Published January 10th 2017
Genre: Graphic Novel
Source: Netgalley – in exchange for an honest review
When a young girl moves to the forgotten town of Bizenghast, she uncovers a terrifying collection of lost souls that leads her to the brink of insanity. One thing that becomes painfully clear: The residences of Bizenghast are just dying to come home. Marty Legrow has crafted an unforgettable Gothic drama that will leave readers haunted long after the last page is turned.
This book is about Dinah and Vincent. Dinah’s parents died in an accident and she had to move to her aunt’s house. There, she met Vincent and they became good friends. One day, when they were walking together through the woods, they found a creepy cemetery that neither of them had seen before. They entered it and Dinah ended up signing a contract that stated that she had to come back to that cemetery everyday.
When I started reading this graphic novel, I struggled with the art. I didn’t mind that it was black and white but I found the design of the characters weird. As I kept reading, the art got better and I also got used to it.
The characters were mediocre, Dinah’s uselessness bothered me in the beginning but then she started getting better, Vincent was the typical sidekick that does everything for the main character that he has a crush on (even though he doesn’t admit it). The rest of the characters were fine but not really memorable.
The plot was what saved this graphic novel for me. Even though it didn’t have a lot of action, it was nice to see what Dinah and Vincent had to do to help these people. It kept me reading because I was curious to see what they would have to do the next day.
It was a fun read and, even though it had big issues, I ended up invested in the story.
Rating: 3 stars