Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Black Bird volume 1 by Kanoko Sakurakouji

He loves her blood, but does her love her?!

R to L (Japanese Style).

There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend.

All that changes one day when Misao is attacked by a demon. Her childhood friend Kyo suddenly returns to save her and tend to her cuts--with his tongue!

It turns out Misao is the bride of prophecy, whose blood gives power to the demon clan who claims her.

But most demons want to keep her power for themselves--by eating her! Now Misao is just trying to stay alive...and decide if she likes it when Kyo licks her wounds.

(Synopsis from Goodreads).

My Thoughts:
Not many people know this about me, but I love reading manga. I used to be obsessed with anime and manga when I was younger. As I've gotten older, I don't read manga as much. However, every now and then, I'll get the urge to pick up a series and binge read it. I recently requested the first volume of Black Bird from my local library, and enjoyed it.

There were several things that I enjoyed about Black Bird. I love the author's snarky, sarcastic sense of humor that she wove into the story line, especially when it comes to Kyo. I also loved how loyal Kyo was to Misao. He did have his own reasons, but I thought it was cool that he seemed so protective of Misao, even though he hadn't seen her since childhood.

There was only one thing that I didn't like about this book. It was slightly hard to get into. I was confused on and off throughout the book. I felt like there should have been some sort of greater back story that the reader needed to understand everything, and we never got that. I'm hoping that appears more in the second volume to clear things up a bit.

Other than the one minor issue, I really loved Black Bird. I can't wait to see what happens next in the story line. I plan on getting the other volumes of manga from my local library as soon as I can. I hope to binge read the whole series this spring.  

I give Black Bird volume 1: 4/5.

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I received this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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