Horimiya

‘Kyoko Hori is a bright and popular high school student, in contrast to her classmate Izumi Miyamura, a gloomy and seemingly nerdy boy.’

ホリミヤ
(Horimiya)
by Hero, Daisuke Hagiwara (Artist)

A lovely one.

One of the first reviews I start with a one-liner I know already. 😄

Hello, dearies! 💖

Horimiya is one of those that I first watched the anime then read the manga, but it’s alright, you can do it like that as well, there’s not much difference in the story, except for the ending of the Manga, that’s a plus for us readers.

I’ll jump right in.

Bit of a spoiler if you don’t know about Horimiya, so be aware.

I really liked and enjoyed reading this one, the whole emo-looking guy act was the hook, but afterwards, it grew on me even if that main tidbit it’s not the main thing throughout the story.

ホリミヤ 1

But what I really wanted to know with this one after watching the anime, and one of the reasons why I read the manga, is how it would end between Hori y Miyamura, just how their relationship would truly develop, and the other one I wanted more of was Yuki and Tooru, but not all my questions were answered there, just for the main ones though it was kind of a no-brainer that it’d go to a sort of happy ever after.

It took me some time to finish it, but I think it was because the Anime tried hard to stay true to the story and not stray too much as most adaptations do, examples? Card Captor Sakura, Junjou Romantica, or Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Watch 2 episodes of those and then read the first volumes of the manga, and you’ll agree with me.

Though I know that it was first self-published on Hero’s website.

Back to Horimiya, is the story just as straightforward as the description gives it, as such:

Kyouko Hori is a popular high school girl, who, despite her ostentatious appearance, excels in academics, has a family-loving character and is a completely different person outside of school. One day, Hori meets someone else who also does not present his true self at school; her quiet, glasses-wearing classmate, Izumi Miyamura.

So, from that, you might go, meh, but you only have to watch episode 1 or read chapter 1 of the manga, and you’ll be into the story.

Izumi Miyamura

Recommended? Yes, I do. I think it’s one of those reads that you’ll have a fun time with, and you’ll be looking forward to each chapter eagerly.

That’s it for now, dearies! This one was one of my rambling ones but I hope you will pick a copy of Horimiya and/or share your thoughts once you have read it.

horimiya hori miyamura

I’ll try to post more this month, I’m sorry the past few months have been so yes-no, new-silence.

As usual, thank you for sticking to the end and reading this manga review, if you’d like me to recommend others, you can reach me on my social media. 💌📲

Happy Reading! 📖

Blog ReCap 2021

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” Mark Twain

Hello, dearies! Happy New Year! 🎆

A New Year, a new life, nah, just kidding, same life as before, it’s only a new number in the year but same things happening. That sounded a bit dark on my end, but it’s also true.

Moving on.

Now, I don’t usually do recaps or stuff like this, but here we are because 2021 make me write tons of posts for some reason, so I’ll try to convey the ones I liked the most next. Including those where I rambled on about book characters. 😆

And sometimes book challenges.

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5 Christmas-related eBooks

I checked out Smashwords and found some titles that are Holiday, Christmas related, so I decided to share 5 that caught my eye, actually, there were more, but for now, I’m sharing these with you, in case you want to add them to your list and read on Christmas’ Eve.

Hello, dearies! ❄️It’s December 1st! ❄️ 2020 had us on a rollercoaster, but we made it this far, we can make until the 31st, right? Hopefully. 

I checked out Smashwords and found some titles that are Holiday, Christmas related, so I decided to share 5 that caught my eye, actually, there were more, but for now, I’m sharing these with you, in case you want to add them to your list and read on Christmas’ Eve. ☃️

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Other 7 EBooks for Under a Dollar or Free

Okay, readers! Hello again! Here we go once more, I have searched for other 7 Ebooks that are either free at the moment or cost less than a dollar, and considering how bored we all are during quarantine, forced, voluntary or whatever, then we know something to pass the time.

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10 Young Adult Books to Add to Our Reading List

So, this is my first time recommending so many books in one go, but I hope to make a couple of more like this one in the future. I have not read the books I am about to name but the titles called to me or the covers (mostly the covers), so I want to share them with all the readers out there looking for something new to add to their reading list.

I picked these 10 in the Young Adult section, but they might have some fantasy in them as well. Though I am thinking of making another list, as I mentioned, but just for the magical, fantastical books out there. Unless you want to know about other genres then let me know in the comments. You will find the link to each book at the end of every description. Alright, here we go.

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