Fan-favorite webcomic creator Megan Rose Gedris (Yu+Me Dream) crafts a compelling tale of magic, deception, and wonder in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel about the bond between sisters.Pragmatic engineer Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but she doesn't believe in anything supernaturaluntil her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a very demanding ghost. Sharing a room with her sister was hard, but now they're sharing a body while trying to identify the killer. With few leads, a troupe full of secretive folk, and strange paranormal occurrences popping up around the circus, solving the case seems near impossible. But the murderer in their midst may be the least of their problems..."Humorous and heartfelt, creepy and captivating; readers will eagerly hope for another volume." - Kirkus...
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Spectacle Vol. 1 Reviews
Bit of a slow starter but about a third of the way in, I was hooked! An intriguing and very different setting and the traveling train circus was fun to follow. Wish that our MC hadn’t been as derogatory towards tarot cards as she was, even though I know it’s to contrast her belief in logic and science...
The drawing style reminds me of One Hundred Nights of Hero rather than the more manga-influenced cover. It did allow for a more humorous bent despite the rather serious plot.
I didn’t realize thi ...more
This was an enjoyable read. I always love a murder mystery and a circus story. The art is gorgeous, and it definitely breaks the boundaries of comics/graphic novels. The lack of resolution at the ending was not my cup of tea - it felt like it ended in the middle of an issue. I'm all for cliff hangers, but I thought this was a little too abrupt. Would be interested in Vol 2 when it comes out. I would like to solve the mystery!
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Engaging premise and setting, but a deeply unsatisfying ending.
(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley. Trigger warning for ableist language directed at the circus "freaks".)
Twin sisters Anna and Kat are performers in the Samson Brothers Circus: Anna tells fortunes, while Kat is a knife-thrower. Whereas Kat's talents are all too real, Anna is a fraud. Well, kind of: while Anna tells the rubes what they want to hear, she can predict the future and decipher the past with the he ...more
I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Just stand here for ten minutes to say I did, and then I can go read my book.
This story is about twin sisters who work in a circus together, and there's so much to unpack. One of the twins, Anna, pretends to read fortunes but it's all a lie - she doesn't really believe in anything supernatural, and in fact, she prefers logic, and a statistics machine that she built herself. Then her twin is murdered, and suddenly she can see gh ...more
Okay, I started reading this book did not expect much because somehow books with circus or carnaval theme never really made me in love. Same with this book, I did not love it, I enjoyed this graphic novel, but whyyyy it ended there?
I feel like it would be much better if they actually did not leave me hanging like that :(
Overall, 3 stars.
*The digital copy was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you :)
This was really fun! Its mystery elements are mysterious and its comic moments aren't overdone - everything's in perfect proportions.
This hasn't happened to me in a really long time, but I just... don't know how I feel about this.
I loved the art in this graphic nove. It was beautiful! But the plot kind of confused me.
The villain didn't really seem like the villain, and nothing was really done about it.
I love the idea of a cursed circus, but this is not what I had had in mind.