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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 6

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 6

Crisis averted -- to some extent. The beginnings of a love triangle form between three of Hori and Miyamura's friends, and Hori and Miyamura experience new stages in their relationship that make Miyamura recall his lonely past before meeting Hori at [...]

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REVIEW: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

REVIEW: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Princess Dennaleia of Havemont has always known three things: her marriage to the prince of Mynaria will bind their two kingdoms, she possesses the ability to manipulate fire, and this gift puts her in serious danger in her future home, [...]

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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 5

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 5

Pretty and popular Kyouko Hori is officially dating gloomy loner Itsumi Miyamura -- and after a pair of classmates saw them leave Hori's house together, now everyone knows. When Miyamura appeared in class at the end of Volume 4 with [...]

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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 4

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 4

Kyouko Hori is beautiful and popular, Izumi Miyamura is a gloomy loner, and they couldn't be more different from one another, right? Wrong. Hori is totally faking her positive and upbeat persona, Miyamura's "gloominess" is mostly to hide his piercings [...]

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Problematic Favorites: Love, Actually is Garbage

Problematic Favorites: Love, Actually is Garbage

I really like the movie Love, Actually. Often when I talk about romantic comedies, I feel the need to express my awareness that they’re kind of embarrassing. But not with this one. I’ve always enthusiastically expressed my enjoyment of it. I’ve [...]

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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 3

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 3

Their schoolmates would say Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura are total opposites: Hori is cheerful, pretty, and popular, while Miyamura is a gloomy, loner otaku. But Hori’s really a total homebody, and Miyamura (who does admit he’s pretty gloomy) isn’t [...]

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REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 5

REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 5

Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are very grown-up for middle schoolers. Between Kanata’s womanly grace and Kazuki’s sophisticated manliness, the rest of Class 2-B is awed – and a little intimidated – by their maturity, seriousness, and good grades. But Kanata [...]

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