Monday, June 8, 2015

XXXHolic volume 10

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Today's post is on XXXHolic volume 10 by CLAMP. It is the tenth in the series, so you need to have read the first nine to understand the story. It is 178 pages long and is published by DEL REY. The cover has Yuko on it looking very pretty and wrapping around to Watanuki on the back. The intended reader is someone who likes Japanese mythology, ghost stories, and very pretty pictures. The story is told from Watanuki's perspective. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Months ago, when Kimihiro Watanuki become the indentured servant of the witch Yuko Ichihara, Yuko warned Kimihiro about his attraction to cute young Himiwari-chan. But he refused to listen. How could his pretty classmate possibly pose any kind of danger? At last the secret is revealed... and with near-fatal results.

Review- Well we finally have an idea about what is up with Himiwari-chan and it is sad. She is bad luck for everyone around her. So she is used to being left because people get hurt around her but Kimihiro refuses to do that. He loves her, just as she is and does not care about that. It is so sweet and he promises to not make her cry and of course he makes her cry by saying that and meaning it. Again Watanuki meets the young girl who can see spirits like him. She is so sad and interesting. But Yuko is being mysterious about her and everything else as per usual. Good volume if a little sad and over the top. The plot finally answered one question but so many more remain. CLAMP is good about pacing. They do not let too much just hang on forever without getting something done. Like what was going on with Himiwari-chan. She really is so cute.

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