I love this series! Rumiko Takahashi returns with a story that has all the comedy of her popular series "Ranma 1/2", but with more attention to plot aI love this series! Rumiko Takahashi returns with a story that has all the comedy of her popular series "Ranma 1/2", but with more attention to plot and character development.
Kagome is a young Japanese highschooler in modern Japan. When she falls in an ancient well on her home property, she finds herself transferred to ancient Japan! There, she discovers she is a reincarnation of a priestess whose job was to protect a magical item called the Shikon Jewel. Ancient Japan is littered with a cast of characters, from talking animals to demons and half-demons. This jewel if in posession of a demon or a half-demon, can make that demon extra powerful and lethal. When Kagome causes the Shikon jewel to shatter, she is forced to pair up with Inuyasha, an unruly half-demon, in order to repair the damage she has done!
This series is progressive in a way that Takahashi's "Ranma 1/2" fails to be. Whereas Ranma 1/2 was filled with comedic scenes and the characters' relationships suffered as a result, here Takahashi balances everything out - the plot moves, and at such a thrilling pace! The characters develop, learn, and fall in love, and the comedy is enough to split your sides without subtracting from the overall story's movement.
I would recommend this series to any graphic-novel fan. ...more
This series is unfortunately on hiatus! I am still waiting for book 12 (or is it 11?). This makes me sad, because this is a good series. It's cute, myThis series is unfortunately on hiatus! I am still waiting for book 12 (or is it 11?). This makes me sad, because this is a good series. It's cute, mystical, and suspenseful. The character are loveable and the plot compelling. ...more
I know that a lot of people say they hated this book. They claim that it wasn't like the rest of the series, the plot twist was stupid, blah blah blahI know that a lot of people say they hated this book. They claim that it wasn't like the rest of the series, the plot twist was stupid, blah blah blah.
I, personally, enjoyed this book. I was surprised by the main two plot twists. I enjoyed the change in point of view. I enjoyed how Bella and Edward changed, and viewing Edward's vulnerability and Bella's strength (an odd reversal of the usual) through Jacob's eyes.
The Volturi involvement was intriguing, although I do still wish [spoilers]
that there had been a fight between the Cullens, their witnesses, and the Volturi.
This book is moving. The characters face challenges such as they never have before. Indeed, they face their most difficult, heartbreaking, emotional, life-rending challenges, in my opinion. Stephenie Meyer puts the book past teen angst and teen romance by making this book about deeper issues. This book is about self, and being able to jump over life's hurdles, and being true to your heart and standing up for what you think is right. I believe that though on the surface this book may seem shallow, one can look deeper and see deeper issues.
A lot of fans disagree with my opinion, but that's okay. I am giving Stephenie Meyer two thumbs up. Breaking Dawn rocks!
I only give it 4 stars instead of 5 because i don't find BD as compelling as its predecessors. Furthermore, so much happens, that there is not as much room for character focus (which is significant, seeing as the other books are heavy on character-focus and character emotions).
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, especially the second half. It was a good end to the Twilight Saga. ...more
I have not finished reading this yet. At first I thought it was a nonfiction about Stonehenge, but then I started reading it and realized it is a histI have not finished reading this yet. At first I thought it was a nonfiction about Stonehenge, but then I started reading it and realized it is a historical fiction.
This book starts slow but gets increasingly better. The characters are well-fleshed out and alive. The suspense and pacing gets better after a couple chapters; when things start happening, they really suck you in. You have to keep turning pages to find out what happens next!
The world and cultures in this story are what really make it a gem. Descriptions and details are so vivid that I feel as if I am there, and the characters are such that I care and worry for them. Furthermore, little pieces begin to connect into a complete puzzle as the story goes along, making this quite the adventure. It is a very exciting tale with many things to pull people in - the history, the answer to the question "What was Atlantis like, perhaps?", romance, adventure, battles, a very brave hero, and the intrigue that comes with a different culture and time period.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in mystical places, Atlantis, ancient history, Stonehenge, or someone who just wants to read a book that is not only exciting, but makes you think. ...more