Book Review: Pandora Hearts Volume 3


Now that the family matters have ended, I am able to return to blogging. I once mentioned that I recently purchased three books from Barnes & Noble. I covered two of those books and only one remains. Today, I will be reviewing that book, which is called Pandora Hearts Volume 3 by Jun Mochizuki.

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

Oz and the gang continue on their search for Alice’s memories, but there is something that Oz is not willing to tell the others about that had occurred in the last volume. Along the way, they get swept up into another matter concerning an illegal contractor and Oz promises to reunite father and son, even though he does not know the whole truth. Later, Gilbert decides to tell Oz and Alice something that he has kept secret for all this time.

I really enjoyed this book. Oz seemed to understand what it is like being alone and did not want another innocent to suffer that same fate. We all do not want those that are not as experienced as we are to suffer our pain. However, we, as human beings, cannot help but make the same mistakes over and over again. All that studying history does is ensures that those mistakes are not done in the same fashion. Also, as much as we want our future generations to learn from our mistakes, we tend to forget that a lesson without pain is meaningless. At the same time, Oz is pretty admirable in this situation though because he understands the pain of being alone. Another nice thing about this book is that even though we knew Gilbert was now part of Pandora from the last volume, we never really knew how he ended up there. In this volume though, we learned what happened to Gilbert between the time Oz was sent to the Abyss and when Gilbert became Raven. Pretty funny how he ended up being manipulated by Break, so that he could get what he wanted, even if Gil was given the opportunity to see Oz again. Pandora’s intentions are also as mysterious as ever. In fact, even from the future chapters I have read, I do not really know what their true objective. Of course, if it was revealed early on, I doubt that this series would be that great. The humor and action present in the volume were also great, though the questions are the main draw to the series. The fact that we find out how Gilbert became part of Pandora, as well as the fact that Oz does not want somebody to experience his pain certainly makes this a good volume.

Although I liked the volume, I acknowledge that there definitely problems. On the other hand, since nothing comes to mind, I will say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

Considering the fact that I could not determine anything wrong, this was definitely worth reading. I recommend this to fans of mystery and action, as well as fans of Pandora Hearts. As for everyone else, this is worth giving a try.

What are your thoughts on Pandora Hearts Volume 3? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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