bokurano ours, vol. 2
Saving the world is hard. Saving yourself is even harder. One summer, fifteen kids innocently wander into a nearby seaside cave. There they meet a strange man who invites them to play an exciting new video game. This game, he explains, pits a long giant robot against a horde of alien invaders. To play the game all they have to do is sign a simple contract. The game stops being fun when the kids find out the true purpose of their pact.
I liked the first book okay. It was crazy weird and seemed to have a lot of potential. Then all of a sudden it got really dark and incredibly sad. So far each book seems to be focusing on two characters at a time in order of being 'called'.
Little pieces of the mystery of the 'game' are being revealed and nothing is good news. Each kid has a story and these stories are not of the happy ending variety. I was planning on moving onto the next book in the Chew series, but I think I'm going to have to finish up this one first. I have some theories about the monsters they're fighting and I want to see if I'm right!