Review for Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide, Vol.1

Review for Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide, Vol.1

Red, Baggage, Photographs, Men, Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide, Volume 1, Mone Sorai, Manga, Travelling, Romance, LGBT, Vacation, Fun, Cute,I received this book from Netgalley/publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Confession-time, I hadn’t exactly read the blurb. I just saw the cover, read some key words like travel and closer together and that was it for me. So the whole romance part came as a very HAPPY surprise to me. Yes, I say HAPPY because I was just smiling from ear to ear while reading this one.

I already had a feeling something was up between the two, there was some tension, but I didn’t think they were together giving that they kept holding a bit of distance, as if something was standing between them. And then came right before the went to board the plane and Mitsuki just promptly confessed that they were going to get married and some more. OH MAN, at that it wouldn’t surprise me if anyone heard me squeal real loud. 😛 The ship was sailing and I was fully onboard with this couple! They really make a cute couple and I loved seeing them figure things out. Mitsuki was more willing to be open about dating and them getting married, while Asahi was a bit more holding back. While I can understand Asahi’s POV, I do hope that this trip allows him to become a bit more open, a bit more secure in things and that he isn’t afraid to show his affection/love.

I was curious how they got together because they are so different from each other. Mitsuki is living the La vida loca, while Asahi is very serious and a bit stuck-up about things. Throughout the book though we get hints on their romance and how they eventually got to be together. There are still some strings that could be connected, and I am eagerly waiting for the next volumes to see more. Not to mention something happened to Asahi that wasn’t good and I am curious what happened to him. We do get some hints and we see that both Asahi’s mom and Mitsuki are both very worried about things.

In this one we see our duo go to Thailand, India, and Georgia. I loved seeing them meet people, not just new friends but also old ones (which brought some awkwardness and I have to say I found it a tad too coincidental), see them eat local foods (and I laughed as I could just imagine what Mitsuki thought when he saw that hanging around at a stall, oh Mitsuki), see them discover gorgeous new places, get hyped about wine (well ok, that is mostly Asahi), and so much more. I love that I can join them on their journey and I definitely cannot wait to see what is next for them. Oh, and I also quite like that not everything went right. I have read plenty of travel stuff were everything just went perfect. Which is not realistic no matter how you plan things. But in this one they are all figuring it out, they got some things they want to see and they know some things, but most is new. So we see them almost get scammed and scammed for real, we see them get lost, we see them struggle with trains, and more. We see that travelling takes a toll as well. Asahi is quite grumpy during India but totally went back to happy when he got to Georgia.

The bonus trip aka the preparations and all that, I really liked that it was added! It gave more insight on how they got to go on this world trip and see them prepare for it. Because you cannot just got on a journey like that without the preparations.

The art, I had to get used to that. It is not an ugly or bad style, just a bit odd. But after I got used to it I started really liking it. I loved the scenery that was just gorgeous.

All in all, I WANT MORE! Haha, I so so need more. Not just of the travels but also of this adorable couple!

Star rating, 5 stars

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