This week was really busy so I didn’t get much reading done. I came back from visiting my mom and dad and it’s been so busy since then! We’re short handed at work (but thankfully a new person started last week, yayyyyy) and then it was my fiancé’s birthday on Tuesday. Wednesday was ice cream day, Thursday we had to go grocery shopping, Friday was D&D night, Saturday we celebrated my fiancé’s birthday by spending all day out on the boat, and today was Mother’s Day! And I finally got around to filling my taxes. Not much room for reading but I managed to read a few manga and get halfway through a YA dystopian. Now onto the books!
One of the manga that I read last week was BL Fans Love My Brother?! volume 1 by Mimu Oyamada. This manga is about Kirika Amano who’s brother has been shut away in his room for almost four years! She soon finds out why. Turns out her brother is Amaterasu, a popular Boy’s Love manga artist! He enlists her help as he gets more and more popular. She poses as him at a doujinshi convention and talks with all of his fans. As she slowly learns about the BL world, she starts to become more of a fan. Will she keep up the ruse or blow her bro’s cover?
I really enjoyed reading this manga. It was super cute and as a BL fan I liked watching Kirika learn about BL and start to enjoy it and by the end she even started shipping two characters (they were the opposite of her brother so that was funny too). I’m not really sure where the series will go but I will definitely be along for the ride! I think that this would be a fun read for anyone that is a BL fan.
The next manga that I read was Failed Princesses volume 1 by Ajichi. Here’s the description for this manga from Goodreads: Fujishiro Nanaki is super cute, super popular, and super annoyed with anyone as plain as her classmate Kurokawa Kanade. When Nanaki finds out her boyfriend’s cheating on her, however, her life makes a complete 180—as does her relationship with Kanade.
This is a super cute starting point for this series. I liked the premise of a make-over manga but with a twist. I’m not going to say what that twist is because I don’t want to spoil anything. But I loved all the characters and the story itself. I can definitely see that this series has a lot of potential growth for a lot of the characters involved. Overall, I would recommend this for anyone that is a fan of slow burn yuri. I have a feeling that this is going to take awhile before we get to anything ~spicy~.
Next up we have Nightschool: The Weirn Books Collector’s Edition volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova – this book has the first two volumes in the series collected inside. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this series, based on the art alone. It’s hard for me to focus on the story when the artwork is distracting. But that being said, this series was good enough for me to ignore the artwork.
This series focuses on a school, specifically the Nightschool. After regular students head home, the Nightschool is in session. This school is for a different breed of students – vampires, weirns, witches and werewolves. At the Nightschool they learn everything from math to spellcasting and everything in between. Alex is a weirn that has always been homeschooled. Her sister, Sarah, works at the Nightschool as the Night Keeper. One night at school Sarah goes missing and Alex is the only one who remembers her. Alex enrolls at the Nightschool to try and investigate the school and find out what happened to Sarah.
The last manga that I read was Witch Hat Atelier volume 2 by Kamome Shirahama. I LOVE this series. I read the first volume awhile ago – July of 2019 – so I was a little hazy on the specifics of what was going on but as soon as I started reading volume 2, everything came back.
This volume picks up right where volume 1 left off, with the kids transported to a strangely quiet town and cornered by a huge dragon! Can they use their wits and magic to defeat the dragon or will they be trapped forever? That is what we learn in volume 2! I loved this volume so much! We learned a lot of information about how the magical world works and we got a look at the “police” of this world. I liked that we got to see the girls actually using some of their magic in a real world situation where they were trying to help save a group of people out of a river. Overall, if you enjoy books about magic then this will be right up your alley! Also, the artwork is absolutely stunning! Some of these pages could be framed as artwork they are that good.
That’s it for this week! I hope you all had a fantastic week and weekend! Other than getting sunburned I had a great weekend. Did you guys do anything to celebrate Mother’s Day? We just cooked a nice dinner and had a guava and cream cheese pie for dessert – it was so good. Oh and the YA dystopian book that I’m in the middle of is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I read almost half of it in one setting. I’ve had this book on my TBR for awhile and I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet, I’m really enjoying it. Talk to you guys next week!