Dec 22, 2021
The power of… manifestation?
Is the story painfully unoriginal? Yes. Was this an enjoyable read still? Also yes.
First and foremost, the art is very cute, simple and clear, which, as far as I know, is this author’s go to style. It fits the narration, but not the somewhat darker themes it tries to convey. In that sense it’s a little too cutesy at times.
Fast paced, but not rushed, the story isn’t anything the world has’t seen before. The title says it all, this is about the magic and curse that is to love, all the while adding an interesting take on witchcraft. There is hardly any
world building, but that’s because the setting is our human world, with the ‘witch trials’ from older times being the primary incentive. I like how the characters relationship does’t overshadow the plot and vice versa, but instead intertwine quite well. The final resolution happens rather quickly, but I didn’t find it predictable. This is one of those stories where the final climax is the best part, albeit a little corny, and the short span of pages building up to it are well written.
The characters are also well written and presented in a timely fashion, explaining who they are, where they are from, their motives and how they relate to the plot and the rest of the cast. This made the read all that much more enjoyable.
I have a soft spot for witchcraft and witch history, so to the surprise of literally no one I did end up liking this. This isn’t a psyche enriching story, but I don’t regret picking it up.
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