#MangaMonday Review – Ghostly Things, Vol. 1 by Ushio Shirotori

Ghostly Things Volume 1 Ghostly Things, Vol. 1
By: Ushio Shirotori
Illustrator: Ushio Shirotori (Illustrator); Rina Mapa (Lettering)
Translator: Nova Skipper (Translator); Clint Bickham (Adaptation)
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Seven Seas
Series: Ghostly Things #1
Received From: Publisher
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The start of a new series, Ghostly Things, Vol. 1 by Ushio Shirotori is a paranormal fantasy manga featuring a teenager in a new (and probably haunted) house.

Review – The Neon Boneyard (Daniel Faust #8)

The Neon Boneyard (Daniel Faust #8)
By: Craif Schaefer
Website: http://craig-schaefer-v2.squarespace.com/
Release Date: April 10th, 2018
Publisher: Demimonde Books
Series: Daniel Faust Series
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If you want to talk about series that show growth for the characters, the Daniel Faust series had better be at the top of your list. Craig Schaefer has done it again in this installment and, if you’ve been reading the series and paying attention, you’ll know what I mean.

#MangaMonday Review – No Guns Life, Vol. 2 by Tasuku Karasuma

NO Guns Life Volume 2 No Guns Life, Vol. 2
By: Tasuku Karasuma
Illustrator: Tasuku Karasuma
Translator: Joe Yamazaki
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: No Guns Life #2
Received From: Publisher
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The second volume in the series, No Guns Life, Vol. 2 by Tasuku Karasuma is the next volume in this gritty noir science fiction manga which was begun with No Guns Life, Vol. 1. The arc in this volume is in the 2019 anime adaptation of this title, which goes by the same name. Those who prefer to pick up a manga series after the ending point of an anime adaptation will want to wait for a future volume before beginning their collection.

Review – Double or Nothing (Daniel Faust #7)

Double or Nothing (Daniel Faust #7)
By: Craig Schaefer
Website: http://craig-schaefer-v2.squarespace.com/
Release Date: June 27th, 2017
Publisher: 47 North
Series: Daniel Faust Series
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Okay, book number seven, I’m back and ready to brag about you.

This 7th installment of the series may be one of the best books in the entire series, and yes I know I’ve rated them all four stars and above but, trust me here, this one is amazing.

Review – The Missing Season by Gillian French

The Missing Season by Gillian French The Missing Season
By: Gillian French
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Gillian French’s newest novel, The Missing Season, is a novel that straddles several genres—mystery, horror, and thriller. The author is no stranger to the genre, her novel Grit being nominated for an Edgar Award. This novel, too, is a great example of a young adult book that falls within that liminal space between thriller and horror.

#MangaMonday Review – Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 1 by Tomohito Oda

Komi Can't Communicate Vol 1 by Tomohito Oda Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 1
By: Tomohito Oda
Illustrator: Tomohito Oda
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: Komi Can't Communicate #1
Received From: Publisher
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Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 1 by Tomohito Oda is a delightful manga that begins on the first day of high school. It’s a story of friendship, teenage awkwardness, and of learning to overcome the fear of communicating with others.

Review – The Psychology of Zelda by Anthony M. Bean

The Psychology of Zelda The Psychology of Zelda
By: Anthony M. Bean (editor)
Release Date: February 19, 2019
Publisher: Smart Pop
Received From: Publisher
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The Psychology of Zelda, compiled by editor Anthony M. Bean, is a nonfiction novel about the beloved Legend of Zelda series and how psychology is utilized throughout the franchise. Each chapter is a separate article by a different author, many of whom are currently researching different aspects of video games.

Review – The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Front cover of The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami The Strange Library
By: Haruki Murakami
Illustrator: Chip Kidd
Translator: Ted Goossen
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Publisher: Knopf
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A small novella, The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami sits neatly in the space between fairy tales, the surreal, and magical realism. It is a short thing, barely 96 pages, with a great deal of artwork. But within that space lies the unknown, the unforgiving, and both the harshness and beauty of the world and people.

#UltimateBlogTour – Sapphire Smythe by R.J. Furness

Sapphire Smythe
By: R.J. Furness
Release Date: March 16, 2019
Publisher: Orgo Press
Series: Sapphire Smyth and the Shadow of Four
Received From: Publisher
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Shadows by R.J. Furness is the first serialized novel set within the Sapphire Smyth and the Shadow of Five series, which is named after the main character. This is a YA fantasy novel set in the modern day.