The Dusk Society by Sidney Williams & Mark Jones. Illustrated by Naresh Kumar (Canada) - (US)
Finished: Jul. 19, 2011
First Published: Jun. 7, 2011
Genre: graphic novel, YA, paranormal,
Welcome, as the newest member of the Dusk Society...
...you must be told of the danger you face.
Acquired: Received a review copy from Steerforth Press.
Reason for Reading: I have become a fan of this publisher's graphic novels. This standalone paranormal tale sounded fun.
A mysterious woman, whose job it is to recruit new members for the Dusk Society (a group of agents skilled in either magic or science who fight the forces of evil in the world, both human and non-human) centers in on a highschool where she had found a strong force and four subjects who are prime material to be trained as agents. The teens are brought together quickly but time for explanations is cut quick when Pierceblood arrives on the scene, smelling the power also, wanting the magical teens for his plan to open a gateway to another dimension and bring forth a horde of creatures who will help him take over the world and shape it to his own desires.
A fast-paced, fun teen paranormal adventure. Similar to a Buffy-plot where the teens form a secret organization that must rid the world of the bad guys: demons, vampires and others of that ilk. The story was intense without being very creepy or gross. A safe read for those who get scared easily. The book ends on a proper note but could easily be expanded into a series. A good read.