Pandora Hearts 

I really like this manga, due to its pacing and the way it has managed to handle everything and end it quite nicely. All the while losing some characters which to me developed to be quite a favourite. So, to me this manga has been a much better one as compared to others. 
To me, the pacing of some mangas can be a little better. But here, everything is revealed at the right time and slowly builded a completely different picture. And well, twists came when I really least expected it. Really really least expected. 

And well, the entire premise is at first quite unclear to me. About the abyss and time warping. Which was handled really well and gave a fantastic story as it went along. To me, characters development and even deaths were as well done as they were supposed to be. And the ending to me, was perfect for such a story. 

So, for me Pandora Hearts was quite perfect in many ways. The plot, the characters, the foreshadowing and slowly the revealing. And despite it having a hero at the center, this hero is quite different. He after all, suffers from having quite a difficult family background which is also balanced by having some pretty good people there with him. 

The way Alice and Gilbert eventually went on to become very important, and all the twists associated with them is quite unexpected to me, yet I had the feeling that it was coming anyway. 

Eventually, all the characters have a part to play. And most aren’t just an addition, even sometimes for powerless characters they all have their own abilities. And well, all characters got what was coming for them in the end, though most villains redeemed themselves at the very end. Including the villain which you won’t really see coming until a while later. Then the entire situation becomes really weird and at the same time making a lot of sense from afar. Such as what Oz is, and why Jack also inhabits his body. And also what Alice is. 

And well, this was a pretty perfect manga to me. With a proper ending, well at least I won’t be left waiting for an end to this. Do I recommend it? Well you should just check it out and see whether it is to your taste. I can assure you, it has a bit of comedy which balanced out the pretty dark moments in this manga. 


The Well Of Ascension

I have to say that the sequel is just about as exciting as the first book itself. With tensions within the country, that is falling apart with many countless tyrants who wants to be King. 

Elend here constantly is a great character, one which is really honest and kind. Even though it also serves as jis biggest weakness seeing that ultimately it also caused his own downfall in a way. But nonetheless interesting to see how he fell and then rose again. As for the end, that was interesting to see and even know that would happen to him. 

As for Vin, it’s like I completely connect with her on many levels. All her emotions, her feelings. Her insecurities. They all come to her here. Although taking a small part of the entire book which I believe should be so for such things. And still being paranoid and mistrustful because of her background. Her portrayal felt real, her issues weren’t given am important part, but enough to really relate to her and remind me about her age. 

As for the Well of Ascension and all the hidden words a thousand years ago. There seems to be a lot more, which although a lot was revealed in this novel there is still more to it. With mostly mentions from Kwaan and his take, and even more insight to the time before. A thousand years ago, I guess only logbooks, journal entries may have survived. 

And the worldbuilding here which expanded even further containing secrets about Kandra, Kolossos and Mistborn. Now it makes a lot of sense why they served and why the Kolossoss haven’t destroyed the final empire yet. 

While the first book dealt with bringing down an empire, here was about trying to pass laws, trying to show that they are the leader and trying to show who can rule. And also, what Lord ruler had been trying to prevent. Or maybe controlled to a certain degree. Even after his death, I do think that he is a smart person if it took someone that long to suspect the real place. 

Overall, I really like this series. It is one of the better written fantasies which worldbuilding is fascinating to read about. And also, most importantly having characters which have issues but still focusing on the Empire as a whole. I know that I’m late to this series, but let’s just say I thoroughly enjoyed this series as it is. I would most likely be picking up the next book, The Hero Of Ages.   

Rating: 5 out of 5


Game Recommendations 

Here I am being a rather picky gamer, where I would just delete a game when I felt bored and that I would just download another one. When I’m bored with a game or there is almost nothing new happening. 

This time round I’m recommending two games. Now, I should start on what they are. In fact, I was mainly playing otome games or other games, as the other games I just don’t have time. Just didn’t have time for the mainstream fighting ones, I just didn’t want to commit, maybe after next year then I would. As I still have a lot to commit besides this blog. 

The first is Mycafe 

An excellent game, like most games but it’s very fair. It gives you plenty of chances to just earn diamonds, as well as completing orders to get spices and money it’s easier than having to buy them. It just depends. And that money is earned quite easy as did Diamond as well. 

The other is Mystic Messenger 

Within one day of playing this I ended up just playing and playing it for an hour straight and managed to get off after finishing the tutorial. It’s gameplay is much more interesting and is less of just being chosen and is quite enjoyable with the rather interesting mystery and that I didn’t feel frustrated with the game. Even if it’s an otome game, I didn’t feel ir was lile one, instead it was truly interesting to see it being done on rext messages here. 

Both of this games are