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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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Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Volumes 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya – Manga Review

Fruits Basket is a shōjo, romcom, slice-of-life series with mild supernatural elements written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It’s an immensely popular series, one that is considered to be the very best of the shōjo manga medium! Originally, Fruits Basket was published by Tokyo Pop for Western readers, but then Tokyo Pop went out of…… Continue reading Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Volumes 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya – Manga Review

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The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim – Book Review

The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim is an #OwnVoices Chinese literature, young adult fantasy novel. Even though the novel has a twelve-year old main character and is classified as a middle-grade read, the content and subject matter of the  book would be more appropriate for mid-to-older teens, personally speaking. It was originally published in January…… Continue reading The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim – Book Review

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Revenge by Yōko Ogawa – Book Review

Revenge by Yōko Ogawa is a collection of eleven short stories that are all interconnected in one way or another. It’s an #OwnVoices Japanese literature novel that also falls under the psychological thriller and horror genres, and was originally published in January 2013. I read the UK Vintage International edition released in January 2014. The…… Continue reading Revenge by Yōko Ogawa – Book Review

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12 Horror Book Recommendations for Halloween

With Halloween just shy of a week away, I decided to share some of my favourite books to read around this spoopy time of year! All of the novels listed here are fantastic fright-night narratives with spookatcular elements in one form or another, and I gave them all 3.5 stars or higher! There are even…… Continue reading 12 Horror Book Recommendations for Halloween

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🕷️ Spookathon Readathon TBR! 🎃

Happy Saturday, friends! I hope that your weekend is going along smoothly thus far. Other than being freezing cold, mine shall be full of hot chocolates and plenty o’ reading. 🙂 I’m still on a bit of a hiatus as I work through my mental health, but to be completely honest… I miss blogging. I…… Continue reading 🕷️ Spookathon Readathon TBR! 🎃

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Favourite Bookish Bromances!

One of things that is guaranteed to make me re-read a book are genuinely fantastic friendships. Maybe it’s because my family consists of my friends; people who have shared a shattered road of obstacles with me since we were wee, little youngsters. A lot of my favourite platonic relationships in books and anime tend to…… Continue reading Favourite Bookish Bromances!