Synonyms: Hidarite wa Kare no Yume wo Miru, Kusuriyubi wa Chinmoku suru, Soshite Yubiwa wa Kokuhaku suru, Sono Yubi dake wa Nemuranai, The Lonely Ring Finger, The Left Hand Dreams of Him, The Ring Finger Falls Silent, The Ring Will Confess His Love
Not only is Yuichi the most mysterious, sought-after guy at school, he's got an excellent shot at getting into any prestigious University...and no one knows this better than his secret love, Wataru. But instead of a vacation break spent celebrating beneath the fragrant sway of summer blossoms, both boys must surrender to Yuichi's grueling study schedule. How can they possibly sweeten the deal? A bet that promises to take their young relationship to the next level is in the works, but Wataru complicates matters when the very ring that symbolizes their precious bond goes missing. Prying girls and wisecracking best friends only fuel the flames of gossip, and soon the small white lies that were only meant to protect the heart of Wataru's beloved become poison arrows. With the test and their relationship on the line, can the boys hold on long enough to survive the sticky meltdown of their longest summer?
Volume 1: Only the Ring Finger Knows
Volume 2: The Left Hand Dreams of Him
Volume 3: The Ring Finger Falls Silent
Volume 4: The Ring Will Confess His Love
Volume 5: The Ring Finger Persists
This story was fantastic! As soon as I began reading the Manga I fell in love with it, After I fell in love with it I read the Novel, which got deeper into the story and showed the battles they fought for love, It was so addicting I finished all of it in merely three days, thats how addicting this story was! It had a GREAT plot-line, totally worth my time.
I usually never read Manga or Novels but for this I read it all until the end, I am in love with this story and I think it is by far my favorite, so
for those of you who hate reading, pick up this book, I promise you that you wont be able to put it down, I promise you that you'll want to continue reading the next novel and the one after that.
The art to me was absolutely amazing (compared to the crap I have seen).
I highly recommend this story and manga to everyone who well pretty much likes Shounen-ai/Yaoi. I say Yaoi because in the Novel there was some lemon (which was short and simple, but got to the point)
Uh-oh.. I can't believe I haven't written a review for my MOST FAVE YAOI NOVEL of all time?!!
Only The Ring Finger Knows is probably the most sweetest thing that I've ever read. I loved this novel for a seriously long time and even now it's still making me go "kyaaa" over it.
The story is.. I guess your typical boys love, school life story. But I can't help but to think that there's a uniqueness in the story. Like how they (Kazuki & Wataru) fell for each other.
It started with the ring that Wataru lost. Then after a week, it came back to him
and after that he became very attached with it. Then one day, he accidentally exchanged rings with the most popular boy in school, Kazuki Yuichi. And Wataru was shocked to find that they have the same ring! Is it just a coincidence? Or is there a hidden meaning about it?
Thoughts like that will run in your head when you start reading it.
This novel contains 5 Volumes in total. But I've only read up to Volume 4 and some snippets in Volume 5 (because the English version of the book itself will be released on August 2012 - According to June site). And believe me.. when I haven't read the snippets in Volume 5.. I was like "OMFG I want more! SO CLIFFHANGER!" As in I totally can't sleep wondering what will happen in Volume 5 but I was glad because I found a community where that has a fan English translation on it before.
The art is just.. too beautiful. Another reason why I so totally love this novel! Not only the story but the art is a masterpiece! Odagiri Hotaru-sensei really did give justice on the illustrations!
I just loved how the characters interact with each other. Especially Kazuki and Wataru. For me they are the perfect couple!
Kazuki - Well in the novel, he is described as the most popular guy in school.. handsome.. etc! But I just love the way how he fell for Wataru. It's unlike his character. Haha
Wataru - He is just your average, normal guy in the story but despite that, Kazuki fell for him. He is stubborn and I love him because he is not the girlish-uke type which I dislike.
Asaka - Has feelings for Wataru (like a love triangle)and I really feel sorry for him but I really really love him, too..
Shohei - Kazuki's older brother. In the story he is like the obstacle between Kazuki and Wataru's relationship.. but nevertheless.. I still kinda like him!
Kawamura - Wataru's bestfriend. I'm glad that he's part of the cast because his appearance is like a relief. He's so funny and Wataru is lucky to have a bestfriend like him~
Karin - Wataru's younger sister. She knows the secret relationship of Wataru & Kazuki.. and I like her, too!
I just everything about this novel. Story/plot, characters, art, etc.. it's almost perfect for me!
If you're not really into reading novels.. then I suggest you to read the manga adaptation first! :D It's short.. only 1 Volume (it covers the first half of Volume 1 in the novel) and I'm sure you will want more and will make you to read the novel, too!
If you like sweet-light romance with a bit of drama story.. then this one is for you!