Thursday, 5 November 2015

Manga Review : Silver by Penny Jordan & Kazuko Fujita

Title: Silver
Original Title: Silver
Author: Penny Jordan 
Artist: Kazuko Fujita

Year of Release: 2000
Genres: Drama, Josei, Mature, Romance, Slice of Life, Smut, Tragedy

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 61

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-7              Volume 4 Chapters 23-28                Volume 7 Chapters 41-46
Volume 2 Chapters 8-14            Volume 5 Chapters 29-34                Volume 8 Chapters 47-53
Volume 3 Chapters 15-22          Volume 6 Chapters 35-40                Volume 9 Chapters 54-61


Geraldine Francis is the innocent daughter of a wealthy aristocrat. Being sheltered all her life, she is oblivious to her cousin Charles' true intentions when he lures her in and makes her fall hopelessly in love with him. It is only after the murder of her father that she realizes his love was nothing but love for the money and the land that came with her name. She vows revenge, and she throws away her past in order to become "Silver," the perfect woman. With a new face and a new lease on life, she will turn the tables on the man whom she once loved so that this time, it is he who will be left with nothing.

Adaptation of English fiction Silver by Penny Jordan.

My Thoughts

Review covers 61 chapters 

Hi everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today I’m having a work, which I finished normally, but I was thoroughly disappointed in the characters. I don’t want to be harsh, but this manga is trashy! There are tons of interesting novels that would have been fantastic of adapted into a manga, but this novel just made me think at the end: “Why did I do this to myself? I knew Kazuko Fujita’s other work and it also was trash! Why, why did I do this to myself?!” Yes, those were the exact thoughts I had the Monday morning when I finished this story.

Do not get me wrong! I’m not saying I couldn’t read it to the end. I read it without a problem, but the afterthought of the book (if I can call it that) was bad. It hooked me up very fast and until one moment I was even thinking of giving it around 3 or 3.5 leaves. But then that idiotic moment when Silver surrenders to Charles and even tells him to kill her so he can take her fortune. I mean for 8 volumes we were looking forward how she ill destroy him and avenge her father and herself, but no, we see a pathetic girl who’s in love with him. I wanted to throw my tablet somewhere, but I just love it too much to do that to it.

In a nutshell, this manga is full of sex, but somehow it didn’t make me feel anything. I’m always comparing smut mangas to either Kanan Minami or Mayu Shinjo’s works. It was nothing spectacular. I guess my crushed expectations are because Silver acted as a woman in the end and not as she should have. But if we take that out, it’s a pretty normal story of how you may lose everything one day and how an innocent girl can be turned into a person seeking revenge. You might enjoy it so much you’ll think I was crazy for giving it such a low rating. But as the saying goes: Nobody argues about taste or something like that. 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!




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