Blog Post-Anime/ Manga News

So this past week there was some new in the Anime/ Manga community

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The last Naruto manga Volume 72 will be coming out Feb. 4 along with Kakashi’s novel. Yep, that’s right novel. Which is also a small series of them about different Naruto characters.

The release list

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Kakashi- Feb 4

Shikamaru- March

Akatsuki ( the ones still alive)- April

Garra- June

Sakura- July

The rest of the leaf village ( it’s more than one character)- August

There will also be one last Naruto art book being released this year ( I’m not sure when) But the cover/ title of it has been released.

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Also for something fun that I found

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On to other news

Attack on Titian will no longer be shown on Toonami

I have no clue why, ( if any of you know, let me know please).

There will also be a real life video game of Attack on Titian, called Attack on Titan Real Escape Game,.

To know more about it and what cities it will be coming to go to the link here

So that’s it for now……

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Review of Better when He’s Bold (Welcome to the Point #2) by Jay Crownover

Better when He’s Bold (Welcome to the Point #2)  by Jay Crownover

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Review: I was so happy to find out I was getting an ARC of this book, I just loved reading the Bax’s story in the first book. I just could not wait to get my next fix from the guys at the point.

At first I was not sure what to think of Race, but the more and more that I read of him I knew that I could not get enough. Race is a lot of things and a pretty rich white boy is not one of them. Race is bold, handsome, clever, sexy, and bad. Oh so bad…

Brysen on the other hand is just right for Race, she is determined, smart, and good. She also has a little sister who needs to stop trying to be jail bait.

Anyway the plot is good not as intense as when Bax’s dad ran the town but a close second. But it is picking up especially  with the new players around to fight for the point.

Even now I am looking forward to more books from the guys in the point, especially one about Brysen’s little sister ( when she is legal!). It was also cool to see how Race and the other characters were getting along with everything that went down in the first book and now after the second.

Jay Crownover I can not wait to read more from the guys at the point!

4 out of 5 stars.

400 pages. Paperback.

E-book ARC from the publishers in return for an honest review. 

New Adult. Romance. Mature Content. Mature Themes. Contemporary.

Published by William Morrow & Company. Release date February 3rd 2015

Summary: Some men are just better when they’re bold.

Welcome to the Point…

In a dark and broken kingdom, a ruler has to be fearless to control the streets and the ruthless people who run them.

Race Hartman is just bold enough, just smart enough, and just lost enough to wear the crown. Places like the Point will always have bad things and bad people, but the man in control of all that badness can minimize the devastation. Race has a plan, but can he prevent total annihilation without destroying himself?

Brysen Carter has always seen her best friend’s brother for what he is–too pretty, too smooth, and way too dangerous to touch. Basking in Race’s golden glow is very tempting, but Brysen knows she’d eventually get burned.

When she starts receiving threatening texts and someone tries to take her out in parking lot, the only person interested in keeping her safe is the one man she can’t allow herself to have.

Sometimes being bold is the only way to stay alive. But can she let Race save her life . . . if it means losing herself to him? – Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)  by Mary E. Pearson

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Review: The plot starts off a little slow, but then picks up quickly. Its not till a little after the mid way point in the book though that the plot really picks up. By that time its hard to even think about putting the book down.

Princess Lia, is a good character and has a lot of growth in the book. Her characters depth was cool to read because you get to grow with her as she starts finding things out on her own.

The Prince and the Assassin each had their own chapters from their point of view. Which was really cool and had a new twist that other books don’t have. You don’t know their names, thus, not knowing who to like/love and root for. I could not stop reading, I just had to know who was who and if the one I liked would be the guy for Lia. By the time you do find out who the prince and the assassin really are, you will be thrown for a good loop. For me, when I finally found out who was who, I was past the point of no return and had to finish the book right then and there.

The only problem I had with the book at all was the at more times then not, Lia seemed very childish. When she kept trying to fit in, be normal , she acted like a princess. The other way around was the same too, but by the end of the book she was way better and you could see her growth.

4 out of 5 stars.

486 pages. Hardback.

Young Adult. Romance. Fantasy.

Published by Henry Holt and Co.

Summary: A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.-GoodReads.com

 

Waiting on Wednesday! Jan.28

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,

which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This weeks book is…

Confess

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Summary: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies. 

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…  

-Summary from GoodReads.com
Release Date March 10th, 2015.
Why am I waiting for this book?
I really like how Colleen Hoover writes and all of characters are really great. Even her plots are so moving that most of the time your laughing or crying throughout the book.
What coming soon books are you most pumped for? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday! Jan.27

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

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January 27: Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club

1. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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2. Wait for You  by J. Lynn

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3. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)  by Sarah J. Maas

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4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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5. Better when He’s Bad (Welcome to the Point #1)  by Jay Crownover

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6. Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1)  by Rosamund Hodge

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7. Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1)  by Diana Wynne Jones

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8. Wallbanger (Cocktail #1)  by Alice Clayton

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9. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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10. Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

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For all of these books I would love to sit around with a bunch of people discussing a lot of different things about the books. Such as  their take on the plot and what the author was going for. the different elements used and how it affective them while reading on some on….

What would books would you read if you have your own book club? Or what would you say about the titles I choose if I had a book club? Let me know in the comments!   

Manga Monday! # 28- Review of Mamotte! Lollipop

Mamotte! Lollipop by Michiyo Kikuta

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Review: One of my favorite old Shojo mangas! Fun, full of humor and magic. What more could a girl ask for? Oh that’s right! Cute Boys! Well good thin Nina has lots to chose from ( just kidding there is no love triangle in this manga).

The artwork is also pretty great and is able to convey what the characters are feeling at any given moment.

5 out of 5 stars.

1-7 volumes.

Manga. Shojo. Romance. Magic. Fantasy.

Published by Del Rey.

Summary: BOY CRAZY

Junior high schooler Nina is ready to fall in love. She’s looking for a boy who’s cute and sweet–and strong enough to support her when the chips are down. But what happens when Nina’s dream comes true . . . twice? One day, two cute boys literally fall from the sky: they’re both wizards and they’ve come to the Human World to take the Magic Exam. The boys’ success on this test depends on protecting Nina from evil, so now Nina has a pair of cute magical boys chasing her everywhere she goes! One of these wizards just might be the boy of her dreams . . . but which one?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

 

Review of Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2)  by Stephanie Perkins

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Review: I have to say, I did have my doubts about this book because Anna and the French Kiss were so good. I was really worried that this book might suck. I’m so happy I was wrong! I just loved Lola and her outfits that she wore everyday. She is adorable, along with Cricket. I also really loved that Anna and Etienne worked with Lola. Like I love that they were there so much that I got the biggest smile on my face whenever they popped up.

Lola also brought out the best friend in me, because whenever someone was mean to her, I started coming up with insults that needed to be said. Because I mean really, you know when you are really into a book because your parents come into your room to ask who you are talking to.

Anyway….. I am so looking forward to reading Isla and the happily ever after!

5 out of 5 stars.

338 pages.

Young Adult. Mature Themes. Romance. Contemporary. Realistic Fiction.

Published by Speak.

Summary: Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the negihborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

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About ALL PLAYED OUT:

First person in her family to go to college? CHECK. Straight A’s? CHECK. On track to graduate early? CHECK. Social life? …..yeah, about that….
With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay… Scratch that. She knows she hasn’t had the full college experience).
So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a “to do” list of normal college activities.
Item #1? Hook up with a jock.
Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it’s impossible to get hurt… again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.
Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she’s never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he’s willing to take the chance when it’s more than just a game.
Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.

Pre-Order Your Copy Today!

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And don’t miss the first two books in the Rusk University Series…

ALL LINED UP, Book 1

All Lined Up

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ALL BROKE DOWN, Book 2

All Broke Down

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About Cora Carmack:

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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Waiting on Wednesday! Jan. 21

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,

which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This weeks book is…

When I’m Gone (Rosemary Beach #11)

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

Summary from GoodReads.com

Release Date April 7th, 2015.

Why am I waiting for this book?

I have been so looking forward to Mase’s story for what feels like forever! I just love him and he seems so interesting, I can’t wait to hear all about him and Reese.

What coming soon books are you most pumped for? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday! Jan.20

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

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FREEBIE- So I will be listing my Top Ten things I am so ready for, for this year!

1. Naruto: The Last Movie

I am so ready to go see this movie! I already have my ticket for Friday Feb 20th, for the Seattle showing. I may just pass out I’m so excited.

2. Book Signings

I already have two lined up so far, and hopefully wont have to wait long for more to be announced. Check my Author signings page for more info for signings in the Seattle area.

3. Conventions

My favorite parts of the year. I love going to conventions with my friends and family. I feel like they are the only days where I am truly a nerd/geek and I love it. So far I am going to Sakura-con, and Emerald city comic con. Both in Seattle and during my spring break! 

4. Having more time for the blog

I am really hoping to expand on my blog more and doing other things then review and weekly themes. I would love to do an update on to make it easier for people to navigate.

5. Great books

There are a crazy amount of books coming out this year, and I so want to read them all! But right now since not much is out yet, I am trying to catch up on some other books I have laying around.

6. Movies

Wow, there are some great movies coming out this year. And with them I hope to re start up my movie reviews again. I have seen a lot of movies I just get really lazy when I get home.

7. Organization

Inventory of all the books that are trying to take over my house. You would not believe how many I have and the weird places I put them. I have so many books and Manga every where. I really need to go through them and figure out a better way for them to live. 

8. Manga/ Anime

I plan to finish most of my shojo series off this year and catch up with series that have blow way by me. And by catch up I mean got the rest of the volumes. I love owning manga because then I re read when ever and where ever.

9. Dramas

I am really hoping to finish up the four Korean Dramas that I have started years ago. Also start on some new ones.

10. Making new friends in the book community

This may be my biggest goal, I love the book community but when it comes to talking and hanging out with others in it. I get shy and don’t even try sometimes. I am really hoping to change that this year!

What are you looking forward to this year? Let me know in the comments!