The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria Volume 1 by Eiji Mikage

TITLE: The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria
AKA: Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria, Hakomari, 空ろの箱と零のマリア
AUTHOR: Eiji Mikage
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): October 31, 2017
PURCHASE (Book Depository):

PUBLISHER (Japan): Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): January 7, 2009
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 7 (Complete. Final volume released June 10, 2015)

From the back cover:

Kazuki Hoshino treasures nothing more than his ordinary life, and March 2 should have been an ordinary day. The arrival of a transfer student, the mysterious Aya Otonashi, shouldn’t have shattered the world he knows. He’s never seen this girl before in his life, but she says she’s met him thousands of times–and declares war on him for a crime he can’t even remember… As the truth begins to unravel, nothing is as it seems, and at the heart of it all is a wish powerful enough to change everything…