Alice and Mari are deposited through the demon’s teleportation back in Mari’s hometown in Japan. After walking through town and showing Alice the wonders of a claw machine, Mari leads her back to her home, but she discovers something terrible that Alice suspects could be a trap. Alice and Mari are rescued and returned to school, but Mari realizes something else about the witches at school that could also be terrible. Alice is reassigned away from being Mari's tutor without explanation, although many, including Alice, believe it is because she is opening her heart to Mari, and losing her magic.
After a pretty slow start, the second volume does pick up and provide some more compelling reasons to keep reading. In the first volume, there was some hint about the sinisterness behind the witch school, but volume two confirms it and gives enough little tastes to make the reader want to keep going. Volume two also has some much-needed backstory content, and I especially enjoyed learning more about the headmistress of the witch school. The volumes are still a little short for my taste, so I feel like I've just gotten into the story and the volume is over. I do wish there was some more insight into the revenge plot the witches are so keen on, which has only been hinted at so far and really needs to be explored more. This could still be a good series for libraries looking for some LGBTQ+ representation on their shelves.
Sara's Rating: 7/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in the series: vol 1
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: February 23, 2021
ISBN: 9781975318055 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 7/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, LGBTQ+, Magic, Romance
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