Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chibi Vampire Volume Five by Yuna Kagesaki

Published: Los Angeles : Tokyopop, c2007
Series: Book 5, Chibi Vampire

Karin continues to come to terms with her feelings for Kenta, but her flirting will have to be put on hold for now. Karin's grandmother is in town, and thats enough to put her entire family into a panic. Elda Marker is no silver-haired, cookie-baking matriarch. She's a hot and heavy vampire vixen with a taste for blood, but a distaste for everything else having to do with the human race. So how can Karin possibly tell her about her new human almost-sorta-not-quite-boyfriend? It's going to be one freaky family reunion!

I like reading this series just because it's something different. It's light and humorous and gives me a good laugh here and there.
To me the whole series so far has been great. While at first I was a little skeptical about the whole manga thing I found it's actually quite a pleasant read.
When looking at it as a whole I found this novel to be great. It was full of humorous bits and pieces that had me laughing out loud. The serious parts were really good as well.
I love the character of Karin, she's funny and I love that she is 'different'. I just find characters that are different to be so refreshing and interesting. While she does tend to cry a lot I find her a very lovable character.
I also must give a special mention to Karin's grandmother, Elda Marker, she is definitely a cool grandmother. I found her character to be a great one because she was the complete opposite of Karin and she was just so young it was fantastic. I especially loved how there was an explanation as to why her grandmother was so young looking compared to Karin's parents.
As far as the vampire genre goes, I adore the way in which Karin is presented. She is a very different vampire who gives people blood when she bites them instead of drinking their blood. This is a very unique and interesting take on the whole vampire genre.
So my overall thoughts on this novel, I loved it. It's a great, short read. I recommend it to anyone who loves vampires and manga and anyone else who feels like they would love this series and this book.
My Rating: φφφφ

1 comment:

  1. i cant believe that book is still already.


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