Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 224
Series : #2 Gloom Cookie
Reason for Reading : Graphic Novel Challenge

The follow up to the first collection sees a new illustrator, John Gebbs. Overall his illustrations were not quite up to Ted's (volume 1) apart from the first chapter which was stunning with a beautiful boarder around each page. The whole gang are back and some more of the plot is revealed. More of Damian and Lex's past is shared, we learn more about Sebastian and Chrys including the monster and Vermilion is back with more terrible gothic poetry.

I liked that we learn more of Isabella and her reasons for being the way she is. You come to pity her up to a point and understand why she treats Lex as she does. It is also now out of her control, the curse being so old. Vermilion has also decided that Lex is his true love, but he has other problems with rival Lord Delchi in town who is dating Lex and Chrys' friend Lyndi.

My favourite gothic soap opera. I look forward to getting some more free time so I can have my next fix. Another stunning collection.


Ana S. said...

I've yet to read this one. It's good to hear it's as enjoyable as the first book!