Fan-favorite webcomic creator Megan Rose Gedris (Yu+Me Dream) crafts a compelling tale of magic, deception, and wonder in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel about the bond between sisters.Pragmatic engineer Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but she doesn't believe in anything supernaturaluntil her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a very demanding ghost. Sharing a room with her sister was hard, but now they're sharing a body while trying to identify the killer. With few leads, a troupe full of secretive folk, and strange paranormal occurrences popping up around the circus, solving the case seems near impossible. But the murderer in their midst may be the least of their problems..."Humorous and heartfelt, creepy and captivating; readers will eagerly hope for another volume." - Kirkus...
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Spectacle Vol. 1 Reviews
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this unique graphic novel!
When I first read the synopsis for this, I was very intrigued. Circus themed settings are one of my favourite kinds, add in a murder mystery plot and I am sold.
I really enjoyed this short graphic novel, I was hooked from the start. The artwork was stunning, I loved the relationship between the sisters and also the added comedy was a bonus.
Why I didn't rate it 5 stars: The story dragged in the middle and ...more
At first, I wasn’t a fan of the drawings in Spectacle but I grew to like them as I read. Interesting premise, Anna’s twin sister is murdered and she tries to find the murderer. The ending was weird because it felt like it was shortly. I enjoyed it enough.
How can you leave me with an unsolved murder? That ending was not good. Overall the story was intresting, yet a little strange. Was not a fan of the artwork in the begining. It became okey after getting use to it.
Thanks to the publisher and author for granting me this copy.
When Kat, a knife thrower, is murdered, her twin sister Anna, a circus fake psychic, gains the ability to see the dead, including her sister. Now Anna must discover who killed her sister while dealing with the realities of living in a travelling circus in the 19th century. The art and story took me a LONG time to warm up to. But once we finally got to the meat of the story the book really picked up. I wouldn't call this a detective novel because Anna doesn't do much detecting. She more just accu ...more
Okay, I started reading this book did not expect much because somehow books with circus or carnaval theme never really made me in love. Same with this book, I did not love it, I enjoyed this graphic novel, but whyyyy it ended there?
I feel like it would be much better if they actually did not leave me hanging like that :(
Overall, 3 stars.
*The digital copy was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you :)
✩ 3 Stars ✩
Very odd, in the most delicious way!
It moved a little slowly in the beginning and it took even longer to warm up to the artwork. As the pace began to pick up, the characters, story, and artwork grew on me and I was thirsty for more. I really enjoyed the mystery of “Who did it?” but became more curious about the underlying plot that was continuously being hinted at.
Anna and her twin, Kat, are the main characters. Anna ignorantly lives in the dark from many truths and I do believe Ka ...more
This hasn't happened to me in a really long time, but I just... don't know how I feel about this.
I loved the art in this graphic nove. It was beautiful! But the plot kind of confused me.
The villain didn't really seem like the villain, and nothing was really done about it.
I love the idea of a cursed circus, but this is not what I had had in mind.