A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

19. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 3

MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 3 by Megumi Osuga. Translated from the Japanese by Stephen Paul (Canada) - (US)
MAOH: Juvenile Remix

Pages: 192
Ages: 16+
Finished: Jan. 21, 2011
First Published: 2007, Japan (Nov. 9, 2010 US)
Publisher: Viz Media
Genre: YA, manga, action, fantasy
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

"P-put it out, you moron!"

Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading: next in the series

Wow! This series is consistently remaining exciting and receiving 5 stars from me. I'm loving it and really can't wait for volume 4. Ando tries to help out when some thugs are threatening to blow up a gas station. This forces a face-to-face meeting with him and Inukai, the mysterious leader of the vigilante group The Grasshoppers. I don't want to give any plot away but we see into Inukai's character in this volume and he is not someone to be liked, but the issue of whether he is a god or demon is still equally possible. Two fabulous new characters are introduced in this volume. First is Anderson, an American teen, joins Ando's class. His father is the head of the group turning the city into a conglomeration of strip malls. But Anderson is nothing like his father and while the students find his American ways a bit strange, he's also very cool. Second, is another assassin. This time it is a girl, possibly called "Hornet" , though also referred to as "that wasp girl". This time Ando is not the target but unfortunately he gets mixed up in things and finds himself being chased down by her. The ending of this volume is incredibly creepy, excellently drawn and brings a new darker feel to the series. Not exactly a cliff-hanger ending but one that makes you want to grab vol. 4 and keep reading!


  1. How did I miss this series? I must see if my library has it!

  2. This series *is* good. It's got a nice edge to it.