Book Review: Sorcerers And Secretaries, Volume 1 by Amy Kim Kibuishi

Sorcerer's And Secretaries CoverBook: Sorcerers & Secretaries, Volume 1 by Amy Kim Kibuishi

Published February 2006 by TokyoPop|192 pages

Where I Got It: I borrowed the paperback from the library

Series: Sorcerers & Secretaries #1

Genre: YA Manga- Romance

Blog Graphic-What It's About

Nicole Hayes sure likes to daydream and who can blame her? She studies a subject she has no interest in so she can satisfy her mother, and she works part time as a receptionist to satisfy her growing debt. But when she’s alone with her notebook, she crafts a fantastic story and lets her imagination go-go-go! Meanwhile, her old neighbor Josh pines after Nicole’s every step but just can’t seem to snap her out of her daydreams and get her to notice him. If only he could see what it was she was dreaming about, maybe he could finally win her over!

Blog Graphic- What I Thought

I really liked Sorcerers & Secretaries!  It’s such a cute, fun book and it really reminds me of how much I like manga, and how I really need to read it more!

I really liked Nicole (and not just because we have the same name, but I did like that), and I can definitely relate to how much of a dreamer she is.  I really liked that we saw the story she was working on, and how it seemed to be an escape for her, especially with her job.  I really liked the moments where the story in her head bled over into real-life conversations she was having, and I can relate to that!  She really is likable, and I feel like we’d totally be friends in real life.

I really like her and Josh, and how persistent he is.  He does seem to be influenced by a friend of his, and I really hope that he gets it together in the next volume, because they would be so cute together.

It really is magical and whimsical, and I can’t wait to read the next volume- which is also the last one, and I’m already a little sad about that, because I really want more from this series!

I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the art, and unfortunately, I’ve returned it to the library, so I can’t refer back to it.  But I do remember liking it, and how she got the point across really well!

Blog Graphic- My Rating

4 stars.  Sorcerers & Secretaries is adorable, and I’m looking forward to reading the next volume!

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