Review: Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

Series: Check, Please! web comic
Goodreads: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2
Publisher: First Second Books
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Synopsis:

Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!

Y’all… I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—our very attractive but moody captain.

Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.

Review: Did I read this whole web comic in two days? Yes. Do I have any regrets? Absolutely not.
I stumbled across this wonderful little comic on amazon and ended up slipping onto the buy now button, so now I have volume one of this Ice Hockey romance on my kindle. Then I discovered that the whole thing is online and immediately devoured the rest, and so I’m going to try my best to review both volumes in one!

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Sunday Book Crush!!

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Amazon: UK|US

  Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with   raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama…and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him—if he can make the cut!

Did you say a graphic novel, written by C.S. Pacat, and based around fencing? I now need this in my life. Amazon recommended this to me after I’d finished reading All for the Game for the nth time, and honestly I’m a little scared that Amazon knows me so well. It’s written by C.S Pacat so you know it’s got to be good, and the art by Johanna looks so pretty that I know I’m going to have to pick this one up!


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The Raven King by Nora Sakavic

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Series: All For The Game #2
Goodreads: The Raven King
Publisher: Self Published
Amazon: UK|US
Synopsis: The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they’ve always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil.

Except Andrew doesn’t give up anything for free and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don’t have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil’s fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage.

Neil’s days are numbered, but he’s learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won’t believe in himself.


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Sunday Book Crush!!

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Amazon: UK|US

As soon as this book popped up on my radar I knew I had to read it, and I can’t wait to pick it up as soon as possible. It’s giving me major All for the Game vibes, and I’m a big lover of the whole enemies to lovers trope. This debut novel sounds like it’s going to be character driven, diverse, and have a whole lot of romance which I’m really feeling at the moment! I just can’t wait to pick up another diverse m/m lgbtq+ and I just cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

Goodreads: Running with Lions


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Anime Review: Yuri!!! On Ice

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Crunchyroll: Yuri!!! On Ice

Synopsis: Yuri Katsuki carried the hope of all Japan on his shoulders in the Figure Skating Grand Prix, but suffered a crushing defeat in the finals. He returned to his hometown in Kyushu and hid away in his family’s home, half wanting to continue skating and half wanting to retire. That was when the five-time consecutive world champion, Viktor Nikiforov, suddenly showed up with his teammate, Yuri Plisetsky, a young skater starting to surpass his seniors. And so the two Yuri’s and the Russian champion Viktor set out to compete in a Grand Prix like none the world has ever seen!


Review: So with it being a year since this beautiful anime graced my screen, I felt like now was the right time to talk about it again. I wanted to talk about this anime when it came out last year, but it ended up being pushed back in my drafts and got left out; so since I’ve been re-watching this big, beautiful pile of cheese, I figured now would be the time to talk about it.

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The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

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Series: All for the Game #1
Goodreads: The Foxhole Court
Publisher: Self Published
Amazon: UK|US
Synopsis: Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.

Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.

But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.


Review: I honestly can’t believe how much I love this book, it has managed to completely take over my life; I’m reading fanfiction about this series, and I don’t think I’ve ever done that for a novel before. Its just managed to capture me, but I’m here to break down the good and bad points, so I’ll try not to yell too loudly about my love for this book.

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Kuroko no Basuke by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

So this, this right here, is my absolute favourite sports manga! Trying to put into words how much I love this, without sounding like a massive fangirl, is probably going to be hard but I’m going to try my best anyway…

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Publisher: Viz Media LLC
Status: Complete
Amazon: UK|US
Anime: Crunchyroll


Synopsis: Once upon a time, the basketball team of Teikō Middle School rose to distinction by demolishing all competition. The regulars of this team became known as the “Generation of Miracles”.

After graduating from middle school, these five stars went to different high schools with top basketball teams. However, a fact few know is that there was another player of the “Generation of Miracles”, the phantom sixth player. This mysterious player is now a freshman at Seirin High, a new school with a powerful, if little-known, team. Now, Tetsuya Kuroko, the sixth member of the “Generation of Miracles”, and Kagami, a naturally talented player who spent most of middle school in America, are aiming to bring Seirin to the top of Japan, taking on Kuroko’s old teammates one by one


Review: So this, this right here, is my absolute favourite sports manga! Trying to put into words how much I love this, without sounding like a massive fangirl, is probably going to be hard but I’m going to try my best anyway.

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