After losing her job at the library, Celeste "Cel" Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she's never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel for helpAs Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing outthe job is becoming dangerous, but she can't let go of this mysterious woman. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she's still trying to save herself?...
|Number of Pages||:||280 pages|
|Url Type||:||Home » Archival » Archival Quality|
Archival Quality Reviews
I wouldn’t say this book is semi-autobiographical, but the author does know about mental illness and archiving medical history.
Cel, the main character, has such a job, and the mental illness, but she loves the structure of doing this sort of work.
If you pick up and only read the first few pages, you might say, “what the heck is going on,” which is what I did, but then I got past that, and realized that this was a pretty cool little story of the bad things that happened to people of mental illnes ...more
When Celeste loses her job as a librarian, she's willing to accept any new job, even one in a haunted museum. The more she dives into the archives, Celeste discovers the secrets of the museum's past, and begins to have dreams of a ghost who died there. She'll need the help of her new coworkers to uncover the truth about the ghost and the secretive museum board.
I was disappointed in this comic. The artwork isn't that good, and looks as though it were just thrown together. The story fell flat for ...more
Celeste, or Cel, is feeling adrift after losing her beloved library job. When a mysterious job at a local medical museum opens up, Cel jumps at the chance to do something like what she loves. The job is straightforward, but the circumstances are odd. She lives in an apartment above the museum, she can't go into the third floor or the board room, her boss, the chief curator, is both nowhere to be found and everywhere at once. When Cel starts having dreams about a girl who had been a patient at th ...more
I apologize for being so blunt, but frankly, this book sucks. The one thing that really stuck out to me was the illustrations. Especially compared to the other graphic novels I have read, the drawing style is under-developed and shows ambiguous emotions, as well as being not-so-aesthetically-pleasing.
The storytelling overall is ineffective and does not tell a cohesive story. In relation to plot, the first half of the novel is mixed with no clear direction. By the time the main character, Cel, s ...more
Trigger Warning - mental health.
This should have been the perfect graphic novel for me. I hate writing negative reviews and I want you to know there are plenty of really positive reviews too. I would encourage you, if you’re considering reading this graphic novel, to check out some of the 4 and 5 star reviews as well. Just because it wasn’t for me doesn’t mean it won’t be for you. 😊
Our main character, Celeste Walden (Cel), has lost her dream job in a library as a result of a breakdown, lives at ...more
Ohh, where do I begin with this.
I really did want to love this book, the idea and the premise were so promising and I was hooked...
I did appriciate that it dealt with mental health, th diverse characters and the whole idea of thw museum and its macabre secret, but my appreciation ends here.
The story was poorly executed, the charaters fell flat and I, as a person that strugles with depression, could not relate to the main character Cel. In fact I found her incredibly immature for her age and ann ...more
Sometimes you root for the ghost.
(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through NetGalley.)
Celeste Walden has fallen on hard times. She's struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life, and a recent breakdown cost Cel her dream job as a librarian. So when she lands a position as live-in, night shift archivist at the mysterious Logan Museum, it seems too good to be true. And it is: before long, Cel begins to lose time and wake up in strange places. She pulls away from he ...more
I mistakenly thought this book was aimed towards much younger readers, but it has a rather dark plot about the damages of ableism in regards to those with mental illness. Don't let the soft, cute artwork trick you! There's some really interesting stuff being discussed in these pages, though I do wish the author had pushed a bit far in some of the themes. Really interesting and unique find in the YA graphic novel world.