Earlier this year, Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Cristina of Girl in the Pages, Sierra of SDavReads & I all discovered that we shared a mutual love and appreciation for Sailor Moon! After exchanging plenty of flailing tweets and constantly bringing up our love for this magical girl story, we felt it was only right to celebrate it – and that’s what happening this July. Every week will feature a brand new blog post per day from each of us, and we’re so excited to be sharing the Sailor Moon love with all our readers!
This week, we’re each discussing our favorite Sailor Scouts and giving book recommendations based on their personality! My favorite scout has always been Sailor Venus. First of all, we’re introduced to her because she’s the star of her own video game and Sailor Moon is addicted at the arcade. Plus, she has her own manga series that’s collected in two volumes so I feel like she’s one of the scouts that we get to know the most (if you read Codename: Sailor V). She’s very similar to Sailor Moon but she’s not as much of a crybaby. She’s outgoing and ambitious and she’s a born leader. She tends to get serious when she transforms, hiding away her sillier side. Sailor Venus (who attempted to give herself the nickname ‘The Goddess of Love”) is also pretty boy crazy which is always entertaining to me. She’s obsessed with celebrities too and she’ll follow them anywhere which reminds me of my own fandom tendencies. One area where we differ is that Sailor Venus is much more athletic than I’ve ever been / hope to be.
I think she would most enjoy reading contemporary romances and anything about celebrities or fans. Here are my recs for her!
The Hundred Oaks Series by Miranda Kenneally – This is the first series that immediately popped into my head when I thought about books Sailor Venus would enjoy because it’s a sports romance. Each book focuses on a different story and a different sport (but all the stories are set at Hundred Oaks High).
Something Real by Heather Demetrios – I think Sailor Venus would love to read Something Real because of her fascination with celebrities. She would get to read from the perspective of a teenage star and I think she would love it so much, she would read it in one sitting!
The Pivot Point Duology by Kasie West – Pivot Point and Split Second are also contemporary romance novels where football plays a part in. Plus they have a sci-fi twist, which is similar to Sailor Venus’s own story!
Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout – This is another one that I think Sailor Venus would like because of her love of celebrities. It follows an American girl who moves to Korea to study abroad and ends up falling in love with a K-Pop star.