Mini Reviews | Chef’s Kiss & Witch’s House 1 & Bleach 1

Today I want to share 3 mini reviews with you all! I have read one graphic novel and 2 manga and I just have a couple of thoughts on them. So I figured it was time for another mini reviews. Let’s jump in!

Mini Reviews | Chef’s Kiss & Witch’s House 1 & Bleach 1

Watch things start to really heat up in the kitchen in this sweet, queer, new adult graphic novel! 
Now that college is over, English graduate Ben Cook is on the job hunt looking for something…anything…related to his passion for reading and writing. But interview after interview, hiring committee after hiring committee, Ben soon learns getting the dream job won’t be as easy as he thought. Proofreading? Journalism? Copywriting? Not enough experience. It turns out he doesn’t even have enough experience to be a garbage collector! But when Ben stumbles upon a “Now Hiring—No Experience Necessary” sign outside a restaurant, he jumps at the chance to land his first job. Plus, he can keep looking for a writing job in the meantime. He’s actually not so bad in the kitchen, but he will have to pass a series of cooking tests to prove he’s got the culinary skills to stay on full-time. But it’s only temporary…right? 
When Ben begins developing a crush on Liam, one of the other super dreamy chefs at the restaurant, and when he starts ditching his old college friends and his old writing job plans, his career path starts to become much less clear. 

Chef's Kiss by Jarrett Melendez, Danica Brine, Hank Jones, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Published by Oni Press on 01/03/2022
Pages: 160

Chef’s Kiss – Jarrett Melendez

I got an eARC for this graphic novel and it will be released March 1st so for once I’m on time with my review haha. This looked really cute and I decided to give it a go and request in on Goodreads. It took me a little while to get into the story but once I did, I was hooked! This was indeed a very cute story haha. It’s a new adult story and our main character Ben just graduated college. While he’s on the hunt for a job related to his degree he finds its not that easy #relatable.

Ben starts working at a restaurant but first has to pass some tests set by his new boss. While the concept is a little ridiculous, it was also really fun. I liked the characters and was definitely invested in the story. It’s not the best GN I’ve ever read but it’s cute, queer, funny and has nice art! So all in all I would recommend this to anyone enjoying those types of graphic novels!

Mini Reviews | Chef’s Kiss & Witch’s House 1 & Bleach 1

R to L (Japanese Style) now with reinforced Library Binding! Cleaning up the afterlife ? one spirit at a time!
Hot-tempered 15-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki, the hero of the popular fantasy-adventure "Bleach," has the unsettling ability to see spirits who are unable to rest in peace. His sixth sense leads him to Rukia, a Soul Reaper who destroys "Hollows" (soul-devouring monsters) and ensures the deceased find repose with the Soul Society. When she's injured in battle, Rukia transfers her sword and much of her power to Ichigo, whose spiritual energy makes him a formidable substitute Soul Reaper. But the orange-haired teenager isn't sure he wants the job: too many risks and moral dilemmas.

Bleach, Vol. 1: Strawberry and the Soul Reapers by Tite Kubo
Published by VIZ Media LLC on 08/01/2008
Pages: 192

Bleach 1 – Tite Kubo

I’ve head Bleach on my TBR for years! It was one of the first manga I bought but somehow I never picked it up. And to be honest, I lost my interest in it. But in the spirit of lowering my TBR, I figured it was time to finally pick it up. And I while say, I was pleasantly surprised! I didn’t really know what the story was about and I think I was expecting some kind of superhero story but that’s not exactly what this is.

Our main character Ichigo can see ghosts and after an attack he becomes a Soul Reaper. This concept sounds really cool to me and was immediately more excited to continue reading the manga haha. I enjoyed this first book in the series a lot and I’m considering picking up more volumes. The series is completed with 74 works so you can read this for a while haha.

Mini Reviews | Chef’s Kiss & Witch’s House 1 & Bleach 1

"I know all too well...the beginning of that diary I never wrote-"Ellen, who has been plagued by sickness her whole life, heavily relies on her mother's care and love. When the bond between them decays in a horrific turn of events, Ellen despairs that she'll never get the love she so desperately craves and thinks she's done for-that is, until she crosses paths with a mysterious black cat. The cat offers her powers and a house to live in, which seems to change Ellen's life for the better. But the new witch soon discovers the gruesome secrets within this ever-changing house...

The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen, Vol. 1 by Fummy, Yuna Kagesaki
Published by Yen Press on 22/01/2019
Pages: 160

Witch’s House: The Diary of Ellen vol. 1 – Fummy

This is another manga that has been on my shelves for a long time! And I just didn’t pick it up because after buying it I realised it was horror and that’s just not my kind of thing. But I wanted to try it or get rid of it because this was getting a bit ridiculous so I gave it ago. And I have to say, I liked it more than I thought I would.

While this is considered horror, it wasn’t extremely scary so I was going through it just fine. The story is very interesting but also mostly a set up of the story. Not much happened yet. I don’t think I will be continuing the series, because while I thought it was enjoyable in the end it just isn’t my kind of story. If you enjoy more horror manga this might be up your alley and I would urge you to check it out!

And those were 3 mini reviews from me today! Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? And would you pick them up? Let me know in the comments!

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