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Alice feels awkward after Nightmare confesses that he loves her. He's behaving normally and hasn't even asked her out, while she's desperately trying to keep him from telepathically peeking into her head and seeing how he affects her. She learns about a mysterious locked book in his library that's supposed to show you whatever you want to see. She finally manages to open it, and(show spoiler)
Extras: An Alice in the Country of Hearts short with Nightmare, and then an Alice in the Country of Clover short with Blood.
This trilogy is frustrating. The first volume was filled with what felt like filler stories. The second volume is suddenly all about some book that was never even hinted at in the first volume. Alice remembers her tutor but doesn't seem twisted up by his physical similarity to Blood. Instead, she's all upset about
The romance is meh, and I still hate the artwork. Job does okay with larger panels but apparently can't be bothered to draw/ink more neatly in smaller ones.
(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)