Wanted

Wanted

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by Matsuri Hino
     
 

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In the Mediterranean at end of the 17th century, former songstress Armeria disguises herself as a boy and boards the ship of the pirate Skulls--the man who kidnapped Luce, her first love. Captain Skulls is arrogant, violent, and a skirt chaser! And unfortunately for Armeria, he discovers she's a woman...See more details below

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In the Mediterranean at end of the 17th century, former songstress Armeria disguises herself as a boy and boards the ship of the pirate Skulls--the man who kidnapped Luce, her first love. Captain Skulls is arrogant, violent, and a skirt chaser! And unfortunately for Armeria, he discovers she's a woman...

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Publishers Weekly

This single-volume trilogy of connected short stories will be a quick read for shojo fans. Armeria is a girl with a powerful singing voice; while performing for a wealthy family, she falls in love with the handsome Luce, only to see him captured by pirates a short time later. Eight years pass, and she comes across the ship that took her love and manages to sneak aboard disguised as a boy. It's not long before she's outed, though, and soon discovers why Captain Skulls, the handsome pirate with the heart of gold, looks so familiar. To call Skulls's identity a twist or a surprise is being overly kind, but this is a book that is more about emotion and the exploration of longing than about any real plot emphasis. The third chapter, however, does revolve around an interesting story idea, a piece of music that appears to be cursed. Throwaway running commentaries from the author ("I did study the various historical backgrounds, but I've ignored them to make things convenient") are a bit of a distraction, but romantic-minded readers won't be bothered by them, and instead will enjoy her lush detailed art. (Sept.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421554365
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Wanted , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
256,796
File size:
92 MB
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Meet the Author

Matsuri Hino burst onto the manga scene with her title Kono Yume ga Sametara (When This Dream Is Over), which was published in LaLa DX  magazine. Hino was a manga artist a mere nine months after she decided to become one.

With the success of her popular series Captive Hearts and MeruPuri, Hino has established herself as a major player in the world of shojo manga. 

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