volume 1 in a 7 book series by shojo master Yuu Watase. adventure, romance, comedy all rolled in one.
What would you do if your words could literally affect the lives of others? Alice begins to find out exactly how it feels in the first volume of Yuu Watases (Fushigi Yugi, Ceres) series Alice 19th. Truly, all Alice wants to be able to confess her deep feelings for her sister Mayuras quasi-boyfriend and archery classmate Kyo. But it becomes increasingly more difficult when Alices discovery and rescue of a mysterious, carrot-snatching rabbit gives her the ability to use the Lotis Words (words with underlying power, pretty much) and protect herself from disruptive forces, like the sketchy archer her sister sets Alice up with. Kyo, though unsure of pursuing any romantic interests with Mayura, casts himself in the role of protector of Alice from the get-go. However, whether Kyo sees Alice in any other light than a youth subject to precarious situations remains to be seen in the future installments, which will hopefully put Alice against riskier, more dangerous foes than just a hormonal teenage kid who needs a good kick in the behind. The underlying concept of Alice 19th and its relatable characters, though, are interesting and intriguing.
- T.C. Robson
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This series is one of my very favorites, and the one that got me hooked on Yuu Watase. Try it!
A great book with a great storyline.
Why this book deserves some attention:
- Alice 19th is a whimsical shojo romance that has many similarities to Alice in Wonderland.
- Its a unique teen romance, but it also has lessons that can apply to life.
- Its a silly novel. It was adventurous and funny! I always respond well to funny books, and theres nothing wrong with silly if its entertaining. J
- It features a talking bunny. Nothing is better than bunnies that talk. . . except maybe talking cats. Maybe in the next volume!
One situation this and all manga writers need to work on:
THESE. DANG. CLIFFHANGERS. The only thing about manga that I hate is they always end in a cliffhanger! Well, not always, but Alice 19th Volume I sure does. >.>
I had a blast reading this book. It went by far too fast for my taste, and now Im searching ebay for the entire series. Do you know how pricey manga gets? Ugh. Anyways, if youre looking for fun, adventure, and romance, Id say pick up this school-life shoujo and give it a whirl. :D
~ One Curvy Blogger