Not Your Idol, Vol. 1 by Aoi Makino

Title: Not Your Idol, Vol. 1
Story/Art: Aoi Makino
Format: Paperback, Shōjo Manga
Genre: Pyschological Suspense, Drama
Category: Young Adult
Rating: 5/5 🌟

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After that day, she stopped being a girl.

In the wake of an assault, Nina Kamiyama, a former idol in the group Pure Club, shuns her femininity and starts dressing as a boy. At high school she keeps to herself, but fellow student Hikaru Horiuchi realizes who she is. What secrets is she keeping? The shocking drama starts.

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Perfect World, Vol. 1 by Arie Aruga

Title: Perfect World, Vol. 1
Author: Arie Aruga
Format: Paperback, Shōjo Manga
Genre: Romance, Drama
Category: New Adult
Rating: 3.5/5 🌟

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The moving, provocative manga about the struggles and triumphs in love of a woman and a man who uses a wheelchair comes to print! Fans of tumultuous manga romance — like A Silent Voice and Your Lie in April — don’t miss this!


A company get-together reunites 26-year-old Tsugumi with her high school crush, Itsuki. In the years they’ve been apart, Itsuki has realized his dream of becoming an architect–but along the way, he’s also suffered a spinal cord injury that’s left him in a wheelchair. Seeing Itsuki again rekindles Tsugumi’s feelings for him. It also forces her to confront her own hidden prejudices. Itsuki’s disability seems like an intimidating obstacle at first, but soon, Tsugumi discovers that her world feels imperfect without him.

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Seven Days: Monday-Sunday by Venio Tachibana (story), Rihito Takarai (art)

Title: Seven Days: Monday-Sunday
Story: Venio Tachibana
Art: Rihito Takarai
Format: Paperback, Manga
Genre: Queer Romance, Yaoi/BL
Category: Young Adult
Rating: 3.5/5 🌟

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The rules were clear: they could date for a week. But someone forgot to tell love!

On a whim, high school third-year Yuzuru Shino asks out first-year Toji Seryo, who is notorious for being a weeklong lover—he’ll date the first girl to ask him out Monday morning and then promptly dump her by the following Monday! The boys start dating, and by Tuesday, the first inklings of attraction hit. Can Seryo put words to his feelings before Monday comes, or are old dating habits too hard to break?

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman (author), P. Craig Russell (adaptor/illustrator)

Title: Coraline
Author: Neil Gaiman
Adaptor/Illustrator: P. Craig Russell
Format: Paperback, Graphic Novel
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Category: Children, Middle Grade
Rating: 3/5 🌟

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When Coraline steps through a door in her family’s new house, she finds another house, strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, and the toy box is filled with fluttering wind-up angels and dinosaur skulls that crawl and rattle their teeth.

But there’s another mother there and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and all the tools she can find if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

This beloved tale has now become a visual feast. Acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell brings Neil Gaiman’s enchanting nationally bestselling children’s book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.

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Blogging One More Time

Guess who just created another blog… ME!

My name is Cassandra and welcome to THE LITERARY HOE! I know, I know. Why hoe? Well, because I’m a hoe for books and a hoe in real life. Lol. Just kidding, I’m not a hoe, okay?

Anyway, what’s up with this blog? Obviously, BOOK REVIEWS! And that’s the only thing I am focusing on right now. I don’t want to think of other contents yet because it doesn’t really end well for my blog based on experience.

My plans for 2021? As much as I like planning, I know I don’t really follow thru with my own plans. So I’ll just go with the flow for now and see where life takes me.

I guess that is it. If you’re reading this, hope you follow my blog and find my future book reviews informative and/or entertaining. Also, wish me luck that this blog will be active for the rest of the year. Lol