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Seduction More Beautiful than Love
by Lee Hyeon-Sook
Order:  USA  Can
TOKYOPOP, 2009 (2009)
* * *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

Most manga and manhwa that take place in a high school are aimed at teenagers. However, Lee Hyeon-Sook's Seduction More Beautiful than Love is aimed at an adult audience, though it does not pass over into the "M" rating category.

Ms. Daoun Jung is the new Korean teacher at a high school. Just out of college, she does not have much experience yet, and her students tend to take advantage of that fact. One student in particular, Ryumin, likes to put her off-guard, making her question his feelings towards her. Another new teacher and college friend of Daoun, Hyunwoo, has no question about Ryumin's feelings toward Daoun and is determined to make her his. Add to the mix Ryumin's girlfriend Hayoung, and this love quadrangle really starts to get interesting, especially since some of it is just this side of legal, and not particularly ethical.

Usually when I really love a book, I can pinpoint why. However, with Seduction More Beautiful than Love, I cannot say what exactly I liked about it, just that I loved it and did not want to put it down. In fact, I loved it so much that I am looking for the subsequent volumes. Hyeon-Sook's drawing style was good but typical, and, as in all the manhwa I have read, the story skips a little, making some parts confusing.

However, Hyeon-Sook has a way of pulling the reader in and getting them totally entwined in the lives of the characters. Her characters are so rich that the few parts where the story line gets a little rough, it is easy to pick up the flow again and get right back in. If you ask me, the title of the series says it all. Lee Hyeon-Sook's Seduction More Beautiful than Love will seduce you with the story's beauty, making you fall in love.

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