Good morning fellow Webtoon readers and welcome to this week’s installment of Saturday Morning Webtoons! This is where we shine a light on two Webtoons we are thoroughly enjoying. These stories have had us captivated chapter after chapter each week and we couldn’t pass up sharing them with you! So grab your favorite snacks, an electronic device and settle into these sensational stories.
DISCLAIMER: There are spoilers for both The Kiss Bet and Brimstone and Roses.
The Kiss Bet
We all love a good heartwarming romance with all the drama of high school. And this is exactly what Ingrid Ochoa‘s The Kiss Bet delivers! Sara Lin has just turned 18, in her senior year of high school, has great friends, a cool dad and has a whole lot ahead of her. So the last thing she wants to worry about is having her first kiss. But her good pal Patrick is about to change that. He issues a challenge that will either lead to love, heartbreak or major embarrassment. But with Sara Lin’s luck, it looks like it is going to be all three!
The Kiss Bet‘s Sara Lin is someone I can’t help but see myself in. Her struggles not only with boys but with her studies are something I remember from my high school years. But what makes this Webtoon even better is how much depth all of the characters within have. Throughout the story, we are introduced to not only Sara Lin’s innermost feelings but also those around her. We see how Patrick deals with his feelings for Sara Lin and Oliver’s issues with his home life and leaving his old school for a new one.
The Kiss Bet updates every Saturday and can be read here.
Brimstone and Roses
Sometimes you do anything to show an ex that you have moved on. In Mei Rothschild‘s Brimstone and Roses, Bea swears she is completely over her ex – or so she thinks. When she learns her ex will be attending her sister’s wedding she does what any logical person does. She summons an incredibly hot yet sarcastic demon to be her date. She quickly signs the contract and heads off to the wedding. It isn’t until the next morning that she learns just how tricky demons can be. Now she is stuck with him freeloading until the terms of the contract are met.
Brimstone and Roses is so much more than a romance story. We get to explore the inner feelings of both Bea and Laz as they learn to live together and as they explore the world around them. What really drew me into the story was how much I resonate with Bea. As a plus-size woman, I rarely see others like me as the main character or at least something more than the friend. Bea leads this story from the very beginning and is able to explore avenues most plus-sized characters are hidden from. The representation doesn’t stop there either as we see several LGBTQ characters including Bea herself.
Brimstone and Roses updates every Friday and can be read here.
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