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Day 13/25: I Worked Out | Mojo Magic

A miracle happened guys. I actually did a workout. Gasp. I restarted my fitness journey on the 1st of August and so far things have been very promising. The first day was pretty damn intense but it feels good to be active again.

I’m not going to stretch this one out mainly because I’m beyond exhausted and there is only so much I can say about completing my first workout in a few months. I will try to be better with these blogs.

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

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PS: If you ever want or need someone to talk to please never hesitate to reach out to me. I’m always here to help whenever I can. You can contact me via the Get In Touch feature on my website or you can simply email me on cassandrameaker@gmail.com.

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Day 12/25: I Spoiled Myself With New Fun Goodies | Mojo Magic

I don’t want to be one of those bitches that’s like I never buy anything for myself but I kind of am? Like don’t get me wrong every few weeks I will buy a nail polish bottle but that’s about it. Okay, I sometimes buy funky cups. I should share my cup collection. I have a problem. Does buying candy count as spoiling yourself? It’s not like I buy clothes for myself either. I buy clothes when my old clothes don’t fit me anymore. Anyway, a lackluster introduction aside, I spoiled myself. It had little to do with the fact that it was apart of the project. I’ve been saving up to purchase these products for a while now.

I’ve been dying to start digital art for actual years now. It started when I discovered Anime (one of my best friends recommended Naruto and I haven’t looked back since) but it was only when my friend got a drawing tablet and started to draw digitally that I wanted one too (same friend). It just looked so much fun. Now, 8 years later, I have a tablet. After doing a lot of research, I settled on purchasing an iPad, because I can get more use out of it than just a drawing tablet. The next thing on my list was a new fitness watch. For maybe a year I had a FitBit charge that I had to send back. The strap broke and instead of buying a new one (I got fully refunded), we put that money towards my computer. Saying that I still wanted a new FitBit. It gives me a little push when it comes to my physical health. Which I need. So, I asked around and did my research and settled on the FitBit Versa.

So, that’s the two things I bought to spoil myself. I paid for it with my tax payout. I’m actually looking forward to my first paycheck. I want to spoil my husband. I’m going to take him out to that nice restaurant I love so much (all gluten-free), buy him a new fancy shirt (Onno has expensive taste) and a fitness watch or a fancy coffee machine. We can’t decide which one we’re leaning towards. The man also wants an iPad after seeing me play with mine but who knows. Onno and I decided from the get-go that my first salary is going to be us just spoiling ourselves with all the extra goodies we really want but don’t have the extra money for and then moving forward it all goes straight to a savings account. We really need to recover from the 1000 euros car breakdown (it still hurts) and I want to save up to go on a holiday. My dad is also considering coming up to the Netherlands for his 60th instead of me going down and throwing him a big party in South Africa. We’re planning a big European tour and I need money lol. So, to make a long story short, my first paycheck is all about buying shit that we can’t just buy for shit and giggles. Even the animals are getting nice treats. Dankie is getting a new collar (body harness) and steak (or bone). Speculoos is getting fish. The kittens are getting fixed and I will get them treats too. AND then finally, I’m getting my driver’s license or at least starting the process. I might be overspending my first paycheck but we will see what happens.

I must admit, I’m loving getting all these new goodies. It feels nice. That’s about it folks. My wrist hurt (still adjusting to the new job) and I’m tired. I sound ancient.

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

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PS: I’m sorry for being late again. I’m having a hard time balancing everything. Work has been intense. I don’t feel comfortable sharing what those intense things are so publically because I feel it’s disrespectful but let’s just say I work at a nursery home and I have a weak spot for old people.

PSS: If you ever want or need someone to talk to please never hesitate to reach out to me. I’m always here to help whenever I can. You can contact me via the Get In Touch feature on my website or you can simply email me on cassandrameaker@gmail.com.

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Day 11/25: I Got Lost In Nature | Mojo Magic

Getting lost in nature is now an inside joke between my husband and I. For us, it’s just a longer than usual walk with the dog. It’s nothing profound. Although when things are a bit crazy in life, taking a moment for yourself and just being in your own thoughts outside can do wonderful things, but let’s be honest. It’s not all that wonderful sometimes. Here, it was hot as balls so even when we only ‘got lost in nature’ at night when it was cooler, the air was still stuffy and I felt iffy with a layer of sweat on my body. I guess it’s all sunshine and rainbows in fantasy land and then you get outside and you almost step in dog shit and after walking on the little beach you have stones in your shoe. Plus the field is slightly overgrown with Nettle bushes (almost like poison ivy I guess) on the edge of the pathway so you can’t really relax because you might accidentally brush up against one of them. I don’t really know what else to say. It wasn’t perfect but I still had an acceptable time. I took a lot of pictures and some of them came out really nice so that was nice? I’m sorry if this is coming off negative but there really isn’t much else I can say. It’s not like I came to a profound realization or anything like that. Onno and I just took the dog for a walk like we always do, took a little detour and just talked for two hours. It was a nice bonding moment but other than that, it was okay? Anyway, here are some of the photos I took on our two-hour-long walk.

I LOVE how these two came out. I don’t know which one I like more. Which one do you prefer?

I’m sorry this isn’t some uplifting message but I keep it real on here. I’m not going to come up here and spit out some life quotes and tell you that suddenly my whole world is different because I walked around in the field for two hours. It was nice to get outside and get some fresh air but I’m still the same person I was when I left the house. It was a good escape from the chaos that can be my life so I guess that’s the point? I don’t know buddy, I walk the dog almost daily so it’s not that much of a big deal? I do want to add that ‘getting outside and getting some fresh air’ has helped me many times on my darker days. It’s a good habit to have but if it’s already a habit it’s not that much of a big deal, I guess? It’s not like I sit on the bench and ponder about life on these walks either. I just walk the dog and sometimes I think about stuff I still need to do after I’m back from my walk and other times I don’t think about anything special.

I guess that’s about it? There isn’t much else I can say at this point. Before I leave, I just want to quickly pop in and say sorry that this blog is a few days late. It was hot as balls over here and I was adjusting to the new job (more on that later) all the while running on maybe three hours of sleep multiple days in a row. I’m also having a really hard time with the early mornings again. No one wants to wake up at 5:30am after maybe sleeping three hours. Also, working with my constant nauseous thing is as horrible as it sounds. I hate that I now have life hacks to combat that nauseous feeling in day to day life. Mints (Chewing on gum isn’t exactly professional) and drinking cold water has helped. I also wet my face every hour or so (mostly for the heat but it helps with nausea).

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

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PS: If you ever want or need someone to talk to please never hesitate to reach out to me. I’m always here to help whenever I can. You can contact me via the Get In Touch feature on my website or you can simply email me on cassandrameaker@gmail.com.

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Day 10/25: I Watched The Spanish Movie Roma | Mojo Magic

I love foreign movies because not only are you forced to just focus on the movie and nothing else, you learn more about a new culture. I’ve always felt that this is incredibly important. We need to broaden our worlds and learn new things. I specifically didn’t want to watch a Korean, Japenese or Chinese movie for this project as I quite regularly watch movies or series in those languages. My first thought was a Spanish movie. I’ve always loved the language but haven’t really explored much of the culture so well I was a blank space. The first thing I did when I decided to watch a Spanish movie is Google what Netflix had for me. Roma was the first movie that popped up. Before this, I’ve seen it on my Netflix home page under new releases but other than that I didn’t know much.

I started the movie a bit confused and uncertain what to expect but boy did the story intrigue me. I don’t think I’ve ever watched a movie quite like it. I don’t think I’ve ever watched a black and white movie either but damn, it’s brilliant. I don’t really want to go into too much detail and spoil the movie for others but yeah, if you have 2 hours or so to spare, you should definitely consider watching the movie. I’m sorry if this blog is sounding lackluster. It’s 38C and I’m running on two hours of sleep. There is so much more I want to say but my brain stopped working at 4am when I woke up soaked in sweat with a swarm of nerves turning my stomach in a knot as I stressed about my first day at my new job. Luckily, a review on IMDb summed up everything.

Already Want to See It Again by evanston_dad

I already want to see “Roma” again. It took me a good while to settle into the rhythms of Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed new film, and by the time I did I wanted to go back and start it over to see what I might have missed. A lot comes at the viewer in “Roma,” and it’s hard to take it all in on a first viewing. No…that’s the wrong way to put it. Nothing comes at you — you have to go after it. That’s what makes “Roma” unique. Cuaron crams his frame in any given scene with tons of movement and sound, but he shoots almost everything in medium and long shots and chooses to pan his camera rather than insert a lot of edits. The result is you have to decide what you want to look at, and while the main protagonist is in virtually every scene, she’s not always necessarily the focal point. That protagonist, by the way, is Cleo, maid to a wealthy family and played in a quiet and quietly devastating performance by Yalitza Aparicio. “Roma” is an episodic assemblage of scenes that shows what life is like for Cleo, without big showy emotional moments or much editorializing. She’s treated fairly well by the family she works for, but make no mistake — they rarely let her forget she’s their employee. The film is a lot about privilege. The family treats Cleo as one of their own when they feel like it or when it’s convenient to, but don’t when it’s not. She’s part of their most intimate moments and they her’s, but she’ll never really be one of them. She has much to take care of, but nothing of her own to really care for. And there’s a big wide world out there, the movie makes clear, that will never include people like Cleo. For a while I was a little disappointed that I wasn’t feeling “Roma” as much as I wanted to and as much as rapturous reviews led me to believe I would. I was engaged by it, but I didn’t feel heavily involved emotionally. But then pretty far into the movie something happens to Cleo, and in that moment I realized how invested I was in how things turned out for her. “Roma” sneaks up on you in that way. Grade: A

I do want to add that I enjoyed the movie and it wasn’t quite like something I’ve watched before, but there were a few things I didn’t like much less love. I was confused and sometimes borderlining on bored for some parts of the movie, but at the same time, I still got emotionally invested in the movie. It took some time to pull me in though or to pull any emotion out of me. I honestly don’t know what I feel at this point. I’m okay with it. I would encourage others to watch it if they have the time and they feel like watching different but I wouldn’t neccerssaily watch it again? I only truly connected to the movie after I realized the movie ended (I was so confused) and started to look into it more. The story behind it is what pulled the most emotion out of me minus the massive moment in Cloe’s life that made me sob like a little bitch. Those types of things shouldn’t be sprung onto you.

Anyway, before I wave my goodbye here is two other foreign (at least to me) series that I just adore.

Terrace House

Terrace House is a Japanese reality TV show.

Reality at its Best!!!!!!!!!  by ecllc02

Terrance House is addictive to say the least. This is truly Reality at its best. Place 6 total strangers in a home and allow their common or not so common personalities to emerge over time. What’s most interesting is the fact that most enter the home with a certain objective in bettering themselves in one way or another. Whether it be a desire to become less shy, create new friendships or even seeking a dating relationship. Since there are no scripts many times such objectives are not so easily accomplished and can be rather rough, which makes it all the more exciting. As each episode slowly evolves you may find yourself, “Being in the shoes,” of one of the occupants which could have the same similarities as yourself. Eventually the show concludes when all have felt their objectives have been met through normal day-to-day activities. For those whom have not met their objectives the pressure can get tough in which they are must make a decision to stay on the show or simply leave. For the individuals that have created an outstanding friendship with others this can be some what of a tear jerk-er for the departing individual or yourself as well. To add a little spice to the show there are normally 2 intermissions which involves the hosts and hostesses that narrate the show in the beginning providing a brief summary to the past episode and again near the end of the episode. Truthfully the intermission is somewhat of a breather and allows each to provide their input to what they believe is happening or going to happen. I actually Love it because its funny, outgoing and has great perspectives from different age groups. What’s even more great about the break is that there is no holding back. Each host or hostess says what they truly feel and is on their mind about the episode. There are instances where I simply could not stop laughing, especially since one host is a sort of comedian. His look and reactions are totally, one-of-a-kind but so true in wisdom from his standpoint. Granted not all will enjoy this sort of reality show but in my opinion its true reality and that’s what is addictive to me. Reality to the core and Reality at its Best.

I decided to add the review above as I felt the summary on IMDb didn’t do the show justice. Okay, so the reason why I enjoy this series is that I get to see the ‘real’ aspect of one of my favorite places in the world; Japan. I’m also obsessed with Japanese food and I’ve been playing around with their flavor pallete. It’s so much fun.

Meteor Garden

Meteor Garden is a Chinese series that’s sometimes a bit cringy and a tiny bit ‘unrealistic’ and ‘overdramatic’ but damn I love it. I watch it every now and again and it just makes me so happy.

Here is a summary of the series: Shan Cai is an 18-year-old girl from a family that’s barely able to make ends meet. Due to a turn of events, she gets accepted into a school that only accepts the upper class elites. She immediately clashes with her classmates especially Dao Ming Si who is spoiled, arrogant and a bully. She remains defiant even after becoming a target of a series of pranks intended to torment her and just when she’s about to give up, Hua Ze Lei always seems to show up to lend her a helping hand. Eventually, the four boys begin to acknowledge Shan Cai’s unyielding personality that is like her namesake which is that of a weed that can never be brought down. She also begins to see the good in the boys, which paves the way for friendship and an eventual romance. Written by mydramalist.com

For shit and giggles: My top three Afrikaans movies (I’m not up to date with new releases though) is Bakgat, Semi Soet and Pad na jou Hart.

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

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PS: If you ever want or need someone to talk to please never hesitate to reach out to me. I’m always here to help whenever I can. You can contact me via the Get In Touch feature on my website or you can simply email me on cassandrameaker@gmail.com.

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Day 9/25: I Have A Confession…I’m A Bookworm | Mojo Magic

I love to read. Not a day goes by where I don’t read for an hour or two. Don’t believe me?

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This is a screenshot from my Screen Time from last week.

I have phases where I read actual novels, manga or online stories on Wattpad. I tend to bounce between the three choices but I must admit reading on my phone is so much easier than reading a story than an actual book. I love to read in bed while laying on my side and that’s just too difficult to do with a paperback. Saying that, once I get my tablet I might get into the habit of reading eBooks so will that count as actual novels? Who knows? Anyway, I read a lot (some days I can read all day) and it’s safe to say I’m a little bookworm. I figured I will share some of my favorite stories and stories I’m currently reading.

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1. A Crown of Bones by world_joy_

Summary: A teen werewolf will stop at nothing to get power, even if that means eating the forbidden fruit that will forever bind her to the keeper of death itself. After rejecting the Wolf King and refusing to be his docile, powerless bride, Korin escapes into the mountains in search of forbidden fruit. And while the legends say that anyone who eats the fruit will be enslaved to the keeper of death itself, Korin is confident she can become something more. Because the power that comes with being queen of the underworld is everything she craves, as she’ll finally be able to destroy the society that ripped her werewolf identity from her soul.

My thoughts: I have a soft spot for werewolf stories and this story was a completely new twist on the genre. The story kept me on my toes and I couldn’t predict what was going to happen next which is rare in my case. I fully enjoyed it. I do want to add that Wattpad recently launched the paid program where you need to pay via coins to access the entirety of some stories. This story is one of them. You can read the first eight chapters of this story before you will need to pay to read the rest. I do want to add that I read the book before the paid program launched so I’m sorry it’s no longer free? I still think it’s a great read though.

You can read it here.

2. Breaking The Bad Boy by kaddydee

Summary: Ashley Martin has been through more grief than a person experiences in their entire life and carries baggage that no kid should ever entail. Tyler Miller is the school’s scandalous bad boy who acts on impulse, blinded rage and will single-handedly destroy anybody who stands in his way. Then all of a sudden, they’re thrown together and despite their destructive past, they’re forced to overcome their differences. It’s time for Ashley to stop running away from his death glares, blank stares and that spine-chilling scowl that reminds her just how little he cares. Driven by a whirlwind of secrets, a class assignment and midnight walks into the past, things should start working out. But then fate kicks in; hard-hitting and soul-crushing. It’s a fight-or-flight situation, a reincarnation of her past, a chance for him to right the wrongs he did by her. A second chance is like giving someone an extra bullet for their gun after they missed you the first time round. So here’s Tyler’s gun. Here’s Ashley’s heart. And here’s to their second chance, however hopeless it may seem.

My thoughts: This story made me cry like a little bitch numerous times and that’s putting it nicely. It rips open your heart and makes you feel things but damn did I love this story. It gave me a new perspective on death and grief at a time I needed it the most. I can definitely see myself rereading this story in a few years. It’s that good.

You can read it here.

3. A Secret Service by joymoment

Summary: As a daughter of a Secret Service agent, Carter knows how to defend herself and read people, two skills she uses to keep everyone at bay. This isn’t difficult when she’s the outcast at Hamilton Prep, a school filled with the children of D. C.’s elite. Including the President’s son. Her status as social pariah is changed when a flood of new students turn up at the school. Carter finds herself making two unexpected friends, Link and Donovan, who are unconcerned with where she falls on the social ladder and amused by her sharp wit and snarky comments. The only problem is there might be more to them than meets the eye, a fact Carter doesn’t fail to notice.

“I’m going to break your nose, because I don’t like your face,” Carter said. She pointed to Zac. “I’m going to dislocate your other shoulder, just to make them even.” She cocked her head and gave the main guy a sickly sweet smile. “I’m going to break your wrist, taking away your baseball career. And finally you, Finch,” she said, looking to the last guy. “I’m going to bust your ankle because I don’t like the way you walk.” She slid her hands into her pockets. “Now, how does that sound to all of you? And please feel free to look amused, skeptical or patronizing at this point. I’ll have all the more fun wiping the expressions off your faces.”

My thoughts: I loved this story. It’s one of those feel-good-make-you-have-a-little-laugh story which I think we all need on some days. I’ve already reread it and now talking about it, I might give it another read soon. It’s that good.

You can read it here.

4. The Horse Mistress: Book 1 by RA_Steffan

Summary: Carivel was born female, but she has been secretly living as a boy for years in her adoptive village of Draebard. The last thing she needs is to fall for not one, but two unattainable men-a dominating warrior and a reluctant wolf-shifter with a horrific past. Now, the Alyrion Empire is poised to invade, and Carivel must choose whether to keep her secret or reveal it-not only to the men she loves, but also to the powerful female ruler whose army could help protect Draebard during the coming war. Steamy and spellbinding, The Horse Mistress: Book 1 combines detailed world-building and a heartfelt romance between three noble, damaged people who have no one to turn to but each other.

My thoughts: This story is one of the few historical stories that I fully enjoyed. There is just something about the determination the main character carries inside her that inspires you to push forward in difficult times. It is only a sample though so to read the rest you have the purchase the book on the Author’s website.

You can read it here.

5. Abnormalities In a Broken Society by AnjeT23

Summary: “We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you breaking news! An Abnormal has escaped from her containment facility. She is believed to be highly powerful and extremely dangerous. If you see her, contact the appropriate authorities immediately. Do not, and I repeat, do not approach this individual. We have been told that she is extremely aggressive and will attack anyone who gets in her way, we_” I switch the T.V off with a sigh, frowning at the blank screen in annoyance. They could at least use a better photo of me.  With another sigh, I place the remote on the soft, blue couch and return to the dining room. There the family whom this house belongs to were waiting.  They stared at the plates of food in front of them, their faces slack and their eyes glazed over. I fell into an empty chair and smiled at them. “Right, where were we?”

My thoughts: My best friend in the entire world (minus my husband) is the author of this novel but our friendship aside, her book is really good. It’s still ongoing but I predict great things for her story. It’s one of those stories that makes you think about serious topics without it being in your face.

You can read it here.

Here is a short list of stories on Wattpad that I’m still reading but enjoying so far. Some of them are a bit intense so proceed with caution.

  • The Bite: Book I by ZeroWineThirty — Summary: Charlotte is on the run from a troubled past to start a new life, turn a new page and begin again. Little does she know that the new life she is about to start, is one that is only supposed to exist only in fairy tales. What was a minor decision put her in the wrong place at the wrong time; a decision that will be burned into her memory, a decision that forced her to fight for her life, a decision that will turn her into a thing of fairy tales- and it only took one bite. — You can read it here.
  • My Life with the Walter Boys by Fallzswimmer — Summary: Sixteen-year-old Jackie Howard knows nothing about her new guardian Katherine Walter when she moves from New York to Colorado. After discovering that Katherine has twelve boys, Jackie fears that living in the Walter house isn’t going to be easy. It’s just icing on the cake that the boys look like models… — You can read it here.
  • WAVE by AliciaMarino — Summary: What do you do when disaster strikes? You survive. On the night before her entire life changes, Genevieve Harding was walking along the shoreline with a man she’d only just met. Tristan Maddox. A man who grazed the pages of the magazines and newspapers she’s read. He was with her…he WANTED to be with her. What she didn’t know was the next day, a devastating tsunami will slam the coast of Thailand, knocking her and everything in her path into chaos. And what’s more is that the man, Tristan Maddox, will play a far more important role in her life than she could ever know… — You can read it here.
  • Vampire’s Pet by cannoness — Summary: The world had gone to hell long ago, taken over by the vampire race. In order to keep some sort of peace in our land, the Vampire Lords made a consecutive agreement. The rich and powerful humans could survive just as they had been, untouched by the vampires save for the occasional blood collections, or so they thought. In reality, we were all under their control. Castles spread out throughout our land, one landing in each city. Each castle varied in the number of vampires residing there, but all of them carried a Lord. The Lords were the ones in charge in every city, whether we liked it or not. The vampires often roam through the city, making sure that everyone was in order and no one stepped out of line. If you stepped out of line, you died, end of story. Even if the rich were still under their control, their lives were still better than the poor. The poorest lives held a much worse fate. The men were to be put to work as slaves, whether that meant serving a specific vampire, or just building their castles, they were slaves. The women were to be pets. Pets were the lowest rank you could have. They were forced into cages that were too small to stand in with collars around their necks. They spent their lives in pet shops, just waiting for the dreadful day that they’ll be bought. They were treated like animals, trained into what their master wanted, and punished if they misbehaved. Those who were lucky enough to live through that, we’re to be slaughtered for their blood at age twenty-five in an act to make sure that our population would stay steady. I was born into this world. Born into this world full of blood-sucking monsters. Except, I was one of the lucky ones. Was. It all ended for me when I was 12, when I was taken away from the last bit of hope and family that I had left. Ever since then, I’ve lived in a cage, just rotting away, waiting, dreading for the day that some monster would make me his. This is my life. I am a pet. — You can read it here.
  • HEAT by EmelineRousselot — Summary: “Shh, little mouse, you don’t have to run away…” my words were hypnotic, whispering into the magic of the atmosphere. “Spanking can be a form of pleasure, just as much as it can discipline.” She gave an almost imperceptible shake of her head, spine ramrod straight, clearly disagreeing with my words. I stood up behind her, one hand holding her hip, and leaned down, my breath ragged against her neck, my voice husky,  “I’ll listen to your body… what it wants… and my body… what it needs.  You won’t feel the pain of correction like you did today… only the pleasure that a little bite of pain can bring.” When the mouse runs, the cat will chase. — You can read it here.
  • The Female Warrior And The Alpha by Yasminne_ — Summary: Elisia Knight, an undefeated warrior in the US and the first ever female warrior. The Imperial Pride Pack opened their arms to her when she was abandoned on their territory as a baby. After hearing rumors that there is a female warrior from The BlackShadowed Pack claiming to be ‘better than her’, she decides to accept their match request to put the rumors to rest. As someone who has never been interested in romantic relationships, she didn’t expect to find her mate. She never imagined being paired with an Alpha, let alone the most powerful Alpha in the country. Especially not Alpha Theo Hunter. Hesitant to initiate anything with him, she focuses on preparing herself for the match. However, she soon finds out that the female she will be up against, is obsessed with being in a romantic relationship with Alpha Theo. The longer she stays on their territory, the more secrets start to get unveiled. Dark and disturbing secrets that, unfortunately, ties her’s and Theo’s family together in the worst way possible. What does fate have in store for them? — You can read it here.

Manga

1. Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts by Yuu Tomofuji

Summary: Saliphie is the 99th female human sacrifice to be eaten for the King of the Beast and Demons, but despite that she is not in the least afraid since she has never had a family nor a home to lose, so she takes a positive attitude and no longer worries about being eaten. The King finds her amusing and lets her stay by his side until the time of her death. This leads her to find out the truth about the King of the Beast and Demons, and she ends up as the King’s Consort despite being a female human. This leads other beasts and demons to be mad, but the king being powerful enough they shut up. This is how Saliphie turns to be the first human queen of the demons and beasts.

You can read it here.

2. Yona of the Dawn by Mizuho Kusanagi

Summary: In ancient times, the kingdom of Kouka was ruled by a red dragon in human form. Four warriors blessed with the dragon blood helped the kingdom flourish and prosper. This was very long ago, however, and the details of this legend were lost to time. As the red-headed princess of Kouka, Yona lived the ideal, though sheltered, life within the walls of Hiryuu (Red Dragon) Castle. Doted on by her pacifist and cowardly father, King Il, and protected by her childhood friend/bodyguard, Son Hak of the Wind Tribe, who has loved her since they were kids, but keeps his feelings in check, she leads a falsely peaceful life. She cherishes the time she spends with the “love-of-her-life” (and older cousin), Soo-won. On the night of her 16th birthday, everything changes as she witnesses Soo-won murder her father and orchestrate a military coup, taking control of the realm. Only aided by Son Hak, she has to chase after a legend and find the four legendary dragon warriors, her only hope of saving the kingdom lost by her father and stolen by her cousin.

You can read it here.

3. Hiyokoi by Moe Yukimaru

Summary: After getting into an accident that left her hospitalized since the entrance ceremony, small and timid Nishiyama Hiyori is finally released and going to school. All she wants is a peaceful school year without standing out, but that proves to be impossible when she has to sit next to Hirose Yuushin, who not only does what he likes, but is a whole 50 centimeters taller than her! Even though Hiyori doesn’t think she can get along with Yuushin, her friend suggests using him as practice to start opening up! Could Hiyori possibly gain friends after all this year, and perhaps something even more as well…?

You can read it here.

4. Sabaku no Harem by Mitsuru Yumeki

Summary: Mishe is a strong-willed girl that hates royalty — and yet Prince Kallum of the desert kingdom Jalbara says that she will join his harem of wives! Most women in the harem are of higher class and would do anything to become Kallum’s wife — but Mishe is just a commoner who wants nothing to do with him! But Kallum claims that he needs someone as bold as her if he wants to beat his older brothers to the throne. What kind of life is Mishe in for as a concubine, and what will become of her relationship with the arrogant Kallum?

You can read it here.

5. Tomo-chan Is a Girl! by Fumita Yanagida

Summary: Tomo Aizawa was able to successfully confess to her crush Juunichirou Kubota. There is only one problem: he just sees her as his buddy. He thought that she was a boy until they went to middle school together because her grade school was in a different school district.

You can read it here.

6. They Say I Was Born a King’s Daughter by Bi Chu and Legna Kim

Summary: After spending most of her youth fielding the attention of countless wealthy suitors, Suhee Kim finally finds true love with a steady boyfriend named Jinsu Han. But then tragedy strikes, and Suhee is murdered in cold blood. To Suhee’s surprise, she is immediately reincarnated as a baby girl named Sanghee Kim, who just so happens to be a princess! Plus, she is fully conscious of her past life. There’s just one problem: in this society, women are seen as totally inferior, even princesses. Appalled by the treatment of women, Sanghee is determined to change the kingdom’s patriarchal ways. Will Sanghee be able to succeed, or will she be stuck living her second life being treated as a lowly woman?

You can read it here.

7. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime by Taiki Kawakami and Fuse

Summary: The ordinary Satoru Mikami found himself dead after being stabbed by a slasher. It should have been the end of his meager 37 years, but he found himself deaf and blind after hearing a mysterious voice. He had been reincarnated into a slime! While complaining about becoming the weak but famous slime and enjoying the life of a slime at the same time, Satoru Mikami met with the Catastrophe-level monster “Storm Dragon Verudora”, and his fate began to move.

You can read it here.

8. Solo Leveling by Gee So-Lyung and REDICE studio

Summary: 10 years ago, after “the Gate” that connected the real world with the monster world opened, some of the ordinary, everyday people received the power to hunt monsters within the Gate. They are known as “Hunters”. However, not all Hunters are powerful. My name is Sung Jin-Woo, an E-rank Hunter. I’m someone who has to risk his life in the lowliest of dungeons, the “World’s Weakest”. Having no skills whatsoever to display, I barely earned the required money by fighting in low-leveled dungeons… at least until I found a hidden dungeon with the hardest difficulty within the D-rank dungeons! In the end, as I was accepting death, I suddenly received a strange power, a quest log that only I could see, a secret to leveling up that only I know about! If I trained in accordance with my quests and hunted monsters, my level would rise. Changing from the weakest Hunter to the strongest S-rank Hunter!

You can read it here.

9. A Journey to The Past by Vivibear著

Summary: The story is about a little Master, Gong Yao Ying, in order to accomplish the assigned tasks, she travels across the different periods. The stories are created after meeting with the famous historical figures.

You can read it here.

10. Black Panther and Sweet 16 by Pedoro Toriumi

Summary: The world’s most dangerous boy makes his debut! Our heroine, Taiga, transfers schools and meets a dangerous black panther boy, Anri. And unexpectedly, that Anri actually does…!? A risque manga not for the faint of heart! You have been warned. Taiga moves into the city and meets a boy at an abandoned house. Later, he ends up kissing as “thanks,” to which she responds by slapping him and running off. The next day, at her first day at her new school, she find out that the boy also goes to her school and is the super popular Anri, who publicly declares himself her pet.

You can read it here.

11. From Maid to Mother by Yudzuki Seiya and Tsukimoto Asuka

Summary: When a high school girl dies in an accident, she’s reincarnated as “Lily Ruzsa,” a girl that became the friend then maid to a noble’s daughter. That same daughter married the crown prince, and thus Lily became a royal maid that helped with issues around the palace. One day, she’s unexpectedly asked to work for the powerful magician, Leonard Mariel. It seems he’s taken in a young girl with lots of magical potential, and he wants Lily to be her mother! Leonard’s only condition? He wants someone to take care of Jill that will not try to seduce him… What’s in store for this odd family?

You can read it here.

12. Hero? I Quit A Long Time Ago by SF Light Novels, Hai Luo and Wu Liao Kan Kan Tian

Summary: Zero was mankind’s first real superhero. Under his watch, countless other superheros appeared and followed in his footsteps. However, after 5 years of war, Zero disappeared without a trace.

You can read it here.

13. In Another World, I’m Called: the Black Healer by Murakami Yuichi and Fujima Miya

Summary: One day, 22-year-old Kanzaki Misuzu is suddenly transported to a strange world. Based on the pop-up screens she can access, it seems she’s entered some kind of RPG as a magic user! Luckily, she can use the gaming skills she acquired as an otaku to make her way in this new world. But before she knows it, people start calling her “the Black Healer”!!

You can read it here.

14. Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki

Summary: Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she’s just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity! Nanami has all kind of new responsibilities she doesn’t understand, dangers she’s unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who’s… actually pretty hot. What’s a new-fledged godling to do?

You can read it here.

15. Pochamani by Kaname Hirama

Summary: Mugi is a chubby girl with a kind spirit and beautiful smile. She is comfortable with her weight, but thought that she would never have the opportunity to fall in love. When she meets Tagami, a boy who is a “pochama,” or someone who likes soft and squishy things, love has a chance to blossom, and Mugi comes to realize that she loves herself as is.

You can read it here.

16. Revival Man by Kim Jae Han and Jae Yong Taek

Summary: A story of an unemployed man that revives after 3 days of being dead. Follow his action-packed encounter with a large criminal organization.

You can read it here.

17. The Promised Neverland by Posuka Demizu and Kaiu Shirai

Summary: Emma lives in the Grace Field House, an orphanage, with 38 other children. In the ten years since she’s been there, she’s never had reason to question their quiet everyday lives of being family, the identification numbers on their necks, or the rigorous tests they have to take daily. But the house has mysterious rules, such as being forbidden to go beyond the gates to the outside world, and children leaving once they come of age — and are never heard from again. One day, Emma chases after one of those children that leaves…only to discover horrifying monsters and the real reason they’re forbidden to go outside…

You can read it here.

18. The Water Dragon’s Bride by Rei Toma 

Summary: The story of a girl who slips back in time to a different era. While playing in her family’s garden, Asahi gets sucked in by the small pond and when she wakes up she finds herself in a place that seems like Japan from ancient times. A powerful clan takes her in, but the reason for their kindness is that they intend to sacrifice her to the water god, the dragon, to be his bride… Now that she is at the mercy of a god who appears to know no compassion, what will Asahi’s fate be?

You can read it here.

I read my Manga on MangaRock by the way. This is only a few of my favorites though. I’m obsessed with manga. I love reading. My day feels empty without it. I think that’s about it for today. Putting this blog together has taken me four hours and your girl is hungry. See you tomorrow!

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

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