Review: Fangirl, Vol. 2 (Fangirl: The Manga #2)

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Rating: ★★★★

I received a copy of this book for free for promotional purposes.

Full disclosure: I have not read volume 1 of this manga. However, I have read Fangirl, the novel that this is based upon, and have always been curious about this manga adaptation. I am familiar with the story so I was able to read and understand this volume without having read volume 1. 

If I could use one word to describe this book it would be cozy. It feels like such a comfort read, probably because the book is set during the fall/winter. It has those cozy vibes that makes you want to read this while curled up with a blanket and a hot beverage. 

I loved the art style. The illustrator specializes in black and white manga style and that is very evident. The art looks like a classic manga. The illustrator did a phenomenal job conveying all of Cath’s emotions. 

I liked that the manga followed in the book’s footsteps and used snippets from the Simon Snow books and Cath’s fan fiction. Since this manga doesn’t use chapters, it helped separate different parts of the story. Generally, I prefer chapters in manga to avoid it feeling like one long scene. 

Overall, this was such a warm and heartfelt read. I cannot wait to read the next one since this one ends on such a cliffhanger! 


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Disney Song Book Tag

I saw Ashley over at Thrifty Bibliophile do this tag, and since it is Disney, I just had to do it too! You can check out her post here.

A whole new world – Pick a book that made you see the world differently.

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Incarceration Nations by Baz Dreisinger. I read this for a social justice class and it was mind blowing. It tackles the issue of mass incarceration all over the world and really humanizes the issue. Dreisinger also gave a talk to our class and she is so passionate about this issue. It’s inspiring.

Cruella De Vil – Pick your favorite villain.

Jack Merridew from Lord of the Flies. I read this in high school and I LOVED Jack for some reason.

I won’t say I’m in love – Pick a book you didn’t want to admit you loved.

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Not only did I love it, I liked it way more than Fangirl. Sorry not sorry.

Gaston – Pick a character that you couldn’t stand

Katniss in Mockingjay. I read this back in high school so it was quite a while ago. I can’t remember much specifics, but I do recall being annoyed with Katniss so much in this book.

Part of your world – Pick a book set in a universe you wish you could live in.

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. I would love to go to the Wood between Worlds because then I could go to all the worlds!

A dream is a wish your heart makes – describe what the book of your dreams would be like

How can I even answer this question? I don’t even know because it changes every day depending on my mood.

Someday my prince will come – What book character would you marry if you could?

John Ambrose McClaren from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. He just seems like husband material. And I love his name. I would love to become Mrs. John Ambrose McClaren.

I see the light – Pick a book that changed your life

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Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters. This book is my everything. So dark, so twisted, it touched me in an intimate way.

When you wish upon a star – Pick a book you wish you could reread for the first time.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I had so many feels when I read it.

I just can’t wait to be king – Pick a book with some kind of monarchy in it

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The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze. This book takes place in post-apocalyptic England where a dictator is trying to overthrow the British throne.

Colors of the wind – Pick a book with a beautiful colorful cover.

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Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz. All the books in this series have a gorgeous cover but this one is the most beautiful, especially in person. The mirror part of the cover is reflective so it captures the light and creates a rainbow of color. So pretty!

I tag…

Anyone who loves Disney!


 

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a magical day!

xoxo,

Jessica

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The Liebster Award

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I was nominated (a very long time ago) by Zoe from Home of Indie Authors. Thank you so much for nominating me. I had a ton of fun answering your questions and coming up with my own. Here is a link to her post.

 The rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog/post
  2. Answer the nominator’s 11 questions
  3. Come up with your own set of 11 questions to be answered by your nominees
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing – don’t forget to tag them, provide a link to their blogs – let them know!!

Questions and Answers 

Q. What are your favorite genres to read?

A. I read anything that strikes my fancy, but I particularly enjoy YA, middle grade, romance, historical fiction, and contemporary.

Q. What’s the first book you ever recall reading?

A. I honestly cannot remember because I was very young.

Q. Do you read self-published authors? Why? Or why not?

A. Yes I do! I love reading them because they often offer something different from more mainstream authors.

Q. Who is the author you stalk online the most?

A. Jenny Han! Also Jacqueline Smith, my new favorite Indie author. Her books are the best!

Q. Favorite bookish boyfriend/girlfriend?

A. Q Mercer from the Monsters in the Dark series by Pepper Winters and John Ambrose McClaren from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han

Q. What are your favorite things of being a book blogger?

A. Sharing my love of books and reading. Also meeting amazing people.

Q. If you could spend a day in a book, which one would it be?

A. The Chronicles of Narnia! Who wouldn’t want to go there? For Narnia! And for Aslan!

Q. Turn your favorite book into a movie! Who directs it? What actors get the main roles?

A. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. Not sure about who would direct it, but I would love to see Dove Cameron as Bobbi.

Q. Kiss, marry, kill. Go!

A. Kiss: Rhysand (from the ACOTAR series) Marry: John Ambrose McClaren (from TATBILB trilogy) Kill: The White Witch (from The Chronicles of Narnia)

Q. A huge book disappointment?

A. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I didn’t necessarily hate it but it was so not what I was expecting. There was no plot and it wasn’t fangirl-y enough.

Q. A book recommendation for anyone reading this =)

A. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I recommend this to literally everyone.

My Questions 

  1. What book do you think is the most overhyped?
  2. Be honest! Do you judge books by their covers?
  3. What’s your biggest bookish pet peeve?
  4. What’s your unpopular bookish opinion?
  5. How many unread books do you have?
  6. Who’s your favorite fictional bookworm?
  7. If someone offered you a million dollars to burn half of the books you own, would you do it?
  8. Who’s your favorite author that most people have never heard of?
  9. Who’s your bookish OTP?
  10. What’s your stance on dog-earing books?
  11. Best book-to-movie/book-to-tv-show adaptation?

Nominations

I never know who to nominate for these things, so if you’re reading this and want to do it, consider yourself nominated!

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