So I was absolutely squeeing in delight when I spotted this one up on Netgalley. I had to have it! I absolutely loved the first volume when I read it in April last year, so I wanted to see how it continued in this second volume~
We dive head-first in the Eric/Eri part, and I had so much fun reading it. Loved that we first saw things through Mystia, who btw was very confused as things weren’t going as she had thought they should have gone. Eric was different. Another love interest should have popped in that should have been cause for why things went so horribly wrong. I did feel for Mystia because of course she is relying on things to be predictable so she can get out of the death flags, but I also had a laugh because of her face and her confusion. Like wait, what? XD And then we saw things through Eri/Eric’s eyes and I was just delighted as it gave more clarity to the situation and why Eric is so infatuated with her.
The next we get a new character, someone named Mr. Jessie! I was instantly curious, especially given Mystia’s descriptions of him and what his route entailed. I could see why she was so hesitant. Either way, I was pretty happy with a new hot character. Especially as the story continued and we saw more of him… he was just so cute when he blushed and laughed. I also love that, just like with Eric before him, we get to see how he met Mystia and how things changed. I am not too sure how I felt about him falling in love with her. Not at this moment at least. She is still a kid, and he is an adult.. Ehl….
I had a laugh when Nocter and Eric met up. Oh my! battle time between two guys who dearly and desperately want Mystia. XD I had quite a laugh as the cold atmosphere between the guys just seeped out of the pages. Poor Mystia, stuck between those two.
Ah, and at the end we finally skip ahead a few years to Mystia grown up and starting school! Eep! I absolutely loved those chapters and I loved it especially because all the guys are now grown-up. I barely recognised Nocter for a moment there. Whereas most characters grew into their skin and just got a bit more adult, he just changed completely for me. I loved reading about the school, about the scenarios that may be coming, and then there was something at the end. Now I definitely want that next volume!
I feel for Mystia at times~ I mean, it must be hard to be reincarnated in a game and find out you are destined to be a villain. She is trying her best to solve the routes and get out of the death ones, the ones with prison, and all the others. But we see that things are altering as she does little things. Showing kindness to Eric. Being helpful to Jessie. Cooking for Nocter. They are little things, but they are changing the game and that means that Mystia is very worried. Because how is she supposed to know if her route is the right one? I just wanted to give her a big hug. Tell her to enjoy the moments a bit more and less worry. I get that if she does something wrong it is a big thing, but constantly worrying is also not healthy.
The bonus chapter in which we meet the head butler… and get some vague answers on what is going on with the servants. I am even more curious now about things. And I am also swooning because the butler is YUM! Sorry, but I just can’t resist a guy with glasses. XD
Sorry for the slightly chaotic review, I am just excited and this book was just too good! I had so much fun reading and I loved seeing the characters, read about the game, see Mystia make sense of it all. And on top of that fantastic art!
I would recommend this series so far~