Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Reformed

The Reformed by Christopher Hart is a manga about a vampire who lives among humans. Giancarlo, the vampire, is supposed to drink human blood to survive and stay strong, but he longs to be a normal human, to be able to love Jenny and come out during the day. He saved Jenny from a man who was trying to kill her and almost instantly fell in love with her because she was so beautiful. But a lot of mysterious killings are going on, most of them prostitutes, and the police are worried that it will interfere with the mayor's reelection. Then Detective Frost decides to investigate the murders. He comes up with a lead that Giancarlo is the culprit and Giancarlo is trying to prove that it is not him doing these murders. Can Giancarlo prove that he's innocent and maybe even get the girl to love him back?
I thought this book was amazing. The plot line was perfect and the black and white pictures were easy to read and figure what was going on. It was the type of book that you can read in one sitting once you're immersed. The author achieved his purpose which was to write a manga that was capturing and compelling; the mysterious happenings, the love that Giancarlo has for Jenny, and the element of surprise for readers. All of the characters were interesting and complex. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and will look forward to seeing others follow this one.
Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Colleyville, Texas USA