As a rule, I don't typically read manga. I've taken a few out from the library, but I get confused when they are laid out backwards from a traditional book. However, when I saw Manga Claus: The Blade of Kringle, I knew I would be making an exception for this one! I mean, look at him! Santa looks so hard core!
I finally got around to reading it earlier this evening. I'm thinking it was what I was expecting: an utterly rediculous romp in the North Pole. One of Santa's Elves, in a misguided attempt to get the rest of the North Pole to appreciate him, enchants a ninja nutcracker to go and destroy all the toys. His rationale was that he'd be appreciated when he dispelled the nutcracker. Of course things got out of hand when a legion of teddy bears ends up enchanted. The ninja teddy bears wreak all kinds of havoc on the North Pole, and it is up to Santa to save the day, the North Pole, and Christmas, with the help of his two blades.
Manga Claus: The Blade of Kringle was exactly what it looks like: a fun romp through the North Pole with one awesome St. Nick. For that alone, it is worth checking out! The Blade of Kringle is very short (it only took me about 20 minutes to read through it), so it is great when you need a quick little distraction from reality.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.