wow, this series sure doesn't hold back any punches when it comes to killing characters.
anyway I've decided lying cat (giant hairless cat) is my favouwow, this series sure doesn't hold back any punches when it comes to killing characters.
anyway I've decided lying cat (giant hairless cat) is my favourite character. It's just so neat, and I'm always a sucker for talking animals. Well, ok, all it says is "lying" but that counts right??
I read vol 2 and 3 back to back, so my brain kinda mushed them together.
The plot expanded, and while I'm enjoying it, I'm not sure if I'm as into it as other people are?? again, it's good, but I'm still slightly underwhelmed.
oh! also what I thought to be the best scene of the book is the following;
Sophie, an orphaned child rescued from a brothel, is sitting, leaning against Lying cat. She says, "my name is Sophie, and I'm six years old. I like cooking, and trying to do handstands," (or something I forget the exact dialogue), "and I'm a bad girl for the things I did with those men--"
and the cat simply says, "Lying," making her smile and cuddle against it.
Because that cat can tell when people are lying, or otherwise saying untrue things, and so that was a very simple and effective way to show that, of course the girl isn't to blame for the things was she forced into doing....more
So, like, a one point, she uses her moon tiara to BEHEAD A DEMON. What the fuck.
I really need to read more of the series. Since I saw (most of) the fiSo, like, a one point, she uses her moon tiara to BEHEAD A DEMON. What the fuck.
I really need to read more of the series. Since I saw (most of) the first season of Crystal before reading this, most of it was familiar already. The surprising parts are the no-nonsense, bloodless violence.
Wherein the MONSTER OF THE WEEK IS BEHEADED while crumbling to dust.
And like, Mars seems to straight up vaporize one of the dudes that Berryl is controlling?? I don't even.
I'm kinda bummed that the english version (put out by Kodansha Comics) cuts out the author's comments on the sides. At least, there seems to be conspicuous blank spots on the sides of the page.
Also there's this annoying little moon symbol every time there's the worlds "Sailor Moon." The symbol is shoved between Sailor and Moon, and it bothers me.
Finally, wow, Usagi is hella bi. Her reactions when she meets Mercury, and later Mars, is "WOW SHE'S CUTE *U*". I love it....more
I meant to leave a longer review but I'm tired so I'll summarize:
- lovely prose; especially striking at the Ever dancer in Susie's heaven - a very melaI meant to leave a longer review but I'm tired so I'll summarize:
- lovely prose; especially striking at the Ever dancer in Susie's heaven - a very melancholic book; after it, I felt lonely and disconnected, in the need of a hug - a sense of unreality surrounds some of the characters; Ruth's life, for example, and I wonder if that's so the living feel like as much of as ghost of Susie herself - I think it's sad that the boy who loved her, never moved on from loving her - I appreciated how her mom was a woman who didn't want to be *just* someone's mother; she wanted more...more
This book is entirely devoted to the love of reading and storytelling, and it's beautiful. It tells what on the surface appears to be a classic gothicThis book is entirely devoted to the love of reading and storytelling, and it's beautiful. It tells what on the surface appears to be a classic gothic tale -- twins growing wild in a haunted mansion on the moors -- but it unfolds to be a much more complex story about family, love, loss, and identity. The mystery has many twists and turns, and I grew to love the main character Margaret. So yeah, enjoyed this from start to finish, highly recommended....more
Reading this book, I get the feeling that she's buried herself too deeply in the plot that she's created. Usually, the setting serves the roPoor Nora.
Reading this book, I get the feeling that she's buried herself too deeply in the plot that she's created. Usually, the setting serves the romance plot, not the other way around.
In this one, the romance feels secondary, and if I'm honest, terribly undeveloped.
For example, in one scene I thought the male lead was possessed because he kept insisting that he loved the female lead, and that she should accept his feelings as valid.
It was in the insistent, repetitive, demanding tone that I found out of character, and which was massively unfair to the female lead.
If someone has feelings for you, you're under no obligation to return them. Especially in the case of the female lead, who's been raised to believe that love is temporary at best.
If he really loved her, he would have given her time and space to consider her feelings - he would have taken her resistance seriously, instead of being like "OH U."
The characters all side with the man in this case, and that makes me incredibly uncomfortable.
So... yeah. Nora is obviously more interested in the past plot with the evil dude and the character's ancestors, and the current plot of trying to defeat the evil dude, than the couple in this book. Hell, she's more interested in the couple that the next book is going to be centered around.
And I'm sorry, but if the author doesn't even care about their characters, then I'm fairly unmotivated to give a fuck about them either.
(oh, also, there's romantical waxing about how the female lead is like a "g*psy" which. can u not.)...more