My review of vol. 16 of Fullmetal Alchemist is now up at Manga Life. An excerpt:
In Volume 16 of Fullmetal Alchemist, the story returns to the present after the long flashback to the Ishbal campaign in Volume 15. As such, this is very much a transitional volume in the series. The characters are scattering to different parts of Amestris, all intent upon their own goals, but readers only see the beginning of their journeys here. The larger consequences of the decisions made now will have to wait for subsequent volumes.