Jan 16, 2019
Just because I feel the need to rant about this. Beware of spoilers.
Besides the fact that half of the pages were gone on the website I was reading this on, I still got the gist of this manga. And I want to cry and rip my hair out at the same time.
The story was very promising. I, personally, love reading cliche plots because to me they rarely get old, but like, it has to be executed properly. Trying not to get into too many spoilers, the story is about a girl who was adopted by her parents, and then they soon adopt another
boy. But she's dating this rich kid, and so this rich kid is not very happy when the main character gets close to her adoptive brother. So out of jealousy (he's so petty oml) he kicks this adoptive brother to England to study.
Flash forward to 5 years later. They meet again, and many things had happened in this protagonist's life, and I'm pretty sure half of these events were only used as a plot device so that she could seem like a strong older sister... I felt like all these things were being thrown into my face with no content whatsoever. Of course, that may also be because a lot of pages were missing, but it felt so disjointed i was like what is going on??
Although I really enjoy the premise of the entertainment industry and the struggles it brings, I think it takes for a really good idea.
I wouldn't say that the art was incredible, but it was still okay. It was pretty good actually, I noticed a lot of good things about the art and nothing seemed incredibly un-proportional to me.
So here's where everything goes downhill... the characters. I love strong female protagonists. In fact, that's my favorite kind of manga, where the female protagonist's are independent. So I enjoyed this part of the female protagonists' personality. Everything else, however, was poor. I constantly wanted to cry while reading this. The rich kid she dates has the most poor personality ever, he was so petty and so jealous half of the time and I didn't really get much else from him, but then suddenly he loses his memories of ONLY her?? The other guy in the love triangle was not as bad, I actually liked the depth behind his personality and how he wasn't just a shallow popular kid, but after being stuck in England for 5 years he's the most popular celebrity?? AND THEN THE MAIN CHARACTER. FOR FREAKING SAKE. Sure, you're strong and sure, you know how to handle yourself and take care of other people. In fact, I admire your independence. But like, why are you so freaking indecisive?? CAN'T YOU PICK ONE GOD DANG GUY? You literally hugged and kissed one guy and threw the other one out, and then five chapters later you threw that guy away and realized you loved the other one? Are you really that indecisive? Like you give this guy hope that there's mutual love and then you ruin all his hopes and dreams. This relationship got me so frustrated while reading this. I normally adore love triangles and the drama it brings, but man, this was going over the top.
I enjoyed it okay. I would have enjoyed it so much more if not for the characters. It had so much potential I'm just so frustrated that it could have been executed so much better.
You can read this manga if you'd like. It's actually not that bad, I wish that I had been able to read the missing pages though. Just be prepared for the stress and frustration it causes you.
Reviewer’s Rating: 4
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