Our Wonderful Days (Vol 1) – Tsurezure Biyori, story and art by Kei Hamuro
Contemporary, romance, LGBTQ+, manga, teen, fiction.
Years have gone past when Mafuyu left unexpectedly and Koharu had been missing her best bud for the longest of time. Mafuyu returns to town to go to the high school that Koharu attends. Koharu is very shocked and thrown off when she sees her best buddy all grown up and really pretty. She begins to have a crush on her and the feelings are felt the same way with Mafuyu.
I don’t typically read a lot of contemporary romances like this but I gave it a try. I am glad I did because this was so darn cute. When I was finished with the book, I reread it because I wasn’t fully done with this book and was not ready to read another novel. I really love the plot and the dialogues. The artwork was phenomenal. I do wish that I could’ve gotten the sequel to see what happens next but I might do so on my next manga run and or manga purchases.
The Nine Lives of Chloe King: The Fallen – Liz Braswell
Young adult, fantasy, fiction.
Chloe King is an average sixteen-year-old turning seventeen. Her life is alright and considerably normal until she has a near death experience that should’ve killed her. Then she develops some new traits that are alarming as well as someone tried to assassinate her. She learns that there is a group called The Order of the Tenth Blade wants to eradicate her species. She must learn who she is.
I had read this when I was in middle school and liked the novel. I tried to retrieve my copy, but it was unfortunately destroyed due to horrible packing styles. Either way, I hunted down a new copy to read. I went down nostalgia lane and remembered why I loved this book so much. The writing was thorough and was never predictable. That is my opinion though. I was so happy to reread this novel for sure. And I would recommend reading all three books. I only read the first book for now. Might pick up the book once more soon. Or let me know to read and give it a review.
Reincarnated as a Familiar: Vol 1 – D.S. Craig
Magic, familiars, manga, light novel, fiction.
An elementary teacher gets hit by a box and falls becomes unconscious. When she comes to, she sees a rather large girl in front of her. Confused, she asks the young woman what happened. The young woman introduces herself as Lesti and tells her where they are at which is Alandrian Central Magic Academy. She begins readjusts to her new life and goes on a journey with Lesti.
This was so interestingly different and loved reading this light novel. A vastly different premise and plot than I am used to personally, but this was great. I would have preferred to read the manga version, but this sufficed for sure. The writing was great, and the characters were interesting. Interactions felt natural and the lore felt genuine. Can’t wait to find the manga to add to my collection, however.
Kingdom Keepers 1: Disney After Dark –
Disney, Disney World, children,
There is a darkness that threatens both
the Disney World park and the world. An old park attendant, Wayne, warns Finn
of this news and warns him to gather the other teenagers in this fight. At
first, Finn thought that the encounter was false and only a dream, but the
truth revealed and Finn wants to act immediately. Finn gathers four other
teenagers must use certain technology to go up against Disney Villains as well
as witches. This is all good versus evil to save the park and the world. Finn
and the other teenagers must save the world.
I had grabbed this children’s novel
while at California Adventure because the idea of being trapped at a theme park
battling Disney Villains had deeply intrigued me. I did not care that this
novel was short or meant for a younger (children) audience. I enjoyed reading
this so much that I couldn’t put the book down. Later I found out this was a
continuing series and I intend on reading the rest soon. I recommend this novel
for sure for anyone young at heart and are a Disney fanatic.