Manga Review: The Betrayal Knows My Name Vol. 2 [Paperback]

I’ve finished “The Betrayal Knows My Name Vol. 2” by Hotaru Odagiri.

Product Description

Welcomed into the arms of the Giou clan and the Zweilt, Yuki reaches out to his comrades even as he is drawn into their war with the darkness. But the demonic Duras continue to spread their malevolence around Yuki, and the members of his new family are not impervious either, as one of their own vanishes without a trace and yet another is cornered by a sudden ambush. In the Zweilt, Yuki may well have found the long-sought-after place he belongs, but the enemy seems intent on stealing it out of his grasp forever.
And when the shadowy figure of “Reiga,” the nemesis of the Giou, finally steps into the light, will Yuki find himself utterly alone, crushed by the weight of the truth?

Product Details
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Yen Press (December 13, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316119423
ISBN-13: 978-0316119429

My Review:

I highly recommend this series if you like pretty boys, violence, action, blood, angst, deep friendships, a hurtful betrayal, etc.

In this volume we learn more about Yuki’s past and how important his his role as God of Light is.  We also glimpse a little of Luka’s past too (demon lord) and he declares his loyalty to Yuki once again. In their previous life Yuki and Luka was lovers but he won’t say anything to Yuki because he believes Yuki wanted to forget his memories and him.

We also learn how important everyone is to each other and how they consider Yuki as their savior.  We also learn more background of how Hotsuma was raised and treated by his parents.  Their is certainly no love lost there.

The main plot in this volume is Ashley a maniac doll maker who promises girls if they try out this kit they will get the man of their dreams.  While in reality she makes the girls fall asleep and kidnaps the young men they fancy and add them to her harem.

It is revealed who Reiga is and Yuki is so devastated that he falls in a deep sleep for two days.  When he wakes up he feels like he remembers who Luka is and how safe he feels when he’s around.

I really love the fight scene between Hotsuma and Shusei and the twin Opasts Jekyll and Hyde – it was very exciting.  Also caught a glimpse of another Opast that looks like Luka.

I also enjoyed meeting two new Zweilts Seishirou Furuori  and Kuruto Hourai who live at the main residence with Takashiro.

5/5

Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada/Yen Press for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

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