Review: Library Wars Vol 1 by Kiiro Yumi

Posted August 2nd, 2014 by in *Review / 0 comments

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Review: Library Wars Vol 1 by Kiiro YumiLibrary Wars Vol 1 by Kiiro Yumi
Also by this author: Library Wars Vol 2
Series: Library Wars: Love & War #1
Also in this series: Library Wars Vol 2
Published by VIZ Media
Genres: Manga, Young Adult
Pages: 186
Format: Paperback
Source: Public Library
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In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves--the Library Forces!

Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Defense Force ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she's finally a recruit, she's finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her! - via GoodReads

4 Stars

Library Wars Vol 1 by Kiiro Yumi was a fun (but kinda scary look) at the future of books. I can’t even remember where I first came across this series. I do remember reading that it was was manga and about a force that protected libraries from government censorship.

I have to say that I enjoyed the artwork. For the most part I liked the characters and plot. Kasahara and Dojo’s obvious feelings for each other are a bit awkward. I plan to continue with the series and see where Yumi takes me.

Stephanie

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