Trigger warnings: mention of suicide, violence, grotesque creatures, death
About the Author: Kore Yamakazi began drawing when she was three and moved to drawing manga when she was seven. Yamakazi made her debut as a manga artist only four short years ago! Her series, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, has sold over four million copies and has been translated into fourteen different languages.
“Whatever happened in your past doesn’t change the fact that you’re here now.“
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is a continuing eight volume series focusing on the life of fifteen-year-old Chise Hatori. Since she was little, Chise has been able to see the supernatural beings called Fae, sometimes at the risk of her safety. After losing her family and all hope for a good life, Chise decides to sell herself into slavery, finding no will to live on her own. When she is bought by a peculiar-looking mage named Elias Ainsworth, Chise’s life is thrust onto a path filled with magic, mystery, and maybe—just maybe—a chance at happiness. On Chise’s journey, she is accompanied by many new friends, both Fae and human alike. This series is set in an enchanting modern world filled with magic, and follows Chise as she learns about her own strength, healing, family, and personal agency.
Rating: 5/5 stars
PRR Writer, Meghan Reinholz