Title: Ôoku The Inner Chambers Vol. 1 Author: Fumi Yoshinaga Series: Ôoku The Inner Chambers #1 Page Count: 216 Publish Date: August 18, 2009 Publisher: Viz Synopsis: In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Redface Pox has begun to prey on the country’s men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the shogun’s Inner Chamber… Ôoku The InnerRead More →

Title: Nina The Starry Bride Vol. 1 Author: Rikachi Series: Nina The Starry Bride #1 Page Count: 176 Publish Date: October 24, 2023 Publisher: Kodansha Synopsis: Nina had a rough start to life, orphaned and stealing to survive, only to be abducted for her unusual lapis lazuli eyes. But to her surprise, her captor, Prince Azure, ordained that she would live the life of a princess…specifically, that of the recently deceased priestess-princess, Alisha, who had her same eyes. Despite her changing fortune, Nina won’t give up her old life without a fight. Azure might just be the one to finally match her wits, but howRead More →

Title: Rin-ne Vol. 1 Author: Rumiko Takahashi Series: Rin-ne #1 Page Count: 176 Publish Date: October 20, 2009 Publisher: Viz Media Buy Rin-ne Vol. 1 at Amazon. Synopsis: After a mysterious encounter in her childhood, Sakura Mamiya gained the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! Then one day she meets Rinne Rokudo, a boy who is far more than what he seems. As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma’s home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager,Read More →

Title: InuYasha Vol. 1 Author: Rumiko Takahashi Series: InuYasha Page Count: 182 Publish Date: April 18, 1997 Publisher: Viz Synopsis: Transported back to Japan’s feudal era, high school student Kagome accidentally releases the feral half-demon dog boy Inu-Yasha from his imprisonment for stealing the Jewel of Four Souls. InuYasha Vol. 1 The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. My Review: After getting a glimpse of what happened in the past with Kikyo and Inuyasha, we are tossed into the presentRead More →

Title: The Savior’s Book Café Story in Another World Vol. 1 Author: Kyouka Izumi & Oumiya Series: The Savior’s Book Café Story In Another World #1 Page Count: 164 pages Publish Date: December 21, 2021 Publisher: Seven Seas Buy The Savior’s Book Café Story in Another World Vol. 1 at Amazon. Synopsis: Tsukina is a single, thirty-something office worker who’s favorite thing is curling up with a good book. When a god tells her that she must go to another world to become its magical savior, Tsukina isn’t interested. She has zero desire to go on some grand hero’s journey. So when she arrives in thisRead More →

August has come and gone in a blink and so has my reading for the month. I started off with a very ambitious monthly TBR and managed to get through a decent chunk of it. Every book I read helps me to get my large TBR under control. The August 2023 Reading Wrap-up goes over the books I read during the month and my thoughts on them. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. August 2023 Reading Wrap-up Yona ofRead More →