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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

164. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 4 by Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 4 by Tsugumi Ohba. Art by Takeshi Obata. (Canada) - (US)
Death Note, Vol. 7 & 8

Pages: 416
Ages: 16+
Finished: Jul. 24, 2011
First Published: July 5, 2011
Publisher: viz media
Genre: graphic novel, YA, manga, crime, paranormal
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

Ryuzaki, allow me to go.

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

Reason for Reading:  next in the series.

Amazing!  Honestly, I keep saying this, but each volume of Death Note just keeps getting better and better!  What a shocking plot twist happens in Volume 7 that then changes the whole dynamics of the story and the introduction of three new characters in Volume 8  take the plot off in a new direction.  I can't say much about plot here as it would spoil  your reading.  What I can say is that Light & Misa get their memories back, just as Light had planned and we are taken backwards a bit to see just how he had planned this brilliant move.  Getting that glimpse of Light without his memory, though, really makes one realize just how downright evil he actually is and how much fun he is having playing with people's lives.  The Shinigami are back playing a major role in these volumes and we have a good mix between the crime, police detecting aspect of the story and the paranormal aspect.  Of course, "L" still suspects Light and Misa although he finally has to let them go from confinement.  With the shocking plot twist, the new characters and finally some background information into  "L"'s origins, this is one doozy of a volume.  There are only 2 more Black Editions left and I can't even imagine where the plot is going end after these changes.  Bring on the next volume, I say!

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