Review: Elfen Lied (Manga)

Elfen Lied Vol. 1 by Lynn Okamoto My rating: 4 of 5 stars **Please note that this is a review for the whole series and is spoiler-free. With an arsenal of graphic violence and nudity, colorful characters, and deep themes of social alienation, Elfen Lied is close to being the manga series with some of…

Review: Mars (Manga)

Mars, Volume 01 by Fuyumi Soryo My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mars is definitely a series for the ages. It has everything that one could possibly ask for when looking for a great romance manga series, and then some. Whether you are a sucker for gorgeous art, tight-knit plot work, or beautiful characters with…

Review: Frankenstein [Original 1818 Text]

Frankenstein [Original 1818 Text] by Mary Shelley My rating: 5 of 5 stars “After days and nights of incredible labour and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.” This book is a supreme example of romanticism. Now, when I…

Review: Captain Nemo

Captain Nemo by Kevin J. Anderson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Captain Nemo is a swashbuckling tale about Jules Verne and his most delightful and adventurous character, André Nemo. The novel actually has a very interesting concept in that the two men are friends, one inspiring the other with his exploits. I could tell…

Review: Tempest Rising

Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs My rating: 3 of 5 stars When I picked this book up, I was in the mood for a tale on mermaids. I wanted to read something fantastical and magical. This book wasn’t as magical or crazy laced with fantasy that I had hoped, but it was still a surprisingly…

Review: Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton My rating: 5 of 5 stars I remember going and watching Jurassic Park with my parents when I was kid. The theater was packed, the popcorn was hot, and there were big ass dinosaurs on the screen giving me chills. At the time, I felt that it was a spectacular…