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Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga Review

Blade of the Immortal is a seinen, chanbara (media about/involving samurai), jidaigeki (period drama) manga series with supernatural elements. It’s a series that has been credited with redefining the jidaigeki genre with its near-flawless execution. Dark Horse Manga picked up the series and has been releasing them in breathtaking (yet very heavy) omnibus editions where…… Continue reading Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga Review

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The Mummy Returns: Film Novelization by Max Collins & Stephen Sommers – A Book Review

The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001) are some of my favourite films ever. I have seen them numerous times! So, when I found the film novelization for the second film at a local second-hand bookstore, I knew that I absolutely had to have it. One of my guilty pleasures are film novelizations, especially…… Continue reading The Mummy Returns: Film Novelization by Max Collins & Stephen Sommers – A Book Review

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#Unhaulathon 2017 TBR

Since July was a fantastic reading month for me, thanks to a ton of fun of readathons, I figured it would be cool to start off my August with another reading event, especially one that is very low-key and kicked-back. The Unhaulathon is hosted by @reading__addict @booknookbritt & @dylanthereader5, over on Twitter. It’s taking place from…… Continue reading #Unhaulathon 2017 TBR

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Sakuran: Blossoms Wild by Moyoco Anno – A Manga Review

Sakuran: Blossoms Wild is a tale from the Edo Period of Japanese history. It focuses on the pleasure quarter, Yoshiwara, with our female protagonist named Kiyoha. As a child, Kiyoha was sold to a brothel, where she worked as a maid until she could rise to a prominent position of a courtesan. This book was…… Continue reading Sakuran: Blossoms Wild by Moyoco Anno – A Manga Review

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