The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Volumes 3 & 4

If you haven’t heard of The Ancient Magus’ Bride yet, you’ll want to check out my earlier reviews for the series. Volume 3 of The Ancient Magus’ Bride begins with the confrontation that we left off on in the last book. Elias has to transform into his true form, which is monstrous and less humanoid than theRead more

“Restoree” by Anne McCaffrey

“The only warning of danger I had was a disgusting wave of dead sea-creature stench.” One day a young librarian named Sara is walking around Central Park, only to be abducted by aliens. A multitude of horrors occur, and Sara loses consciousness. When she starts coming to, she finds herself playing the role of aRead more

“The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 1” by Kore Yamazaki

Chise Hatori had a troubled childhood. She grew up orphaned, being passed from person to person, unloved and unwanted. She felt even further alienated from those around her because unlike most people, she can see the spirits and magical creatures that exist all around us, invisible. When The Ancient Magus’ Bride begins, Chise is a teenager andRead more

“Naamah’s Blessing” by Jacqueline Carey

Over the past month or so, I’ve been participating in a readalong of “Naamah’s Blessing” by Jacqueline Carey. See posts here and here for in-depth discussion of the book. Since readalongs contain lots of spoilers, I figured I might as well do a quick spoiler-free review my final thoughts. Naamah’s Blessing is the third book of theRead more

“Mind the Gap Volume 1: Intimate Strangers” by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback

Mind the Gap is a graphic novel about a girl named Elle who is in a coma. While she is unconscious, she exists in kind of an in-between spirit form, where she is able to observe the world around her. She doesn’t remember much of her life, and now has to piece together who was (orRead more