Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waffle Wednesdays: Black Bird Vols. 2 & 3

 By Kanoko Sakurakoji
3.5 / 5 Gnomes

Volume 2

Kyo, the head of the Tengu demon clan, is Misao's only chance for survival. But even though she has sweet memories of him as a childhood friend, she has trouble reconciling them with the man he has become. Despite the strange attraction, can she trust her life, let alone her heart, to a man who only cares about the promise of her blood? There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magic realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand…or her life!

Volume 3

Misao is starting to trust her heart where Kyo is involved, especially after he gives her one of his primary feathers. It isn't just her first present from him, it's a magic talisman that will keep her safe when he's not nearby! Misao is elated to be able to go to school without the fear of being eaten, just like a normal teenage girl. But as her feelings for Kyo deepen, she starts to realize that as his bride she will have to leave her human life behind--including her family!

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The plot thickens...dun, dun, dun (that's the mysterious, "what's going to happen!" sound playing in my head!).  Misao realizes she has feelings for Kyo, but she fears that he only wants her to be his bride.  In volume 2, Kyo's evil older brother (who was supposed to be the leader of the clan) has come to exact revenge and attempts to "bed" Misao, and in volume 3, a trio of demons hopes to trick Misao into their clutches.

The storyline and characters remind me a lot of Twilight for some reason.  The klutzy, meek girl meets the hot baddie who really should leave her alone but just can't fight his lusty attraction which only ticks off others of his kind who then want to kill said damsel.  And just like Twilight, I keep reading, not because I think it's awesome, but because, darn it, now I have to see how it ends. 

Will Misao and Kyo find out what a marriage will mean for the two of them, or will some horrible fate await the couple before they can tie the knot?  I guess I'll see!

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