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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, December 1, 2012

305. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Vol. 11 by Hiroyuki Asada


A Bee's Bag by Hiroyuki Asada. (Canada) - (US)
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 11

Pages: 200
Ages: 13+
Finished: Nov. 9, 2012
First Published: Nov. 6, 2012
Publisher: viz media
Genre: manga, fantasy, science fiction, YA
Rating: 4/5




First sentence: "Washed up at Rosy Beach?"

Publisher's Summary:  "Largo Lloyd, ousted director of the Beehive, saves the life of a Marauder—and, in return, demands to be taken to the leader of Reverse. Will the Letter Bees finally penetrate to the heart of the rebel organization? Meanwhile, with his hero Gauche returning home at last, things are looking up for Lag…until he discovers the shocking truth about Gauche!"


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

Reason for Reading:  Next in the series.

This is a very readable series and while I need the "story so far" blurbs each book begins with, it hardly takes me any time to get back into the flow of the story.  This is an action-packed volume in which most of our huge cast of characters make an appearance, however brief.  Not something that happens often at all.  The story's main focus is on whether Gauche is really back to himself or is Noir in disguise.  But we also have cut scenes to all the other characters working on fighting against/finding Reverse.  There is an exciting major battle scene in which many of our hero characters congregate together to battle the main monster and we finally meet Moc's Dingo; very unusual from all the others!  I'm getting anxious at this point for the truth to be revealed to our heroes.  We the reader know more than they do, which is becoming frustrating, but we don't know the whole truth either.  If the heroes knew at least as much as the reader we could at least sort out which groups are truly the good and bad guys because as it stands now there are a lot of grey areas and at volume 11 this is feeling like it's time to move on in plot for me.  Frustrating but in a good way, if ykwim!

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