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
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

200. Voltron Force: Tournament of Lions by Brian Smith

Tournament of Lions by Brian Smith. Art by Dario Brizuela (US) - (Canada)
Voltron Force, Vol. 2

Pages: 96
Ages: 9+
Finished: Jul. 22, 2012
First Published: Jun. 5, 2012
Publisher: Viz media
Genre: children, manga, superheroes
Rating: 5/5

First sentence: "Cadets, fall back! Do not engage!"

Publisher's Summary: "When a cargo ship in deep space sends out a distress signal, it’s the Voltron Force to the rescue! But without warning, Daniel, Larmina and Vince find themselves fighting the greatest warriors in the galaxy for the right to pilot the Voltron lions!"

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

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

This volume starts out right in the middle of the action and doesn't let up until the end.  Each battle moves forward onto another problem which brings our heroes out fighting for justice once again.  There is a brief overture in the middle where the cadets are taken into a "Hunger Games" type of contest as the Elder's Council wants better representation on Voltron Force, namely their own candidates.  King Lotor continues to hide in the background as the villain and in this volume he picks up an ally.  Great, fast-paced, hard to put down manga for superhero/cartoon show fans.

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