Rating: 4/5 teacups
“Always sporting her headphones to try to close out the world around her, Hikaru is clearly a reclusive teen aged girl. And within her body resides another life-form known as Ciel, a hunter in search of an intergalactic murderer intent on wiping out humanity. In 7 Billion Needles, two lives share one heart as they race to protect each other and what they most cherish.
Modern day Japan is the stage for a new form of hard science-fiction, as author Nobuaki Tadano revisits one of the genre’s Grand Masters, Hal Clement, in his debut work 7 Billion Needles. Loosely inspired by Clement’s golden age title Needle, 7 Billion Needles follows the life of a teenage girl whose quiet boring days are dramatically changed when her body is possessed by an alien life form caught up in an intergalactic manhunt.
On a clear calm night, while on a class trip to the beach, Hikaru Takabe decides to go for a walk to escape the shackles of school and peer pressure. While observing the stars above a calm dark sea in an instant she is disintegrated when struck by a meteor.
Flash forward one page, and Hikaru awakes, from what seems like a horrible daydream of sorts, sitting amongst classmates in school without a scratch on her. The meteor dream seemed so real she cannot believe she’s alive, but given her relative aloof nature, she soon shrugs off the events and moves on with life. However, one thing she cannot shake off is the strange buzzing she hears coming from her new pair of headphones…”
I’m not generally one to read Manga. I’m not sure why, but I really prefer making my own images in my head instead of reading a story that is made of images. But a change can be good sometimes. So when I was in the library I decided to find a Manga, but I didn’t want to read a really famous one because I wanted something a little different. And I also wanted something shorter. Then I found this one. Only 4 volumes (and they are really small) so I only have 3 more to go!
It was quite unique this story. So unlike anything else. The first thing that caught my attention was the name. It just made me curious. Then the cover. It has a girl and a skeleton on it that seems to be like….loosing…flesh. I was slightly curious as to what happened in the story for this to happen. I can’t tell you as it’s early in the Manga.
However, I can tell you that the story was really good! The 4 volumes make up the entire story. So this one was just the first part!
Traditional manga drawings.
As you can see the actual drawings are gorgeous! It’s all done in traditional Manga style with various frames per page. It took me a while to figure out which way to read it because, while I knew that you start at the back (read opposite direction) I’m never really sure which way to read a page because it wasn’t always the Japanese reading direction. I kind of just made it up as I went!
Overall it was an interesting read. Not something that I generally read but it’s nice for a change. It only took me an hour or so to get through and I’m definitely curious as to what the rest of the series holds. I will have to get to it when I can as I have so many other books on my TBR but it is certainly worth checking out if you are looking for something different.
For that I give it 4/5 teacups!
Just wanted to put out a small update.
So I will be traveling in a few days for about a month! I’m heading off to Japan to study abroad! I’m so excited, and of course nervous too, but it will be amazing!
Because of this I will not be able to post as much. And when I do, the time I post may be strange!
So to help keep my blog going and to keep posts coming up, I will be using the help of my wonderful M.O.M. to keep the blog going for the next few weeks.
Don’t worry, I will be taking tons of pictures, and may be posting things form my trip when I’m there too!
But I just wanted to let you all know so you don’t get concerned about a severe lack of posting (especially in the summer when I am most active) or different kinds of reviews.
I can’t wait to see you all when I get back and I’ll be doing a massive post about my trip!
See you in a few weeks!
So I recently purchased book themed candles.
Because I was seeing them all over Instagram and I just had to get myself a set!
So after shopping around for a few weeks, for deals and the best place to purchase from, I found Wick and Fable.
They’ve been all over Instagram and they had very good reviews and were recommended highly.
So I made the choice and bought!
I am so happy that I did! I love these candles! Like wow!
The candle 100% smells like I would imagine Rhysand would smell. It’s so yummy. And I just couldn’t peel it away from my nose. I’m in love!
The other candle that I got is called Phoenix Tears!
It smells so sweet but not in a bad way! It’s got this magical kind of smell to it and I love it!
Now, if I smelt these scents in some store like Yankee Candle I would probably never buy them as they’d be connected to some silly name.
These candles are based on books and just represent what they are intended to so well!
Overall these candles were so worth the purchase! Like so worth it.
One is smaller and the other is a bigger candle and I had a buy one get one half off or something like that. So it was an even better deal.
I highly recommend these candles from Wick and Fable.
They are great to just treat yourself or as a candle for another person.
Just remember to purchase in advance as they are home made so it takes some time for it to arrive!
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 1st