I received this book for free from Pinoy Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Blossom Among Flowers #1
on July 18, 2015
Genres: YA Romance, Young Adult
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Unlike most people, 17-year old Hikaru Saito likes being invisible. Perfectly happy with her nose buried deep in her growing manga collection, she hardly notices how her "harmless hobby" is taking control of her life. But when she fails an important exam, Hikaru is forced to spend more time with her studies and her new tutor, fellow student, campus genius, and golden boy Takeshi Hinata.
Unfortunately for Hikaru, Takeshi's popularity in school forces the spotlight on her too. His adoring fans don't like seeing how much time they spend together and punish her for it. Luckily, Tetsuya Sakuishi, a new young and beautiful teacher, is always there to save the day for Hikaru. It doesn't help that his smile distracts her, however.
Like her tormentors, Hikaru cannot understand why Takeshi keeps showing up in her life long after the tutoring sessions are over. As if the complications of grueling exams and university applications weren't enough, a haughty socialite mother, an imposing business mogul father, and a princess-in-hiding all come bearing down on Hikaru. Through it all, Takeshi is there, looking at Hikaru like she's not invisible after all.
Oh my goodness.
If you’ve seen my Twitter feed for the past few days, I just broke my personal rule
of not spamming everyone else’s feed with my tweets. But man, I had to. This book
unleashed a dam of feels that was just too hard to keep to myself. Let me just give you a
fair warning: if you’re not into J-Dorama or anime, this may not be your cup of tea.
But if you are, prepare for MAJOR FEELS.
This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill.
If you’ve at least seen Meteor Garden/Boys Over Flowers or know about its
Japanese counterpart, Hana Yori Dango, you’ll find an uncanny similarity to the plot. But
there was so much more to Blossom Among Flowers than just a fan fiction of the said
titles. I needed an entire day to calm down after reading the book because I could not
contain my feels (evidence of which is all over my Twitter feed).