Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wishlist Thursday[166]: Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (manga) 1 by Hajime Isayama

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Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (manga) 1 by Hajime Isayama

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

Release Date: July 12, 2016

Volumes: 2.

B&N  Synopsis:

That day, Annie Leonhart woke up in the barracks. It was the morning of her day off. The feeling of freedom doesn’t last long, for tomorrow holds her biggest mission yet: During the 57th Expedition Outside the Walls, seize Eren Yaeger.

The manga based on the Attack on Titan spin-off novel, Lost Girls!


Mikasa has always been one of my favorites in this series, so of course I’m excited to read the manga focusing on her, and the other girls. We haven’t gotten much of an idea on where Annie is from, and I’m interested to read more on that. This is definitely a spin-off I will be picking up.
There's also the novel, released on June 28 from Vertical, but I'm a little iffy on the novels. If i enjoy this enough and want more, I might pick it up, too, though.
(I think this is being released on July 12? It's possible it was pushed back to August 23, though. I'm getting mixed messages.)

What’s on your list?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Manga Review: Say I Love You, Volume 11, by Kanae Hazuki

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: December 2015
Volumes: 16+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 10. 12.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Yamato Kurosaki and Mei Tachibana have spent their second Christmas together, where they were able to forge a deeper connection. Mei and the group are now beginning their third year of high school. As the new term starts, everyone wonders and worries about where life will take them after graduation… But their daily lives are about to be interrupted by a strange new student who enrolls at the school.


In this volume, a new school year starts, and we meet new students. Megumi is still going along, now planning on transferring to a new country for a while to expand her modeling career. And then we meet two siblings, the girl who is a rising star model, getting at least as much as attention as Megumi. And her odd, quiet brother, who Mei keeps noticing.
There’s also a plot where Mei diets, and I just hate these plotlines. They’re unnecessary and, when she’s already stick-thin, gives a terrible example. They just annoy me like crazy, and it doesn't help when she’s already shown to enjoy food and eat a lot.
I’m still quite enjoying this series. They are so much fun. And since I’m behind, I’ve got a couple more volumes to binge, which is really the best way.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Teaser Tuesday[208]: Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: 2014

Goodreads Synopsis:

As first graders, Avery and Nora bonded over a special trait they shared: they were both adopted.

Years later, Avery is smart, popular, and on the cheerleading squad, while Nora spends her time on the fringes of school society, wearing black, reading esoteric poetry, and listening to obscure music. They never interact...until the night Nora approaches Avery at a party, saying it's urgent. She tells Avery that she thought she found her birth mom, but it turned out to be a cruel lie. Avery feels for Nora, but returns to her friends at the party.

Then Avery learns that Nora overdosed on pills. Left to cope with Nora's loss and questioning her own actions, Avery decides to honor her friend by launching a search for her own birth mother. Aided by Brody, a friend of Nora's who is also looking for a way to respect Nora's legacy, Avery embarks on an emotional quest. But what she's really seeking might go far deeper than just genetics.


“‘Nora told me you didn’t care about finding your birth mom,’ Brody said.
I shifted uncomfortably.” (Paperback, pg. 96)

What are you reading right now?