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.

Friday, May 4, 2012

113. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, V7

The Three Keikan Siblings by Hiroshi Shiibashi (US) - (Canada)
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 7

Pages: 188
Ages: 13+
Finished: Apr. 15, 2012
First Published: Feb. 7, 2012
Publisher: viz media
Genre: manga, fantasy, YA
Rating: 4/5

First sentence: "Hey, Kuro - Let's go to one more place."

Publisher's Summary: "Rikuo encounters three siblings from the house of Keikain who are from a generations-long line of yokai hunters. Yura, the sister of the duo, is not sure what to think of Rikuo and seems to be unconvinced as to whether he is friend or foe. But her brothers have other ideas. And the battle that ensues is epic!"

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

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Lots of stuff happens in this volume!  First the title story where Yura's brothers come looking for her with a message.  They are not exactly very big brotherly and end up in a huge battle with Rikuo.  Needless to say Yura finally finds out the truth about Rikuo.  Then we start a short comedic story where Rikuo loses his sword to a Yokai thief and this story serves as an intro to a much larger story arc which goes back into the past to tell how Rikuo's Grandfather and Grandmother met.  The book ends on a good note and we can expect the next volume to continue this backstory of Rikuo's heritage.  A good volume in the series.

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