Readathon: The Dreaming (vol 1), by Queenie Chan

The Dreaming Vol. 1 by Queenie ChanTwin sisters Amber and Jeanie arrive at an exclusive boarding school in the Australian outback, where their first impressions are not great. There are secrets in the air, and they’re not allowed to claim twinhood because the woman in charge is anti-twin (no one seems to know why). They begin to have twin nightmares, and then a classmate goes missing.

This is a first in a manga series, and I thought the idea of a creepy book about twins and boarding schools would be a good place to give manga a second chance, but sadly, it didn’t work for me. I just don’t like the art style, I guess, and the plots in both mangas I’ve read seem too flippant for their plot descriptions. I had no connection with the characters, who didn’t seem to have personalities at all, and I can’t even remember which classmate goes missing. I had to look at the back of the book to even remember the name of the twin sisters. So yeah, completely forgettable. It wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t anything I’d ever like to try again. Oh well.

I don’t want to turn you away from it, though. I think there’s just something about manga that I don’t get. From what I’ve seen around the blogosphere, if you’re a fan of manga, this is a good series. Don’t discount it because of me.


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