Wednesday, September 29, 2010

YA Vampires in Manga ~ BLOODY KISS Series

BLOODY KISS by Kazuko Furumiya
Bloody Kiss Volume 1

Bloody Kiss Volume 1


A young girl inherits a mansion that is inhabited by vampires.  She is encouraged to sell, but later decides to keep it and eventually falls in love with one of the vampires who also claims her as his Bride.  Although, she is resistant to his claim, since he only bit her once and that surely he can't really believe she is his Bride... What an archaic tradition, and a vampire one at that, because a vampire wife would have to let her husband "feed" on her.  Wow, what a "connection" that would be...

I have to say that I read this and enjoyed it for the most part.  Although, a couple of parts were a little bit choppy, it read fairly well overall.  It may have also been the fact that Manga books read differently that other books.  For instance, from back to front and from right corner down to bottom left.  Well, check the index sheet to make sure, because I checked it every once in a while to make sure I was reading in the right order!  :)

In general, a fun YA vampire Manga read.  Not necessarily my favorite of the Manga's I have read, but definitely an original one that was worth picking up, for me, at the local library.  Let me know if you thought the same or read any other Manga books lately.

Here's what the Goodreads synopsis has to say, with a little more detail:

Kiyo is a struggling student who strives to become a lawyer and clear her father's name. When she inherits a mansion from her late grandmother, Kiyo thinks she's finally hit a streak of good luck. But she soon finds out that the mansion is already inhabited by a couple of vampires, including the handsome Kuroboshi, who seems to have his eyes set on Kiyo for his new vampire bride...

Bloody Kiss was first created in Japanese and then released in English.  More information can also be found at one of my favorite online sites, Wikipedia!  :)

Happy YA vampire reading!  :)

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