ARC Review: Parham Itan: Tales from Beyond Volume 1 by Kaili Sorano

Parham Itan: Tales from Beyond Volume 1 by Kaili Sorano My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yamagishi and Sendo are schoolmates, but that's about as far as their similarities go: one is a short, no-nonsense boxer, while the other is a tall, bookish conspiracy nut. But when they find themselves embroiled in a paranormal phenomenon … Continue reading ARC Review: Parham Itan: Tales from Beyond Volume 1 by Kaili Sorano

ARC Review: Our Dining Table by Mita Ori

Our Dining Table by Mita Ori My rating: 4 of 5 stars Eating around other people is a struggle for salaryman Yutaka, despite his talent for cooking. All that changes when he meets Minoru and Tane—two brothers, many years apart in age—who ask him to teach them how to make his delicious food! It’s not … Continue reading ARC Review: Our Dining Table by Mita Ori

ARC Review: Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 4 by Mika Yamamori

Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 4 by Mika Yamamori My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Optimistic high schooler Suzume moves to Tokyo and finds her heart caught between two men! After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park where she had once seen a shooting star during the day. A … Continue reading ARC Review: Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 4 by Mika Yamamori

ARC Review: Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 5 by Sorata Akiduki

Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 5 by Sorata Akiduki My rating: 4 of 5 stars A romantic retelling of a classic fairy tale about a beautiful herbalist and a lovestruck prince. Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself! The prince … Continue reading ARC Review: Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 5 by Sorata Akiduki

ARC Review: An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 2 by Maki Enjōji

An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 2 by Maki Enjōji My rating: 3 of 5 stars Nurse Nanase has striven to once again meet the prince of her dreams, so how is it he’s become such an aggravating doctor?! After witnessing a handsome and charming young doctor saving a stranger’s life five years ago, Nanase … Continue reading ARC Review: An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 2 by Maki Enjōji

ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio & (translated by) Abby Lehrke

After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars There’s always something going on at night. Sooner or later, you’ll find your scene. Emi Asahina is 24, unemployed and not really sure what she wants to do with her life. When a friend invites her to a dance club, Emi doesn’t … Continue reading ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio & (translated by) Abby Lehrke

Review: Orange Vol. 3 by Ichigo Takano

Orange Vol. 3 by Ichigo Takano My rating: 3 of 5 stars On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter's predictions come true one by one, Naho realizes that the letter … Continue reading Review: Orange Vol. 3 by Ichigo Takano

ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio, Abby Lehrke

After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s always something going on at night. Sooner or later, you’ll find your scene. Emi Ashiana is 24, unemployed and not really sure what she wants to do with her life. When a friend invites her to a dance club, Emi doesn’t … Continue reading ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio, Abby Lehrke

ARC Review: RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 by CLAMP

RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 by CLAMP My rating: 4 of 5 stars RG Veda, pronounced Rig Veda, is based on the classic Indian saga of the same name. The Six Stars have at last reached Zenmi Castle to confront the evil god-king, Taishakuten. As the tyrant prepares to kill them, Kujaku reveals the sign … Continue reading ARC Review: RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 by CLAMP

ARC Review: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 by Satoru Yamaguchi & Nami Hidaka

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 by Satoru Yamaguchi My rating: 4 of 5 stars When a woman is reborn into an otome video game as the villainess, how can she play to win? Based on the hit light novels and soon to be an anime! A … Continue reading ARC Review: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 by Satoru Yamaguchi & Nami Hidaka

ARC Review: Seven Days: Monday–Sunday by Venio Tachibana & Rihito Takarai

Seven Days: Monday–Sunday by Venio Tachibana My rating: 4 of 5 stars The rules were clear: they could date for a week. But someone forgot to tell love! On a whim, high school third-year Yuzuru Shino asks out first-year Toji Seryo, who is notorious for being a weeklong lover—he’ll date the first girl to ask … Continue reading ARC Review: Seven Days: Monday–Sunday by Venio Tachibana & Rihito Takarai

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda My rating: 4 of 5 stars In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, cut off from its own history by the shadows of the past. The … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda

ARC Review: Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey, Vol. 2 by Akiko Higashimura

Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey, Vol. 2 by Akiko Higashimura My rating: 4 of 5 stars The award-winning autobiographical manga Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura, the creator of Princess Jellyfish, about her high school dream to become a comic book creator! High schooler Akiko has big plans to become a popular mangaka before she … Continue reading ARC Review: Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey, Vol. 2 by Akiko Higashimura

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 by Abi Umeda My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this postapocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past. In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 by Abi Umeda

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 7 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 7 by Abi Umeda My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this postapocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past. In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 7 by Abi Umeda