Monday, March 3, 2014

"Angelboy: Volume 1" by Nicole Beguesse

Volume 1
by Nicole Beguesse

You can purchase the paperback version of Angelboy or you can read it FREE online. Volume 2, a work-in-progress, is also available to read online. You can also help Nicole in her publishing journey by making a donation to her fundraiser.
Angelboy is currently on tour with Bewitching Book Tours. The tour stops here today for my review and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Cyrus Michael is a punkish teen who is murdered for unknown reasons. He returns to the world of the living in a different town in a different form - he's now Angelboy and he wants to redeem his worthless past. In his former life, Angelboy was a coward, but now he's courageous as he battles the devils of people's minds. Angelboy manages to rescue a teen who was shot in a case of mistaken identity and he faces evil head-on.
Angelboy is for older teens (ages 16+).



By Lynda Dickson
Cyrus, a teenage boy, is shot dead for reasons which are not revealed. He wakes up, thanks God that he has survived, and promises to turn his life around ... only to discover that he has in fact died and become an angel. Cyrus finds that no one can see him and resigns himself to spending the rest of eternity on his own. One day he saves a boy's life and finally meets someone who can actually see him. He feels like he's been given a chance to redeem himself, and he sets out to do what he can to help the boy's family.
I haven't read any manga before, so I am by no means an expert. However, as a reader, I found this to be a profoundly moving story and easily accessible. I read it in one sitting. The illustrations are stark, dark, and atmospheric, and they add immensely to the impact of the tale. This is not one for the faint-hearted.
I look forward to sharing more adventures with Cyrus and to further exploring the medium of manga in general.
Warnings: violence, coarse language, gay themes.

From the Author
I draw Angelboy because it’s fun. Many years ago I was in a bookstore when I came across a volume of manga by the all-female Japanese team CLAMP. It was at that moment I understood the storytelling power of manga and how it was so unlike anything I had ever seen before. Since then, I've been studying day by day to draw and write my own manga series. I have a BS in Computer Science from the University of Florida and a Master's in Sequential Art at SCAD.
I am currently living in Savannah, GA.

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