Black Order (Sigma Force #3) by James Rollins – A Book Review

The third instalment of the scientific-military action/adventure series, Sigma Force, called Black Order written by James Rollins, was so disappointing. This was not a re-read for me, unlike the first two books. Please note that this review will be, as always, spoiler-free. In book number three, our group returns to investigate a mysterious plague-like disease…

The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho – A Novella Review

After completing the fantastical novella, The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho, I  immediately went in search for another to dive right into. Amazon recommended The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo to me, so I hopped on the opportunity.  Yet again, my mind was utterly blown by how magnificently this story was told. The novella follows a…

The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho – A Novella Review

By the end of June, I was feeling a small slump licking around the corner, so I needed a way to remedy it as soon as possible. A fellow BookTuber (Katie Loves to Read) recommended a novella called The Terracotta Bride written by Malaysian author, Zen Cho. Katie had wonderful things to say about it…

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu – First Impressions

An adaptation of the video game developed by Nitroplus, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is the quintessential badass anime premiere of the Summer season. Produced by Ufotable and directed by Toshiyuki Shirai (Fate/Zero), the anime takes place in 1863. “As the tumultuous samurai era is coming to an end, Japan is split between the pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate…

Aho-Girl – First Impressions

Aho-Girl is the anime adaptation of a 4-panel manga series written by Hiroyuki. The serial is directed by Keizō Kusakawa and produced by Diomedéa studio. This comedic show has episodes that run about 12-minutes each, and to be blunt, I don’t think I could handle anything longer than that. The show’s about the everyday lives…

Tsurezure Children – First Impressions

Another show that I wasn’t planning on checking out is Tsurezure Children. I saw a couple of clips from it on Twitter and it looked really nice, so I figured I’d give it a go. I have some mixed feelings about this one, to be perfectly honest. Tsurezure Children (TsurexDure Children) was originally a 4-panel…

Restaurant to Another World – First Impressions

Restaurant to Another World (Isekai Shokudō) was originally a self-published light novel series from the fantasy genre, written by Junpei Inuzuka. The anime adaptation is being made by Silver Link studio and director, Masato Jinbo. When I saw this on the Summer line-up, I was immediately drawn to how beautiful the visuals were. After reading…