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.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

231. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Vol. 10

The Shining Eye by Hiroyuki Asada (US) - (Canada)
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 10

Pages: 200
Ages: 13+
Finished: Aug. 23, 2012
First Published: Aug. 7, 2012
Publisher: viz media
Genre: manga, fantasy, YA
Rating: 5/5

First sentence: "When Cabernet's wing regenerates, he'll head straight for the Capital."

Publisher's Summary: "With Lag out sick, Aria Link, second in command at the Beehive, takes over the job of delivering his letters. But even with Niche at her side, Aria finds that Amberground has become a dangerous place. Can she defend herself armed with nothing but a violin? Meanwhile, Lag’s illness takes a strange turn..."

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

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Wow! When we get to Vol. 10 in a series it's nice to expect a little something special and, Man!, does this volume deliver.  Plotwise, the publisher's summary does not let you know what you are in for with this volume.  Several threads that have been ongoing since early days in this series have major reveals; we finally learn the truth about something that has been a small, yet significant storyline.  It's just one thing after another.  Can't say much more without giving anything away... Character-wise, Lag is in the background this time and we delve into Aria's character, learning what she is truly like for the first time and getting her full (surprising) backstory.  A knock your socks off volume!

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