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, January 12, 2012

5. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 6 by Hiroshi Shiibashi

The House Where Jyami Wanders by Hiroshi Shiibashi (Canada) - (US)
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 6

Pages: 199
Ages: 13+
Finished: Jan. 6, 2012
First Published: Dec. 6, 2011
Publisher: viz media
Genre: YA, manga, fantasy, shonen
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

What's with all these posts?!
Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading: next in the series.

This was a great volume and why I keep reading this series!  The first half of the book concludes the story arc involving the battle with Tamazuki and the Shikoku Clan of 88 Demons which is all very intense stuff.  Then Rikuo's classmates are back and it's the beginning of summer vacation so the club goes off looking for Yokai.  Kiyotsugu has secretly made arrangements for them to investigate a girl who is being haunted by a yokai named Jyami.  I really enjoyed this side story which was open and shut during the course of the book and brought us a new yokai character, Jyami.  This volume brings the best of both aspects of this series together: the yokai battles against Rikuo for leadership of the clan and Rikuo's human self with his classmate friends and the interesting yokai side stories.  This volume ends with a very intense scene which shows us that things will be going in a new direction as someone we've never met before but have heard of will be the new protagonist in the next volume. Can't wait!

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