Review: My Next Life As A Villainess Vol. 1: All Routes Lead to Doom!

My Next Life As a Villainess Vol 1Author: Satory Yamaguchi
Artists: Imperfectluck
Publisher: Seven Seas
Released: August 6th, 2019
Received: Edelweiss
Rating: 4 kitties

I received a copy of My Next Life As A Villainess Vol. 1 through Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My Next Life As A Villainess Vol. 1 is the first in a new light novel series; one with a unique twist of a tale. This series combines character-driven plots with classic video game elements and romance in the most hilarious and entertaining of ways.

One day Katarina took a rather hard hit on the head. That’s not terribly out of the ordinary for an active child, even the daughter of a Duke. What is strange is that the bump she took reminded her of her past life.

The important thing to take away is that she recognized the life she’s currently living – for she had played that plot in a game of all things! Worse yet, she’s the villain in that game, doomed to die no matter which path is chosen.

Desperate to find a new path for herself, Katarina immediately begins reaching outward to make alliances. All while plotting ways to save her future and life. Naturally, chaos and entertainment ensue.

My Next Life As A Villainess Vol. 1 is a highly unique and amusing read. This is the sort of plot that only manga can pull off, as it is full of charm and interesting characters. This series is perfect for anybody looking for a light yet entertaining read.

Katarina’s realization is not a typical one, nor are all of her plans to save the day (for herself, that is). The plans are grand in nature, which sounds about right for this girl. No wonder she was naturally inclined to be a supervillain.

There’s love triangle upon love triangle to be found in this story, as Katarina runs around –sometimes literally – trying to get in the good graces of those who would otherwise someday kill her. It’s a chaotic mess for her, but that just makes it all the more interesting for us!

This was a great start to a series, one that will surely be fascinating down the road as well. I’m glad that I took a risk and gave it a try, and I’ll have to remember to keep my eyes open for the next volume. I think that one will also prove to be worth checking out.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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