Summer Light Novel TBR! (2018)

Happy Friday, book and otaku dragons! Summer is creeping up just around the corner and shall be here before we know it! If you live in places like California, then some would argue that it’s already arrived. I know that I would. For this beastly hot season this year, I wanted to dive into more…

your name. by Makoto Shinkai – A Book Review

your name., written by esteemed film director Makoto Shinkai, is the novelization of the Japanese anime film by the same title. It tells a story about a boy and a girl who reside in two completely different parts of Japan. The young boy, Taki, is from the thriving and bustling city of Tokyo, whereas Mitsuha,…

Re:Zero #1: Starting Life in Another World – Light Novel Review

Good morning, book dragons. I’m here today with a relative short review for the light novel, Re: Zero Volume 1: Starting Life in Another World written by Tappei Nagatsuki with illustrations from Shinichirou Otsuka. I’m not going to write up a full, super-detailed review here. Very much like manga, I enjoy writing those for light novels…

Another: Psychological Thriller Perfection

My most recent novel experience was with a Japanese psychological horror suspense novel, called Another by Yukito Ayatsuji, and it was such an amazing fricking book! It’s a paced, speculative story about a supernatural curse that has befallen third year middle-schoolers in fictitious Yomiyama, Japan. My first encounter with this title was when the anime…

Review: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I started reading this book, I was expecting a very a-typical rom-com sort of novel experience (mind you that I have not seen the anime and I didn’t know anything about the story going into it). Even though the comedy…