I've been hearing great things about this manga series, which my library, sadly, does not own. When the upgrade for my color Nook came out a few months ago, allowing me to read graphic novels on it for the first time, I thought it might be fun to try some. After enjoying my first experience (after an initial adjustment period) with Welcome to Lovecraft, I purchased and downloaded this one. I had read and very much enjoyed Chmakova's Dramacon series a few years ago, so this seemed like a good choice.
This first volume was a lot of fun, and I'm definitely committed to reading further in the series. I enjoy Chmakova's storytelling style, as well as her artwork, which follows traditional manga conventions while having its own distinct style, giving the tale a quirky, subtle humor combined with a nicely creepy atmospheric feel. The images I've included with this review were taken with my iPhone camera of the book as it appears on my Nook screen. They came out better than I expected. At any rate, fans of manga with supernatural elements combined with intriguing mysteries will be sure to enjoy this one.
Books in the Nightschool: The Weirn Books series:
Nightschool: Volume 3
Nightschool: Volume 4
Nightschool: Volume 5
Also by Svetlana Chmakova:
Dramacon, Vol. 1
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Back to Books: "I found the story very intriguing and am very interested in Alex's character and her secret."
Stella Matutina: "It’s very good, but I fear I haven’t much more to say about it. It really does read like the first chapter of a larger work; intriguing and enjoyable, but by no means fully contained."
The Written World: "I also enjoyed how she managed to take something that is maybe, possibly starting to get a bit overdone and make it her own. She has an original story here that I am looking forward to reading more of."