Death Note | Manga vs. Movie


Title:Death Note.
Volumes: 12 + 1.
Writer(s): Tsugumi Ohba.
Illustrator(s): Takeshi Obata.
Publisher: Viz Media.

 Tankōbon volumes & digital.
Original Run: December 1, 2003 – May 15, 2006.
Genre(s):Comics, Manga, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller.
My Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.85/5).


Back in high school, I found myself in a deeply profound romance with the Japanese realm of manga and anime. It was one of my biggest hobbies, among other things, until I had to let go and move on to expand my interests with other sources of entertainment. During those days, I heavily praised a manga series where two masterminds would go up against each other to dish out their own platter of justice in the form that they deemed most adequate, and it is none other than the critically-acclaimed series written by Tsugumi Ohba…

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Song of Sorrow; Review

The Library Looter

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 / 5

Song of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury

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Song of Sorrow is the sequel to State of Sorrow, read my review of the first novel here. If you haven’t read State of Sorrow yet there may be spoilersin this synopsis and review!


The battle for leadership is not yet over, sinister games and dangerous plots are still at play. Sorrow is isolated from her friends and under pressure to safeguard her people against her enemies.

Sorrow – for that is all she brings.

Can Sorrow break her own curse before it destroys them all?

Song of Sorrow has a darker theme than its predecessor, I definitely noticed more violence and danger in this sequel. The stakes were much higher, mistakes or failure meant death!

I was hooked on this story from the very first page. State of Sorrow was a detailed introduction…

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday #41

YA on my Mind

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature.

Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week:

  • A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
  • A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
  • A diverse book that has not yet been released

Note: While I generally feature YA lit on my blog, occasionally I will include other age groups if necessary. Also with the exception of the books I have read, the others’ diversity is through hearsay so it may or may not be accurate or the rep may not be good.


The Girl King (The Girl King, #1)The Girl King by Mimi Yu

All hail the Girl King.

Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined…

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