Tohyo Game’s conclusion is screwed up

I mean, seriously screwed up. In the best way I can think of.

Anyone else who was anxiously waiting to find out why Shuusuke was the votekeeper of the previous game will find at least some level of satisfaction as detectives investigating the deaths at the school learn more about what’s going on — and what’s been going on — in the opening pages of the manga. After the Volume 2 cliffhanger, I almost flipped a table when the tension was resolved so easily, but that opened the door for the rest of the story.

Find out what else I had to say about Volume 3 of Tohyo Game over at Girls in Capes.

Horimiya, Volume 6 takes the slice-of-life romance in a new direction

My latest review of the Horimiya manga series is live now at Girls in Capes:

Volume 6 opens with other characters, but largely explores the nuances of romance as a teen. Not all of the characters could possibly end up with a happily ever after — like another manga I’ve reviewed — yet the story reflects some very real experiences that teens have when pursuing and entering relationships.

Volume 6 covers some pretty interesting and different topics, but please note there are some mild spoilers in my review!

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Mur Lafferty’s SIX WAKES brings murder mystery to unkillable victims

My latest book review for Girls in Capes features Mur Lafferty’s new science fiction murder mystery:

When Maria Arena’s next clone body wakes up, she has a bit of difficulty getting out of the cloning vat, which is a little atypical. When she finally climbs out, she discovers that all six members of the ship’s crew had their clones generated simultaneously and that all six of their previous bodies were killed or incapacitated almost at the same time. That’s a lot more atypical. Maria and the other crew members have no memory logs from the past 26 years — meaning they have no idea which of the six of them massacred the rest, and they have no idea if the murderer will try again.

I absolutely adored this book. You can read more about why at Girls in Capes.

Check out my most recent manga review at Girls in Capes

Find my latest review up now at Girls in Capes:

With that in mind, as a Madoka*Magica franchise fan, most of the mystery of the series evaporated. While that’s true of other spinoff series as well, the direct intersection of Oriko’s path with the plot of the main series is a major detraction from my engagement with the story.

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Find out what I recommend in Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy in Summer 2016

My newest piece on Girls in Capes is a recommendation list of this summer’s most anticipated adult science fiction and fantasy for GiC readers.

I have a notoriously tall To Be Read pile. If you look at my Goodreads account, you’ll see that I consistently have 10 or more books shelved in Currently Reading, and right now my To Read list is almost at 500!

…but that doesn’t mean I don’t always have an eye out for even more books to read, especially ones from authors I’m really excited about. Here are a few of my most anticipated new releases for Summer 2016, in order of their release date.

Just between you and me, I have two books that I’m most excited to share — the launch of a new series and a continuation, with one firmly a science fiction space opera and the other an apocalyptic fantasy.

But hey, I won’t spoil the surprise: you’ll find my reviews for K.B. Wagers’ Behind the Throne and N.K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate on Girls in Capes later this summer.

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Read more about Girls in Capes book club in Main Line Today!

After a few months of sitting on this pretty exciting news, I can finally share the exciting news: I was profiled in Main Line Today’s February 2016 issue!

That sense of being “other” extended to her predilection for reading. Casano could read by the time she was 3 years old. Her earliest experience with fiction came in sixth grade. The book: Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small

Read the full article at Main Line Today.