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, March 13, 2012

66. Library Wars: Love & War Vol. 7 by Kiiro Yumi

Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 7 by Kiiro Yumi (US) - (Canada)
Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 7

Pages: 200
Ages: 16+
Finished: Feb. 26, 2012
First Published: Feb. 7, 2012
Publisher: viz media
Genre: YA, manga, science fiction, dystopia, romance, shojo
Rating: 4/5

First sentence: "Brother.  A long time ago he was my hero."

Publisher's Summary: "Hikaru’s big brother is working for the enemy, and he wants to reunite with Hikaru. Meanwhile, someone is posting negative reviews on the library’s website, and Kasahara intends to find out who. Later, personal issues are set aside when the Library Forces find out about a book burning on their home turf!"

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

Reason for Reading:  Next in the series.

This volume has a bit of a shaky transition from the last volume.  It pretty much starts right in with a new mini story arc which is dealt with from beginning to end within this one volume.  However this story arc paves the way for a new plotline involving a book burning and someone (or group of someones) out to get not only the Library Forces but Kasahara in particular.  I said for the last volume, I wanted to get back to the sci-fi story and am happy that this volume mostly concentrates on the Library Force and its opposition but this time it seems to be coming from within the Library System.  As far as romance goes Kasahara and Dojo take a backseat in this volume to Shibazaki and Asahina's budding romance, along with Marie and Mikihisa's.   K &D do, however have some close, touching moments that bring them closer together while at the same time continuing their usual bickering, though it is not as mean-spirited this time around.  A good entry in the series and the plot line started with this volume is interesting and will continue on.

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