Saturday, July 10, 2010

What I've been reading lately

So, I haven't gotten up to the task of doing an actual review, so I figured I'd at least give you a preview of what's coming up. Here's what I've been reading in the past few days:

Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino (reread Vol. 1 & 2):

Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy's secret. Yuki believes the vampires and humans can coexist peacefully, but her partner has different ideas...

I only read a few of these the first time around and loved them. Can't wait to get my hands on more!

Faeries' Landing by You Hyun (reread Vol 1 & 2):

A chance encounter with a mysterious character named Goodfellow leads Ryang to a town called 'Faeries' Landing.' Here, Ryang meets Fanta, a faerie who wants nothing more than to stay with him in the human world. Living with a faerie can be especially trying, but also a blessing as Fanta helps Ryang resolve his rocky relationships with women.

I loved what I read of this series before and I can't wait to finish it!

GloomCookie by Serena Valentino, Illustrated by Ted Naifeh:

The long-awaited GloomCookie graphic novel contains issues 1-6 of this popular comic book series, as well as some other ninja-type surprises, never before seen sketches, Serena’s bad art, a cute Halloween story about The Monster entitled “Trick Or Treat”, special guest artists thingies (Ooooo! Wait till you see ‘em!), Lex’s vocabulary list and LOTS of other squishy stuff to make you happy. As always, wrapped in a gorgeous cover by Ted Naifeh.

The Gloomcookie comic book series is a goth soap opera set in the San Francisco club scene.

This is probably my 5th time reading this one and the first one is my favorite because I love Ted Naifeh's style. The other volumes are by other illustrators and are good, but not as good as this one!

After School Nightmare by Setona Mizushiro (read Vol. 1-3):

You have just awakened to find your darkest, ugliest secret revealed to classmates who would do anything to destroy you. This is what's happened to Ichijou Mashiro, whose elite school education turns into the most horrifying experience of his life when he's enlisted by a mysterious school nurse to take an after-hours class. Only those who pass the class will graduate, and the only way for Mashiro to pass is to enter into a nightmare world... where his body and soul will be at the mercy of his worst enemies. Can Mashiro keep his life-long secret - that he is not truly a "he" nor entirely a "she" - or will he finally be "outted" in the most humiliating way possible?

This is my first time reading this series and I'm LOVING it. It's definitely for Older Teens - 16+ - there's some gore and some sexual commentary. Can't wait for more!

Chosen--Graphic Novel: The Lost Books Series (Book 1) by Ted Dekker

A new YA graphic novel that returns to the universe of Ted Dekker's 600,000-selling Circle Trilogy.

Chosen - The land of the Forest Dwellers has been decimated by the Horde, and Thomas Hunter is forced to lower the recruitment age of his army. From among thousands, four new recruits are chosen to lead--and perhaps die--for the greater good. But their first mission takes a turn when they are intercepted and given a new assignment. Now they must find the seven lost Books of History. Books that control not only the destiny of their world . . . but also of ours.

I really wasn't impressed with this one - an adaptation from Ted Dekker's YA series. I probably won't read the other ones because it really was kind of lame.

How about you guys, reading any graphic novels or manga lately? I know Kate just hit the store to buy some. I picked up a bunch more at the library too, so lots to look forward to!


  1. I read Naruto and Bleach weekly. Being unemployed usually leads me to reading things online or at the library. The most recent graphic novel i read was "Pride and Prejudice" and i picked up "Wonderland" by Tommy Kovac & Sonny Liew at the library the other day.

  2. I've been enjoying The Lost Books series, kind of sad that it wasn't able to translate over to graphic novels.

  3. love vk!!!!!

    currently reading Boy of the Female Wolf, He Dedicated to Roses, Idol Shopping, and Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru!!!!!