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Nina @ Death Books and Tea

Female. 15. Book blogger. Whovian. Sherlocked. Zydrate addict. Goth. Multifandomed. Violinst. Tea drinker. Feminist. LGBT. Ravenclaw. Alive.

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Douglas Adams
Armageddon: The Musical
Robert Rankin
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence
Inga Muscio, Betty Dodson
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
172 Hours on the Moon
Tara F. Chace, Johan Harstad
Under the Dome
Stephen King
The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women And Men Today
Kat Banyard
Strawberry Panic: The Complete Novel Collection
Namuchi Takumi, Sakurako Kimino
Sarah Rees Brennan
Dark Eden
Chris Beckett
Vampire Knight, Vol. 12 - Matsuri Hino The book starts a year after volume 11, at a soiree held by vampires which the hunters are attending. Zero and Yuki probably would be catching up, but they still have to protect her human best friend Yori, youngl blood the middle of many many vampires. Add to the fact that pureblood Sara Shirabuki is also there and her fiancé, Ouri, is missing, and maybe that vampire party may not go quite as planned....So the one year time skip hasn't made Yuki develop. her personality seems very similar to that in volume 11. Zero and Kaname are their usual mope-y selves (bowing to the Twilight rule of miserable vampires? Please no...) and so on. I actually prefer the supporting characters to the main ones. The appearance of Shiki, Rima and Kain and Kaien all made me really happy. Kaito, a hunter originally a character from the light novel, seems to have suddenly appeared without explanation(I can't remember him turning up before. Forgive me if I'm wrong) and I'd like to get to know him more.Matsuri Hino's drawing is completely different to the style she opened the series *has volume 1 and volume 12 side by side*. It's more detailed and delicate, with different shading and so on. it's actually been like this since volume 4, but I’ve not reviewed that yet. I prefer this new flowy style as it looks a little more romantic to work with Vampire Knight.Sadly, i don't think this series will get much better unless Hino pulls out all the stops. The series seemed to get a high point at volume 4/5, where Shizuka was killed. The relationship between Kaname and Yuki is getting extremely complicated and can only get worse. and Zero and Yuki's relationship is going nowhere. And it's not just the romance that's dragging it down. Generally, the high point was Shizuka's death, with Ichiru's death being a slight peak. I didn't seem that interested in sorting out the Kuran family issues.Despite this, I'd like to read on to the very end of the series, just to see what will happen to Yuki and her doomed love triangle.Overall: Strength 3 tea to just another book in a long drawn out series