Mini Review Round-Up

With thanks to Netgalley and Edelweiss for the review copies. I received all of these in exchange for an honest review.

This is definitely a five-star read. Even if you are not interested in space, it’s so entertaining! The author is so down to earth, he is the exact opposite of what you would expect from a highly trained, science-background astronaut. The style of the writing is chatty and informal. There are the obligatory boring science-y parts but they are so few and far between, and reading about this man’s life in space was amazing. I adored this book.

A four-star read, this is an excellent manga version of The Count of Monte Cristo. The plot is so complex and I guarantee you will A) Not be able to put this down and B) Sell your left kidney to get the full, original classic ASAP. A brilliant way of introducing readers (of any age, but particularly teens) to the classics, it was amazing to see classics characters in manga artwork. The characters looked amazing and the story came through really well. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series of these.

A four-star read, this has a great story and amazing artwork! In Vol I, there is episodes, which each have their own cover art. I completely adored the cover art of the Fat Lady. She looked so beautiful. Major kudos for this book for beautifying a “fat” lady. I was hooked on the story, loved the characters and HATED the ending! I need Vol II like nobody’s business! That was so mean! Cliffhanger warning! I really hope they produce this series as a bound-up single book one day. Now, where is Vol II?

Konohana Kitan Vol I: A five-star read, this was an excellent manga about fox people. The art is super cute, the stories (which are episodic but stand alone as short stories) are amazing and entertaining, the characters are awesome, and one story in particular was so clever and I totally did not suss it out until the reveal. I definitely recommend this.

A five-star journal! I loved this! It’s full of really cool pages for you to complete. It isn’t like any other mindfulness book at all, it focuses on creativity and is slightly more scientific than most journals. It is very philosophy focused. It’s different, refreshing, and the designs to work on are amazing, engrossing and appealing to work on.