Thursday, May 17, 2018

Deadman Wonderland, by Jinsei Kataoka

What I liked most about this series, is the storyline and the concept of a circus-like prison, where people have to constantly fight for survival. I also love that, despite the series having few characters compared to other book series’, they all get developed well and let the reader form an emotional attachment to them. The gore might steer some people away but I encourage to give Deadman Wonderland, by  Jinsei Kataoka, a shot, it’s a really entertaining story that is sure to leave the reader wanting to read more, with a satisfying conclusion.

Ganta Igarashi, a normal middle school student, was enjoying an ordinary day at school. However, things take a dark turn when in an instant, the peaceful classroom suddenly changed into a bloodbath full of the corpses of Gantas classmates. Only he was spared, the killer standing in front of him called “The Red Man”. When police arrived, the true killer disappeared, and falsely accused Ganta of the crime. Following a swift trial, he is sent to the ultimate prison for criminals on death row, Deadman Wonderland.

Reviewed by Anonymous, Grade 9
Grandview Library

Monday, May 14, 2018

My Hero Academia, by Kohei Horikoshi

A world full of supernatural human beings, is a world where a teenage boy named, Midoriya Izuku is born into. His lifelong dream was to be a hero, even if he had no superpowers to begin with. Even knowing this fact, he still strives to be the best hero he can possibly be, and to one day be accepted into the most prestigious high school there is, UA. However, on one fateful day, everything changes when Izuku meets the number 1 hero, All Might for the very first time.

I love My Hero Academia, by  Kohei Horikoshi. it is the start of a beautiful series with a lovable cast of characters and an interesting story to get the reader hooked. I admit, the beginning is pretty cliche, with the main character being different from everyone else and finding a mentor figure to help better himself. I don’t think that’s a reason to drop the series however, the more you read, the more you get hooked into the world of My Hero Academia. What I like most about this book, is it’s amazing cast of characters. With the unique character designs and personalities, there’s not really much characters you can hate. However, because there’s so much characters, I think it would be hard for people to remember who is who and for the author to develop most of them. Other then that, this book is fantastic, I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in these types of books.