The Water Dragon’s Bride Volume 02, by Rei Tōma | Manga Review #28


This review contains spoilers. 

32919014A modern-day girl gets whisked away to a strange land where she is sacrificed to a water dragon god!

In the blink of an eye, a modern-day girl named Asahi is whisked away from her warm and happy home and stranded in a strange and mysterious world where she is sacrificed to a water dragon god! What plans are in store for her, and what will happen when she comes face to face with this god?

After a ritual in the village leaves her hovering on the brink of death, Asahi is rescued by the power of the water dragon god! Has he awakened to feelings of compassion, or does Asahi need to flee this treacherous world before something even worse happens to her?

I was quite intrigued by the first volume so I started reading this second volume right away. However, quickly into the story I saw that this book was heading in a direction that I didn’t even foresee. There were quite the plot twists!

I keep on getting the title for this manga series mixed up. I know in the story the water dragon is referred to as the Water God, so having him being called that versus the actual manga title is making my dyslexia act up, haha.

I can honestly say that I did not expect the way the story went the way it did. I expected something different that I don’t have an idea of, but the way that the story actually went kinda blew my mind.

Chapter 7 was so sad. Actually, this whole volume was like an emotional rollercoaster. One minute, it was a happy scene and then in the next it was so sad.

What I liked about this second volume of The Water Dragon’s Bride was that:

Asahi is so cuuuute. With Asahi coming from the future, she’s now in the past and doesn’t have the necessary skills to survive as the people do, who are from that time. I feel heartbroken for Asahi, too. Like, she had this hope that she could go back to her own world, and then the truth was right in front of her face that should couldn’t go back. Which just ricocheted Asahi’s emotions.

I was pleased that the time line jumped from when Asahi was a child to Asahi as a young woman (the cover for the 3rd volume makes more sense now, hah).

I’m a little worried about reading the third volume, since we don’t see much of Subaru’s mom in this second volume. And considering that Subaru’s mom hates Asahi, I’m very concerned for Asahi’s wellbeing.

There’s quite a lot that happened in this second volume. The pace of the story skyrocketed, making this second volume the fastest out of the two I’ve read!

I give this second volume 3 stars!

If you’ve read this series, let me know! 

Happy Reading!
— Adele

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