Love Quest

by Lily Hoshino | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0759529485 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/20/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, January 20, 2017
Saw some good reviews on this yaoi manga, so I ordered a copy from Amazon. The premise is rather goofy: two high school boys get magically transported to another dimension by a feisty princess in a micro-bikini, who claims she needs them to "exchange bodily fluids" in order to fuel her power in a battle with the foe who's trying to destroy her entire family and take over the realm. The exchanges begin with a kiss, with poor Akabane being quite unwilling to participate - the other boy, Moriya, is his rival for the affections of a girl, or so he thinks. But as their adventures in magic-land continue - along with the intensity of the kisses - Akabane finds himself less angry and more... interested. And then a sudden attack threatens Moriya's life, and things get serious!

Well, sort of serious - this is a one-volume story, so plot twists tend to resolve themselves pretty quickly. There's a neat one surrounding Moriya's wounds, one that affects both boys' futures - and, yes, eventually we get to a sequence where the two are happily exchanging more bodily fluids than simple kissing can do, though most of this occurs in less-than-explicit panels. And while the whole story gets wrapped up rather quickly, I did enjoy it.

There's a bonus story, "Pheremones", that's MUCH more explicit than the main one, and consists almost entirely of sex scenes - perhaps to make up for the relative mildness of the main story.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, February 06, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (2/6/2017 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm sending this book to BCer spacedog in Cambridge as a RABCK. Enjoy!

*** Released for the 2017 Valentine release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by spacedog at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, February 09, 2017
got this yesterday. thanks! will prob. read in the next few days.

Journal Entry 4 by spacedog at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Friday, February 10, 2017
ended up reading this last night. i hadn't realized this was by lily hoshino, who i was familiar with from two other books. i like her artstyle, although it's not as lush and detailed here as the other books of hers i've read. the story is completely fluffy, but good for a quick and mindless read. i like the way she draws semes, although she tends to focus much more on the very girly ukes (and in one side pairing the uke looks completely like a girl). anyway, the RPG setting made this a bit more unique. also, the seme in the main story wears glasses, for anyone who has that particular fetish. ;)

Journal Entry 5 by spacedog at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, September 28, 2017
added to nimoridel's manga/graphic novel bookbox (http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14452373/)

Journal Entry 6 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
This came back in my manga & graphic novel book box.

Journal Entry 7 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Wednesday, March 28, 2018
I enjoyed this book. It was very RPG-ish in it's plot line. I enjoyed seeing Akabane and Moriya's relationship develop spurred on by the "exchange of body fluids" kissing that the two do to help enhance the princess's magic. This was a quick and enjoyable read.

Journal Entry 8 by wingnimrodielwing at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois USA on Friday, May 18, 2018

Released 10 mos ago (5/19/2018 UTC) at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

To be released someplace during ACEN weekend.

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