Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 14 by Nozomu Tamaki


May Contain Spoilers

Welp, I have reached the final volume of Dance in the Vampire Bund. Only it’s not the end. It’s the end of part 1. So if you are looking for an actual conclusion, you need to look elsewhere, because this non-ending was disappointing.

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 13 by Nozomu Tamaki


May Contain Spoilers

This has been the best installment of the series since Mina was kidnapped and replaced with an imposter.  There’s lots of action, political turmoil, and the build up to something big is going to happen, and happen soon. With only one volume to go, the author picked the best time to crank up the tension in the story.

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund v 12 by Nozomu Tamaki

 

May Contain Spoilers

I have a love / hate relationship with this series. The action and the politics can be pretty fun, but the sexual abuse and gratuitous nudity detract from my reading experience. There was no reason for adult Mina to be running around without any clothes for half of this volume. Other than to give Akira an eyeful, I guess. The fan service might be a draw for other readers, but it does nothing for me.

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 11 by Nozomu Tamaki


May Contain Spoilers

I felt a little more connected to the story with this volume. After the long gap of time between reading the series, I, naturally, forgot what was going on, and who was doing what, and felt really out of touch with the previous volume. I settled into the story with V 11, and enjoyed it a lot more than V 10. Both because the story makes sense again, and because there was more action this time around. And the evil Mina imposter is about to get her comeuppance. I hope.

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol 10 by Nozomu Tamaki


May Contain Spoilers

I came across Dance in the Vampire Bund during a foray to a network library (yes, yes, I visit libraries on the weekend, even libraries in other cities – everyone needs a hobby!). I remember reading a bunch of them, and enjoying them, years ago, so I checked GoodReads, and borrowed the volumes I haven’t read yet. When I got home, I found that I had purchased Volume Ten, so without further adieu, I started reading it.

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Review: Stray Magic by Kelly Meding


May Contain Spoilers

I am forever in search of new Urban Fantasy to read, so when I saw Stray Magic, I decided to give it a shot. Kelly Meding is a new to me author, and I am always game for the start of a new series. This looked interesting, and I thought that Shiloh being a Federal Marshall in the Paranormal Investigations Unit could be fun. I’m always up for a good case to crack, especially if it involves missing vampires and werewolves.

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Review: Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost



May Contain Spoilers

Wah! I was disappointed with Destined for an Early Grave. It seemed so forced and pointless, compared to the previous installments of the series (which, let’s face it, are nothing more than escapist shenanigans. There’s a naughty vampire – let’s kill him). Let’s make an excuse for Cat and Bones to argue, break up, and get back together again. Sigh. Not what I was hoping for.

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