DragonDreamsJen’s #CBR4 Review #68 Turning Japanese by Cathy Yardley
Amid all the Darkover Novels, dystopian stories and Dark Hunter romances, I found time to squeeze in a novel I picked up on sale at Chapters. Turning Japanese is a witty and entertaining, if somewhat self-indulgent, fictional tale of a half Japanese, half Italian-American young manga artist from a small town who wins an internship in Tokyo for a year.
Lisa Falloya has been reading manga for years when she wins the contest offered by one of the comic publishers in Tokyo. She soon finds herself leaving a boring desk job and workaholic fiancé behind for a year as she moves to Japan’s largest city where nothing goes quite as planned.
To discover why I could only give this novel 3 stars out of 5, read the rest of my review on my BookHoardingDragon blog.