belovedless's Reviews ＆ Ratings
The focus here is definitely smut, but the mandala has a knack for writing characters that have actual personalities. While I normally don't enjoy volumes like this (and prefer long, slow-burn stories), I enjoyed this short story anthology, and I liked all the pairings. There is a theme of possible non-con throughout the third and final story for those that don't like that theme. I personally don't like non-con, but it was done in such a way this time that even I didn't mind it too much.
This was mostly smut with a smattering of bad storytelling. Every emotional scene where kindness and affection were shared was followed by a sex scene, and it honestly got tiring. The seme did not have a personality outside of the being obsessed with the uke, and I'd say it was almost the same for the uke towards the seme as well. I managed to finish the story, but I will not be reading the spin-off with the backstory. I'm not invested enough to understand what kind of paranormal creature Kei is.
no back story, weak storylines, all smut.
rushed storylines, the characters all look young, and no backstories. just fluff and steam.
Peter Pan fans will enjoy this unique take on the classic tale. It's shonen-ai, not yaoi (except for a bonus scene at the end that doesn't include the main characters). This story is sweet, heart-warming, and interesting, but not really gonna get any reader into the feels. I wish the ending had a better resolution.
Definitely fluffy. It follows two different storylines that have similarly rushed relationships with no backstory and tame sex scenes. The art is nice, though.
More BL than Yaoi. Really experimental and a little hard to follow at times, but the characters and the world are so robust and interesting that I couldn't help but love this one!
The art is great! There's a storyline here about how these two met and built trust and a relationship despite an age gap and completely different lifestyles. However, the ending feels unfinished.
This is a slow build workplace story that is worth the read if you appreciate decent character development and backstory over extra smut. It's not a dark story, and you'll have a happy ending to look forward to.
Slow build, background story, inner turmoil, and slightly unresolved tension. This is my kind of story. If you're looking for an excess of fluff or smutt, this is not the story for you. Either way, the art is beautiful!