Mo Xiang Tong Xiu masterfully crafts and builds this world of Gods, Ghost Kings, and Vengeful Spirits. She keeps you guessing and turning the page to see what new obstacle awaits the Scrap Collecting God. Xie Lian is a beloved Crowned Prince of Xianle, who became a Martial God who ascended three times. Having fallen twice, he goes back down to the mortal realm to solve cases involving vengeful spirits taking the lives of innocent humans. While on his way home after a day of scrap collecting, Xie Lian stumbles across a mysterious young master, San Lang who joins him on his endeavors. …although there seems to be more too him then meets the eye. Embark on this amazing series with Xie Lian and San Lang as it is officially released in English for the first time! It is an amazing story with a setting in Ancient China, world of cultivation, an emotional roller coaster (later volumes will need a box of tissue nearby), and an 800 yearlong love story that is captivating beyond words. Don’t miss the donghua (animation) adaptation, season one can be found on Netflix!
With the Cultivation World against him no matter what he does, it seems all is a loss for Wei Wuxian, the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (aka The Yiling Patriarch). Having died because in his past life, his soul is given a new chance and brought back through a sacrificial rite. Now, given another chance and new lease on life, he teams up with the renowned Lan Wangji and they set out unraveling a mystery of a demonically possessed arm. Begin this journey alongside these two as they learn about what really happened in the past to Wei Wuxian and why he was targeted. They learn more about themselves along the way as well, including emotions unspoken. This is another story from the world popular MXTX, which also got adapted into the popular series The Untamed which can be found on Netflix, as well as a donghua (Animation) on Youtube!
How does one survive becoming the Scum Villain in a popular web-novel? Shen Yuan enters “Proud Immortal Demon Way” and has to figure that out! Along with a system constantly reminding him not to go OOC, Out of Character, he navigates the world in trying to earn favor from the very protagonist, Luo Binghe, that killed his character in the original novel! Delve deep into the world of Cultivators and Demons for this amazing part 1 of the first novel from MXTX (Mo Xiang Tong Xiu), that itself started out as a web publication in China! If you like Isekai style manga/light novels/anime then this is right up that alley! There is even a donghua (Animation) adaptation that can be found on Youtube!
An adorable slice of life that is about Mr. Kanda, a former stage pianist, who decides to one day adopt a cat out of the blue. The cat Fukumaru has been waiting for someone for almost a year until Mr. Kanda picked him. Mr. Kanda adores this unique ball of fur and this series is about their life living together and the bumps in the road It is a sweet and endearing tale of love for a pet and healing along the way.
Music is a way to heal the soul. Mafuyu Sato’s tragic past leads him to become the singer for the band that Ritsuka Uenoyama plays guitar for. It all began when he found is favorite napping spot at school occupied with Mafuyu holding a guitar. The two bond over learning how to play but when Ritsuka hears Mafuyu sing…he knew there was more to this person than he anticipated. This series is about music, love, loss, and discovering feelings. A delightful joy to read.
If a classic fairytale with a twist is what you love, then Uprooted may be the book to pick up! Naomi Novik creates a carefully crafted world with a hint of Beauty and the Beast for its two main characters, Agnieszka and the Dragon.
Agnieszka is a young village girl handpicked by the Dragon to live with him in his tower, from which no girl has ever retuned. She has trouble avoiding mistakes or dirtying her new clothes or completing the Dragon’s tasks correctly. As she grows under the dragon’s hand the antagonist of the story, the Wood comes into focus. It’s a seemingly sentient forest with a penchant for making the sane lose their minds, a unique and terrifying evil. The story is filled with magic, adventure, friendship and a pinch of romance.
Here is a great baking book by the awesome YouTuber Rosanna Pansino! She takes inspiration from all sorts of pop-culture including books, movies, TV shoes, and most of all video games to bring us super cute delectable delights!
Monstress is set in a beautifully conceived world filled with magic and interesting characters. The art draws readers in and captivates them with a well constructed script. "Remarkable: a beautifully told story of magic and fear." - Neil Gaiman