Monday, 27 April 2020

Book Review: No Vampire, No Happy Ending Vol. 1 by Shinya Shinya (Paranormal/Manga)

Title: No Vampire, No Happy Ending Vol. 1
Author: Shinya Shinya
Publisher:
TokyoPop
Publication Date: 5 May 2020
Pages:
208
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre:
Paranormal/Manga
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 


Arika is what you could charitably call a vampire “enthusiast.” When she stumbles across the beautiful and mysterious vampire Divo however, her excitement quickly turns to disappointment as she discovers he’s not exactly like the seductive, manipulative villains in her stories. His looks win first place, but his head’s a space case.

Armed with her extensive knowledge of vampire lore, Arika downgrades Divo to a beta vampire and begins their long, long… long journey to educate him in the ways of the undead. 


No Vampire, No Happy Ending appealed to me due to its premise. It sounded quirky and fun, and on the whole it was that. The illustration style didn't thrill me. However, I found the story interesting enough to keep reading. It's completely over the top, but I think that is part of its appeal, and I did close this volume wondering what would happen next. I fear some readers may find this too silly and bizarre, but if you are looking for a supernatural manga that falls into one or both of those categories, it's probably worth giving No Vampire, No Happy Ending a try. For me, if I had an opportunity to read on, I would pick up volume two, but I didn't love it enough to actively seek it out.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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