The manga follows a young girl named Mira, who suffers from an illness that causes her entire surroundings to be consumed by shadows as dark as night whenever she feels sad or anxious. Her illness is as much a mystery as it is a rarity, resulting in confusion and fear in both Mira and those around her. Feeling helpless and worried for the safety of those around her, Mira goes to live as an apprentice to her new Master, a young doctor named Rei who specializes in the medical practice of magic. With her under his guidance, he hopes to find a treatment that will help Mira gain control over her emotions, therefore her abilities, all while protecting her from those who would wish to leverage her condition against others.
This week I would like to recommend a manga series that I don’t know how to be normal about, Jujutsu Kaisen. If you have never read this manga then I am very jealous of you, because you have so much to look forward to.
This is a weird book and I was here for it.
I am late to discover Patti Callahan, didn’t even know she was there to be discovered. This has been happening a lot since I opened lala books. I now realize how narrow my reading of the past 10-20 years has been, focused on educational writers and middle grade novels. It has been a joy to discover the wonderful authors that have been quietly waiting for me to take the time.
You may have heard of the trope “Friends to Lovers”, but have you heard of “Pretend-lovers to Friends”?
For the last week of Pride Month, I want to recommend a love story that is purely platonic, and that has one of my favorite examples of asexual representation on the shelf.
Mass Center for the Book 2023 Reading Challenge
How It Works
- Sign up at https://www.massbook.org/readingchallenge
- Choose a book that fits the monthly challenge
- After you read, fill out a short form to tell Mass Center for the Book all about it
- That's it!
- If you read at least one book, you will be invited to a year-end celebration hosted by Mass Center for the Book
- If you read a book in each of the 12 months, you will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 2 totes filled with books and Massachusetts goodies
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