Review: Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 4

9361864 Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 4 by Kiiro Yumi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves–the Library Forces!

Iku and Commander Inamine are abducted by Bakushu-kai terrorists, who demand sensitive material from the library’s protected collection in return for the hostages! Dojo is worried about Iku, his problem student with limited field experience. But what Iku lacks in training she more than makes up for in gumption, and she is not going to let library material go without a fight!

I’m glad I had this one on hand after that cliffhanger, but then again, maybe that’s why I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much. While I still loved the main characters in this one, I didn’t love the story overall.

The first half finishes the arc started in vol. 3. We have the abduction and hostage situation to resolve, then we get to meet the parents in the second part. While I know that some people are that was, I find Iku’s parents to be…difficult at best. While this one did have loads of funny bits, I enjoyed the bonus at the end more that the actual story in this one.

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