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.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

20. Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 3

Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 3 by Kiiro Yumi (Canada) - (US)
Library Wars: Love & War

Pages: 200
Ages: 16+
Finished: Jan. 23, 2011
First Published: 2009 Japan (Dec. 7, 2010 US)
Publisher: Viz Media
Genre: YA, manga, dystopia, romance,
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

Right now, books are being hunted.

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

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

This is the volume where the action gets hot and the main plot takes a turn for the serious. There is an organized demonstration outside the library but someone disrupts it by setting off firecrackers and later on a very important private collection has been donated to the library which contains files and videos of the early library wars and the government would like to confiscate them badly. To protect the transfer the library's elite squad must battle the government soldiers and this is our first taste of real war in the series. There are guns, snipers, and people get hurt. Secondly, the tension between Kasahara and Dojo is so tight it is ready to snap. They can't help fighting every time they are together, but both do things in attempts to help the other only to have it backfire. A moment of a near kiss is exquisite! The best book in the series so far.

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