Review: Vampire Knight volume 1 by Matsuri Hino, and illustrated by Matsuri Hino

ISBN: 1421508222 Available: New     This manga is set in an elite boarding school that is home to the “dayclass” (humans) and the “nightclass” (vampires). Yuki and Zero, both survivors of vampire attacks, now protect the Dayclass from the Nightclass and vice versa. The first book was quite good, revealing Zero’s tragic secret and setting […]

Review: Spike: Shadow Puppets

Buffy and Angel fans know they can depend on their series to be hilarious, yet innovative and poignant. One of the episodes proving this point is “Smile Time” where Angel is turned into a puppet by a nest of demonic puppets feeding off their children viewers. This episode proves to be hilarious and yet maintain […]

Review: Angel: Spotlight

A side book in the Angel-verse this volume contains tales of Illyria (very emotional with a complexity of character that most stories wish they had), Gunn (very fun and action packed), Wesley (a sad story given what fans know that the Wes in the story doesn’t), Doyle (showing why he sought out Angel, sparking the […]

Angel # 2: First Night

It’s here that the major flaw in switching a TV series to a comic series becomes evident; while I’ve greatly enjoyed the writing, art and story lines so far the second volume of the Angel series is a series of short reflections back to the night when Wolfram & Hart flung LA into Hell. It’s […]

Angel: After the Fall #1

Buffy took season eight to the pages of the comic book world and now Angel’s done the same. The pluses—well lets face it both Angel and Spike have faces made for being drawn. In the last televised episode of Angel the broody vampire with a soul managed to kill the inner circle of demons at […]

Awakened by P.C. and Kristen Cast

Remember how Zoey has a ton of super special powers and is THE Chosen One for the ancient Vampyre Goddess of the Night Nyx? I’m asking because you might have forgotten in the last few books since they dealt with Zoey’s soul shattering and Heath dying and Kalona and Neferet trying to take over. So […]

Burned by P.C. and Kristen Cast

Burned follows Tempted, almost immediately. By now we’re head long into the soap opera Nights of Our Lives. Or maybe As the Tattoo Turns. Zoey’s soul has been shattered, which no priestess has ever, ever come back from. But Zoey will, of course, because her menz love her. So much so, that two of them […]

Tempted by P.C. and Kristen Cast

Ugh, ugh, ugh. What to say about this book? I didn’t like Tempted at all. There is no way I can rant about this without spoilers, but if you’re into the series you should know what happens in Tempted by now. Zoey is the reincarnation of A-ya?? Based on Grandma Redbird’s story I thought A-ya […]

Last Breath by Rachel Caine

Last Breath is the eleventh installment of Rachel Caine’s popular Morganville Vampires series. It picks up where book 10, Bite Club, left off, following the fate of heroine Claire Danvers as she tries to survive in a town run by vampires. In this book, the vampires of Morganville are disappearing one by one, after being seen in the company […]

Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

As a stand alone book, Hunted is quite lacking. The fifth book of the House of Night series Hunted is the kind of book that wraps up some story lines, introduces others and does little else. A place holder book Hunted has some major irks, but not nearly as much eye-rolling author intrusion as the […]