Review for Croquette and Empanada: A Love Story

Review for Croquette and Empanada: A Love Story

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I spotted this one on Netgalley and couldn’t resist. I just adore cute comics like this, featuring a sweet couple and following them as they live their lives. However, this was slightly different than I had expected. Which mainly had to do that our couple is food-related (Croquette and Empanada) but everyone else (OK, with the exception of two other food-items) is human. It was a bit off and felt weird. I am guessing it has to do with the personalities of these characters that they are portrayed as this, but it just stood out.

I also would have liked to see a bit more romance before they moved together. Now I was introduced to them and within a page or so they moved in together. Some more backstory would have been nice and would have made me root for this couple a bit more. Now at times they just felt like really good friends instead of lovers.

But it was fun seeing how they did their things and how they got along. How they got a cat and a dog, how they went to Berlin and Spain, how they went to parties and concerts, there were several cute-ish Scary Bedtime Stories (one was particularly disturbing though because of what Empanada did there), I had a laugh when he had to leave and wanted to kiss his girl only to have her let it rip while sleeping… I wonder how often I have done that to my fiance… I don’t want to ask. 😛 I was at first worried she had forgotten the birthday and I was already prepared to write something in my review, but I didn’t need to have worried.

Also, something that I didn’t like… if my fiance/boyfriend was allergic to an animal, I would bring it back. Sorry, allergies are not fun. Allergies suck. Given how he reacted to the cat, he has the same thing as me, and believe me that is just fucking not doable. I just found it very rude that she kept the cat, and also allowed it on the bed, or in the places he was working in. Hello? What the hell?

I guess the characters Empanada drew in the end are how they actually look?

The art was quite adorable, I really like the style and also the colours that were used.

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