Clay Lord: Master of Golems Volume 03, by Jun Suzumoto | Manga Review #46

24464150The exciting climax to the manga trilogy about alchemy and adventure

The Earthgaia clan, the royal family of golem craftsmen, is renowned throughout the realm for creating sentient automatons of the highest caliber.

Clay Earthgaia, the sole heir to the clan, has come into his own as a skilled golem molder. Yet he hasn’t topped his earliest creations, his companion golems Kurogane and Shirogane. The two of them are so lifelike, they are often mistaken as human!

Unfortunately, the golem crafter’s guild sees the golems’ unrestricted egos as a threat. In this final chapter, Clay must choose between his future as a member of the guild and the closest thing to a family he has left. Should Clay sacrifice his past to secure his future?

Let me just say that I really enjoyed reading this manga trilogy. I’m sorry to see it go, but it will forever live on in my heart. I know how cheesy that sounds, but it’s true.

I didn’t know what to expect going into this, because I haven’t read the synopsis for this third volume. I wanted my reactions to be as genuine as possible because I probably won’t re-read this trilogy soon, if ever.

The beginning of this final volume was so bittersweet. To me, the beginning read as both the Clay’s deceased twin brothers voices as well as Kurogane and Shirogane’s voices, too.

The struggle that Clay went through in this volume hurt my heart. Of all the things he went through, Clay shouldn’t have had to deal with what happened. It happened though and because of that, everyone is stronger for it.

I loved and adored this final volume.

I give Clay Lord: Master of Golems Volume 03, 5 stars.

Happy Reading!
— Adele

Clay Lord: Master of Golems Volume 02, by Jun Suzumoto | Manga Review #43


The Earthgaia clan, the royal family of golem craftsmen, are renowned through the realm for creating sentient automatons of the highest caliber.

As the last surviving member of the family, Clay is doing his best to carry on their legacy, despite having no memory of his past. Suddenly, an event forces him to recall the origin of his two golems, Kurogane and Shirogane. Perhaps some memories are best left forgotten!

I was enthusiastic to read this second volume in the Clay Lord manga, since I had visited the library a few times to find the second volume. I’ve finally got this second volume in my hands only because I had requested the book online and the day after or so, it was waiting for me on the shelves, haha.

I liked seeing how this second volume started off with some of Clay’s memories when the Golem twins finally found him.

Having read this volume, I can assure you that I love this manga more than I thought was possible. I loved everything (aside from Glauco). There are so many emotions running rampant throughout this second volume. I’m not even kidding when I say that this volume was a wild emotional roller coaster. There’s so much that was uncovered, so many truths revealed both to the reader, and to Clay himself. Whether that have happened through his own memories or memories being reiterated from Kurogane and Shirogane.

I loved all of this second volume, and I am eagerly awaiting to read the third and final volume.

I give Clay Lord: Master of Golems Volume 02, 5 stars.

Happy Reading!
— Adele

July ’18 Wrap Up + Book Haul

IMG_6383I had a TBR set up for July! I should know better than this, because it never works out for me personally. So if you set up your own little monthly TBR’s that’s great!

The books I had set up on my TBR for July was: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Ascend by Amanda Hocking, The Beast us an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale, and finally, The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. I unknowingly had a fantasy theme going on! Though I did not intend to have it that way…

I ended up not completing/reading all of the books on this months TBR. Of the 5 I had set out to read, I only read one. Which I’m honestly not even upset about. So these books will go back on my shelves in hopes of reading them some other time!  Continue reading

Clay Lord: Master of Golems Volume 01, by Jun Suzumoto | Manga Review #36


Golems: living dolls crafted by adept molders of earth and magic. Farmers use them to perform menial labor, law enforcement use them to bolster security, and aristocrats use them as their closest companions. Just like any tool, however, golems can be used for good or evil.

Enter Clay, an aspiring young molder who travels to the city to take part in a golem-building contest-the winner of which will become the guardian of the city’s treasury! When dark forces learn of Clay’s unique skills, he becomes a target worth more than the city’s coffers.

Luckily, Clay has three golem friends who will do anything in their power to protect him. Join fledgling golem-maker Clay and his eccentric companions as he embarks on a journey of grand adventure!

Clay and his friends had me laughing once I opened the page. As a reader, they easily came off the page and because real characters before my eyes. It was so easy to fall into this story. Before I knew what happened, it was the end of the first volume!

The story flows effortlessly. Needless to say it’s a great one, and the artwork is eye catching as well. Another thing that I liked about Clay Lord, was that the story is seriously action packed!

I love all the characters in this book. Seriously. Actually, I enjoyed every bit of this story, so I’m very excited to read the next 2 volumes.

If anything, I’m a little bummed that there’s only 3 volumes. However, that just leaves me wondering how the story will play out.

I give Clay Lord: Master of the Golems (first volume), 5 stars. — I loved it so much!

Have you read Clay Lord? If you have, what did you think of it?

I don’t think many people have heard of it, unfortunately. Which is sad, since this volume was genuinely hilarious and filled to the brim with emotion.

Happy Reading!
— Adele