Thursday, 21 February 2013

Manga and Anime.




Hello, there!

Right, so I've decided that I'm going to talk about Anime and Manga on here as well as books from now on, since I love them both just as much. If anybody is reading this, I hope you enjoy! :)

For those who don't know what these are this is a quick explanation.

Anime: Japanese Animation, similar but not to be confused with Cartoons. The art, for one is much more detailed and realistic. The story lines are usually for more mature people, as they can have swearing in them and topics about love, violence and tragedies.

Manga: Similar to Comics and Graphic Novels, but again for more mature people. A lot of Anime is based off Manga. They can also be quite difficult to read, instead of reading them left to right as you do most books, a lot of them are read right to left since they were originally Japanese and that is how they read.

A great thing about these two is that you can learn bits of Japanese along the way as sometimes the translators leave Japanese words in and explain them at the side.
First up, is:
Kamisama Hajimemashita! - Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Supernatural

(Both an Anime and a Manga)



- Picture is of present Nanami, young Nanami, present Tomoe(Short hair) and past Tomoe(long hair) and young tomoe. Seems strange, but it makes sense after you read the Manga. :) -
This is one of my all time favourite Manga, I'll try not to go into too much detail so I don't spoil it.


"Momozono Nanami’s dad, a man with a penchant for gambling, disappeared after accumulating a huge amount of debt. Thus, she was chased out of her house by the debt collectors. When she met a timid man being chased by a dog, he told her that he’d give her his house. She believed his persuasive talk, but when she went to his house… it turned out to be a shrine. Moreover, a guy with fox ears appeared, which made Nanami even more confused. What will become of homeless and confused Nanami?" 



Nanami, the female protagonist, meets Tomoe (Fox-eared guy in the description) who is a shrine familiar, Nanami is told she is the new 'Land God'. And so begins the many random adventures of these two as Nanami tries to improve her power as a the Land God.
This is a brilliant series for anyone who loves a lot of comedy, fair bit of romance and a great story line. I wish I could go into more detail, but just on the off chance someone is reading this, I don't want to spoil it.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Books I am attempting to write.

Right, so I've been writing a few books myself in my spare time and if there are any people who visit this blog, then I'd like some feedback if you could! :).
The first chapters can be found on Worthyofpublishing, my user-name is darkwolf.
Here are the titles;


 Internecivus Raptus (Murderous Thief) -- This one is a Fan-fiction story, about the Xenomorphs from Aliens vs Predators.




Pride -- A story about big cats in a world where Humans don't exist. :)
"Raven is the Princess of her Pride,
Leo is a foriegner, an outcast before birth,
but both have a great destiny written in the stars."


Reptilians -- A book about shape-shifters


There is a few more too, but I have yet to put them up. 


Saturday, 21 April 2012

A MUST READ!



I finally had time to read the last half of this book and, oh my goodness. I cannot wait for the next one!
I'm not going to go into detail, it's one of those books that you need to read for yourself. 
It's so well written and the story is totally unique.
Love, love, love it!


Partials by Dan Wells

"Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out."

"When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask."

Combining the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Battlestar GalacticaPartials is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our sense of humanity is both our greatest liability, and our only hope for survival.

Here is some links to more information on this book;

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Talking to myself, ranting and venting.

It's been a while since I last posted on here, not like anybody has noticed.. <Cries>
I kid, anyways it's a good place to vent or ramble and I could definitely do with some venting, so here goes; 
I'm a busy little worker Bee recently as I'm doing some Work Experience, unpaid, sadly. Seriously, my feet are feeling rather abused. 
So, thanks to this (Annoying, horrible, cruel and down right evil) Work Experience, I'm falling way behind on my to-read list. So many books have come out recently or I've bought and I haven't had the time to read them! <Sobs>


Here's my to-read list, all these books and my time is being monopolised by reality, what a horrible world indeed.
;;Note to self, save up for a Kindle!;;


Not bought yet;


Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Taken at Dusk by C.C Hunter (Really want to read this!)
Croak by Gina Damico
Forgiven by Jana Oliver
The Marked by Inara Scott
--Probably more, but my list got 'cleaned up' during the annual spring clean. <Sighs>


Bought or have;


Bandits and The Pack by LM Preston (Won these books, look really good!)
Partials by Dan Wells (Currently reading, amazing stuff!!)


Sadly, this is all I have time to write for now. 
Hopefully I shall be able to finish a book for another review soon, if not then I shall review a book I have already read. :)


Goodbye for now, pray for my survival. X.D

Friday, 23 March 2012

Best books: 2000 likes mega giveaway!!

Best books: 2000 likes mega giveaway!!: OMG can you believe it!! Best books on Facebook have reached 2000 likes and we just celebrated our 1 year birthday. So I’m now going to do a...

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A day in the life of Leo - Part 1.

It's no where near done yet, just a rough sketch done out of boredom. 
A manga strip (Read right to left) of Leo and myself, how our days usually go. :-P


Monday, 19 March 2012

I read a rather wide range of books, not just YA. So, I'll be posting a few here that I have read. 
ADULT BOOKS, 18+!


First up is a Historical/Fiction book that I really enjoyed! 
If you like feminist books, with a strong/kick-ass female main charater, then this is your book! Oh, and erm.. pets, that she collects along the way.

Earth's Children
Jean M Auel
(18+)
'This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear

A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly--she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.' 

--Do not knock this series until you try it! Admitted, I nearly passed on it, but then though I'd give the first one a go. 
First of all, it is really quite a feminist book. The main character is a young girl of five years called Ayla, you read as she grows up over time in the first book 'The Clan of The Cave Bear'.  The first book mainly focuses on how Ayla grows up, being one of the early Homo Sapiens among Neanderthals. She surprises them constantly and challenges what they think they know.  
In the books that follow, Ayla meets others like herself and also gains a couple of pets. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who decides to read them though, so I wont say what pets and companions she gains. 
Ah, and there is romance. But, definitely of an adult kind so I warn yet again, only 18+!


Next up is back to Paranormal/Fantasy and the like;

Dark Swan 
Richelle Mead

(Another 18+) 

'Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every horny creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants. . .
Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy—one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.
Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her...' 
-- I think by now you should just assume that the lead character is female and kick-ass. As they're mainly the kind of books I read. 
So, here we have Fae, demons, shapeshifters ect.. Y'know, your average Paranormal book. Not. 
Quirky humour that had me in fits of giggles, to heated arguments that had me putting my face closer to the book (I have no idea why I do this as it makes me go cross-eyed!?). Then onto steamy romance with a gorgeous Fae and a funny shape-shifter. Sigh. What more could you want?