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Vinland Saga: Volume 2

by Makoto Yukimura

Vinland saga.

The book comes right after the first one and introduces several key characters as Thorfinn continues his journey with Askeladd and the vikings. Most of the book focuses on a new villain, Thorkell, who is working with the British who despite his fun loving nature, is a powerful threat Thorfinn has to deal with. Thorkell is also in possession of three major characters, being Prince Cantune, who is looked down upon for not being experienced with the world, his body guard Ragnar who is like a wise father to Cantune, and a Christian priest who is disheveled from what the three of them have gone through with the vikings. The three of them are taken by Askeladd's group, and guarded by Thorfinn as they get to know each other and their inability to understand the morals and beliefs of the others.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the previous one as while we got important information from almost every character, there wasn't much that was going to be seen paid off in this book. Though I do really enjoy the new characters (especially Prince Cantune) as they are a breath of fresh air and allow us to see more of a direct view of the viking's impacts on people, other than through the perspective of random villagers. I can't wait to see more of them in the next book, and especially their interactions with Thorfinn as they are staunch pacifists who believe in love and kindness in themselves and others, being opposites to him.

If you read the first book, then yes, this is a good place to continue the story. It's still in a lot of set up right now, but that just means exciting payoffs and great moments are to come. And even if you don't like story or aren't interested in it (somehow), the book continues the amazing fight scenes and art of the first one so you won't be disappointed there.

Mikayla, 15


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My Hero Academia

by Kohei Horikoshi

My hero academia

This book is about 14 year old Izuku Midoriya who just wants to have a superpower known as a quirk. He was born without one and its impossible to get one. That doesn't stop him though. Eventually he meets All Might, Deku's idol, who offers him his quirk and a shot at being a hero.

My Hero Academia is a good book because it shows how if you try you can become anything. It's also wonderful book about superheroes.

I would totally recommend this book to anyone who loves superheroes or has watched the anime. Anyone who likes action stories would enjoy this too.

Analise, 12


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Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun

by Aidalro

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A cute ghost story about a girl named Nene Yashiro who goes into the legendary bathroom stall of school mystery No. 7, Hanako San. What she finds there is very different than she is expecting. She ends up becoming the assistant of Hanako Kun and together they solve the school mysteries.

I loved this book and it's a wonderful start to the world of manga. The characters have adorable personalities the setting is cute. One of my favorites.

I would totally recommend this book to any manga or anime fan. This is totally worth reading.

Analise, 12


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Immortal Hounds by

by Ryo Yasohachi

Immortal Hounds Manga Volume 1

Ever since mortals have appeared in this immortal world, it's caused chaos. To combat this problem, two major organizations are there to do what they think is right: protect or destroy them. In the 2nd volume, one of these protectors called Fuurin is trying to get the upper hand from Detective Kenzaki (who believes all mortals deserve to be eradicated). Whilst this occurs, Kiriko tries to make her debut in the organization, more specifically the role as a protector (also known as Vectors).

I couldn't put this manga down. Readers get to see contrasting perspectives of Vectors along with the detectives and the police. This unique plot doesn't go unnoticed, and reading about minorities and how they're seen in this immortal world is very intriguing!!

Although there is some slight gore in the manga, I would absolutely recommend it! It's clear the author doesn't shy away from showing what immortals consider to be norms, and an example of this is beautifully shown in the opening of volume 1. Highly recommend reading volume 1 first to learn about the characters more!! Overall, amazing read!

Lucia, 14


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