Monday, March 18, 2013

sorcerers & secretaries

sorcerers & secretaries, vol. 1
amy kim ganter
graphic novel/romance/ya/fantasy
tokyo pop
published 2006

Nicole Hayes sure likes to daydream, especially during her boring part-time job as a receptionist.  When she's alone with her notebook, she crafts a fantastic story and lets her imagination go-go-go!  Meanwhile, Nicole's former neighbor Josh can't seem to snap her out of her daydreams and get her to notice him.  If only he could see what it was she was dreaming about, maybe Josh could win her over.

Not a fan. 

Maybe reading so many English translated mangas has spoiled me, but this just seemed to fall flat.  Nicole is not endearing, her friend Sarah has no depth and Josh is just a desperate weirdo.  The only real interesting thing is the dream that Nicole has and continues to write about.  I thought there would be more to that, but the whole story dragged on about Josh trying to get Nicole to go out with him.

I know this is part one of a two part series, but I wasn't left with a feeling of needing to know what becomes of the characters.  Even Ellon being left in the lurch isn't interesting enough for me.

Too bad.

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