Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Flower Storm Volumes 1-2 Review

Flower Storm Volume 1
Typical over bearing rich guy who doesn't take no for an answer, and while I didn't like a lot of things about this Manga, I think it would make an amazing K-Drama.
The one thing that I didn't like the most was how often you were reintroduced to the character.
I get that they are vignettes that are probably originally in some kind of manga magazine. However when read in one volume it's a little heavy handed.
The basic plot is middle class girl, has super strength. Freaked out boy she had a crush on, was emotionally scared. Doesn't want to trust that he's not going to freak over how strong she is. Comes to realize she loves his annoying antics, even while they drive her mad. I think it could have developed into a stronger series if the author had taken some time to delve deeper into their emotions and hearts. the plot was thin at best and that coupled with repetition made me want to put the book down, but as it only took about thirty minutes to read I went ahead and finished it off.
2 out of 5 stars

Flower Storm Volume 2
Surprisingly the second volume was much better. She's dealing with the differences in their social classes, and he's fighting off potential marriage suitors that are over bearing. Foe's from the first book become allies, and you're never quite clear what's really going on, and who is orchestrating what. Which was a real disappointment to me. I really like to have answers when I'm reading stuff. I don't like it when the author drops clues for you to hold in your mind then does nothing with them.
I like how it ended. However like I said, the author could have done more with this series, but really stayed on the surface.
3 out of 5 stars.

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