My Hero Academia; Volume 1 – Kohei Horikoshi

Manga, comedy, adventure, heroes, quirks, hero school, fiction.

Ratings 11/10

Izuku Midoriya lives in a world where nearly almost the entire population has a quirk or other known as a superpower. Unfortunately, he was born without a quirk, but that doesn’t stop him from achieving to become a hero. He intends to attend U.A. High School, the best high school to go to become a Pro-Hero and get a license to use quirks. On the way home from school, he is attacked by a sludge monster and was rescued by the Number One hero, All Might. After distracting All Might, the Sludge monster attacks Katsuki Bakugo. With no one around to help, Izuku jumps into action to rescue his friend. All Might sees the bravery in Izuku and later confronts him about asking Izuku to be his successor, the next one to inherit One for All. Izuku proudly accepts the offer and works hard to show All Might that he chose the right person for the power. Izuku must keep his newly found quirk as a secret and make it through the trials and tribulations that lay before him.

My best friend is a super fan of this series from the anime series (available on Hulu only seasons 1-3 are dubbed) and for Christmas I got her My Hero Academia Monopoly (also a cup themed MHA) and wanted to play, even though I had no clue who the half of the characters are, during playing, she told me some facts about some characters, and I got slowly intrigued. After binging the series, up to the third season, I was heart set on finding the manga series to read because I was overly obsessed with this series. I fell in love with how Izuku got his quirk in the oddest way. I also like some other characters and the meaning of this manga. Anyone can be heroic and not need any special powers. I would highly recommend this manga if one is into superheroes as well as comedic adventures. I don’t regret reading this manga at all. I’m overly obsessed as my best friend says. She could attest the fact that I got her obsessed and she is guilty of it.


LOVE Sabrina

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season of the Witch, A prequel – Sarah Rees Brennan

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix original, magic, witches, wizards, young adult, fiction.

Rating 10/10

Sabrina is coming close to her sixteenth birthday, where she will pledge her soul to the Dark Lord Satan, go to the Academy of Unseen Arts and become a full pledged witch. However, due to her mixed blood heritage, being half-mortal is causing her heart strain. Sabrina loves her mortal friends and wants to be a witch, she must choose one or the other, not both. She talks to her cousin, Ambrose, about her long-time best friend now boyfriend about a recent incident, Ambrose suggests a spell that can prove his love for Sabrina. Sabrina goes for the spell and waits to see what happens. Suddenly Harvey is head over heels in love with Sabrina and does multiple acts of love for her as well as following her around and doing things for her. When Sabrina has had enough, she attempts to reverse the spell or fix Harvey, this goes dark and wrong.

I am a huge fan of the Netflix series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and found myself drawn to the chilling aspect of the show for sure. Also, the plot line as well. I had originally saw this book on the Target shelf and was contemplating to purchase right away or not. I had decided to wait. The next day, however, I went to a library I hadn’t visited in a while and saw this book on the shelf, tis was fate for me to borrow this book. I am glad to have read this. This novel stuck with the lore of the show completely and was well thought into. I was amazed of how much was packed into such a small book. I legitimately read this novel in just a day, not only because this was a small book, but the fact is that this was a page turner and couldn’t get enough of the story. I recommend this novel and the show on Netflix.

Killing Dorothy? WHAT?!

Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Page

Young adult, fiction, fantasy, adventure, retelling, witches, flying monkeys

Rating 10/10

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page is an intriguing page turner that will ensure to keep one on edge. The title sort of tells all but its way more than that. In this epic retelling of our favorite place, Oz, comes a new girl from Kansas named Amy Gumm. She is carried off into Oz by a tornado. One would think, “This is going to be the same exact story as Wizard of Oz”. Wrong. Dorothy was corrupted by Oz magic and its up to Amy to undo what Dorothy had done. Meaning that she has to remove the Tin Man’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, then and only then, Dorothy must DIE. Amy must be prepped in all things Wicked from training fighting styles to dinner etiquette and lady like mannerisms.

When I saw this at the library on the book self I was intrigued by the mysterious title. Since I am a bibliophile (someone who really loves books) I always love to go on adventures with books. This book was an incredible trip. Just because it’s a young adult book doesn’t mean only for that age window. I would recommend it as a children’s book and for any adult who loves everything and anything that is related to Oz.

Paige, Danielle. Dorothy Must Die. (Dorothy Must Die Series, #1.). Harper, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.