Saturday, May 25, 2013

From The Review Pile

From the Review Pile May 25th 2013

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

I know that a lot of you have a huge pile of books that you want to read/review, but it understandably takes a while to get around to reading them all - here you can give a book (or two!) some of the publicity that it deserves, even if you haven't read it yet!

I've been a little behind on my reading and reviewing lately well not really a little a lot. This last few months have kicked my butt. I blame it on the move. I don't blog as much or read as much as I used to but I'm working to change all that. I've kind of been a tv junkie, and taking the puppy to the park. 

This weeks Winner is... 

Blood +
by Ryo Ikehata

I actually decided to go with the anime I've been wanting to read since I picked it up years ago. Yup it's been on the shelf for at least a year maybe two but I started watching the anime again and think it's time for the novels. I'm not a huge anime fan but the paranormal fantasy with leading girls I enjoy. 


In the first US novelization of Blood+ we find Saya Otonoshi, a high school student, suffering from amnesia  Saya can't remember anything from her life beyond the last year. Living with a foster family outside a military base in Okinawa, Japan, Saya's attempts to live a normal life are shattered when a Chiropteran, a horrific vampire-like monster, attacks her. Saved at the last minute by a mysterious man named Hagi, Saya is presented with a sword that awakens in her a warrior's skills and bloodlust, and sets her on a course that will lead her to the answers of her missing memories, and into battle against a race of creatures intent on destroying the world. The epic adventure that began in the groundbreaking film Blood: The Last Vampire and continued through the worldwide phenomenon TV series Blood+ is brought to life in this all-new series of novels adapting the hit show. Saya's journey of horror, magic, romance and mystery will stretch across time and around the world, expanding on the television series with new characters, new adventures, and breathtaking action.

What do you have on your review pile?

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to review "Every Day" by David Levithan, but I've been feeling kind of out of blogging recently. The same goes for manga. I usually settle for watching the anime first instead of going straight to the books like I used to. But I may make an exception for "Blood+". I've heard a lot about it but I never watched/read it before. Maybe I should finally give it a try.