by Ivy Noelle Weir
Comics & Graphic Novels , Teens & YA
After losing her job at the library, 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 help…
As Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing out—the 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?
I received an e-arc of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really loved this graphic novel, I think it may be a new favorite. I love libraries, museums, unreliable narrators, and mysteries of the past – so this was great. Cel is a young woman with depression – and she makes a great “unreliable narrator” for the haunted museum. Her boyfriend Kyle irritated me – he felt the most one-dimensional of all the characters and got on my nerves. I loved the art-style, and how the colors changed in the flashback/dream sequence panels. I also loved the diversity of the comic, with both a lesbian couple, and a POC major character. The ending felt a little abrupt to me, but cute.