Today's post is on MARS volume 2 by Fuyumi Soryo. It is the second in the MARS series and was published by Tokyopop. The cover has Kira one of the main character's on it. The intended reader is teen age girls but adult women would like this series too. There is no sex, mild language, and some intense situations. The story is told from the third person close of Kira. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Stolen Hearts
Rei promised Kira that he would protect her from anything and everything, but he never knew how soon his chance would come. When a conniving classmate steals Kira's original painting Rei quickly stands up for her, but his efforts are hardly rewarded. He gets kicked out of school, and now it looks like he might become a permanent dropout. Suddenly, “good girl” Kira finds herself in the middle of a bad situation. She'll need more than a little luck if she ever wants to rescue Rei and salvage her hopes for a future romance.
Review- The drama is in full swing. Kira's painting that she promised Rei is stolen and instead of going to someone like a teacher, Rei instead goes and beats the guy up in the middle of class. Then the upper classmen decide they cannot let that stand and try to beat Rei up back. Instead we get some insight into Rei's character. Rei just shuts down and scares the seniors into never touching him again. I think that Kira's reaction to this is very interesting. She does not really react at all. She is not shocked or afraid of Rei. She is just worried about him. Because of all the drama Kira learns more about Rei and that is what makes her afraid. She is afraid to ask him more about himself and afraid to not know. Very dramatic. I am enjoying the drama. Soryo art's is so good. It is interesting to read about an artist drawing as you watch her draw. It ends with Rei trying to deal with his brother's sucide and the student who stole from Kira jumping off the roof of their school. So much teenage angst.
I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.