ARC Review: My Father is a Unicorn by Monaka Suzuki

My Father is a UnicornMy Father is a Unicorn by Monaka Suzuki
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Learning to live with a stepfather can be tough–especially if your new dad is a unicorn!

Uno Issei is still in high school when his mother remarries. His mom’s new husband, Masaru, is a nice enough guy, he just happens to be a unicorn. Sometimes in the form of a talking horse, sometimes in the form of a beautiful man, Masaru is determined to run the household while his wife is away and win Issei over. For better or worse, now Issei is stuck teaching this unicorn man how to be a good dad in this idiosyncratic comedy about the magic of family.

In a nutshell, it is about a teen, Issei, helping his new stepfather, Masaru, who also happens to be a shapeshifting unicorn, pass as human. The comedy is about the troubles he has, since Masaru doesn’t know how to cook human food, and Issei has to constantly hide his horse side (hooves clicking through the apartment) from a nosy neighbor. It is heart-warming at points, humorous at others, and the artwork is decent but the characters are pretty much stock characters. That whole virgin thing with the high school student was a bit of a yikes situation, though. Overall, it is funny and heart-warming.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Seven Seas, via Edelweiss.

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