Though there are always hints at D’s family, and past, in Diamonde we get another piece of the puzzle not to mention a frightening glimpse of just how little D may actually care about human life (not to mention the rare sight of D wearing pants.) When asked to make good on his grandfather’s agreement to protect a royal lineage, it seems even murder is not outside D’s expertise. Orcot, is shocked, then determined to bring D to justice–for all of D’s talk of humanity’s cruelty, he could never have predicted this level of callousness. But was it all really D? In Desire, a little girl learns that using a pet to feel superior only lessens others’ opinions of her, no matter how angelic she thinks she is. Dessert shows that D may favor more than sweets when tempted by the right person. D is swept away by a sexy new chef specializing in Chinese delicacies, but Orcot is convinced the gentleman has ulterior motives that bode ill for the Count. He should know by now that D is always one step ahead. Devil focuses in on weightier matters by tracing a woman’s memories through her vast collection of teddy bears. Her regression leads her to memories of a hidden past in Nazi Germany, allowing her descendants to uncover a lost heritage.

Pet Shop of Horrors, vol. 3
ISBN: 159182365X
By Matsuri Akino
Tokyopop, 2004

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    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

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    Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.

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