Name: Yeonmo (Love)
Mangaka: Lee, So-Young
Volumes: 2 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.17 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Suras Place
Genre: Drama/Josei/Historic/Gender Bender
Age Group: Teen
Summary: The impossible happens in 15th century Korea.
A princess who was disguised as her dead twin brother by her mother became king. Once her true gender is found out, the female king is sentenced to death by drinking a lethal dose of poison.
This story details the events of that forgotten king’s life.
Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Graphics are fantastic in an artistic way. Every page could be a piece of art for the wall. It would be easy to compare it to “Bride of the Watergod” due to the clothing and setting, but I think they are both beautiful in their own way. Although “Bride of the Watergod” is absolutely breathtaking.
I just love Lee So-Young so I have a huge bias. In each of her series she manages to capture human emotion so perfectly. Her characters are so round out, believable, and addicting.
The suspense is KILLING ME. So I will sit here consumed with LUST for the rest of the evening.
It’s a really good series. A lot of woman power, a lot of strength, and the perfect hint at romance to keep you going.
The only downfall would have to be how confusing it can be. But this is probably entirely because of me not understanding the culture and some stuff not translating properly culturally. (Ie: no english word/ western equivalent situation) I run into the same problem with Goong and Bride of the Water God so I’m not surprised. I tend to zone out but then it gets confusing. ;_; (Poor me)
Overall I love it. I love it so much I want it to be licensed.
Final Rating: 4/5
Extra: From the same artist as Model