It takes more than DNA to make a family. See how this is purely evident in the excellent manga, Spy x Family Vol 1.
“Everyone has a secret self they don’t show to other people. Not to friends…not to lovers…not even to family. They hide who they are and what they want behind lies and painted smiles. And thus the world maintains its thin veneer of peace.”
Twilight is a spy. The best spy in the nation of Westalis. His current mission, Operation Strix, requires him, or rather his alter-ego, to take on a wife and a child to infiltrate a children’s school as a parent. He finds the child, Anya, in a poorly run orphanage. She is super-intelligent. Unbeknownst to Twilight, she is also a telepath, who can read minds—including his. Anya easily passes the school’s entrance exam. But the school requires her “mother” to be present at interview for admission. Twilight must find a wife asap. He runs into an unmarried female who asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend. She is Yor, an assassin—but only Anya seems to know Yor’s history. Being a telepath is really cool!
A spy, an assassin, and a telepath walk into a manga… I liked this cute tale and can’t wait to read the next volume. If you like interesting family stories, you should read Spy x Family Vol 1. 4 stars!
Thanks to Viz Media and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.