Master Rei tries to help Mira overcome her shyness and make new friends, but it seems Mira is only comfortable talking to cute animal-type creatures, rather than others her age. Later, Master becomes sick and their magic goes wild, so the roles are reversed as Mira takes care of her master for a change. Once Master is feeling better, the two get to work replenishing some of the Master's medicinal ingredients, and Mira is shocked to see the cost in labor and ingredients. Then, Stella, one of Master Rei's old friends, comes by and finally gets to meet Mira, who she only knows through Rei's letters. Stella is an inventor and has created many awesome things, including crayons that draw in the air. Lastly, Rei and Mira reminisce about when Mira first came to live with Master Rei and how they started on the path of finding a way to control her powers.
This soothing title mainly focuses on the healing and recovery of its main characters. In the first volume, Mira's healing was the forefront, but through Rei's sickness and some flashbacks during Stella's introduction, we see that Rei is in need of some restoring as well. The final chapter was such a sweet way to bring the two together to show how both are helping the other with their tribulations. There are also some wonderful magical moments and beautiful fantastical elements to this world that make it rich and lovely, and I can imagine lots of young readers will want to hold up stones and pretend to hear star songs after reading this volume.
Although the publisher rates this as teen for language, I didn't detect anything in this volume that seemed inappropriate for younger audiences. There is one panel that focuses on Stella's jean-shorts-rear-end as she's getting all her gear ready to go but it's kind of subtle and could be chalked up to sass rather than anything else.
Sara's Rating: 10/10
Suitability Level: Grades 5-10
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: July 18, 2023
ISBN: 9781975352028 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 10/10, Suitability: Elementary School, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Magic, Mental Health, Fantasy, Yen Press
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