Manga Monday: The Earl and the Fairy

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It's been quite some time since I've featured a manga on the blog. Not because I don't still read them, I just have tons of word document files of reviews I have to post. (which I have started scheduling finally) So it's been a few weeks since I've read this manga but I really really liked it and it kind of goes along perfect with the theme of YA books I normally read
 
Title: The Earl and Fairy
Mangaka: (Illustrator),
Volumes: 1 & 2
Released: Vol. 1 (March 6, 2012) Vol. 2 (June 5, 2012)
Publisher: Viz Media
 
Summary:
Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor,one of the few people with the ability to see the magical creatures who share our world. During one of her rare trips to London to visit her father, Lydia’s quiet life is suddenly transformed when she is rescued from kidnappers by a mysterious young man! Edgar Ashenbert claims to be descended from the human ruler of the fairy kingdom, and he urgently needs Lydia’s help to find and claim his birthright, the legendary sword of the Blue Knight Earl. Things will never be the same for Lydia as she is pulled into a dangerous quest against dark forces!
 
My Thoughts:
 
When I saw the word Fairy in the title it immediately caught my interest. Between Greek mythology and the Fey I've been pretty immersed in it lately. I really am enjoying this series. The relationship between Edgar and Lydia is more like Sherlock Holmes and Watson. You could actually read the first two volumes and never read beyond that point if you want to. The relationship between the characters is ongoing (I'm not meaning romance) but the first particular adventure is summed up by the end of volume 2. I really liked that about this. Sometimes with manga you have 30 volumes before you get an type of conclusion. There were some things that I'm still a little confused about, mostly Edgar's past but that might be explained more in later volumes or maybe I just didn't get it. This is a good manga for someone who is a borderline manga fan. It has the elements of a YA novel but still that manga charm of having to tell the story with more pictures than words. I will continue reading the series.
Also if you are not a fan of owning a million manga books that can hardly fit on your shelves, you can actually get any Viz manga on the Nook color and tablet. It's actually not bad to read that way at all but as my husband pointed out to me. I love to collect the cover art. :o)
 
 
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About Jen S

I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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