Tag: J-Novel Club

September 3, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: My Friend’s Little Sister Has it in For Me

Books: My Friend’s Little Sister Has it in For Me

By Jonathan Clements. Playfully beginning with a little Austen pastiche, as in “It is a truth universally acknowledged…” the hero of My Friend’s Little Sister Has it in For Me starts as he means to go on, ranting about the simplistic stereotypes of so-called romances in the world of anime and light novels. With all […]

July 29, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: If It’s for My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

Books: If It’s for My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

By Shelley Pallis. Dale is on his way home from a grotty mission – purging the forest of frog monsters, which should have been simple, but has left him covered in gunge. And as he scrapes ranine snot off his clothes and body, and bemoans the fate of the low-level adventurer, he realises that someone […]

July 11, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Books: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

By Shelley Pallis. And we’re off again, sucked into the world of an online game, and forced to remain there, sorry-not-sorry to discover that we have all sorts of super-powers in this other world, and secretly enjoying it…. At least for a while, in How Not to Summon a Demon Lord by Yukiya Murasaki.

July 8, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: A Lily Blooms in Another World

Books: A Lily Blooms in Another World

By Shelley Pallis. In a refreshing change from all those light novels that begin with someone dying, Ameko Kaeruda’s A Lily Blooms in Another World has something different. On her nineteenth birthday, the sunny, auburn-haired lady Miyako Florence is summoned to a meeting with her betrothed, the wealthy nobleman Klaus Reinhardt, who curtly informs her […]

June 13, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Otherside Picnic

Books: Otherside Picnic

By Shelley Pallis. Sorawo Kamikoshi is a loner, a twenty-year-old nerd studying cultural anthropology at a Saitama university, whose hobby is exploring spooky places. Nor are these randomly and doubtfully “haunted houses” – she has found numerous portals to an alternate world, the titular “Otherside” where all sorts of rumours, urban legends, horror stories and […]

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