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, June 2, 2011

121. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 5 by Megumi Osuga

MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 5 by Megumi Osuga (Canada) - (US)
MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 5

Pages: 200
Ages: 16+
First Published: 2007 Japan (May 10, 2011, English translation)
Publisher: viz media
Genre: YA, manga, science fiction
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:

Thanks to your old man...
we've got nothing left.

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

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

The story takes an obvious shift in the protagonist's character and this volume takes the plot up a notch.  Interestingly enough, the nemesis,Inukai, leader of the vigilante Grasshoppers is not a part of this volume, though he is mentioned.  The assassins are the main feature for a good majority of the book.  They are out to get the mayor while Semi continues his odd new job of protecting the mayor.  The book is chock full of assassin vs assassin violence.  We are also introduced to a cool new assassin, with an abnormal power.  During this part of the story, Semi has to take stock of his life's goals and ambitions.  At the same time Ando, finally allows his brother to join forces with him and they must face an angry mob to save his friend Anderson.  The brothers connect in a new way and Ando decides to continue using his ventriloquism to fight the violence, even it is going to kill him.  The book ends with a "one month later" scenario which sets the scene for the next volume and promises to bring an exciting storyline.

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