April 2018 Wrap Up & MINI Book Haul

IMG_5560I didn’t know what April would bring, reading wise. For the first week of April I only read one book, and that’s kind of out of character for me, since I typically bing-read for the first week of the month. I was reading though. Just not books, nor manga. I discovered Webtoons! I’ve been really enjoying it, and getting to know more art styles, stories and characters. I’ve had a blast so far, using that app.

Hello! Welcome to my monthly, end of the month Wrap-Up & -sometimes- Book Haul where I talk about my readings, posts, as well as talk a little about what has happened in my life in the spans of the month.

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Perfect World Volume 01 by Rei Aruga | {ARC} Manga Review #23

A huge Thank You to Kodansha Comics, for allowing me to read Perfect World Volume 01 by Rie Aruga, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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39333818Perfect World is Rie Aruga’s touching drama about the romance that develops between an abled interior designer and her first love, whom she reencounters one day only to find he is wheelchair-bound.

26-year-old Tsugumi Kawana reunites with her first crush from high school, Itsuki Ayukawa, at a get-together between an architecture firm and the interior design company she works at. He sends her heart aflutter, until she realizes he’s now disabled, and in a wheelchair. At first she feels she couldn’t date a guy in a wheelchair, but then her feelings begin to change …


Perfect World was a manga that I had my eye on throughout this past March. I’m glad that I got the chance to read it, since I honestly ended up loving the story. Perfect World is different from all of the other Manga’s I’ve read because the story actually takes place in the character’s late 20’s instead of the usual high school age —- and the love interest who was able-bodied in high school is now wheelchair bound.

I was hesitant to read this book because while I was interested in Prefect World a great deal, I didn’t know how the story would actually pan out. Yet I found myself thinking of this story when I wasn’t even purposely thinking of this manga. My mind always found a way back to Perfect World.

I am so incredibly glad that I read Perfect World. Even though I am not wheelchair bound, I’m glad that Perfect World is realistic with the way that people think of those who are wheelchair bound.

I liked seeing Kawana’s initial struggle with Ayukawa’s disability, and how she grew to understand, very quickly, that Ayukawa life differs from the norm. I liked seeing Kawana admit that she has feelings for Ayukawa. I especially liked how Ayukawa admitted that he’s not yet truly accepted that he is wheelchair bound and will never walk again.

While the romance was only one sided in this first volume, I’m eagerly looking forward to reading the second volume whenever I’m able to.

Perfect World volume 01 is now genuinely one of my favourite manga’s.

I give Perfect World 5 stars.

Happy Reading!
— Adele

March 2018 Wrap Up

Screen Shot 2018-03-26 at 4.25.57 PMHello lovelies! Welcome to another Wrap Up! I guess it’s just that time of the month for this, eh?

Last month was an exceptionally good reading month for me. This month I still managed to read quite a few books. I even wanted to try and read about 5 or 6 ARCs, since last month I read 10(!!). I need want to catch up on them (I have so many *stress-cries*). While I’m glad to say that my feedback ration on Netgalley has gone up, that’s only because the ARC’s that I tried to read just weren’t for me. At all.. Continue reading

State of the Arc #2 | March ’18

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STATE OF THE ARC MEME

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies). You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post. Most commonly it comes out on the 30th of every month.


February was an exceptionally good reading month for me. I was hoping that march would be a similar month for me ARC wise. Yet March proved to be the exact opposite of what I hoped it’d be. Which I am laughing about now since I wanted to have another good reading month. I guess it wasn’t in the pages for me! (See what I did there?) Continue reading