My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: December 20th, 2016
Publisher: Yen Press
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Manga, Contemorary, High School, Christmas, Romance
Quincy has the same dream every year on Christmas Eve – of finding a little boy holding a special gift for her under the tree – and every Christmas morning, she’s awoken to find a gift wrapped in tinfoil with her name on it…
When school resumes after the winter break, Quincy’s class discovers they have an unusual new transfer student named Cupid. Ridiculously cute and friendly, the new boy has everyone both enamored and confused. Those antlers can’t be real…can they?? With Cupid having seemingly set his sights on Quincy, it seems she’ll be having a memorable year indeed!
Reindeer Boy is the perfect romantic Christmassy book.
It’s impossible not to be familiar with Cassandra Jean’s work, if you’re a die-hard fan of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments. Her artwork is featured in both The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. She also illustrated Shadowhunter tarot cards, among other things.
She has quite an original style. I would recognize her work anywhere. In fact, just by looking at the cover of this book, I knew immediately that Cassandra Jean was the artist.
Oh, what a charming, charming story. Heart-warming, really. And with such diverse characters!
Quincy’s life is pretty normal—before Cupid arrives. He’s the new kid. Cute. Really good looks. Instantly popular.
But wait, he’s got antlers. Say what? Antlers? Must be the new IT look. Strangely enough, he seems to be very interested in Quincy particularly, almost as if he knows her already.
Despite an ongoing crush on Conway, her friend, she starts to develop interest in Cupid—but really, who could not succumb to the charms of that innocent, mysterious fellow?
And what’s with the bumps on her forehead? What is happening to her? Nothing like this happened before Cupid’s arrival.
Extraordinary artwork. Okay, so maybe Miss Jean could work a little more on her backgrounds, because most of the time they are pretty banal, but she KNOWS impressively well how to draw human beings (and animals!) without them looking stereotypical. Like I said, she has a special style.
It really is a perfect read for the Holidays. Lovely from start to finish. You’ll breeze through it, yet it’s memorable enough that you’ll remember it for a long time to come.
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