Monday, 27 May 2013

Book #22

Morning Glories: All Will Be Free by Nick Spencer

One of the most prestigious prep schools in the country...But behind it's hallowed doors something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers...and escape from a place where nothing is what it seems to be.

Now we're talking.

This volume goes into our six protagonists in more detail. Their collective histories are disturbing, and it's clear to see they all have one thing in common: keeping secrets. I had mentioned in my review of volume one that the six main characters seemed to be each of them a stereotype, but this volume does wonders to flesh out their characters and dispel any clichéd character leanings. That being said, the fleshing out of the characters is far from complete, and Spencer leaves us in anticipation; we still have no idea what's going on here.

As I've said in the past, I'm not an expert on illustrations, but in this novel I felt that some of the characters looked incredibly alike. I kept mistaking some of the minor characters for each other, and although the plot is the type where I wouldn't be surprised if they were the same person, I feel as though it may be just homogenised drawings. 

I read this in one sitting. More and more is so gradually revealed, that I just couldn't rip my eyes away. I said in my review of volume one that I didn't feel satisfied at the end of the book. Although I felt the same this time, the difference is that I trust Spencer to deliver in his next volumes.

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