Sunday, November 22, 2009

GROG - Captive Hearts, vol. 1 and 2

Title: Captive Hearts, Vol. 1 and 2
Author: Matsuri Hino
Illustrator: Matsuri Hino
Copyright: 208
Price: $8.99
Publisher: Viz Media
ISBN: 978-1-4215-1932-6 (vol. 1)
978-1-4215-1933-3 (vol. 2)
Summary: Megumi Kuroishi’s life has been luxurious as the family his father served disappeared and was presumed dead. In a strange twist of fate, it turns out the daughter of the family, Suzuka Kogami, has been alive for the past ten years in China. She has returned home only to awaken the Kuroishi family curse in Megumi: the Kuroishi family must serve the Kogami family, no questions asked. Megumi and Suzuka learn to cope with the curse and set out together to end the curse, but when Hiryu, the son of a wealthy family asks for Suzuka’s hand in marriage, will their joint quest end?
Thoughts: How can I describe the BEAUTY that is Captive Hearts? By far this is one of my favorites as it features a unique plot (to me), beautiful boys (traditional shojo), and a few interesting subplots (Suzuka was kidnapped and almost sold into slavery!). The main theme this series discusses, the freedom to love makes for an interesting read as well. It will be interesting to see if Megumi loves Suzuka when he is free of the curse or if their love will even end the curse.
Will Teens Like It? Older teens for sure and those who love good Shojo. Oh, and those who know that Matsuri Hino also does Vampire Knight.
Things to be aware of: Sexual situations.
Bonus: I first discovered this title in my trips to the book store. I often choose manga based on my gut and often, my gut is right. It seems between two library systems, one library owns it and they are all checked out.

These two volumes are library copies.

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