Monday, March 9, 2015

MARS volume 13


Today's post is on MARS volume 13 by Fuyumi Soryo. As it is the 13th in the MARS series you need to have read the first 12 in order to understand the story. It is published by Tokyopop. The cover has Rei on it looking at the reader. The intended reader is young adult, likes teen drama, and more drama. There is no sex, some mild language, and violence in this volume. The story is told from Kira's perspective. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Skeletons in the Closet.
Rei slowly remembers more and more events from his childhood. But when Rei tried to talk to his father about his revelations, he doesn't get the answers he is searching for. After doing some investigating on his own, Rei discovers the truth about his mother's mental illness and the shocking secret behind her mysterious death. The complicated relationships within Rei's family are bought out into the open as Kira unearths some secrets of her own...

Review- This volume continues the family drama from the last one. Kira really is not in this volume it is about Rei and his father dealing with the past. Kira still does not know what to do with the knowledge that Sei killed himself with the intent of Rei killing himself too. Rei gets to know more about his mother and both of his fathers. There is some hints about plot twists for the last two books but mostly about tying up lose ends. As the manga comes to a close, Soryo does so much with her plot and characters. But I will give a overall review of the series when I finish it. I like how Rei's character has grown over the course of the manga. At the beginning he would have never thought to question any of his memories of his mother but now he is not only doing that but he is seeking out answers for the odd things around him. He listens to his father and is not afraid to hear the hard answers. But more drama is coming!

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.