About The Series
The Dreaming is a short (compared to most manga I’ve seen) series about twin sisters Amber and Jeanie who are starting out as new students at a very secluded boarding school in Australia. Once there the girls begin experiencing some very spooky things. While one sister becomes cut-off, depressed, and totally out of it, the other twin begins snooping around and investigating the mysterious and possibly dangerous history of the school.
These three volumes make up the entire Dreaming series and they are very hard to put down – I read all three books in one day! The twin sisters were great main characters, both had their own individual personality and there was enough chemistry, as well as conflict, between the two girls to make for an interesting relationship. The supporting characters were also very well presented, my favorite was Ms. Catherine Anu – one of the school’s teachers – she doesn’t make a major impact until later in the story, but when she does come in her involvement is really fascinating.
But the best part of this story for me, was the artwork, specifically the paintings that play a big part in bringing the story together. Throughout the halls and rooms of the school are strange artwork, and they are also mentioned in a book the girls borrow about historic art. The paintings are creepy and I love how they are right there in the open, presenting their secrets if only a person were to look closer. Reminds me a lot about how people say some answers are so obvious because most of the time they are right in front of you.
About The Author
Queenie Chan was born in 1980 in Hong Kong and migrated to Australia when she was six years old. As a child she read a lot of manga and watched a lot of anime, which was as popular in Hong Kong then as it is now. This bred in her a love of the medium from an early age.
After high school she enrolled in a 4-year Information Systems degree program—but the workload wasn't heavy, so she started drawing manga on the side. Still, she never considered it as a career until 2002, when she graduated right at the nadir of the dot-com bust and no companies were hiring. Her "big break" came in 2004, when TOKYOPOP began accepting international artists. (Tokyopop.com)
*** To read the The Dreaming Volumes 1-3 online click on the titles below ***
|Book Title:||The Dreaming Volume 1||The Dreaming Volume 2||The Dreaming Volume 3|
|Author:||Queenie Chan||Queenie Chan||Queenie Chan|
|Book Genre:||Young Adult Manga (13+)||Young Adult Manga (13+)||Young Adult Manga (13+)|
|Book Type:||Paperback 192 pages||Paperback 192 pages||Paperback 192|
|Published:||December 2005||October 2006||December 2007|
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