Thursday, 3 March 2016

Manga Review: Crazy Girl Shin Bia by Mi-Ri Hwang




Title: Crazy Girl Shin Bia
Original Title: Crazy Girl Shin Bia
Author: Mi-Ri Hwang
Artist: Mi-Ri Hwang

Year of Release: 2008
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Martial Arts, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 85

Volumes & Chapters: 

19 Volumes in Total


Summary


When a tough, lazy, money loving, yet beautiful high school student named Shin Bia jumps down from a building , she thought she would die but instead she falls into the era where the ancient Goryeo Dynasty ruled?! She had to transform into a proper and elegant lady and while she's there she faces many obstacles.

My Thoughts


Review covers 85 chapters 

 It’s been quite a long time since I read Mi-Ri Hwang’s manhwa. Last one was A tackle on my life back in January. But this one held my interest for a whole day, and I even missed going to the post office just to read it to the end and find out how it all ended. First of all, this is a historical romance, which I started by pure chance (at the time I was more engrossed in books). Truth be told I was still coming down from reading Red River twice, that’s why my manga choice was to read a historical one, and I still have some on my reading list.

But let me get back to the story. I really loved and enjoyed it. It was fun, with lots of action and many kissing scenes. And I guess because I took quite a long time off from reading Mi-Ri Hwang’s books none of the characters felt the same and I could even remember most of their names. Plus it was a miracle that I didn’t confuse anyone! Yes, it really is something to celebrate! Let me tell you the plot briefly and then I will move on some other stuff. The plot is quite simple: Shin Bia is a normal high schooler, well normal if we count that she can defeat every gangster in the high school, one day she crosses paths with a rich kid and somehow ends up jumping out of the window. Yup, she is crazy, but instead of dying she ends up in an alternate world, where she has to take the place of her alternate self (long story about the alternative Bia, so better read the story) and become the empress of Ju empire. Interesting? You don’t say, as the more you get to know our characters the more fascinating the story becomes!

So, let’s meet our characters: Shin Bia – aka the Celestial Bia aka the crazy girl aka the glutton aka the impostor. She was a character that I wholeheartedly enjoyed. I loved her spunk and sometimes her unreasonable behaviour, but I really loved watching how she was falling in love with Yoo Baek (that’s the crown prince) and then feeling awful, as she knew he loved the real Celestal Bia and not her. Are you ready to follow her on the journey in an alternate world and be present when she embarrasses herself or does something out of this world? But before I let you go to read this awesome story let us meet our male protagonist – Yoo Baek – aka the crown prince aka the tyrant aka the perverted demon. I really love the last title as he went by it in the beginning of the story. He’s a really likable character and you just love how those two are together. He was a bit disappointing when he finds out that Bia is not his real Bia, but his confession made my heart flutter like crazy!

There are many more interesting characters, but I won’t be talking about them. Another thing that I really loved about this story was the ending. It actually has one, though I would have loved to see a bit more, it was still very satisfying. Are you ready for 19 volumes of fun, adventure, action and tons of romance? I sure hope you are! Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. Don’t miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!

XOXO

Katie 

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