Book Review: Pandora Hearts Volume 14

April 25, 2013


Well, this is surprising. Recently, I ordered and received three books from Barnes & Noble. What has me surprised though is that one of them was fairly new, since the last time I reviewed that series, because a new one was released just this month. At least, I am not far behind the current releases then. Today, I will be reviewing one of the three titles, which is called Pandora Hearts Volume 14 by Jun Mochizuki.

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

The fight between Break and the Baskervilles continues, with the latter impressing the former. However, during the battle, Break realizes that things may not go as he wants.

Elsewhere, Oz and Alice have been brought to the sealing stone. While there, he finds out that Isla Yura had ulterior motives in going along with Oz's proposal.

Now, Oz and the members of Pandora have a third thing to deal, before the world can be brought to ruin.

I enjoyed this book. Seeing Break fighting pretty well, even considering the fact that Break confirmed to Reim that he was blind back in volume 11. I also liked how Gilbert did not ignore the fact that Break was fighting the Baskervilles. Apparently, Gil does not despise Break as much as I would have thought. Of course, Break did spend some time with Gil during the time that Oz was in the Abyss, so that does make sense. If I had to say, it would be similar to a relationship between siblings. It was also nice to see this because I did not think that Gil and Break would make such a good combo. I guess Gil really has become a capable fighter while Oz was absent. I also liked how we somewhat found out Isla Yura's connection with the orphans, which had been brought up the previous volume and the one prior. According to Elliot, Isla Yura was taking advantage of the fact that Fianna's house was being used for experiments. I also liked how we actually got to see scenes from the nightmare that Elliot and Leo talked about back in volume 7. However, since Elliot is not in bed in this volume, like he was in volume 7, it looks like it was not a dream. This is confirmed because Elliot hears a voice at about the moment he is having these flashbacks, saying that he can blame the recent killing on somebody else, like he did before. This makes me want to believe that Break was certainly right about Elliot being the headhunter in the previous volume. However, I have my doubts that the headhunter is one person, since as I stated in my review of the previous volume there were more killings even though Elliot was seemingly caught. I also liked how Oz had the desire to go after Isla Yura's life. Seeing how he acted in this volume, showing his true colors, I think that would be the normal reaction that any individual in Oz's situation would have. The fact that we finally see the scenes of Elliot's nightmare and that Break and Gilbert made a good combination, as well as the fact we learn that Isla Yura knew about the experiments at Fianna's house, certainly made this interesting.

Although I liked the book, there are certainly some issues. However, since I was engrossed by what was going on, I will have to say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

Since we learn that Break's suspicions were correct and somewhat how Isla Yura knew about what happened to the orphans, 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 of Pandora Hearts Volume 14? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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