Her spirit will wander the sky forever — except when it comes down to Shine to do reviews. Because Helena has had plenty of time to find good things to read, not to mention develop good taste.

Helena’s Reviews: Interview with the Vampire

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I always liked Helena. All she wanted to do was hang out on her own and read. I sympathize. Helena: It’s come to my attention that some of you can’t find quality reading material…That’s a problem worth coming back from the dead to help with. First on my list is Anne Rice’s Interview with the… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: Interview with the Vampire

Helena’s Reviews: Carmilla

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For links to this and other public-domain classics, check out the Vampire Literature page. Helena: For those times when you don’t have access to a library, there are plenty of good books readily available over the Internet — like this one… Now, here is a title you may recognize…Carmilla, by J. Sheridan LeFanu, is a… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: Carmilla

Helena’s Reviews: Pet Shop of Horrors

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Helena: ready for something a little easier on the eyes than pages of text? Most manga will do, but Matsuri Akino’s Pet Shop of Horrors is particularly worthwhile. The manga is often creepy, sometimes funny, always intriguing, and beautifully drawn on top of that. The pets from the shop in the title tend to make… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: Pet Shop of Horrors

Helena’s Reviews: Angels & Demons

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Our library has sixty copies of The Da Vinci Code. At the time I drew this, they were all checked out. Note from The Future: I may have oversold Dan Brown’s accuracy, here. Helena: More good books. Because with all its inventions, humanity has yet to outdo itself since the book. Angels & Demons, by… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: Angels & Demons

Helena’s Reviews: Blood Knight

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Note from The Future: The original webcomic Blood Knight is no longer available online. However, it’s been reworked as an original light novel by Dante Crossroad. Helena: Believe it or not, And Shine Heaven Now isn’t the only Hellsing webcomic out there…There’s at least one other major one, well-drawn and well-written; it picks up at… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: Blood Knight

Helena’s Reviews: The Historian

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Maddie came up with this joke after we’d both read The Historian. Integra (thinking): I’ll just address this to Sir Penwood, and…hello, what’s this? It feels old…and all of the pages are blank. There’s something in the middle? [Book: DRACULYA] Integra: Alucard! Alucard: Oh, hey, you found one! I keep losing those things… Helena: Go… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: The Historian

Helena’s Reviews: Good Omens Fanfiction

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Helena: For the record, everyone here should go read Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens as soon as possible. Brilliant British humor, back-to-front knowledge of the Book of Revelations, and amazing characterization are only the first few reasons. But you do not need to read any Crowley/Aziraphale fanfiction, as I am going to summarize… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: Good Omens Fanfiction

Helena’s Reviews: The Princess and the Goblin

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Helena: Written twenty years before Dracula, this fairy tale stands the test of time — and age. By which I mean that a kid will find it magical, but the same holds true if you first read it when you’re much older. (In my case, much, much older.) It’s intricate and carefully plotted. The protagonists… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: The Princess and the Goblin