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, June 27, 2011

136. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 3

The Nura Clan Assembly by Hiroshi Shiibashi (Canada) - (US)
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 3

Ages: 13+
First Published: 2008 Japan (June 7, 2011, English translation)
Publisher: viz media
Genre: YA, manga, fantasy
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:
When the yokai Gyuki was still a human being, he was called Umewakamaru.
Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Rikuo is challenged by Gyuki if he wants to be the next leader.  After accepting Gyuki as a member of the clan those who are not loyal to Rikuo are exposed and again another clan comes along from the West to take out the leaders of the other clans so they can be the ruling clan.  This time it is not Rikuo who is in danger but the Supreme Commander himself who reveals his real magic power.

Another good entry in the series.  Lots of new yokai are introduced and while Rikuo's schoolmates make appearances only Yura plays a major part.   This volume concentrates more on the politics of the yokai clans and finally sets Rikuo up in his place as a candidate for the future leader.  Several new characters on the Yokai side are introduced and plenty of action is found in the very cool battle scenes.

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