The book I’m going to introduce to you is called “Gosick” by Kazuki Sakuraba. It is a mystery fiction. The story happened in 1924 and it takes place in Sauville, a small European country.
Kazuya Kujo, the main character, was the youngest son of a soldier. He has been studying abroad at the Saint Marguerite Academy in Sauville. Just like a typical soldier’s son, Kazuya took everything very serious and worked hard in order to become a great soldier like his father and brothers. Kazuya would always take responsibilities for what he did and he had always felt that he must protect others even though he is weak himself and often get scared by scary stories. The heroine of this novel, whose name was a guy’s name, is called Victorique. She was a beautiful girl with emerald green eyes and long golden hair which made her look like a life-sized doll. She had solved many mysteries and cases, which already became her interest. Victorique was trapped in school, under strict orders never to leave the campus for certain reasons. Under these conditions, even though she knows so many different languages and was smart enough to solve any chaos, she doesn’t know what an ice cream shop looked like or how to buy a train ticket.
In the story, Victorique and Kazuya were involved in a sinister mystery. In relation to the Queen Berry, a ghost ship that should have sunk into the sea ten years ago has reappeared again. Revenge for the past tragedy, prophet been murdered, and the people around died strangely one after another. Outside the safety of school, on a slowly sinking ship with a mad killer on deck, Victorique and Kazuya will have to try their best to survive and solve the mystery.
It’s amazing how the plot was paced so perfectly and how the author drops little hints that allow you to figure out a bit of the mystery, but never the whole thing. The writing style of this book is not very complicated, but as you read through, you can nearly see the...