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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Saturday, August 4, 2012

198. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 9

Tono Monogatari by Hiroshi Shiibashi (US) - (Canada)
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Volume 9

Pages: 200
Ages: 13+
Finished: Jul. 21, 2012
First Published: Jun. 5, 2012
Publisher: viz media
Genre: manga, YA, fantasy
Rating: 5/5

First sentence: "Kunio Yanagida collected kappa legends and zashikiwarashi yokai tales into a book titled Tono Monogatari"

Publisher's Summary:  "The yokai Hagoromo-Gitsune continues her attack to break the eight seals of Hidemoto. If she succeeds, the entire city of Kyoto will be under her full control. To save the city, Rikuo and his new found allies, other trainee yokai that he’s met in the city of Tono, will have to harness all the power they’ve learned and travel from the safety of Tono toward the ensuing fray in Kyoto!"

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

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Two storylines are followed in this volume. Rikuo is trained in Tono and gathers together faithful yokai who agree to come with him to the showdown in Kyoto.  Meanwhile in Kyoto we are meeting Hagoromo-Gitsune, my favourite villain in this series so far.  I hope she stays around for a while!  We meet a lot of new yokai in this volume which is always fun.  There is plenty of action both in Rikuo's training and in the havoc H-G is creating in Kyoto plus the storyline is furthered. We also get another glimpse into the background as the story is rounded out.  Another fine volume in this stellar series.

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