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.

Monday, September 17, 2012

237. Library Wars: Love & War Vol. 8 by Kiiro Yumi

Library Wars: Love & War Vol. 8 by Kiiro Yumi (Canada) - (US)
Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 8

Pages: 200
Ages: 16+ (13+ really)
Finished: Aug. 31, 2012
First Published: Sep. 4, 2012
Publisher: viz media
Genre: manga, YA, dystopia, science fiction, romance
Rating: 5/5

First sentence: "Hello, Miss Kasahara."

Publisher's Summary: "The Media Betterment Committee’s inquiry into Iku’s role in the so-called book burning continues, and an evil conspiracy comes to light. Someone on the team is deliberately manipulating Iku, and even her attraction to Dojo becomes fodder for the fight! Will Iku ever understand Dojo’s feelings for her?"

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

Reason for Reading:  Next in the series.

Just look at that cover!! Sigh!! Makes you think this is the one, doesn't it?  But as the publisher's summary tells us Iku just doesn't understand Dojo's feelings for her.  However, this is a pivotal book in their relationship because Iku finally learns that Dojo is her prince!  Now that's not a spoiler since we already knew this since book 1, but we've had to wait this long for Iku to know so their relationship could change and, wow, now that she knows things are going to be different!  As I repeatedly say every time I review this series, I am not a romance fan *but* I am in love with these two.  What a relief this volume was and how exciting the story will become as their relationship is stretched out at this new level.  Otherwise, plotlines continue, especially the one involving Tezuka's brother. A new storyline is started involving Marie being assaulted in the library by a "pervert" but this story feels kind of forced as if the "team" needed something to be working on and this is the best the author could come up with at short notice.  I feel this story will end quickly but the rest of the book is so great I'm not taking any points off for it.  Dojo doesn't even call Iku any names!!

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