This week for Light Novel Thursday we are doing a series from Taiwan, 1/2 Prince by Yu Wo.
Plot Synopsis: Feng Lan is a 19 year-old girl who is challenged by her twin brother to play a virtual reality game called Second Life. Being the first player to log onto the game, she is allowed to distinguish her real life looks from her avatar; thus she creates an insanely handsome male elf named Prince. Thus a legend is born.
Plot: The plot in this series isn’t all that serious until the later novels, but even than it’s just an odd plot. I won’t spoil it, but it’s got a good ending, and the standalone sequel gives us a look at the aftermath of the series.
Characters: Prince loves to steal moves from her/his favorite games, like Chun Li’s ultimate attack from Street Fighter and Kenshin’s Nine Headed Dragon Strike, from Rurouni Kenshin. However my favorite character is probably Lolidragon, the thief of the main cast. Maybe it’s cause my first character in an MMORPG was a Rogue in World of Warcraft.
Overall: If you don’t mind the blatant plagiarism used in this series, you’ll probably love it.
For those who like: MMO’s, Gaming, Virtual Reality, Gender Benders, Kick ass female leads.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or plagiarism.