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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, January 9, 2012

2. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 5 by Hiroshi Shiibashi

A Yokai With Wings Darker Than Night by Hiroshi Shiibashi (Canada) - (US)
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 5

Pages: 192
Ages: 13+
Finished: Jan. 4, 2012
First Published: Oct. 4, 2011
Publisher: viz media
Genre: YA, manga, fantasy,
Rating: 4/5


First sentence:

Wah!!  So cold!!
Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading: next in the series.

It's been a while since I read the last one so it took me a bit to get into this volume but this manga does start off with the list of characters and a brief "The Story So Far" which help to put you back into the plot.  This volume is quite heavy with battles and the inside politics of the Yokai Clan.  Rikuo has to prove his place as the leader of the clan while his grandfather is away and make his own loyalties within the clan rather than counting on existing ones.  He is up against Tamazuki still, who finally shows his true Yokai form and Rikuo and he do battle one on one leaving the book ending on an intense note.  Enjoyable as far as the action goes, though little happens with character development, there is only a small storyline involving one of his classmates and I'd like to see more mixture of the two.  A fast read and a good ending which will have me reading vol. 6 right away.

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