After learning the truth about their city, Tris and her band of friends make their way to the outside world, determined to find something different, something that answers their questions. However, the more of the truth they learn in this new world, the more angry and confused Tris becomes and when she decides to act, it is to great effect.
All Rumi wants to do is concentrate on her classwork, but such a simple goal is like overcoming a mountain when your desk neighbor is Seki-kun, the master of killing time. From desk-sized Rube Goldberg machines, homemade seals, and epic shogi battles occurring in her peripheral vision, how can a girl possibly pay attention to a boring old math lecture?
When a deity’s gift goes slightly awry, Fushimi Inari finds herself with the ability to change into other people–as well as spend time with a shrine deity. Shapeshifting has its drawbacks, however, and Inari must stay true to herself if she wants to avoid unintentionally causing more problems with her new-found divinity.
Kousaku finds out that his favorite idol is leaving the flashy world of singing, he’s gutted. However, when new girl Ring shows up in class a few days later, he quickly realizes that she’s the idol he adored and he’s determined to win her over.
Dandy…Space Dandy. He’s a dandy in space seeking out rare aliens for central registration. Along with his robot QT, Betelgeusian pal Meow, he goes from one death-defying (or not) adventure to the next, all the time seeking out the almighty woolong to pay for his next visit to his favorite cheesecake restaurant.
Among the treats under the Christmas tree for me this year, Mylene included a copy of Rune Factory 4. The farming sim games have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, so I was delighted to get my hands on this one. Now that I’ve stopped to look up, I realize that nearly two months have slipped by. Yeah, coming into contact with my guilty pleasures is kinda hazardous, particularly when it’s cold outside.
Hachiken and the students at Ooezo Agricultural High School are back for another term of farm school hijinks, with a few new friends added to the mix.
In a world where every person selects their faction that they will be with for the rest of their lives, Beatrice is thrown into turmoil when she realizes that she has an aptitude for more than one faction. The term for her is “Divergent” and she’s never supposed to mention it again. However, hiding her complex personality is impossible when the world turns upside down and she’s the only one left standing.
Le Chevalier d’Eon has been sitting on our shelves for several years now, one of those “Can’t wait to get around to this one” titles, often discussed, yet still unopened. Magic, swordplay and mystery, set against the court of Louis XV of France, it has all the ingredients of a fantastic adventure, yet somehow it stayed sealed. As part of our ongoing Backlog project, though, we’ve finally ventured into d’Eon’s world.
Ena is what makes Manaka, Hikari, Chisaki, and Kaname different from their classmates. It is what gives them the ability to live under the surface of the sea, a life very similar to their land-living classmates. However, human nature rejects that which is different, and there is little love lost between those of the sea and those of the land these days. When the undersea school is closed due to the dwindling population of children with Ena, those children must face school on the surface and the prejudices held against them—and the prejudices they have against land dwellers as well.