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xxxHolic 10 by CLAMP

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Comments for xxxHolic Volume 10

xxxHolic Volume 10: 07/08/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Over the last summer I tore through as many of the xxxHolic volumes as I could get my hand on. I tried leaving non-spoilery notes for myself in GoodReads but now that I'm writing the reviews I don't always understand my own mini-reviews.

Volume 10 by CLAMP is the warning shot over the bow. Watanuki's powers are growing — he's changed from his experience over losing his eye. He's becoming more aware of the reality of his situation and the danger.

My favorite piece of the book was the woman in the window. With all the spirits, magic, oni and whatnot running around, this story is a quiet but still creepy return to the classic ghost story.

But the shit hitting the fan comes from an unexpected plot twist. All along Watanuki has been convinced Dômeki is no good for him but it is really his other good friend, Himorari who turns out to be dangerous.

Five stars

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