Graphic Novel Review: The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor by Shaenon K. Garrity and Christopher Baldwin
Posted on October 19, 2021 at 7:20 am by Gene Ambaum
The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor by Shaenon K. Garrity and Christopher Baldwin. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2021. 9781534460874.
Haley loves gothic romance novels. Walking home from school, where her teacher has just told her she must review a different kind of book for once, she jumps into a river to save some dude. Then she wakes up in a manor straight from one of her favorite books — it’s complete with a foreboding housekeeper, a ghost no one else can see, and three brothers: Laurence (dark and brooding), Cuthbert (wanton, youngest), and Montague (cute, crabby, the guy who was in the river). Haley hasn’t gone back in time or anything — it’s way more complicated and has to do with different universes. (In fact there’s a pamphlet that explains it all.) In the end it all comes down to protecting our universe from an ultimate evil, which is pretty much an excuse for lots of lighthearted humor and a tiny bit of romance.