After losing his memory in a serious car accident, Tohru Takahisa is taken in by Fujishima, an older man who claims to be his friend. But the taciturn Fujishima refuses to reveal anything about Tohru's past! Despite the gulf between them, a strange and awkward tenderness grows, even as theyare held apart by the tragic events of Tohru's forgotten past! Dramatic, heart-wrenching romance and tragedy combine in a gripping story where the past and present are intricately entwined. This volume also contains the short story "Class Reunion" and an all-new sequel!
Okay. First off, I have never ever read a PUBLISHED book that had so many spelling errors and grammatical errors. I actually own a physical copy of the book, so I was just baffled at this. It seems like the translator had great difficulty spelling simple worlds like "cell phone" which she/he would constantly spell as "cel phone", and then on random occasions spell it the correct way. Sentences sometimes didn't even make sense, and it was like the translator decided to state something a certain way, and then change their mind mid-sentence and not go back to fix the rest of it. I would
let stuff like this slide if it was once or twice, but these errors were just all over the book. Some sentences aren't even capitalized.
Plot/Story: I thought the plot was interesting, as well as the characters, but the author didn't go as in depth as I wished she did. Though there seems to be 2 more books in this series so I hope the characters pasts, etc are described more. So far the story seems cute and interesting, I'm curious how the rest of the books will go. Also, if you're looking for a story that has a fast paced story that get's the the "sexy scenes" really fast. This is not the book for you.
Okay, so you know how many yaoi novels have really in depth detail about the "sexy time" going on in the story? Not this one. The author went more into detail about one of the main characters eating cakes then she did with anything else. The kissing scenes were described fine in this story, but in the first book, no "real action" happens between the characters in the main story, so I can't go into detail about how she described that. The side story on the other hand. Wow. Them "doing the nasty" was entirely summed up in like 2 sentences. And it was basically talking about kissing, then random new paragraph that talks about how they wake up together, and "WOW I CAN'T BELIEVE WE HAD SEX". I just found this very odd. I forgot to mention that, but the story sometimes just breaks off into new paragraphs that "start a new scene". It can go from them eating dinner to a character randomly being on a train and going somewhere.
I liked the art, but in like every scene the artist drew at least one of the characters was blushing for no reason. Bit odd, but I can deal with it. Also, the characters in the main story & in the side story look insanely similar. I didn't even know they were different characters until I read that they had new names.
Overall: I enjoyed this, and plan to get the other books. BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHOEVER PUBLISHED THIS SERIES (I think Blue) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FIRE THE TRANSLATOR/WHOEVER TYPED UP THIS STORY.
I've been wanting to read this novel for awhile now. But I'm really having a hard time in finding a copy (only in the net though). I thought it was almost impossible but I'm so happy that I was able to read this and Cold Light. Though I haven't read Cold Fever cause I can't find any. T^T
Anyway here's my review about it.
The Cold Series has a total of 3 Volumes. Cold Sleep, Cold Light and Cold Fever. so I'll start with Cold Sleep since this was the first installment.
When you read the synopsis at first, you will think it's some cliched drama story
about a guy who lost his memory and so on. Because that's what I thought at first.
But somehow after reading it, it's different from what I had imagined. It's really nice. I can't stop myself from reading it.
It's about a guy (Tohru) who lost his memory in a car accident and an older man (Fujishima) claiming to be his "friend" knows him and decided to take him as a roommate to his apartment.
Even though Fujishima is claiming to be his friend, he wouldn't tell Tohru anything about his past. None at all. So this made Tohru suspicious a little. But as time passed by, the two grew close together. Even to the point of Tohru falling in love with Fujishima. But what is Fujishima hiding about Tohru's past?
See? Interesting right?
While reading this, I really can't help but to read it so fast that I almost regretted it cause I didn't want it to end (though of course I didn't skip any scenes) but I really wanted to know about Tohru's past. Even Fujishima's. Though I learned about it in Cold Light (the second installment).
The art is.. really.. how do I describe it.. it was sweetly drawn and I love how each illustration conveyed the scenes naturally in the novel. I really loved the art!
At first I was confused who is Takahisa Tohru and Fujishima Keishi. I thought Tohru was the one in the suit and tie based on the cover. I assumed Tohru was the "uke". I was wrong. XD
To simplify things, Tohru is the young raven-haired guy (the seme) while Fujishima is the older man in suit (the uke). Honestly I really prefer younger ukes and older semes though there are some exemptions. But this couple really became one of my fave pairings. Especially Tohru. I adored him. Well since this book was in his point of view that's why I was able to know him better than Fujishima. Fujishima is the silent/expressionless type of guy. But surprisingly he has a sweet tooth.
I really enjoyed it to the point I've read this book for like 4 hours straight or so only. And I want more! Good thing there's a continuation.
It was really good. I recommend it to people who likes light stories (nothing complicated) with a taste of drama and bittersweet romance on it.