Books · British Literature · Crime Fiction

The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster #1) by Robert Bryndza – Book Review

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza is the first instalment in the Detective Erika Foster book series. It is a British crime thriller that I read on my Kindle. I originally tried to read this last year, but due to a horrid reading slump I had to DNF it. But the story always…… Continue reading The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster #1) by Robert Bryndza – Book Review

Books · Current Reads

Current Reads: Military Crime Fiction & YA Magical Realism

Good morning bookworms and otaku dragons! Mondays tends to be sluggish days for me as I wind down from the weekend and prepare for the work week ahead. As such, I decided to keep things simple today and share with you all the books that I am currently reading and hoping to finish before the…… Continue reading Current Reads: Military Crime Fiction & YA Magical Realism

Crime Fiction · Manga · Recommendations · Reviews · Supernatural

Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba – Manga First Impressions

Death Note is one of the most popular manga (and anime) serials that I have come across in my past 15+ years of being an otaku. A few years ago, during a holiday sale, I finally found and bought all six volumes of the beautifully remastered Black Editions of the manga. However, the continued hype…… Continue reading Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba – Manga First Impressions

#OwnVoices · Asian Literature · Books · Crime Fiction · Diverse Books · Japanese

The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji – Book Review

The Decagon House Murders is an #OwnVoices Japanese, honkaku, psychological horror novel written by Yukito Ayatsuji who is mostly known for his novel, Another.  The book is Ayatsuji’s very first work of published fiction, released in Japan in 1987, and takes minor inspiration from his college days at Kyoto University. It was published in English…… Continue reading The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji – Book Review

#OwnVoices · Books · Diverse Books · Fantasy · Science-Fiction · Weekend Reads

Current Reads #1: Baby Dragons, Giant Sandworms, & Lost Astronauts… OH MY!

Happy Sunday morning to you all! I hope the weekend has been treating all of you rather well. I’ve managed to acquire a cold… while Summer is still going strong… How? I have no idea, but it really sucks. Aside from the ick, my weekend has been pretty fun thus far. For today’s post, I…… Continue reading Current Reads #1: Baby Dragons, Giant Sandworms, & Lost Astronauts… OH MY!

Books · Diverse Books · Japanese · Manga · Middle-Grade · readathon · Science-Fiction

#24in48 Readathon Announcement & TBR!

It’s time for another readathon! The last one that I participated in was the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, which I had a lot of fun with. My luck with readathons this year hasn’t been too great as I have been battling one reading slump after another. But Dewey’s was a good one, and I’m sincerely hoping…… Continue reading #24in48 Readathon Announcement & TBR!

Action Adventure · Anime · Japanese · Manga · Science-Fiction · Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads #3: Deadly Cults, Drift Racing, & Cyberpunk Crime

Happy Friday to all of the book dragons and otaku ninjas out there today! I would like to start this post by wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead, whether you’re working, relaxing, or studying, I’m sending you all a bunch of hugs and warm, happy vibes! ♥ My days of reading multiple books are…… Continue reading Weekend Reads #3: Deadly Cults, Drift Racing, & Cyberpunk Crime