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Review 276: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Review 276: The Raven King by Maggie StiefvaterThe Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #4
Published by Scholastic
Published on April 26th 2016
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: Purchased

Nothing living is safe. Nothing dead is to be trusted.

For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey… and is certain she is destined to kill him.

Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.

Dre’s Thougths
This is actually a complete series review, but I am going to highlight the last book, The Raven King. 
What I loved:

Blue isn’t your typical heroine. She’s not perfect, I don’t think I’d even call her beautiful, but I felt like she’s cute. She’s eccentric. Her family consists of psychics and centuries old father. She makes her own clothes, and her room, in my head, feels quite cozy.
Gansey, on the other hand, is of the rich and somewhat politically-famous family. He was the one who started all the search for Glendower, the king whom he believed gave him his second
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3.5 Stars

Manga Review #1: Strobe Edge by Io Sakisaka

Manga Review #1: Strobe Edge by Io SakisakaStrobe Edge (ストロボ・エッジ) by Io Sakisaka
Genres: Manga, Romance, Shojo, Young Adult

Ninako is a meek, gentle high school student. She has never been in love. Ninako asks Daiki, who has emotions towards her, about what being in love feels like. She thinks he is a good guy but…? One day, on the train home from school, she bumps into Ren, a popular guy at school. With just a short conversation and his smile, she experiences a new feeling. Just what is this feeling…!? Ninako’s first love is starting!

Dre’s Thoughts
Manga exists. I knew that, but I was never a fan. Most mangas are turned into animé, I’m not a fan either, though I watched Attack on Titans and finished the first season. With that said, I think I entered a black hole and can’t get out!

Strobe Edge is not my first manga, but it’s the first one that I am going to review. For some reason, I am drawn to school life romances; maybe because during our teens, we experience the most innocent kind of love. The story was pretty short, at 43 chapters, but it was packed with cheese and romance.

Ninako is the typical geek. She
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3.5 Stars