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Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal

Amaranthine Saga, Book 2
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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She wasn't aware of her gift's significance, yet he expects to be courted.   

Kimiko enrolls at the In-between's prestigious new high school, which is designed to promote the integration of the human and inhuman races. As a reaver, she's supposed to act as peacemaker, bridging a formidable cultural gap, but the other two members of her triad don't need any help in that department. Akira and Suuzu have been friends since middle school. 

Instead, the boys must rally behind Kimiko when she inadvertently initiates a courtship with Eloquence Starmark.

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Love it and can't wait for the next book!

I love the expansion on the world, politics and the way the cultures are meshing together.

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Lovely, but not syrupy

Great second book in the series and, while not absolutely necessary, best enjoyed if you’ve read book one, as there are repeat characters. Again, this falls somewhere between fairytale, manga and romance, yet is set in “present day” as the subway is mentioned.
Kimiko has been accepted in the new high school where humans, Reavers and Amaranthine attend together. While she considers herself and her family to be ordinary, Kimiko has made a point of learning the physical language of the Amaranthine.
With her positive attitude and actions, she is gradually recognized for her strengths. With her good deed, she finds herself engaged by accident with her classmate, who would never have had the option to marry and have his own family. Kimiko’s engagement creates new opportunities for her sisters in the marriage market.
Of note is the closeness of the relationships between brothers, sisters, and pack; and the respect between characters.

I usually listen at 1.5 speed, but I actually had to slow down to 1.0 to appreciate all the nuances in this one.
Baldree does a good job of narration, as this story is not wholly English or Japanese.
Recommend

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