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CYNICAL ORANGE by Yun JiUn

CYNICAL_1 The life of hottest girl in school is not easy. Sure, all the boys in school are in love with you, but that means that every girl in school is trying to destroy your life! But Hye-Min Hwang is not a delicate damsel in distress. She knows that there is nothing more satisfying than sweet revenge. That is, if it weren’t for her secret crush, Jung-Yun. He makes her want to hide her cynical dark side, put on an innocent, pretty face, and endure all the backstabbing lies.
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CYNICAL ORANGE Volume 1
by Yun JiUn

December 2005 | ISBN: 978-89-527-4457-9 | $10.95 ($13.50) | 200 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

The life of hottest girl in school is not easy. Sure, all the boys in school are in love with you, but that means that every girl in school is trying to destroy your life! Vicious rumors and gossip follow everywhere you go. But Hye-Min Hwang is not a delicate damsel in distress. She knows that there is nothing more satisfying than sweet revenge. That is, if it were not for her secret crush, Jung-Yun. He makes her want to hide her cynical dark side, put on an innocent, pretty face, and endure all the backstabbing lies. Then one day she finds out that he is the one guy in school who doesn’t like her anyway! It’s time for Hye-min’s sweet revenge, and her first victim will be Ma-Ha, a playboy who’s been begging for her attention for as long as she’s known him…

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CYNICAL ORANGE Volume 2
by Yun JiUn

August 2006 | ISBN: 978-89-527-4478-4 | $10.95 ($13.50) | 200 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Hye-Min begins to show her true, cruel and cynical sides once she realizes that her secret love, Jeong-Hyun, dislikes her. She doesn’t have to pretend to be a nice girl anymore. Strangely, however, it seems that Jeong-Hyun is actually attracted to the real malicious Hye-Min. On the other hand, Ma-Ha starts working at Shin-Bi’s Cafe and learns more about Hye-Min and Shin-Bi’s strange relationship. Read how this cynical love story unfolds.

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CYNICAL ORANGE Volume 3
by Yun JiUn

December 2006 | ISBN: 978-89-527-4494-4 | $10.95 ($13.50) | 200 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

After finding out about Ma-Ha’s reputation, Hye-Min is determined to win this battle. But unfortunately, Ma-Ha is still so sweet and really seems to be into her. Is this all just a game to make her believe in him, or can it be true?! The love battle has just begun in this third volume of the series!

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CYNICAL ORANGE Volume 4
by Yun JiUn

June 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2877-2 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Hye-Min gives Ma-Ha the cold shoulder after discovering how he broke up with Bora. But when Bora seeks her help to reunite with Ma-Ha , Hye-Min can’t say no to her friend. Things get even more complicated when Ma-Ha catches on…and reveals how he truly feels about Bora as well as what he thinks about Hye-Min!

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CYNICAL ORANGE Volume 5
by Yun JiUn

October 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2878-9 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

The gaiety of the school festival takes an unexpected turn when Ma-Ha is accosted by a group of his former girlfriends! Unabashed, Ma-Ha introduces them all to a shocked Hye-Min: How can they all stay friends with him when he’s such a player? But with Hye-Min’s popularity at an all-time low, she is surprised to find such good friends among Ma-Ha’s slighted exes. For the first time, Hye-Min finds herself in a group of companions, forcing her to look closely at the cold, isolated person she’s always been. She’s not sure what she wants out of her relationship with Ma-Ha, or if she even wants a relationship, but perhaps he can offer her a glimmer of hope in the darkness.

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CYNICAL ORANGE Volume 6
by Yun JiUn

January 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2879-6 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Despite their constant bickering, even cynical Hye-Min cannot deny that her relationship with Ma-Ha has become a deep bond of mutual trust and understanding. As a symbolic acknowledgement of their budding love, Ma-Ha presents her with a couple’s ring on their 100-day anniversary. But as Hye-Min and Ma-Ha grow closer, it becomes more difficult for Shin-Bi to hide his true feelings, and So-Ryu’s patience for his divided heart has reached its limit…

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CYNICAL ORANGE Volume 7
by Yun JiUn

May 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3124-6 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Bora’s still smarting from Ma-Ha’s dismissal, and as Hye-Min’s happiness grows, she lashes out. But she’s not upset about losing Ma-Ha, nor is she on edge about Hye-Min’s developing friendship with Jung-Yun — Hye-Min herself is the target of Bora’s deep hatred. Hye-Min’s never been popular with her peers, but to hear such a bold declaration troubles her deeply. When she turns to Ma-Ha for comfort, Shin-Bi senses her need for his brotherly support is ebbing. With Hye-Min away, he distances himself even more from So-Ryu, who’s desperate to hang on to him no matter what.

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CYNICAL ORANGE Volume 8
by Yun JiUn

August 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3141-3 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Ma-Ha’s had enough of playing along with Shin-Bi’s twisted games. Determined to free Hye-Min from the web Shin-Bi has spun around her, Ma-Ha faces Shin-Bi and demands that he lay his cards on the table. When the confrontation turns violent, Ma-Ha realizes it will take a stronger resolve to rip Hye-Min from her controlling brother. In the long silence that follows, Hye-Min begins to wonder if she’s been abandoned again…?

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CYNICAL ORANGE Volume 9
by Yun JiUn

December 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3142-0 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 208 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

With Hye-Min’s confession, the last threads anchoring Shin-Bi to this world are undone. For so long he kept Hye-Min dependent on him to satisfy the unfulfilled longing of his heart, but now it seems they can never depend on each other again. Each is guilty of using the other for selfish purposes, but while Hye-Min can turn to the arms of Ma-Ha, Shin-Bi has no one. Or does he? In the tragic aftermath of her decision, Hye-Min wrestles with the finality of it in the last volume of Cynical Orange.

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