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phantomx

phantomx

Joined July 2018

Devouring manga and (occasionally) bookjumping
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Youngblood by Sasha Laurens
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Youngblood | Sasha Laurens
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Taking some time read and annotate Youngblood (I owe this book back to a friend).

So far, it's not great, and I'm finding the author is not considering most of the other ideas of vampires that have been printed over the years.

Kat and Taylor relationship remind me of Claire and Bender from The Breakfast Club.
I'm trudging through to give my friend a full thoughts in this story. #spooktober #YA #vampires

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Look Back | Tatsuki Fujimoto
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A heart-felt coming of age story about the struggles of being an artist, and the realization of seeing others artists around you and reflecting on the unforseen events that unfold when not looking back, figuratively and literally

A pick for readers who enjoy the works of Asano Inio or Obata and Obha #manga

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Sensor | Junji Ito
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Junji Ito's works still draw me in. The story never flattens or faulters. Leaves me haunted and questioning what we truly find terrifying of the unknown. #manga

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I enjoyed a lot of the lore behind the emperors and other historical figures. I liked how Zachary changed throughout the story, and still showed his flaws. Lastly, I admire the weight and problems that build in regards to blindly trusting gods or divine entities, even when you're connected or chosen by that entity.

Now I have to wait and see when the next book will release. #middlegrade #fantasy

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Dorohedoro 5 | Q. Hayashida
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Things have escalated in this volume! It was upsetting to see Caiman leave Nikaido in search of more answers to the strange man in his mouth. But we get to see into the Magician Dimension.

I love how Q Hayashida bonus chapters are lessons and behaviors we learn about the characters #manga #sciencefiction #horror

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Dorohedoro, Vol. 4 | Q Hayashida
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Great volume! I never know what to expect in this series. Shin's backstory is provided along with how he and Noi met, which explains a lot about them as individuals and sorcerer partners. Also, we get to learn more about the dark magic-I'm concluding its incredibly dangerous when you don't know how to properly use it and it has reverse effects on the user #manga #sciencefiction #horror

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Dorohedoro, Vol. 3 | Q. Hayashida
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I love Shin and Noi and Caiman and Nikaido! Ebisu and Fujita care for each other through actions rather than words. It's hard to pick which pair is my favorite. The mystery behind Caiman's trabsformation into a lizard turns into more mysteries. En, the big boss of all the sorcerers, is a strangely a sweetheart-when he wants to be #manga #sciencefiction #horror

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Dorohedoro, Vol. 2 | Q. Hayashida
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Night of the living dead, Fight Club, and dolls that can replicate the same behaviors as the original person. More and more quirky things come up in this volume, and we get to see the personality's of the pair--Caiman and Nikaido--in The Hole, and the cleaners/sorcerers, Shin and Noi. All the characters are amazing, and I'm blown away by ehat they look like without their masks #manga #sciencefiction #horror

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Dorohedoro, Volume 1 | Q Hayashida
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Jumped right into this knowing 2 things: Sorcerers and Dark Magic.

The story is unique, funny and horrific at the same time, and presents fashion that makes sense to the world being built. Can't wait to see what's next in series! #manga #sciencefiction #horror

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I did not expect this series to have more volumes, and the story has become quite serious. The first volume is an intro into the types of secrets collected and the Inn everyone goes to. All the characters shift to complex as their past resurfaces. The Innkeeper ties everyone to his web of secrets without his past and secrets being discovered. So many questions still, but a great series for horror fans seeking a complex horror story #horror #manga

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Sasaki's past life as a writer is the main focus in this volume. Sasaki and Ryo have a strong connection to the Inn Keeper. As I keep reading, the past reveals more of the complexity of the life and death #manga

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Another amazing volume! The story is revealing more of the Inn Keeper's past. As Kyouko encounters more of Inn's hosts, the question of if Spider's past will bubble up to the surface and unravel all his efforts in watching over Kyouko #manga

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A high stakes game of gambling unrolls within this story, and Sasaki's (character without a body) classmates are looped in the game.
Beware of fox spirits

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More exorcists are introduced in this volume, and the Land of Roots is the major focus in these pages #horror #manga

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Another amazing volume! We get to learn about something about Spider's past. Besides owner, Spider is my favorite character. Bitterfly is quite complex and still a mystery #horror #manga

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Bone Parish Vol. 2 | Cullen Bunn
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The tension is rising between the mafiosos for the Ash, and lines are being crossed between family members-whether living or dead. Cullen Bunn knows how to turn up the horror. I'm wondering what happens next #horror #graphicnovels

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Sex Death Revolution | Magdalene Visaggio
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I enjoyed how witchcraft and magic was used as an aide for acceptance of one's sex and identity, and a battle between magic that tries to make the MC conform to the societal expectations #graphicnovels #lgbtq

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I think this volume is okay, but I wasn't in love with it--it seemed to lack on the horror aspect for me. The artwork and facial expressions felt off at certain points.

The first volume did remind me of the first volume of a series I've been reading. The 3 main characters plan logically, which makes does make the story feel different. Thank you again Ryan for sharing this volume with me @LibrarianRyan #manga #lmpbc

LibrarianRyan you are welcome. I am on Volume 16 and i have had a hard time finishing the last 3 volumes. There is only 20 and I am bound and determine to finish, but it has gotten a little crazy. 2mo
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Sing No Evil | JP Ahonen, KP Alare
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I enjoyed this story a lot. It was weird that the plot shifted from drama to straight up horror. I did appreciate the focus on metal music. From this, I realized I don't mind problematic or unconventional main characters, doesn't mean I like them, but I get invested in the plot. Thank you Ryan for sharing this pick @LibrarianRyan
#graphicnovels #lmpbc

LibrarianRyan You are welcome. As I said, I bought it for the cover. 2mo
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Wynd Vol. 2 SC | James Tynion IV
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After reading Something is Killing the Children, I had to return back to Wynd. This second volumes goes deeper into the magic Wynd carries in his blood, and the Vampyres are ordered track down Wynd and others. James Tynion IV's craft for storytelling and usage of fantasy is mind-blowing. I'm looking forward to reading the next issues for this series #graphicnovels #fantasy #lgbtq

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Organization Erica is part of is still shrouded in mystery-they make my blood boil, especially when they insulted The House of Slaughter. I'll be on the look out for the recent issues for the series #horror #graphicnovels

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Wow... Horrifyingly good series. Erica Slaughter is a ruthless, focused, honest, and intriguing character. I want to know more about the monsters and the different houses #horror #graphicnovels

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Read this a few months back, and I enjoyed every second of how disturbing and bloody this story is. A great series to obsess over right now #horror #graphicnovels

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Oh the Straw Hat crew😂😂😂
#manga

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Omg! There was a lot of tension between Luffy and Usopp, and the Merry Go is beyond repair. Broke my heart to read that the Merry Go can no longer sail and repair can save the Straw Hat crew's current ship #manga

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Starting Water Seven and there's a lot of tension rising at the start of this. Nico Robin's nerve is struck by a deadly encounter woth someone from her past. I love Robin, and its worrisome to see her lose her confidence #manga

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This volume was a riot! I imagined the Captain of the Foxy Pirates having a squeaky voice. Afro power is all the rage in this volume #manga

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Entering into the next arc of the series. The crew encounters The Foxy Pirate crew in the next few parts; I finally caught up to my brother (whom is watching the anime for One Piece while I read the series) #manga

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I love the tales surrounding Noland and the Chief. This a good arc in the theme of legends, fulfilling dreams, and peace and acceptance. Where will the crew go to next when they rerurn to the Blue Sea? #manga

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Final battle between Luffy and Eneru! #manga

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Everyone's battling someone in this volume, and Luffy ends up getting lost...in Nola(the Snake)!And the race to stop Eneru from plummeting Skypeia to its doom #manga

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There's a lot happening in this volume! And Eneru's plans are turning deadly, and Wyper and his rebels are trying to regain what's been taken from them #manga

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Luffy and his shipmates have been split up, and Eneru and his henchmen are getting on my nerves. I like all the technology, food, and tales that are presented so far in this arc #manga

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Luffy and the crew reach Skypeia, and it looks like they're having loads of fun--even Nami and Zoro are participating on all the silliness #manga

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Blackbeard!? I've heard a lot of things about this character...more to see about Blackbeard in the volumes ahead. When will Shank officially be back in the story? #manga

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Nico Robin becomes a member of the Straw Hat Crew, and the Merry Go is setting sailing for the next island. I don't remember anything after Alabasta, so Skypeia is new territory for me to read #manga

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The Alabasta Arc comes to a close. What a journey; it was a lot of fun to read and remembering my first time reactions when I watched this arc as a kid. Sir Crocodile fueled my frustration with his step ahead plans, but Luffy's and the Straw Hat crew triumphs #manga

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Luffy comes rises from depths of the desert sand to face Sir Crocodile in a final showdown, and Vivi raises to stop the rebellion from rising #manga

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The battle begins with Sir Crocodile and his agents. The Straw Hat Crew's strength is tested against this group, especially since most of them habe Devil Fruit Powers #manga

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Commander Karoo and the Sonic Duck Squadron! Karoo really cones through for Vivi and the Straw Hat crew, its awesome to see them in this action-packed volume #manga

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I was cracking up so much during this volume. Sanji just gives himself the title of Mr. Prince, and he makes it seem like he's the most attractive out all the men of the Straw Hat. Also, I love all of the page designs for each chapter in One Piece, it feels like they add more to the story Crew #manga

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One Piece, Vol. 18 | Eiichir? Oda
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The Straw Hat Crew finally makes it to Alabasta, and Ace shows up in this volume. The villain in this story is the worst of them all before we hit the next big arc...#manga

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I completely dislike Wapol, he is terrible, and his Devil Fruit power is ridiculous. Luffy is battling hard against Wapol #manga

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Chopper!! It's nice to go back through this volume and read about how Chopper became a doctor. Sweet, heartbreaking, and determination all wrapped it in one volume #manga

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The giants! This volume really brings back memories when I watched One Piece in the early days #manga

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I was amazed at how beat up this copy was, and pages are all in tact still. Another entertaining volume with more Baroque Works agwnts showing up #manga

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The Straw Hat Crew partied hard in Cactus village. And finally Vivi shows up in the story, can't wait to reach the Alabasta arc. Luffy can really eat, and Zoro can really drink a lot of Grogg #manga

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I love this volume! Smoke, Ace, and the Navy all show up in this part, along with Buggy the Clown. The Straw Hat Crew is on the run from everyone #manga

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Arlong's Fish-Men crrw are relentless against the Straw Hats, but I'm cheering on Luffy on the Straw Hat crew--eveb though I know what's gonna happen, I still get excited seeing the finale battle unfold #manga

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Luffy battles Arlong to free Nami and her village from Fish Men's long and terrifying rule. Luffy breaking up the room where Nami was kept for years us so powerful to see on page #manga