Saturday, April 30, 2016

Manga Review: Kiss of the Rose Princess, Volume 9, by Aya Shouoto

25814053Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Volumes: 9.
Spoilers?: Light.
Buy it here: Amazon. Barnes and Noble.
Volume: 1. 8.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being falls from the sky and hits her. Anise is granted four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!

The identity of the Silver Rose is revealed, and Anise learns that her father has been captured by the Society. In order to rescue him, Anise must confront her true enemy...and choose her fate!


The final volume! We finally get to see what led up to Anise’s fathers plans, why he’s done what he did, how he fell in love with her mother. It’s a sweet, sad story. And then Mitsuru’s family’s evil plans are exposed and brought to a head.
But I must say that the ending was a little anti-climactic. There isn’t much of a big fight scene. While Kaede becomes open about his feelings for Anise, she doesn’t openly return them. I’m a bit disappointed with all of that, honestly, though I’m not too surprised. I expected some of it.
I’m not surprised by the non-fight ending. The whole series has been doing that so far. But I did want more of a romantic wrap-up. I do like the way that the friendships wrapped up, though, particularly Mitsuru and Mutsuki’s.
I did enjoy this series, and it had an okay ending, even though I wanted more for it.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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