Lonely Castle in the Mirror – book review

Lonely Castle in the Mirror (vol. 1) by Mizuki Tsujimura Fantasy Manga Mystery * * * * Stars (Great!) Kokoro was horribly bullied by some girls at her previous school. The experience has left her exhausted, anxious, and afraid. Although she is transferred to another school, Kokoro still feels sick every time she thinks about attending classes. What if the girls return? What if they hurt her? While she’s home sick (again) she notices something … Read more

Not Sew Wicked Stepmom – book review

Not Sew Wicked Stepmom by Mo9Rang (original story by Iru) Fantasy Manga * * * Stars (Pretty good) Baekhap Lee used to design children’s clothing in her previous life. When she dies, she is reincarnated/transported into the body of Snow White’s evil stepmother (Abigail Freidkin). She finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage – something the body’s previous spirit cared about – to King Sabrian Freidkin – but Baekhap only cares about her stepdaughter, Blanche, … Read more

Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten 1 – book review

Ex-Yakuza & Stray Kitten vol. 1 by Riddle Kamimura Funny Realistic Manga * * * Stars (Pretty good) Sabu the kitten is taken in by a young man named Jin with a grim appearance and many scars and tattoos. Is he Yakuza?? Everything about him terrifies Sabu! But Jin is only ever gentle and kind. Sabu learns that he is going to “work” at a cafe “staffed” by other adoptable animals that Jin has taken … Read more

Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun – Read It and Rate It

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun (series) by Aidairo Adventure Fantasy Manga Mystery/Thriller Supernatural Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) OKAY. The name is weird, but the story is hilarious and interesting. I will promise you now that it won’t be about random bathroom jokes. The story has a main character of Hanako as the series implies. He is one of 7 ghosts in a school (as they are known, The 7 Mysteries). A girl named … Read more

Bounce Back – book review

Bounce Back by Misako Rocks! Graphic Novel Manga Realistic Fiction Sports (Basketball) Tween/Middle School * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Liliko’s family moves to Brooklyn New York just before she’s about to play in the championship basketball tournament with her team. She has to leave all of her friends behind and can’t lead her team to victory. But she’s hoping to join the basketball team at her new middle school (and make new friends, … Read more

Afterschool Charisma – Read It and Rate It

Afterschool Charisma Manga series #1 by Kumiko Suekane Manga Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Afterschool Charisma” volume 1 is an introduction to the story of Shiro Kamiya, a supposed non-clone in a school full of famous people’s clones. Being the only human is hard for Shiro when on top of being different his father is one of the professors at the school. In this volume, Shiro helps his crush Marie Curie get … Read more

Food Wars – Read It and Rate It

Food Wars Manga series #1 by Yuto Tsukuda Manga Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Soma goes to a cooking camp where everyone cooks dishes and sees who can get 200 servings in 2 hours. Everyone has surpassed their goal, and Soma only has 2 servings. In the last 3 minutes Soma completes the task. Then a local meat shack needs help from Soma, because their customers are being attracted … Read more