Library Wars: Love & War
Finished: Jan. 23, 2011
First Published: 2009 Japan (Dec. 7, 2010 US)
Publisher: Viz Media
Genre: YA, manga, dystopia, romance,
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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.