Title: Red River Vol. 11-14
Authors: Chie Shinohara
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication Date: March 14th 2006 – September 12th 2006
*Rated for older teens
Volume 11 Goodreads Summary: Yuri, a teen of the twenty-first century, has been transported to ancient Anatolia as part of a scheme by the evil Nakia, Queen of the Hittites. Only the intervention of Nakia’s stepson, Prince Kail, save Yuri from the Queen’s bloodthirsty intentions. As an unintended consequence, the people of the kingdoms of Anatolia are now convinced that Yuri is the incarnation of the great war-goddess Ishtar….
Have you noticed yet that I am totally addicted to this series? I can’t stop reading them so as soon as a finish a couple I try to return them as soon as possible in order to get more from the library. My library only has the first couple of the series so the rest I have to get through interlibrary loans which can take forever I know, It sucks but the point is I love reading them. Would I give every volume 5 stars? Nah but they are still addicting. Since they are so addicting and quick to read as soon as I get 3 or 4 from the library I read them back to back and it has really started to get hard to write reviews for them. I feel like all I am doing is repeating myself especially since I don’t really want to give any spoilers from Volume 1 to Volume 14.When I say repetitive I just mean that I continue to think that Yuri continues to grow with each volume which is a great thing and that as she grows more problems arise and with those problems she grows even more…and the cycle continues. I think the growth of a character is important. Yes they all have there set backs but then they continue to move forward. The problems and obstacles are usually always different but the fact that there is a problem in each volume is just what I am always repeating lol.
Yuri goes through so much crap in this series. She has to deal with so much. I would probably just curl up into the fetal position and cry but she keeps on moving on. She comes up with her own plans and does what she believes will be the best choice for everyone even if it is not the best choice for her. Kail has both really great qualities and then others that are just not so great. He has his moments were I think I am going to start hating him but some how he quickly turns it around and I kind of just forget until something else happens. I love Hadi and her sisters and all the other people close to Yuri and Kail. They all seem to be going through a lot. There is actually quite a bit of loss in this series so far.
Although I have been liking a lot about this series there is also a lot I can’t stand. The problem is it is hard for me to explain. I’m sure most of it has to do with the fact that this series takes place far into the past. Also, I am pretty disappointed that Yuri isn’t more disappointed about not getting back home. I mean it is mentioned and a lot of it is her trying to get back home but then when it doesn’t happen it doesn’t seem as big of a problem as I feel it should be. I don’t know I guess I would be torn also but my family is my family and I couldn’t picture life without them.