Ruri no Kaze ni Hana wa Nagareru volume 1 by Kairi Yuki & Arisa Maki


Story by: Arisa Maki
Art by: Kairi Yuki
English Name: Flowers Flow in the Lapis Lazuli Wind
Status of Series: Complete (3 volumes)

Synopsis: “You’ve always belonged to me since long ago.” In order to get revenge against the enemy nation, who destroyed her own country, Hina decided to become their crown princess… However, she cannot help being attracted to Ashiru, who’s supposed to be her enemy… (Source: Aerandria).

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My Thoughts: I can’t stand that whole trend in manga and anime that someone can do also anything to someone else and they still can “fall in love.” This manga was not of the rape kind, but it still is annoying at so many levels. She seems completely helpless, even thought she acts like she is brave. The story line was predicable and not enjoyable. I will not be reading the last two volumes.

Read January 5, 2015

The Water Witch by Juliet Dark

Water Witch

Blurb: To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to the limit—risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart.

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Read Via: Paperback book (library)

My Thoughts: I came so close to giving up on this book. Some of the actions of the characters do not make sense to me, and it drives me crazy. The only reason I am going to read the last book is because it is that last book. Everything just seems super convenient sometimes. Callie’s decisions leave me baffled at times. There were so many points that I thought needed to be expanded. Seemingly important points.

The story is told from Callie’s point of view, but it her thoughts are almost never really shared. I often wonder what she is thinking. Just like the first book, it feels like everything is a huge mess. I am not liking it.

Read June 2, 2014 — June 11, 2014

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Pure Blood Volume 2 by Akane Aoki

Pure Blood Volume 2Story/Art By: Akane Aoki
Japanese Title: Pure Blood
Status of Series: Complete (2 volumes)

Synopsis: Leon is a pure-blooded vampire that has chosen to peacefully coexist with humans. As a sign of his pure-blooded status, Leon shares a bond with a “deterrent,” Noah. Noah’s power suppresses the base instinct to drink human blood. Despite granting Leon this freedom, Noah still worries about his own unstable power and perceived weakness. Together, they investigate strange incidents and perform occult jobs. After all, even vampires have bills to pay. (MAL)

2 stars smallerMy Thoughts: There was development in this final volume, but it was not enough to redeem everything. The story was rather pointless and not even entertaining. I just enjoyed the art work, as stated in my review of volume one. There was zero romance between Noah and Leon. There would be a very good example of light shounen ai. Just hints and stuff.

Read January 5, 2014

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Accordance by Shelly Crane

AccordanceBlurb: In the sequel, Maggie learns much more about all the strange things that happened to her, and has to face new ones. She rebels against it, but ultimately, must face it for her new families sake and maybe even her life. Bish went from being her biggest supporter to her biggest pain in the butt and Kyle’s intentions to attract her interest may not be so innocent. Caleb and Maggie face many new obstacles together and fight to work through them but will one that should be a good thing be too much for Maggie to handle?

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Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: Most of this book took place at the beach house introduced in the first book. Events dragged on and on. There was little to no real action. I was completely bored for the most part. The exciting parts were rushed. I was overall displeased.

Note: I will not be continuing on with the Significance series.

Read June 26, 2013 — July 22, 2013

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The Vampire Christopher by RaShelle Workman

The Vampire ChristoperBlurb: Snow White craves blood. Especially the blood of her Hunter. But will drinking from him save or enslave her?

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Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: This is going down hill and fast. I will read the last book in my bundle and if things don’t become more interesting then I will drop this series. It is moving really slow. A lot of the important issues are not being addressed. That is always a big issues for me and I can hardly stand it. Snow is not thinking about what she is doing and is becoming really annoying.

Read May 22, 2013 — May 26, 2013

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Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen (Fallen, #1)

Blurb: There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

What I think: I couldn’t finish this book. It was so boring. I got maybe 25% done and in the time it took me to read that much I finished 2-3 other books. It was all about shadows doing things and the main character liking a guy who ignores her at all costs and another guy who tries to get with her all the time.

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The Strain by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan

The Strain

Synopsis: A plane has gone completely dead on one of the busiest airports. There is no communication coming from the plane. No lights or movement come from with in. There is more going on than everyone is expecting.

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Read Via: iBooks on iPad (own it)

My Thoughts: I really liked this book, at first. The whole plane thing was really suspenseful and interesting to me. About midway in the book was when I started losing interest. I had to really force myself to finish it. I liked the characters and all. This is no Twilight at all, just saying. I wasn’t expecting it be but I really don’t like the type of vampire that was in this book.

Read December 27, 2011 – March 16, 2012

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto


Synopsis: This story involves three angels (Gabriel, Ivy & Bethany) sent to earth to help with the battle against the Dark Forces. Bethany is the youngest of the group and therefore has the least amount of experience. The group are only to help restore faith within humans through example. One of their targets are humans about to reach adulthood — high schoolers. Bethany goes undercover as a student. During her time there a forbidden relationship develops her and a human boy.

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My Thoughts:  The book itself was fine. There were many factors that I did not like. The main one was how Bethany acted. I did something that I normally don’t do, which was look to see what the second book was about. From what I read, it was going to be full of everything that I found annoying about Bethany.

Even though this book is about angels, it is not very religious. There are mentions of God, obviously.


Read January 1, 21013 – January 9, 2013