Every few years, the prestigious Seisho Academy holds a prominent musical competition, and only the very best students at the Academy are allowed to participate. Though all are eligible to apply, only students from the music department actually make it to the competition...until now.
Akane is your typical teenage girl...until she swallows a Dragon Jewel, which transports her to the Heian period of ancient Japan! There in the city of Kyou, Akane learns that she has been foreordained to lead the people as the Priestess of the Dragon God! But all is not well. Akram, the head of the Oni Clan, has sworn death and destruction on Kyou. So Akane appoints eight young men, the Hachiyo, to stand by her side as she faces the danger that awaits...
The exciting backdrop of high school tennis serves as the setting for the sports drama and coming-of-age story, The Prince of Tennis. From creator Takeshi Konomi, the manga depicts the on- and off-the-court adventures of Ryoma Echizen, who joins the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan. Freshmen rarely have a chance to actually play during their first year, but Ryoma's cool confidence, combined with a deadly, un-returnable "twist serve," gain him a coveted starting spot. With rigorous and extremely intense practices, the upperclassmen of the team expect the very best from themselves, and expect even more from the new members of the team. He's made the cut but can he survive the intense competition? Join Ryoma and other first year players, as they train hard, make friends, and try to find a place for themselves on the team.I have already read all my IMM books for the week and loved all but one of them. By far the two best were Love*Com and La Corda d'Oro, they were hilarious and kept me laughing (go check them out, read them). Prince of Tennis was okay. Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time was good, but a little confusing at first.
Well that is all for me this week (kind of glad it was a slow book week, I have so much to get caught up on).
Now it's time for me to get back to the Halloween Read-A-Thon hosted by Young Adult Books Reviewed.
Hope y'all have had a wonderful week in books.
Don't forget to enter my two contest (one for my two year blogoversary and the other for The Half-Made World)