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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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Sunday, April 3, 2011

75. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 4

Library Wars: Love & War, Vol 4 by Kiiro Yumi (Canada) - (US)
Library Wars: Love & War

Pages: 200
Ages: 16+
Finished: Mar. 12, 2011
First Published: (Japan, 2009) Mar. 1, 2011
Publisher: viz media
Genre: YA, manga, science fiction, romance, shojo
Rating: 5/5



First sentence:

Day in day out ...
I pushed her and pushed her and pushed her to the brink.



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

Reason for Reading: next in the series.

Ahhhhh. This is my favourite volume in the series so far! The Commander of the library forces is kidnapped by the terrorists who want sensitive library material in exchange for his return. The Commander is in a wheelchair and Iku is right beside him when the kidnapping happens so she jumps in along with them saying she will look after the Commander. An exciting situation, with secret maneuvers and a final battle that leads us only to the middle of the book! Of course Dojo, was worried about Iku when she was in danger but knew she could handle herself since he had trained her so well. And look at the picture on the cover, don't Iku and Dojo look so close? Yes, what we have all been waiting for finally happens in volume 4. A brief interlude with the two of them in each other's arms, so romantic {sigh}! But it's over before you know it and nobody has revealed their feelings and the next thing you know Iku has to start the beginning of a three week visit from her parents who think she is a cleric at the library and would send her right back home if they knew she was an active librarian soldier. I'm loving this manga even though the romances are not my usual fare. It is funny, sweet, has an intriguing futuristic plot and the characters are so lovable.

2 comments:

  1. This looks like a good series, but the library only has the first book. If I really like it, that will annoy me...

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  2. I was into it right away with Book 1. It covers her entire basic training so it was reaaly fun having her out their drilling like a soldier then coming in and learning how to find books and pull books for orders, etc!

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