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Book Review: Pandora Hearts Volume 11

January 13, 2013

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As I said in my review of Pandora Hearts Volume 8, I recently received four books from Barnes & Noble. So far, I have covered one of them and three remain. Today, I will be reviewing one of those titles, which is called Pandora Hearts Volume 11 by Jun Mochizuki.

As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.

Having returned from Sablier, Break is now bed-ridden. While Break is resting, Oz, Gilbert, and Alice decide to go find out from Rufus Barma what the sensation they felt in Sablier was. Even though he freely gives them information, Rufus still expects something from Oz's group and they head off. However, the mission given to them may not be so easy.

I enjoyed this volume. Even though everyone has been using their chains throughout the events of the earlier volumes, we finally get to see how weak they are without using their chains. This goes to show even more clearly that Oz is the true B-Rabbit because he had summoned the scythe he used back in Sablier, when Sharon could not even summon Equus. Speaking of Sharon, she was quite sharp when they met with Rufus. She turned out to be quite right that Rufus was using them. However, not even I know what his true aim is for sure. Another nice thing was that things came around in a bit of a circle. In volume 3, Oz wanted Alice to not kill a man that he wanted to reunite with his. Here, however, Alice is the one trying to stop Oz. It does not really surprise me that much, since Raven would have been useless in the situation. I also liked how it is finally revealed what the Baskervilles are currently seeking. In the last volume, we saw the Baskervilles trying to destroy something, which set off an earthquake. Apparently, it was a sealing stone and the Baskervilles want to get at them in order to bring back Glen Baskerville. At the same time, they did not really seem to make much movement here. The thing that I want to know though is, since it was not them, who the person was that raided the destination Oz and the gang were headed for. Vincent is certainly suspicious. After all, he wants to make Gilbert angry for some reason, when I thought volume 8 gave him a brother complex. Another thing that is suspicious is that Vincent is dating Ada, but he hates her guts. As I do not know why Anyone would stay with somebody they hate, I think that there is clearly a reason that he is doing so. Fortunately for him, Ada does not really suspect anything. Besides, when women find out that they are being used, they tend to get mad. The most interesting thing though is the flashback to Gilbert making the contract with Raven. Raven said that the first time they tried to establish a contract, they were interrupted. This leads me to think that Alice was right about what she said back in the previous volume. After all, I can only guess that Vincent was one who interrupted Gilbert and Raven. The volume also had some funny parts, which was nice, but nothing that really stuck out. The fact that Oz being the true B-Rabbit is becoming more evident and the fact that Vincent is dating Ada even though he hates her, as well as the fact that why Vincent wants Gilbert to be angry and the possibility that Alice was right about what was planned for Gilbert, made this a very interesting volume.

Although I liked the book, there are certainly some issues. However, the only complaint I had turned out to not be a problem at all, so I will say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

Considering that there was quite a bit interesting and we find out for sure what caused the earthquake Oz and his group felt, this was definitely worth reading. I recommend this to fans of action and mystery, as well as fans of Pandora Hearts. As for everyone else, this is worth giving a shot.

What are your thoughts on Pandora Hearts Volume 11? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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