Book Review: Nina the Starry Bride, Vol. 1

Nina the Starry Bride
Vol. 1

Author: Rikachi
Publisher: Kodansha Comics (April 13, 2021)
Kindle edition, 174 pages
Genre, Sub-genres


Nina had a rough start to life, stealing to survive—and eventually being sold into slavery by her own brother. But to her surprise, her captor, Prince Azure, ordained that she would live the life of a princess…specifically, that of the recently deceased princess-priestess, Alisha. But despite her changing fortune, Nina won’t give up her old life without a fight…and Azure might just be the one to finally match her wits. But how much can she trust Azure? And can she stop the feelings budding in her heart, knowing she must eventually marry another…?


Rating: 4 out of 5.

I’m not 100% sold on the art style for this, but the clothing is all really beautiful and interesting. The story drew me right in and suddenly the volume was somehow over! Wait, how was it over so quickly?! Please tell me volume two is releasing soon, I need it now please!

I love the queen – what a great villain! And I can tell I’m a romance reader at heart because I immediately was like “Do I detect the faint whispers of romance between Nina and Azure?” How will that work if she’s pretending to be his sibling and is engaged to be married to a prince across the mountains!? I need the next volume, stat!!

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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