, Hibiki’s Magic is a balm to the soul on a bad day. Filled with beautiful art and a main character that is stronger and so much better than she thinks Hibiki’s Magic is well, magical. Plus, it’s created by some of the people behind .hack. Where can you go wrong? Oh and I feel like I have to mention the amazing cast of characters that Hibiki interacts with because they are top notch. One of them is a really snazzy kid named Ahito who hates magic and there’s also a homunculus who decides to name herself Shiraasan that can create big guns out of thin air. Did I mention that she’s hilariously badass? Because she is.

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What it’s about: Chobits tells the story of Hideki Motosuwa, who finds an abandoned persocom (or personal computer) who he names Chi. Throughout the story Hideki and Chi discover the secrets of her origins and explore the relationship between computers and humans.

Why you should read it: Excuse the not so great summary of Chobits, it’s been ages since I’ve read it but in no way does that mean I don’t still think about it because I do, a lot. Chobits was one of the first classic manga I’d ever read, the whole series thrust upon me by my best friend who decided that I needed it in my life. Let me tell you, I will forever be thankful for that not only because it introduced me to CLAMP, an amazing group of manga creators but it also just put me in this world where robots could be human despite the fact that they might not have been intended to act like humans or have real feelings and so what if I ended up shipping a guy with a computer, I don’t feel weird about it.

Well that’s all for today. Please feel free to comment below letting me know what you think of the manga I’ve suggested, if you’ve read them, thought about reading them or have some manga series that you feel like I might be interested in reading.

Until next time,

Amber

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite SFF/Fantasy Covers

Hi, guys!

It’s time for another top 5 Wednesday post. I know, I know- I can’t believe it either.

Bring on the smexy covers, in no particular order of course.

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Firebug by Lish McBride

I’m not sure what it is that attracts me to this cover the most. Maybe it’s the fire shooting out of her hands. Maybe it has something to do with how amazing the fire looks or how realistic the hand position is or how it sort of reminds me of fire shooting out of a dragon’s mouth. Whatever it is, I am here for it. Also, that tagline. Doesn’t it just pull you in? It definitely had that effect on me.

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

This cover man. This cover gives me so much nostalgia it isn’t even funny. You see, I used to have these sexy vampire posters on my ceiling and well, to be completely honest with you part of the reason I wanted to read this book in the first place was because the cover reminded me so much of that period during my teenage years. It didn’t hurt that the book ended up being pretty darn great either.

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Ok so, my love of this book has everything to do with my love of space and just how friggen spacey it looks. I mean come on, it’s got stars all over it and the cloud effect? Gah. Also, I love the whole you shouldn’t be reading this vibe the book throws off. This cover makes me happy, as did the book.

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This cover just makes me happy okay? I love it so much and literally fangirled so hard when I first saw it and sure, I own the hardcover edition of this book but that’s not going to stop me from buying this paperback version as soon as I get some money. It’s glorious and I need it so very badly.

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For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison

There’s just something about a woman stalking towards a creepy how in a sexy dress and fuck me heels that I just cannot get enough of.

So there’s that- 5 of my favorite science fiction and fantasy covers. I’m sure I have more but these were quite honestly the ones that came to my head the fastest so this list may change fairly quickly, especially as I read more books.

Amber