Overview: I've previously reviewed the anime adaptation of this but I wasn't overly impressed with certain aspects of the story (wasn't bad but also wasn't anything overly amazing, but the fight sequences do make it worthwhile) and so I picked up the first volume of this hoping it would tell the same story but better. … Continue reading Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Vol 1 Light Novel Review: Hazardous
Overview: Naofumi is still trying to prepare for the coming of the waves but now finds that the church is also blocking his path by denying him access to levelling up his party. It isn't any wonder he has difficulty trusting the young Princess who has come to his party insisting she wants to try … Continue reading The Rising of the Shield Hero 3 Light Novel Review: New Enemies and Conspiracies But Was It Fun?
Review: That title is really way too long no matter how you look at it. Anyway, onto book 2 (book 1 thoughts here) and we continue to follow Bell's adventures. Hestia's role in this book is much smaller and the focus is more on Bell developing as an adventurer and the introduction of Lilly, a … Continue reading Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in A Dungeon Light Novel Volume 2 Review
I've reviewed the first three books in this series but if you missed those posts you can read them here. The review below will contain spoilers for the previous books. Review: I said in my review of the third book that each story here takes us further into the rich world of Grimgar and book … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 4 Light Novel Review: Thematic Consistency Makes For A Compelling Read
Review: It seems a shame given this series has now been adapted into an anime (though so far not well) and I've heard a lot of good things about it, but the second book kind of felt plotless to an extent and now this third book has jettisoned the idea of a plot altogether. Individual … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Volume 3 Light Novel Review: And My Journey May End Here
Overview: Minoru Utsugi had a tragic childhood but it has made him want only one thing from life and that is solitude. However sometimes you don't get what you want in the way you expect and when yours isn't the only wish being granted all sorts of things can happen. Review: I'd kind of determined … Continue reading The Isolator: Sect.001 The Biter Light Novel Review: Engaging Until the End
Overview: Previously I'd watched the anime of this and I absolutely loved it. I've been hesitant to try the light novel given I've already seen the story, but after enjoying Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash I gave it a go. For those unfamiliar, the story mostly follows Bell Cranell who has travelled to Orario after … Continue reading Is it Wrong to try to Pick Up girls in a Dungeon? Light Novel Book 1 Review: A Fun Adventure That Might Kill You
Overview: Naogumi continues his adventure as the Shield Hero (although the term Hero here might be highly misplaced for a lot of reasons) in this second book. My thoughts on book 1 can be read here in case you missed it, but essentially boy gets summoned to another world where everything is more or less … Continue reading The Rising of the Shield Hero 2 Light Novel Review: Grinding, Crafting and Lots of Travel
I've previously reviewed level 1 and level 2 so if you missed those, please check them out. Also, some spoilers below though I've tried to be fairly vague about specific plot points. Review: No beverage comparisons this time; the story is just worth reading. When reviewing level 1, I admitted the writing wasn't very good … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 3 Light Novel Review: Why Has This Part Not Been Adapted Into Anime?
Review: When I reviewed the first book in this series I was pleasantly surprised by the writing even if the plot did seem padded and there were definitely moments in the story I could have done with out. As we plunge into the second book, I have to wonder why people think more is better? … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 2 Light Novel Review: The Harem Expands