Secret of the Princess - Milk Morinaga


Secret of the Princess by Milk Morinaga

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Seven Seas delivered this to me.*

I am a huge Milk Morinaga fan. Ever since I read Girlfriends a couple years ago, I have been waiting for new books from her to be published in English. I preordered this as soon as possible, and read it as soon as I got it in the mail.

A sweet book, even if I was a little sad by the inclusion of a trope that is all too common in lgbt stories: the suicide in face of never being loved. It’s trite in the best of cases, but it feels inevitable in lgbt love stories. I wish it wasn’t, I’m tired of it. Tragedy needs to stop being so common in stories about marginalized orientations, gender alignments and intersex folks.

My friend would say, maybe that's how the story came to the author. Well, I don’t want to read stories like this anymore.

In sum, I am still a huge Morinaga fan, but I am very glad that this book, sweet and affirming as it is, is a one-off. I hope to see fewer storylines like this from the author.

*I was not compensated for this review in any way.

Pages: 180
Year: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Seven Seas

Read: 14 February 2017
Stars: 3.5 (charmed)