In the Night Realm, vampires, shifters, weirns, and other night things passing for human prowl the streets... but they still have to go to school! Ailis and Na'ya are pretty average students (NOT losers), but when a shadow starts looming and a classmate gets all weird, they are the first to notice. It gets personal, though, when Na'ya's little brother D'esh disappears-It's time to confront the secrets of the forbidden mansion in the Silent Woods!
Join the acclaimed author of Awkward, Svetlana Chmakova, for an outing into her favorite fantastical world full of magic and adventure!
Weirns, or witches "born with a demon guardian spirit bound to them for life," star in this engaging series starter. In the small New England town of Laitham, weirn-in-training Ailis Maeve Thornton lives with her grandma, who runs a magic shop. Ailis attends night school alongside her dragon-obsessed, fellow-weirn biracial cousin Na'ya; their neighbor-frenemy weirn Jasper; and Russ, a werewolf neighbor Ailis is crushing on. Taking a shortcut through the Silent Woods, Ailis, Na'ya, and Na'ya's younger brother D'esh are confronted near the Woods' central haunted mansion by a Night Thing who's been following Ailis. Home to events that left a generation of weirn children missing, the mansion's lurking darkness almost captures D'esh and subsequently succeeds in capturing Patricia Chow, Ailis and Na'ya's weirn nemesis. As the cousins investigate, family history comes to light, complicating matters. Classic manga visuals enrich Chmakova's charming, full-color art: sweeping magic amid serene concentration, shadows accentuating fear-inspiring retorts from authority figures, and facial contortions add humor to life-and-death stakes. Though the graphic novel is packed with disparate elements, it's accessible: Chmakova smartly keeps the focus on family, friendship, and the relatable struggles of fitting in. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8 12. \n
I love this book so much it has an amazing plot with a really interesting art style and awesome characters BUT PLEASE OML MAKE THE SECOND ONE 😭😭. I bought this book last year over summer break and I was instantly hooked. I love graphic novels but this is definitely my favorite book from the genre. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a fantasy like, spooky, and overall fun book. 10/10 but please I need a second one.😩
I got hooked immediately when i started reading and i usually don’t like fantasy style books like these so i was surprised when i finished the book so fast. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a cute and quick read.
This is so good. I choose it to be a creepy novel thingy. And good.