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Auburn (57 KP) rated Hello, I Love You in Books

Apr 10, 2019  
Hello, I Love You
6.0 (2 Ratings)
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If you are looking for a KDrama mixed with a Hallmark movie and a soap opera then you have stumbled upon the correct book.
While I do warn of a trigger warning for suicide this book is so adorably written. The main characters have such darkness and reflect what you would normally find in a Korean Drama or Soap Opera that you can't help but think what this would look like as one. The love story unfolds just as it would in the show, adorable, awkward, and takes forever.
If you are looking for a sweet read I do not know if this is for you. There are a lot of dark parts and unhappiness but it does end in a HEA.
Bride of the Water God, Volume 1
Bride of the Water God, Volume 1
10.0 (2 Ratings)
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It's not often that I read a manga--or, in this case, a manhwa. But after watching the <i>terrible</i> Kdrama and having this recommended to me so many times, I decided to give it a go.

And I loved it.

I think I'm on volume 10 now and I only just started reading yesterday.

That's how much I loved it.

But I suppose I should explain why I enjoyed it so much. Okay. So....probably one of my favorites elements of Bride of the Water God was the world-building here. It doesn't such an incredibly job introducing Korean mythology and the realm of the gods. While it was hard to keep track of all the characters, I really liked learning about Habaek and Soah, and the complicated fate of their relationtship. It IS a little tropey in many ways, but I am so trash for brooding gods with hidden soft hearts and seemingly weak female characters with tempered strength. I didn't think of Soah as strong at first, to be honest, but I do like how her character is built upon in each volume.

And the kindness of her heart. Yes, she's a bit childish and helpless, but I think this also gives her resilience, strength, and emotional perception.

My only annoyance was Nakbin...who is pretty much the Katherina Petrova of this story. And there were times I wish Habaek would JUST GET THE HECK OVER HER and totally admit feels for Soah. But overall, this tension was what kept me turning the pages.