At first glance, both books (written by different authors) have eerie similarities. The premise sounds the same.
Basically, the reds are the lower, underprivileged class in a society far into the future. And with the ultimate goal of freeing the reds from what basically amounts to slavery, the main character of each book have to pretend to be part of the ruling class (the Silvers for Red Queen and the Golds for Red Rising).
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What’s not to love about Escaflowne (aka Vision of Escaflowne aka Tenkuu no Escaflowne)?
- Totally catchy, iconic and angelic soundtrack
- Mechas for war
- Mechas with swords doing swordfights
- Protective Action Guy with wings
- Normal girl transported to another world and develops clairvoyant powers
- Theme of destiny and choice
- Beautiful, stunning animation
If you loved Escaflowne for any of these reasons, you might like these books:
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OMG! I first saw this anime/manga in grade school. And I couldn’t believe it’s still running!
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Are you a bookworm but life just gets in the way of your bibliophilia?
Why not try audiobooks?
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The following are good books featuring angels. I think readers who like romance would be interested in the following selections
Some things to note though:
With any Angel romance usually comes mention of the Nephilim, the offspring between an angel and a human. Usually the angel is male and the human is female. This is probably due to some Biblical references (it won’t be in the King James Version though) to sons of god (not Jesus) taking to wife the daughters of men.
Why does any Angel romance almost always include Nephilim mentions? Well, Nephilim are usually seen as taboo (aka creatures that should not be born). Hence it provides conflict to the angel and human from getting together. And what is a story without conflict?
In cases of Angelic romance, expect the angel to be the warrior type angel instead of the cute baby cherubs you see in some art forms. I’m not sure why but that always seem to be the case.
If you look at a book that has an angel being in love with a human, he is often (in cases of romance genre books) the warrior, “smiting” type angel that battles with evil. Expect the angel to not be very knowledgeable to how humans live their everyday lives though.
Funny enough that I haven’t read of a guardian angel/human romance. I’m sure it’s out there. But the ones that seem to be more popular are the warrior angel/human romance though. LOL. Personally, I think it’s because the warrior angel type is seen as more take-charge and assertive while the guardian angel type is seen as the more sensitive and supportive angel. And thus, the former gets more attention. But that’s just what I think
If there are any guardian angel/human romance you’d like to recommend, please let me know. And I’d be happy to take a look!
Now, without further ado, here are my book recs for angel romance
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Ah… bromance, two men who are so close, people often wonder about their sexuality. For those fujoshis out there, please give this Western series a chance. I love and keep re-reading these books time and time again.
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Could you use it to determine whether you would like the book?
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Vampires and Werewolves. Two of the most media-heavy of the supernatural creatures. Every year, we get books and/or movies starring these. And I’m sure if you’re reading this, then you’ve been flooded with so many vamp or werewolf lore that you feel like an expert.
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I’ll make this post short because I only read two non-fiction books that vindicate Naruto.
For most of the series, Naruto is told that to be Hokage he had to be a genius or he had to be fated to be Hokage. But Naruto certainly proved people wrong. He worked hard and persevered despite all the setbacks handed his way (eg. being dead last in school, hosting a demonic nine-tailed fox, etc).
If Naruto was ever the reading type, I’d imagine he’d get Boruto to read the following:
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Is English your main language? Or is your English stronger than your Japanese?
I love the creativity of stories in Japanese manga and anime. A lot has made me laugh my ass off or cry my heart out. And for a long time, I wished that I didn’t have to wait for the manga to be translated or for the anime to get an English sub for me to enjoy.
With the advent of the YA and NA (young adult and new adult) genres in western books, I think we have something Anime and Manga fans can enjoy
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