Alright all my female otakus who have a penchant for the BL. The manga-turned-anime 07-Ghost unabashedly throws bromance with a large side of subtle romance at the swooning fangirls. If your tastes don’t lie that way, you should pass – but if you are guilty of the occasional glompage of an overabundance of male bonding that borderlines on boy love…well, 07-Ghost is for you.
For good measure the creators of this manga threw in, like, a plot – which is always a plus. Fantasy and adventure make you feel a little less guilty about reading a manga whose cover features a petite protagonist in chains being ‘protected’ by a (handsome) rebel with a scythe.
07 Ghost Cover Volume 1 – Frau and Teito
If you enjoyed Kyo Kara Maoh! you’re sure to get some delight out of 07-Ghost. There are plenty of Bishōnen with large sparkly eyes angsting out and declaring their undying devotion to each other (of course in a friend zone way…cough, cough) fairly regularly.
Teito and Mikage
*Slight Spoilers Ahead*
Teito Klein is a former ‘sklave’ – or slave, who was taken in by the imperial army and trained for combat at a young age. He has no memory of his former life, and is a slightly surly and quiet boy who has only one friend – Mikage. They are fiercely protective of one another, and completely devoted to their friendship. Continue reading →
With only three books left in the series afterA Perfect Blood, there were a lot of loose ends left to tie up for Kim Harrison. Her ability to weave a complex story with unfinished business while still giving us a feeling of satisfaction at the end of each novel is one of my favorite things about Kim Harrison.
Ever After Cover Found at http://www.kimharrison.net/
In Ever After we get some of our answers – but not a lot of them. With two character deaths and Rachel’s new determination to save Ivy’s soul, Harrison has a lot to fit into the last two books. Not to mention Rachel’s uncertain love life. At this point I’m rooting for Trent – and have been for a few books now – but Kim Harrison did hint in a recent interview that everybody’s happy ending doesn’t necessarily mean romance.
Rachel Mariana Morgan is, above all, searching for place in life. She is a part of many races – raised a witch, biologically a demon, alpha of a werewolf pack, bonded to a gargoyle hero, godmother to two elves and roommates/family with a pixy and a vampire. Rachel is also completely unique for all of these reasons, and so separate from everyone around her. Maybe her happy ever after is finally feeling completely comfortable in her own skin, something she is coming closer to every book.
If your hip hop education started with the old school like mine did, modern hip hop seems for the most part particularly dull and disappointing. Sure, I enjoyed Watch the Throne – but the fact that it is the only album released this year in my favorite genre of music that I could actually stomach listening to more than once is pretty depressing.
Due to my lack of interest in new rap artists these past few years I completely missed the entrance of Dre’s new pick Kendrick Lamar. In September my husband forced me to listen to the album Section .80 (oooh, my man is cute AND wise) and I was blown away. Here was an artist with serious potential. I listened to it a few times through, and became slightly obsessed with the music video ‘She Needs Me.’