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Editor’s First Look – Slice of Life Mixed with Japanese Folklore

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Sep 16, 2017: I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I started The Dreams, but I was pleasantly surprised by a story that is half a slice of life/coming of age tale of a young woman going to college and meeting someone special, and half Japanese fairy tale, a story of a young woman in a small village who begins befriending a strange, magical young man she’s been told not to speak to.

The author does a good job of drawing in the reader into her dual worlds, and I found myself interested in both stories, wondering where they would go. What starts off as two light and interesting tales, however, quickly pick up some dark undercurrents, which makes them both even more compelling.

I don’t want to say much more about either of the stories because I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but for anyone fond of coming of age/slice of life stories or Japanese folklore, I’d definitely recommend this one for you.

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