This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with the third set of chapters in Arthur and Lucy’s adventure. It’s Once Human, Now a Parasite Chapters 81-120 by Crow!
Plot Synopsis: Having traveled to the Underworld to retrieve his foster daughter with his wife Lucy, Arthur now faces off against beings so much more powerful than him that he realizes he’s way over his head…
Plot: This is a really mind boggling set of chapters and I’ll be honest, it’s just about where I stopped the first (and thus far only) time I read the series. So while I really enjoyed this set of chapters, it ends on a pretty big cliff hanger. Next time I cover this series will be when the situation is resolved. We’ll see.
Characters: We get a ton of new faces, but Lucy, Arthur and Saly are the main focus of this set of chapters. That being said we also get some surprise visits from some old friends.
Overall: If you weren’t interested in the series before, you ought to be by the time you finish reading this set of chapters.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another set of chapters in Chen Xi’s adventures. It’s Talisman Emperor Chapters 41-80 by Xiao Jinyu!
Plot Synopsis: Chen Xi was a jinx who radiated misfortune the way a torch radiated light, and everyone around him knew it. His entire clan was annihilated when he was young, and not too long after that his parents disappeared. His marriage contract? Poof. Torn to shreds and gone up in smoke before the eyes of everyone in the city, almost humiliating his grandfather to the point of suicide! Cultivation? No time for that, he had a family to take care of! This is the story of Chen Xi, a youth forced to stop cultivating and instead craft talismans to pay for his younger brother’s tuition… and who, in the process, would rise to become known by all as the Talisman Emperor….
Plot: The plot of this second set of chapters is pretty good, and really quite fast paced. It moves us along the plot and finally gets us out of Chen Xi’s hometown. I won’t say more than that because it’d be spoilers, and you know my policy on those.
Characters: We get to meet quite a few new characters, but my favorite is probably Du Qingxi. Probably because she isn’t a giant bitch.
Overall: A good set of chapters. If you’ve enjoyed the novel thus far, you’ll probably still be enjoying it.
This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with the second set of chapters in Kyle’s adventures. It’s Our Chaoz Chapters 17-26 by SlyOkami!
Plot Synopsis: Having been suddenly told that what he once thought of as a game is now a reality, Kyle and his friends prepare to deal with the fallout and face off against the demons and the demi-goddess that stuck them here in this reality. But along the way Kyle starts remembering things, things he’s been blocked from remembering….
Plot: This is where the story starts to get really, odd. Odd is the best word I can use for this, because I really can’t describe it without spoiling things. So if you are at all curious at what has even me stumped to describe, you probably should read this series.
Characters: We get introduced to quite a few new characters, but our star is still Kyle, for the most part. We get other PoVs and they are quite interesting to read. I can’t say more without spoiling things.
Overall: Definitely worth reading, I’m stumped even describing this story, and that’s a rarity for me.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the fifth set of chapters in Wu Xie’s adventures. It’s Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss Chapters 161-200 by North Night!
Plot Synopsis: Having finally started her plan in motion to remove the threat the Emperor of her homeland posed to her family and subordinantes Jun Wu Xie is now dealing with the Emperor, the Second Prince and Bai Yunxian. But the threat of the Qing Yun Clan looms over her head and with it the storm is only starting to coalesce….
Plot: This is a rather fun set of chapters. It’s fast paced and quite a thrill to read, especially for those with quick wits.
Characters: If it wasn’t obvious by now, Wu Xie is truly apathetic to anyone that she doesn’t care about. Not that I dislike that fact, I can empathize with it quite a bit myself. . While Jun Wu Yao isn’t a big part of it, his presence is always entertaining…
Overall: A great set of chapters. If you aren’t reading this series already you ought to be.
This week for Serial Saturday I’m covering the second set of chapters in Arthur’s adventures. It’s Once Human, Now a Parasite Chapters 41-80 by Crow!
Plot Synopsis: Arthur, an incredibly successful businessman was kidnapped and tortured for months by men his wife hired just so she could get his money. After months of this hell, he was given a second chance, a new life in a different world. Arthur would, of course, rather start a new life; than stay and continue to be tortured…
Plot: This set of chapters stays fairly dark, but it also is a lot more heartwarming. Now you might be saying, “Michael that goes against the point of Arthur’s actions up to this point”. Sort of, but it makes sense to me as it’s about Arthur growing past the horror of what he went through at the end of his previous life. That’s all I’ll say in regards to the plot, as any more would probably be incredibly spoiler-ific.
Characters: We get quite a few new faces this set of chapters, but my favorite is Saly. You’ll find out why if you read the chapters.
Overall: A solid set of chapters in a fairly solid series.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the fourth set of chapters in Jun Wu Xie’s adventures. It’s Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss Chapters 121-160 by North Night!
Plot Synopsis: Having started her quest to redeem her and her families fame, Jun Wu Xie now is at the palace with the high official’s at sword point. However the Emperor has just arrived on the scene and the Second Prince came along as well. However can he stop Wu Xie now that she’s determined to raise her familie’s fame and reputation?
Plot: This is a really fun set of chapters, where the title becomes even more self evident if you didn’t pick up on that already. And by fun I mean Wu Xie has absolute control over the entire situation and acts and looks like the badass she really is.
Characters: We get a couple new faces, but really the star of this set of chapters is Wu Xie. Honestly she’s probably one of my favorite female leads out there just because she’s absolutely resolute in her desires.
Overall: A very fun and solid set of chapters that showcase the best of this series.
This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with the first part of a series that I rather enjoyed quite a bit. It’s Apex Predator Part 01 by Caerulux!
Plot Synopsis: Earth is a fairly small place, but it’s all Bath has. It’s the only home he’s ever known for all of his 500-or-so-million years of life. One day, Bath realized his treasured Earth was being drawn into the next mass extinction ahead of schedule. So, fascinated by the humans and their quick rise to power (after all, setting off a mass extinction is a pretty sizable achievement), what’s a nearly all-powerful, somewhat bored, morally ambiguous, savagely violent, shapeshifting alien entity to do other than assume the form of a human and do some front-line investigating?
Plot: These first chapters are really quite interesting. Bath is probably one of the most entertaining non humanoid character I’ve ever read and these first chapters do quite a good job of introducing him.
Characters: Bath is our main lead, but he’s not alone in this story. The rest of the cast is quite good, although my favorite one other than Bath is Lisa.
Overall: A very solid start to a series that I rather enjoy.
For those who like: Sci-Fi, Intriguing Plots, Fantastic Cast of Characters.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.
Personal Status: On Hold, Letting chapters accumulate so I can binge read it during this summer, if I can last that long without wanting to jump back into the series.