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A Bride's Story, Vol. 2 Hardcover – October 25, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: A Bride's Story (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Yen Press (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316194468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316194464
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amir’s family has decided that she would be more valuable in a different marriage, so they come to her new town to take her back from her 12-year-old husband, Karluk, not expecting that he will fight for his 20-year-old bride. Mori’s moving story of life in central Asia in the nineteenth century continues to amaze with stunningly beautiful art that seems to leap right off of the page. Some nudity and violence, as well as the subtlety of the writing, makes this best suited for more mature teen or adult audiences. Grades 10-12. --Snow Wildsmith

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Kaoru Mori's previous series, Emma, about a maid and a gentleman in Victorian England, has been lauded by Library Journal and was named to the YALSA Great Graphic Novels list. A Bride's Story has only broadened her fan base in Japan and the U.S. with its elegant style and delicate story.

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Overall: (5/5) Another great volume!
Fantasy's Ink
The historical setting and its characters is original and full of fascinating details of the real culture of this region.
Christine Watson
And the content is super sweet to me.
Tran Huyen Trang

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Tran Huyen Trang on October 18, 2011
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And the content is super sweet to me. I'm actually fed up with silly puppy romance in manga so that I haven't read manga for a long time. Then I found this book and I'm drawn to it. It's not only beautiful in drawing but the plot is also plausible. The context of the manga is also quite historical, which is absolutely not boring if you like ancient knowledge. What else can I say? I have never bought any manga, but reading this online, I knew I had to get it. I'm so satisfied with this hard cover book. It makes the manga more elegant? I'm bad at words. I love it. Kaoru Mori is such a devoting artist. I do not remember names, but I know such a mangaka.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Christine Watson on January 12, 2012
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'A Bride's Story' is not a typical, cliche manga. There is a solid plot with real heart and lovingly-rendered art in this series. The historical setting and its characters is original and full of fascinating details of the real culture of this region. For those who like their manga with real craftsmanship and storytelling quality, 'A Bride's Story' can't come more highly recommended.
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By Fantasy's Ink on February 16, 2014
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Plot:
Chapter 6 was about Amir going to Oven Day, a day where the women gather and bake bread in a special room. With this chapter, I felt we got a better sense of the town and another piece of the culture and lives of these people. It was a pretty short chapter, but it felt like it was longer.

Chapter 7 and 8 were two parts and dealt with the conflict of Amir's clan trying to reclaim her so they could marry her off to the Numaji tribe. It had a lot of action, which was quite surprising, but I quite enjoyed it. Again, another reason I loved these two chapters was the sense of the townsfolk and the unity they had with one another. I love their community. It's so warm that I really wish I lived there.

Chapter 9 dealt with aftermath of the battle. Honestly, I was very confused with this chapter and I didn't understand quite what was going on through Amir's head or why she acted the way she did. Wait - I just reread this chapter - wow I'm slow. Well, don't want to spoil, so just read it.

Chapter 10 was without a doubt my favourite chapter! It was about cloth embroidery and I loved how Kaoru Mori dived into the topic. It's a fascinating and wonderful tradition, that's passed down through the women. To me, this one feels like one of the largest pieces to their culture. It was also very heartwarming and I loved how Tileke's female relatives told her about their family history of embroidery and how much it seems to mean to them.

Chapter 11 - In the first volume, I was curious to why Smith was in the Eihon household and what his goals and plans were. I was curious to learn more about him. This whole chapter was dedicated to him and leads up into the next volume, which seems like it will be about his travels into another town.
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By para on June 8, 2013
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A Bride's Story is a slice of life story and this volume stands pretty well on it's own, with the key situational elements easy to pick up on. That said it is a direct continuation from volume 1 and features the same characters, so it's best to start there.

** This review contains no spoilers either volume. **

Volume 2 continues to follow Amir as she adjusts to life in her new village with her young husband and new family. The first half picks up the pace a bit from volume 1. The spotlight is on Amir further integrating into her new home and the ties she's formed, culminating in a touchy political situation with her former family boiling over. As always Mori's focus is firmly on the characters and everything evolves naturally from their reactions to unfolding events. The second half quiets down again with enchanting chapters about swirling emotions and the weight of tradition, and ends with a change in the status quo. I really enjoyed everything here, and it's little character moments and the depth of emotion conveyed that elevates this manga to something unique and special. The accessibility Mori gives to a time period and way of life that is very strange to today's mindset is a wonderful accomplishment in itself.

Adding to A Bride's Story's impressiveness is the most amazing art I've ever seen. Perfect composition and flow, an absurd level of detail, and incredible facial expressions and body language. Every panel of every page is carefully designed and of extremely high quality.

Overall the second volume of A Bride's Story is just as great as the first and expands its engaging look into Amir and Karluk's world and lives.

Highly recommended.
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