This week for Sensate Saturday I’m doing another Quick Review. It’s The Black Count Loves the Star by Oto Hisamu!
Plot Synopsis: Esther Mayfield is a normal sixteen year old girl in 19th Century London. Except, ever since she was a little girl, she could see ‘ghosts’. She lives in a small part of town and sells flowers to earn a living. She thought that she would continue to live like this forever. Until, one day, a handsome young Count appears in front of her.
Plot: What I didn’t include in the plot synopsis was the catch phrase Cinderella with a twist, which is an apt description of this series at least from this first chapter. It’s also a lot more humorous than any version of Cinderella you’ll probably ever read. So far just from this first chapter I’m pretty hooked so when I get more time to properly enjoy the series I’ll be giving it a full read through.
Characters: Esther is a really interesting female lead, because she’s pretty bright and cheerful despite being dirt poor. Leon on the other hand is a riot and constantly makes me laugh. Noah, Leon’s butler is also fairly amusing.
Art: The art is standard Shoujo fare, but that’s not a bad thing. It fits the series perfectly, and is well done.
Overall: A great read thus far, I’ve been hooked so I’ll continue reading in the future. As for suggesting to read for other people, I’m giving a definite yes.