Notice for Review Requests

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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Short and Simple (8)

Title: The Color Trilogy: The Color of Earth
Mangaka: Kim Dong Hwa
Age Group: Older Teens
Series is: Completed with 3 volumes
Volume(s) Reviewing: 1
My Rating: 2/5

Sentence Summary: Ehwa is a young girl who lives with her widowed mother. Ehwa learns and grows each day as she is exposed to the different aspects of life and becoming a young woman.

Speaking Straightly: I can see why this manhwa is raved about. However, it's not my style. The manhwa focuses heavily on her and her mother dealing with romance. I personally found it too slow-moving for my liking. This is more for people who enjoys a very realistic story on a day-to-day basis.


Title: Akumetsu
Mangaka: Tabata Yoshiaki
Age Group: Older Teens
Series is: Completed with 18 volumes
Volume(s) Reviewing: 1
My Rating: 4/5

Sentence Summary: When Japan's economy is at its worse, the citizens are losing hope while the rich of the rich are reaping the benefits from the country. A mysterious masked man by the name of Akumetsu is out to rid the evil of Japan in the name of justice.

Speaking Straightly: This is a more violent type of manga where it's villain against villain (depending on how you view Akumetsu). It's similar to Death Note where the protagonist has a certain way of viewing justice and doesn't mind getting rid of those they believe shouldn't be alive. However, the difference between Light and Akumetsu is that Akumetsu doesn't mind going out and getting his own hands dirty rather than doing it behind magic or whatnot.

Many shonen fans will love this series.
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