Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Light Novel Review Volumes 2 – 4

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Having loved book one and really enjoyed meeting the characters, seeing the world building and generally having a great time, I jumped on this series and read through volumes 2 - 4. Now the question is, do the follow ups pack the punch of the first volume?

Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Light Novel Review Volume 1

Cute, Smart Girl Becomes Cute, Smart and Over-powered Girl? You would think there would be some cap on the number of stories of average Japanese teens dying tragically, meeting god and being reborn in another world, but no there is not. And I'm kind of happy about that. As much as some of these stories … Continue reading Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Light Novel Review Volume 1

Why do Light Novels Have Such Ridiculously long titles, isn’t it kind of hard to remember and not really catchy marketing or maybe it’s a language thing and they’re shorter in Japanese?

First of all, no… I looked it up and the titles are just as long in the original Japanese language…. If you’ve been an otaku for a while, you’ve probably come across manga’s wordier cousin, light novels. These are essentially young adult or youth-targeted novels which may feature a few illustrations and have gotten a reputation for … Continue reading Why do Light Novels Have Such Ridiculously long titles, isn’t it kind of hard to remember and not really catchy marketing or maybe it’s a language thing and they’re shorter in Japanese?

Goblin Slayer Review Light Novel Volumes 5 + 6

The Endless Cycle of Rookie Mistakes I don't normally review volumes together unless they are clearly two parts of the same story with no resolution in between, however when I finished reading volume 5 of Goblin Slayer I was kind of at a loss as to what to write and so I simply stacked the … Continue reading Goblin Slayer Review Light Novel Volumes 5 + 6

So I’m A Spider, So What? Volume 4

And now the timeline makes sense. So I'm A Spider, So What has jumped back and forth between the events in the Great Elroe Labyrinth and the events surrounding Shun, the newly titled hero, through the previous volumes. While I always had a sense that the events from the spider's point of view were not … Continue reading So I’m A Spider, So What? Volume 4

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in A Dungeon Review Light Novel Volume 11

Affiliate Link The higher the rise, the harder the fall. Bell's reputation took a serious hit at the end of volume 10. The people of Orario saw him stand between adventurers and monsters and in the end they now see him as someone who puts his own needs above protecting them from monsters. However it … Continue reading Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in A Dungeon Review Light Novel Volume 11

The Benefits and Pleasure of Reading Light Novels

Normally this is the time of week I'd have a light novel or manga review and I certainly have more than a few books stacked on my desk and ready for their reviews to be written or finalised. However, recently I was asked what I enjoyed about reading light novels and it made me start … Continue reading The Benefits and Pleasure of Reading Light Novels

Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 13 Review

Available on the Book Depository (Affiliate Link) It has been awhile since I've written a Natsume review and I've now got quite the stack of books to catch up on as I'm now at volume 17 and hungry for more. That said, I absolutely loved volume 13 (big surprise). I will admit, my most recent … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 13 Review

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 8 Light Novel Review

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 8

It is impossible to discuss this volume without going into spoilers so if you haven't read this far you may want to check out one of my earlier reviews. For everyone else, strap in, because this volume is intense.

Arifureta: From Commonplace To World’s Strongest Volume 4 Light Novel Review

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After the near disaster that was Tio's introduction in volume 3 my hopes were not high going into volume 4. Fortunately, the plot kicks things into high gear and doesn't really stop making for a fairly enjoyable romp.