Rei-chan Apr 13, 2016
The Review: I dare say this book is only for fans of Vampire Knight. My reasoning being because you would never understand the stories if you don’t know the characters before reading. Having a pretty good understanding of the universe myself, I picked this up to see if there were any extra tidbits of information dropped into the stories that we might not have gotten in the manga. My verdict – It’s not much extra. The short stories are kind of bland, really. There’s a few more dots to connect between characters but other than that it’s just more stories that have little to do with the main plot. The first three stories I could have done without. Queen of the Abyss was intriguing because it introduces a new character, but again I’m wondering, what’s the point in that? I found A Maiden’s Melancholy to be the most entertaining story, simply because it’s told from the point of view of a horse that loves Zero. The last short, In a Thousand Years, is the only one that comes after the manga timeline. It does not include any of the main protagonists, but all of the supporting characters that attended Cross Academy have a role. Still, there were no revelations that weren’t already in the manga.