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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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Sunday, January 15, 2012

8. MAOH: Juveile Remix, Vol. 8 by Megumi Osuga

MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 8 by Megumi Osuga (US) - (Canada)
MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 8

Pages: 192
Ages: 16+
Finished: Jan. 8, 2012
First Published: 2007, Japan (English: Dec. 13, 2011)
Publisher: viz media
Genre: YA, manga, science fiction, fantasy
Rating: 5/5


First sentence:



Junya, are you gonna be able to go to school

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

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Publisher's Summary: "Still trying to recover from the shock of -----'s death, Junya decides to follow in -----'s footsteps. First on the agenda is revenge on the ones who caused his death. Can Junya succeed where ---- failed...?"
{edited to take out the spoilers)

Up to this point Junya has not been much of a character, so I was completely surprised with the way he has taken the death of a previous main character and is stepping up to the plate to fill his shoes.  This is an extremely action-packed, violent, raw emotion filled volume.  Taking the story to new places I hadn't dreamt of.  I had no idea Junya would enter into this underworld of assassins, dirty politicians and a god-complex vigilante with so much ease.  A new and very interesting character, nicknamed "The Pusher" has been introduced but my prediction of an old character coming forward based on his appearance in the last few scenes of volume 7 and the fact that he is on the cover of this volume proved false.  As Anderson is not even in this book!  Why is he on the cover?  The Pusher would have made a better cover pick, imho.  Two more books in the series to go and I can't wait to find out how this all plays out!

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