Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Bizenghast Collectors Edition V.1
author: M. Alice LeGrow
average rating: 2.67
read at: 2017/01/24
date added: 2017/01/24
'Bizenghast Collectors Edition V. 1' by M. Alice LeGrow collects over 500 pages of a Gothic story. It has its creepy elements, but sometimes it's confusing.
Dinah is orphaned when her parents die in a fatal car crash. She goes to live with her aunt in Bizenghast, MA in a former school called St. Lyman's School for Boys. She has a hard time accepting the death of her parents and when we meet her she is having fits and her aunt doesn't know what to do with her. A boy who lives nearby becomes her friend and they go exploring.
They find an old crumbling church nearby and a large graveyard. They end up getting tasked with entering each grave and freeing the spirits that live there. It's not an easy task. There are puzzles to solve just to get things to open up, and sometimes the ghosts don't want to exactly cooperate. They find unusual help along the way.
There are three volumes here and it's an ongoing story. There is an afterword from the author and illustrator on the evolution of the series to this point. And it does evolve in art and story quality as it goes along. There were times that it felt like the story veered off into weird areas, and it kind of lost me, but the stuff with freeing the ghosts was all good.
I received a review copy of this manga from Tokyopop, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this manga.
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