Jill, Ms. Fizzy Thoughts herself, accused me of being a rabid fan of Melissa Marr's Tales of Faerie and I suppose it's true. I really love the world that Marr created, enough to buy this manga and give it a go.
And hey...I enjoyed it! I don't exactly know how to review something like this that takes just a few...maybe thirty minutes to read. But it takes the world of faerie out to the desert...to Rika a former winter girl of Keenan's. Rika lives out in the desert where she is isolated and enjoying her freedom...and falls for a human. So this is the beginning of that story...what happens when Rika starts feeling strongly for someone she shouldn't. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would...I think I just love these faerie!
I find reading manga and graphic novels and such to be a different sort of reading experience. Instead of allowing my brain to race ahead and predict based on the text on the page, I'm forced to slow down because half of the story is told through the pictures. I'm not sure I'm totally sold on the idea, but I do read these things to get more of various worlds that I'm already attached to. (like Buffy)
I suppose the real test will be to read something of which I have no prior context for my brain's prediction. This is actually all very interesting to me based on what I do for a living! While I generally subscribe to the idea that pictures aid a brain's prediction of what the text is about (why we have pictures in books for kids) pictures that tell part of the story is all very different!!!
Anyway, I liked this a lot and will keep reading them. If you enjoy the books, I suspect you will like this as well!
Do you read manga, comics, or graphic novels?