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I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ballad of a Shinigami by Asuka Izumi & K-Ske Hasegawa

Title: Ballad of a Shinigami
Mangaka: Asuka Izumi (Manga) & K-Ske Hasegawa (Original Story)
Age Group: Teens
Series is: Completed with 3 volumes
Volume(s) Reviewing: 1
My Rating: 3/5

A collection of stories, Ballad of a Shinigami is based off a novel about a lovely female reaper by the name of Momo.

Death comes knocking everyone's door eventually. Momo helps humans realize that life is precious, not matter how terrible it may seem. She also relay messages from the dead to the living and listens to those who's breath soon will be gone.

Drawn in your typical shojo style, Ballad of a Shinigami is filled with adorable, big-eyed girls and cute, tall guys to match. The stories are simple and sweet, therefore huge shojo fans will take a liking to it.

It does not contain comedy as one of its subgenres, which is something I generally look forward to in manga. So without that factor, the manga did not draw me in. It was way too shojo-esque for me so I couldn't like it as much. But I am sure that this series will appeal to a few manga fans. It's a read where a lesson can be learned in each story. If you love manga series that have morals behind them, then you will like Ballad of a Shinigami.

Review copy provided by CMX.

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justanotherbookaddict said...

I gave you an award:
http://justanotherbookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-2nd-award.html

~Lindsay