Review: Nimona

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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read last October 10, 2017

I had Nimona parked on my to-reads for so long and I only got the chance to read it when I went to the Manila International Book Fair weeks ago. The funny thing is, when I bought the book, I only found out that the whole graphic novel was posted online before it was released! I pity my past self for not coming across this gem way before. Ugh.

Anyway! Nimona! Gosh. I lost count how many times “Nimona” was mentioned, no, shouted, in the whole book. lol Nimona is a rebellious and badass shapeshifter who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. Then she meets the ~ultimate~ villain in town, Lord Ballister Blackheart. Together they try to wreak havoc with the use of SCIENCE, and of course, you know, dragons and all that. But, there’s more to it than that. Lord Ballister isn’t your typical vengeful antagonist. Their mission was to prove that the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics isn’t as ~heroic~ and good as the townspeople think it may be.

The ending got me at the edge of my seat! I badly need the sequel! NOELLE, HEAR ME PLEASE, MY SAVIOR.

To end this, I seriously think Sir Ambrosius and Lord Ballister are gay lovers. FITE ME IF YOU DISAGREE.

 

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Review: Fumetsu no Anata e

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Fumetsu no Anata e by Yoshitoki Oima

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read last September 3, 2017

I was a bit surprised when I was searching for this manga here at Goodreads and saw that it was written by the same author of Koe No Katachi (A Silent Voice). My friend told me about it before but I must have forgotten! No wonder this story is also heartwrenching. The art style, the plot, the story’s pacing, and the character development are amazingly written and portrayed.

The story is about a “thing” that adapts to its environment by transforming to another being through imitation as its way of passage. What started as a mere sphere to a rock to a mold then transitioned to an animal and then, along the way, a human. I can’t wait to see what more the future holds for “it”. Just know that my tissue box is ready.

Review: Reflections of a Man

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Reflections of a Man by Amari Soul

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Read last August 6, 2017

Caved in because of the hype about this, especially from girls on Facebook. Bought the ebook and read it in one sitting today. I still don’t know how I feel about it. It had its good points, I must agree, but it just didn’t make me FEEL anything. I think there are a lot of things lacking. I read page one and already thought “Okay. This is good. A man uplifting women by teaching men how they should treat women and making women realize how they should be treated.” But I want it the other way around? *sighs* It’s hard to explain. I feel like I had such high expectations for the book. But anyway, it was still a nice read!

 

Review: Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler Vol. 1

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Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler Vol. 1 by Homura Kawamoto
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is so good. Holy shiz. The art style, the story, the characters are all so compelling. School for gamblers? Yup! You heard that right. That’s what this manga is about. Yumeko, the Kakegurui, is just amazing. There’s no such thing as luck when she’s gambling. She’s all about wits and intelligence; she has me rooting for her ’till the end.

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Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It worked! Jenny Han helped me get over my reading slump! I knew that the cheesiness of this book didn’t let me want to put it down. Lol

I will continue to believe (and wish) that this is NOT the last book of the series. I refuse to let it end like that because I NEED MORE LARA AND PETER ACTION OK, JENNY??

I need to know what happens to Lara and Peter in college!! I need to know if Tree and Dan will work out! I need a grown-up Kitty storyline! But, despite all of my demands (lol) it also makes sense to end it that way. I had a “mommy” moment because as Lara Jean leaves home and goes off to college, I felt like I was letting her, and the other characters, go as I get closer and closer to the end. *sighs* I’ll see you, Lara and Peter, in my dreams, cookies and cute, lacy bras and all.

Review: Bitter Sweet Love

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Bitter Sweet Love by Michael Faudet
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not that I’ve read all of Lang Leav and Michael’s I can finally see similarities in their writing styles. The only difference is Michael’s is more sexual. (Not that I’m complaining lol. I love it.) I just love Dirty Pretty Things more than this one.

My favorite from Bitter Sweet Love:

“When our eyes met, all time ceased to exist. The dying seconds frozen like the petals of red roses kissed by autumn frost.”

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What I love about Naveed Khan’s poems is that even though they’re easy to read, the poems still capture the complexity of one’s affinity with someone they feel for dearly. I wish I’ll finally escape this reading and writing slump I’m currently in.

“When I turn fifty, I will still love you the same way I do at twenty-one. I will still find you beautiful. I will still try to impress you, and I will still hold your hand. When I come home from work, I won’t forget to wrap my arms around your waist and kiss you and ask you about your day. I will wait until you finish your meals, I won’t let you sit alone. I’ll miss you even when you make a trip down to the corner store for milk and eggs and the occasional chocolate bar. When I’m fifty, I might in fact love you more than I do now at twenty-one. In fact, I might have to worry because my jokes may get worse and less humorous as the years pass. I might not have that much hair when I’m fifty. I might become a handful. I might suddenly start to forget things I would usually never forget. But I will have never forgotten what you mean to me. And I will still love you. 

I just hope you love me when I’m fifty.”

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