As part of my visits to the local library, I have been picking up any volume 1's that I see of Manga (and graphic novels) so that I can try loads of new stories without having to read a whole backlog if I find I really like something. One of the most recent pick ups was PhD: Phantasy Degree, Vol. 1 by Son Hee-Joon and I wasn't really sold by the synopsis, but being a library book and with how quick I can read a manga, I figured it was worth a shot.
Before I began, I had problems as I started at the "end" (as all usual mangas read from back to front and from right to left) and this one started from the front and read like a usual book. But that was just a small confusion, more due to my presumption than anything else.
Lets just say, wow was I wrong! I am so glad that I picked this book up, the characters are all interesting, the story is paced and written perfectly and the art matches the tone of the story beautifully.
The lead character is Sang and I took an instant liking to her, she's confident and there is mystery around her which made me want to get to know her better. I have to say that I will definitely be looking out for the rest of this series and I am seriously considering buying them and not just borrowing them from the library and I can't really give a better recommendation than that.
I started reading this on the 31st of January 2015 and finished it on the same day
I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads