Review: "Hell Mode" Vols. 1-2 by: Hamuo
Yes, another of the hundred Isekai I've read. Why? I love them, even if they're garbage, which "Hell Mode" is far from. As always, a quick, small summary; Hell mode is another Isekai with an underpowered, but smart, protagonist in a world structured after a game with RPG mechanics. It's unique in that the protagonist is reincarnated from birth in this case, rather than being transported as is or de-aged a bit when entering the new world. There won't be spoilers in this article, but before we get into the bulk of it, I do highly recommend this light novel series as it's an exciting, interesting and a very fulfilling read.
Full Clearing Another World under a Goddess with Zero Believers
Full Clearing Another World under a Goddess with Zero Believers by: Isle Osaki. The last light novel and last Isekai I read in 2021 of so, so many. To make things simple, if you've read the light novel or manga Failure Frame, this is essentially a tamer, less angry version of that. That is not to say this is any lesser than Failure Frame, just different.
Review: "ROLL OVER AND DIE" Vols. 1-2 by Kiki (Spoiler free)
I have a question for you. Do you like horror stories? If not, do you like love stories, specifically of the gay/lesbian variety? If also no, then, do you like fantasy stories? If no to that as well then why are you reading this, I literally put those 3 things in the subtitle. However, if you answered yes to ANY of the above questions then this book series is right for you. If you answered yes to ALL of the above questions, you have my permission to stop reading this review immediately and go buy this book.
Is This Truly Just a Fairy Tale?
Once upon a time, as all fairy tales start… there was a Prince beloved by all the nobility of the land. They hailed him as a model noble, the one to lead the next generation of nobility to a new age of prosperity. In the royal court especially, he was the one who grabbed everyone’s attention. Handsome, intelligent, strong, there was not a positive word that couldn’t be heard when he was present, and there was not a noble around who didn’t want the Prince’s attention, who didn’t want to be in his inner circle. To this effect, the Prince received countless gifts and marriage offers from nobles both inland and foreign, hoping to gain even a little bit of the Prince’s favor.
A Mastery of Mystery
Ok, hear me out. "The Westing Game" may not be the novel everyone is looking for. It's relatively short for a novel, and comes off as a book geared towards a younger audience. Also, being a book originally published in 1978, some of the language and references used may fly over a younger reader's head, especially today in 2021. However, do not let any of these things fool you. "The Westing Game," despite its short length, is a meticulously crafted experience of a story for all ages that will have you in the dark the entire time you first read it. Even re-reading it will have you find new foreshadowing and little nuances each and every time. This is from personal experience too. I've read this book over ten times since I first found it and it still astonishes me how detailed it is and how hidden the answers to the mystery are. If a good mystery isn't to your tastes however, you can simply sit back and enjoy the world and characters that build around you as you read, after all, you aren't the only one that has no idea what is going on behind the scenes, they are in the same boat.