Love at Fourteen, Vol. 1 (Love at Fourteen #1)
by Fuka Mizutani
Middle schoolers Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are mature beyond their years, perfect model students admired from afar by classmates and teachers alike. But when school’s out, these two childhood friends can let loose as average fourteen-year-olds, fresh in the throes of puberty, adolescence… and the persistent, bittersweet pangs of first love. Summary from Goodreads.
Demon from Afar, Vol. 1 (Iiki no Ki #1)
by Kaori Yuki
An imperial capital in an era of splendor and romanticism…Orphaned in an earthquake, Sorath is taken in by Baron Kamichika, the lord of “Blood Blossom Manor.” There, he pledges eternal friendship with Garan, the Baron’s heir, and Kiyora, Garan’s fiancée. But their friendship turns grisly by events none of them could foresee. The tender feelings each secretly harbors, the machinations of Baron Kamichika, and his strange and seductive female companion, and a fateful encounter with a young girl with bizarre powers…all draw them to the Walpurgis Night and the nightmare’s climax! Summary from Goodreads.