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Nicola Manning-Mansfield

(TOP 50 REVIEWER)   (HALL OF FAME)
Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2011
Bubbly Bookworm
Top Reviewer Ranking: 36
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (919 of 1,080)
Location: Ontario, Canada
Anniversary: Jan. 29
Birthday: July 12
In My Own Words:
A Bookaholic, Conservative, Catholic, Aspie, who reads whenever she has an extra minute. Reading is my obsession.

 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 36 - Total Helpful Votes: 919 of 1080
The Purity of Vengeance: A Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen
I love this series! I did find this one a bit different than the previous ones thus had a slow start but once I got into the plot it was great reading from then on. The difference here is that it isn't quite the same type of crime story/investigation. The reader knew what was going on as the narrative switched from the real-time events in the past of the crime being committed and the current events of the Carl's Q squad investigation. There's also a third narrative which goes even further back in history to the perpetrator's backstory. It isn't until quite close to the end that the reader is given a twist and a shock and we are finally surprised with something. While I do find the mystery… Read more
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Vs. the Uranium Unico&hellip by Dav Pilkey
3.0 out of 5 stars Ladybot to the Rescue?, April 24 2014
The last book in this version of the series. Two more books are expected to be released with the updated editions in 2014 and 2015. This is probably the least creative of the entire series and feels a little tired to me, an adult, but it follows form and young readers will probably enjoy the introduction of Ladybot, a supposed friend for Mighty Robot. Includes the usual takeover of earth and seeing all the villains in jail at the end.
Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 1 by Arina Tanemura
Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 1 by Arina Tanemura
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Start!, April 24 2014
Still on my search for a second shoujo series to read, Library Wars being the only current one I follow. The publisher's blurb intrigued me here: art theft, demons hiding in paintings and a second Thief who comes along to compete with Jeanne. Once I started reading though, I found this description hardly did the book justice. Maron is the reincarnation of Jeanne d'Arc and has been given an angel who guides her in the God-given duty to replace paintings in which demons have been hidden to wreak havoc on those who own them. This is a great story involving the art world, some paranormal, a pseudo-Christianity theme along with crime and burglary. Then along comes a handsomely good looking… Read more

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