Book Review: Pandora Hearts Volume 2

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As I said in a previous post, I have recently got three books from Barnes & Noble, with four more on the way, though I will not get them immediately upon arrival. One of the three has been covered so far and only two remain. Today, I will be reviewing one of the remaining two, which is called Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki.

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

Now part of Pandora, for now, Oz gets his first mission to take care of en route to the mansion where everything began. However, there are things that are not being revealed, as his superior does not give Oz, Alice, and Raven all the information. At the same time, Pandora and Break, Oz's superior, are not the only ones keeping secrets. If that is not enough, a third party seems to be tormenting Alice and even seeks Oz for himself or herself.

I certainly enjoyed this book. The mysteries seem to be piling up, just as early titles in a series should. However, a few things are definitely revealed. For example, and the most interesting, was the fact that Oz did not arrive back in the time period in which he left, even though Break and Sharon did not look any different. Most of the books or movies or television shows I have read or seen involving time travel usually results in an age difference of some kind, whether older or younger, for all characters except the one who travelled through time. If they don't age like that, the person is either not part of the world or some god-like entity, or in the case of Eva from Negima!, not human, but not god-like either. Here, however, Sharon and Break are very much human. We also learn more about what the clock that shows up when Alice first used her power is called and its purpose, as well as what happens to contractors. I was certainly wondering what it was when I first read these early chapters, and kind of forgot because I have not been following this series as much as I have Bloody Monday and Cage of Eden. Because of that, it was certainly a nice refresher. It was also kind of nice to find out what happened to Gil, even though his reason for being where he is at is not yet explored and a bit was kind of obvious from what has happened. It was funny though how he is not a wimp any more, though that is what made the first volume funny. We also found out exactly whom Oz met back in the graveyard in the first volume. It is funny that the entity is being called Intention of the Abyss. After all, according Theoi Project, Tartarus was a being, but yet also a place, in accounts. Because of this, I would expect such an entity to be called The Abyss. Probably not the most original though there though. This volume also seemed to have a bit more action, but is not completely focused on. The fact that the mysteries keep piling up and we learn a few things about the Abyss and contractors is certainly a positive.

Although I liked the book, I will acknowledge that there are definitely issues. However, as nothing comes to mind and the issue I had last volume does not seem to be present here, I will say that there is nothing worth talking about.

Considering that I have nothing to complain about, this was definitely worth reading. I recommend this to fans of action, as well as fans of Pandora Hearts. As for everyone else, I would recommend this if you liked the first one, since the series is worth giving a shot.

What are your thoughts on Pandora Hearts Volume 2? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment

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