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Book Girl and the Famished Spirit (Book Girl #2)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  168 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Life in the literary club has settled into a predictable - if unusual - routine. Junior member Konoha Inoue dutifully writes short stories for his club president, Tohko Amano, who subsequently shreds them and devours each morsel like the book-eating goblin she is. When the club begins receiving cryptic messages, though, routine goes out the window as Tohko sets out to find...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Yen On (first published August 30th 2006)
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Mike
The stories in each volume of Book Girl are self-contained, fill the reader in on important character traits and could stand alone fairly well, but even in this second book there's a lot of development hinging on hints and background from book 1. I'd recommend starting there.

As with the first book, Book Girl and the Famished Spirit features self-styled "book girl" Tohko (a literature loving and eating goblin in schoolgirl form) and her force recruited book club junior Konoha. His job is to write...more
Timothy Stone
For future reference to myself, I must remember to do more research into books before I read them. This is an especially good idea if the book is one that references, and is partly based on, other famous books. Since Book Girl tends to be a series of mysteries wherein the protagonists use their knowledge of other books to solve said mysteries that eerily resemble other famous tales, this is especially a good idea.

In Book Girl and the Famished Spirit, the plot reference of the novel is, which I w...more
Su Jung Moon
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Selena
Two words: Wuthering Heights.

And yet, despite my strong dislike for Wuthering Heights, I loved this book. I think it's because I love Tohko, Konoha, and crew, whereas I couldn't stand anyone in Wuthering Heights.

Essentially, this story borrows heavily from the main plot points, but gives it that wonderful mystery Book Girl twist. Reading Wuthering Heights is not required to love this book. In fact, they give you a two page summary of the book at one point in the story (not really necessary, I th...more
Chibineko
It's been a while since I picked up the previous book in the series, so forgive me if I forget a little something here or there from the previous work. I have to say though, that reading the second book makes me wonder why I waited so long to get back into this.

There's a lot about this light novel that I liked. I think what stood out to me first and foremost about this light novel was that it was such a dark and somber book at times. It's very adult in tone when you get down to it, which makes...more
Sean O'Hara
The Seijoh Academy Literary Club (which consists entirely of book-munching goblin Tohko Amano and the burned-out prodigy Inoue Kanoha) is back, and this time they're trying to catch a ghost that's been leaving creepy letters in their mailbox. Their investigation leads them to Hotaru Amemiya, a girl who seems to be possessed by the ghost of her dead mother and is apparently being abused by the uncle who's raising her. But the more Our Heroes investigate, the more complex the situation becomes.

Plo...more
Miss
Interesting. I didn't like this as much as the first book but that's mostly because it played Wuthering Heights a bit too straight -- (view spoiler) -- and it's the kind of story a bit too melodramatic to feel like it fits in the current day without modifying it a bit. But I still like the concept in itself and hey, more book recs for me! 3 stars
Erika
This volume was such a mindf*ck! Don't get me wrong, I adored it; all the mystery and plot twists are exactly what I adore about this series (apart from the Konoha/Tohko fluff), but gosh! my feels were not ready for it. I loved the letters (?) in this volume so much; they were super intense. Kayano and Aoi's "alphabet" was a great touch for the mystery part of the book.
Also, bonus points for Maki's story at the end!
Lexie
Prelim Review: Honestly speaking you'd never guess just how creepy this book series could be from looking at the cover. The second volume of the series gave us more background on Konoha, we met someone related (kind of?) to Tohko and lest we forget super creepy family dealings.

Seriously these books only get creepier.

Full review to be posted at Poisoned Rationality
bakanekonomama
Nov 08, 2012 bakanekonomama marked it as to-read
Ih ih ihhhh... Ceritanya belom bereeessss... >o<
Baru dua chapter doang yang ketemu... >o<

Kayaknya yang kedua ini lebih seru deh. Apalagi gw bacanya pas lagi ujan gede, disertai halilintar, dan suasana kantor yang agak temaram. Hhhiiii....

Aduuhh.. lanjutannya nyari dimana yak?
Macaron Tea
This book was so sad but I just couldn't seem to put it down once I had started. I really enjoyed the fresh angle of loosely writing a mystery based on another famous book; I am definitely looking forward to reading more of Nomura's work.
Elsa
I don't know why I love this series as much as I do. It's like there is a very slow and dreamy quality to the writing as the mystery unfolds. The mysteries (first book, too) are actually pretty twisted.
Jeni Jeni
Love it so much!
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