REVIEW: Sweetness & Lightning by Gido Amagakure


(From the back of the book)

Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He’s pretty bad at cooking and doesn’t have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it’s no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious.


Imagine if Lara Jean (from To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before) decided to write a manga…this would be it!

First off, I’m not a big foodie – I’m a picky eater and don’t find much pleasure in eating. That being said, I somehow still loved this book! Tsumugi is adorably written and drawn, and she makes eating look super epic. The drawing style is really cute and the artist really put a lot of detail into each scene which I really appreciate.


Another thing I loved is that there is a recipe at the end of each chapter, so that the reader can make what the characters made to eat!


There’s even little cooking tips inserted in the story as well, which, if you can’t cook to save your life, is pretty helpful. How to easily mince onions anyone?


Overall this book gave me a genuinely warm and fuzzy feeling inside. The drawings are adorable, the characters are so sweet and the story (though a bit uneventful compared to the fantasy I normally read) leaves off on a bit of a cliffhanger, setting up potential conflict for the next book.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars


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