Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 1 - Book Review by Joe

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 1

This is the first issue in a series of manga based on the Capcom video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. This manga follows the same format as the game, as in being divided into separate cases that all tie into each other, rather than just one storyline. There are various references to the game, from small character references to the trademark “OBJECTION!!”.
This particular issue includes all of Case One, Turnabout with the Wind, in which Phoenix is yet again tasked with proving his friend Larry Butz innocent of murder, and the first half of Case Two, Turnabout Gallows, in which a man commits suicide after claiming to be chased by “the spider”, and Phoenix must prove the victim’s boss innocent of the crime. If you’re a fan of the Ace Attorney video games, or just a fan of mystery in general, then try this book out. Trust me, it’ll be worth the time.

Review by Joe

Look for me by Moonlight - Book Review by Janae

Look For Me By Moonlight
by Mary Downing Hahn

Based on the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes, someone named Vincent Morthanos comes to town. Cynda resorts to staying with her father and his new family, her step-mother and -brother, while her mother and step-father live in Italy for a few years. One night, Vincent, a charming and attractive man, visits the inn that Cynda's step-family owns and lives in. Vincent and Cynda are instantly attracted to each other and a love affair erupts. The closer Cynda and Vincent become, the closer Cynda gets to the truth about Vincent: he's a vampire. Can Cynda get away from Vincent before her life is taken away by the one she "loves"?

Review by Janae

A Lesson Before Dying - Book Review by Janae

A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest Gaines

Set in southern Louisiana in the late 1940s, a man named Jefferson is convicted of murder. Jefferson, being a black man, was simply just in the wrong place at the wrong time and is sentenced to death without even a speck of evidence that he committed any crime. Grant Wiggins, the town's grade school teacher, is asked to visit Jefferson up until his day of execution to teach him how to be a man. He is put up to this by Miss Emma, Jefferson's godmother, who is best friend to Tante Lou, Wiggin's aunt. Wiggins overcomes many obstacles and learns many life lessons (ironically) while teaching Jefferson through simple lessons. Just by following these simple lessons allows Jefferson to die like a man with his head held high.

Review by Janae