Category: Reviews

Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost, Volume 1 by Kaori Yuki

Posted September 15, 2021 in Manga & Graphic Novels
Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost, Volume 1 by Kaori Yuki

Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost. That says it all, really. It’s impossible to not get enamoured with such a title! Then, even the catchy artwork on the cover plays its part well, don’t you agree? Kaori Yuki uses her gothic style to turn one of the most beloved fairytales of all times into one of the darkest and twisted tales a reader would never expect . . . […]

Sweat and Soap, Volume 1 by Kintetsu Yamada

Posted September 1, 2021 in Manga & Graphic Novels
Sweat and Soap, Volume 1 by Kintetsu Yamada

Sometimes we find ourselves reading something really weird that we can either hate, or completely love. Sweat and Soap is exactly one of these reads, and I ended up ridiculously loving it! The absurdity of the situation grabs your attention and just won’t let go. What is the deal with Asako’s body odour? And why do I wanna smell her all of a sudden? Gotta blame Koutarou with his odd […]

Out by Natsuo Kirino

Posted July 14, 2021 in Book Reviews
Out by Natsuo Kirino

While many prefer a light read during summer, I just couldn’t resist a dark book such as this one. After all, with a blog name like mine, how can I not fall into temptation, right? Out is honestly one of the best and darkest crime / psychological thrillers you can ever read. The writing brilliantly succeeds in making readers feel like they are in Tokyo, and it offers a look […]

Undead Girl Murder Farce, Volume 1 by Yugo Aosaki & Haruka Tomoyama

Posted June 9, 2021 in Manga & Graphic Novels
Undead Girl Murder Farce, Volume 1 by Yugo Aosaki & Haruka Tomoyama

As a reader who loves vampire stories, and enjoys mystery all around, this manga looked appealing right away. Boy, if my instinct was right! Just like the sharp intuitions of the peculiar detectives in here . . . Specialized in demon-related cases, Tsugaru Shinuchi and Aya Rindo are called to solve the murder of a wealthy lady vampire who was a human ally. Imagine a world where demons and humans […]

Royal Spy by Heather Frost

Posted April 21, 2021 in Book Reviews
Royal Spy by Heather Frost

I’d face every danger, obstacle, and trick to be with these incredible characters and save Eyrinthia. The real problem? Taking just one side. Oh yes, Frost likes to complicate things for you . . . and I actually love her for that! The world this author created is so compelling that putting the book down is truly an impossible task. With a terrific plot and an intense atmosphere, pages are […]

A School Frozen in Time, Volume 1 by Mizuki Tsujimura & Naoshi Arakawa

Posted April 14, 2021 in Manga & Graphic Novels
A School Frozen in Time, Volume 1 by Mizuki Tsujimura & Naoshi Arakawa

Imagine a group of teens stuck in school—at a specific time—suddenly not remembering the former classmate who took their own life. Could the departed student be among them? And if so, what is their purpose, and why now after three months from that tragic day? With a premise like that, a thrilling read seems to be assured, and I can say it really didn’t disappoint! A School Frozen in Time touches […]

Those Snow White Notes, Volume 1 by Marimo Ragawa

Posted March 31, 2021 in Manga & Graphic Novels
Those Snow White Notes, Volume 1 by Marimo Ragawa

In this manga, readers are dragged into the life of a sixteen years old striving for his dreams, and soon find that his goal isn’t something a modern generation would expect . . . Setsu Sawamura plays the shamisen, a three-stringed traditional Japanese instrument. Probably not so common these days, but sure fascinating. And if the info we get about this instrument during the read satisfies our curiosity, Setsu sparks […]

Dracula’s Heir by Sam Stall

Posted March 3, 2021 in Book Reviews
Dracula’s Heir by Sam Stall

Have you ever wondered what happened to the characters after the events in Bram Stoker’s Dracula? What if the story didn’t end there? And what if Dracula was more than a horror story? Putting your hands on this book is like grabbing some valuable documents you secretly always hoped to find. Indeed, every interactive clue is remarkable, and you get a sense of realism that gives you the creeps at […]