Monday, March 23, 2015

MARS volume 14


Today's post is on MARS volume 14 by Fuyumi Soryo. As it is the 14th in the series you need to have read the first 13 to understand the story. The cover has Rei on it looking at the reader. It is published by Tokyopop. The intended reader is someone who likes teen drama, plot heavy stories, and more teen drama. There is some mild language, implied sex, and violence in this volume. The story is told from Kira's perspective. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Happily Ever After?!
Rei has been working hard to become the man his father wants him to be. But even though he's stuck in a cubicle, his heart is still always on the racetrack. Kira knows that Rei is suffering solely so that he can support her, so she appeals to Rei's father to encourage Rei to follow his dream. Will Rei's father finally be supportive of Rei's Need for Speed?! Meanwhile, Kira and Rei just heard that Masao has just been released from the psychiatric ward. No one knows what this psychopath will do next...

Review- Rei's father is a very important to this story in this volume. He talks to Kira about why he does not want Rei to race professionally. It is because that is how Rei's real father died. Mr. Kashino is afraid of losing Rei too. Now Rei and Mr. Kashino do not talk about that because that would be too easy but at least they are both willing to talk to Kira. Masao is just a small plot point that will no doubt become much bigger in the last volume. I like that Mr. Kashino has grown over the few books he has been in. He went from demanding, unloving step-father to man who really does love Rei and wants what is best for him and is afraid of losing more of his family. The way that he and Kira interact in very interesting and far more telling than anything that Rei ever said about him. One more volume of drama left.

I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this with my own money many years ago.