Weekly Check-in 02/06/21

Hey guys how’s it going? This week, I started my monthly reading challenge for February (blog post will be up at the end of the month) and because of that, I am trying to fulfill at least one item per day. However there still will be other things as well.

I listened to a Music Playlist this week, I caught up to a TV show, and I read a comic, two volumes of manga, and two novels. Onto the Media!!

Music Playlist

A Vow so Bold and Deadly

If you didn’t already know this about me, I love music. My family got me into it at a young age along with reading so a playlist like this is perfect for me.

This week the author of the Cursebreakers trilogy Brigid Kemmerer, allowed for her writing playlist of the last book in the trilogy to be open to the public and ahhhhhh I have listened to it non-stop this week. There’s artists I know that have songs I didn’t know about, there’s songs that we play in the house all the time, and newly discovered songs and artists. The even more interesting part about this playlist, is that I have theories about what’s going to happen in the book and who/what the song is for and that’s amazing. 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

Battlebots

You can watch this on Discovery +

This is a show my boyfriend got me into and its something that I wouldn’t have expected to watch, but I love Robotics and the ideas people come up with to make sure they have a fighting chance (the only one I’m not a fan of is when they do underhanded tactics. But otherwise it has been really fun to watch. (When machines break makes me feel better than people sorry not sorry). Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Comics

Villainous

Thank you to Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for the opportunity to read and review this trade paperback.

This was a trade paperback I decided to pick up. Naive sidekick realizes her academy wants to use her as a scapegoat joins the villains. The art is classic, the story is pretty straightforward, and more unique characters than usual. Other than that my only issue had to be that there wasn’t much more backstory. 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣. This comes out in May if you’re interested.

Manga

Series Continuations

So Cute It Hurts

This series was recommended by LitaKinoAnimeCorner and I am so glad it was

(Just FYI do not be surprised if this series shows up every week for this month). Ok so this volume went into a direction that I didn’t think would happen but actually I think that was a good thing. I also like that there was a six month time jump because its moving the plot along in the best way. However, one mystery got solved and there’s a new one in place and I’m just like whaaaattt. But its ok I’m still happy with this series and excited to continue on 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Series Starters

My Dress-up Darling

This manga had a lot of complaints in the manga reviewer space, however I thought it was pretty interesting.

First, as it says on the cover, it has quite a bit of exposed women parts so it is not for kids in that aspect. However, it is not a sexy time manga at least not in this volume. The plot of this manga is that we have two people who both like fashion. However one knows how to sew doll’s clothes and the other likes cosplay from their favorite anime/video games but can’t sew. I think its something adults would enjoy reading in the sense of there’s a lot of profound otaku references especially cosplay (however, I think Complex Age does this better). There are some moments also that the explicit items were a tad unnecessary. But still its something I would love to continue in the future. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this first volume and I am curious to see how it turns out in the future. 3 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi🍣🍣🍣 .

Novel

Never Seduce a Scot

This has gotten recommended to me all over the romance community and I am truly glad I was able to pick it up from the library

So I think if I had to choose a historical romance subgenre that I have read the most, it has to be highlander romances. Because I have only read two, I kept comparing them to each other. However, I have to say for this particular story compared to the prior one I have read, it is softer in tone. I think its because I loved the characters more and how much their devotion was to each other along with the sacrifices that they made. There is though a lot more triggers such as physical abuse, girl hate, and violence. One aspect that I also found unique to this particular story was that one of leading characters had acquired a sensorineural hearing loss (the specifics are not mentioned in the book what hearing loss it is but based on my knowledge and the clues that would be correct) before the book starts and how it was handled was amazing. It probably helped that the author used her husband’s experience as assistance to this novel and because of that ingenuity I hope it is used in her books more. However, there were times that I got lost in the writing style trying to figure out what was happening. I also wish there was more books just devoted to this couple’s happily ever after but then again, its another highlander romance that could have them showing up in later books as cameos. (we will see if I pick those up) Overall, I enjoyed this book and what it presented and represented. Because of these points, I have to give this novel a solid 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Love is a Filing Cabinet

Thank you to Netgalley and Wild Rose Press for the opportunity to read and review this book

This book is one that I truly had no expectations going in (except I hoped we got an answer to why love is a filing cabinet). It had a lot more depth than I expected, it had some external and internal conflicts that made me scratch my head and it had alot involving family whether it was positive or negative. I enjoyed quite a bit of it. However, I think to me there was a bit too much involved and some of the conflicts could have gotten solved with some communication. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣. This is already out so check it out if you’re interested.

The Week Ahead

I think this week was pretty well rounded in the sense of I read a good amount and I watched/listened to a good amount too. So I think I want to continue that pace if possible. What about you guys? What did you read, watch, or even listen to this week? Let’s talk about it!

Published by Sushirainbow

Obsessed with books, anime, manga, and helping others. This Blog will consist of Reviews, Recommendations and Overall Thoughts. I also have an Instagram with the same name.

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