Friday, July 26, 2013

Meg-A Readers Recap Week 4 (Review of Avalon High Manga Series!)

Hey Everyone!!

Week 4 is done and over with at Meg-A Readers!

I'm excited to share with you all my review of Meg's Avalon High Manga series!!
I reviewed Avalon High last year during Meg-A Readers, and have been wanting to read the manga continuation series ever since I first read Avalon back in high school!

From Goodreads:

Avalon High: Coronation Volume 1: The Merlin Prophecy


Being a new student at Avalon High has been exciting for Ellie, to say the least--she's an honor student, a star on the track team, and, oh yeah, dating the super-hot class president, Will. Who also happens to be the alleged reincarnation of King Arthur.

Ellie couldn't be happier to have Will in her life, but she's also worried that his estrangement from his parents is tearing him apart. To make matters worse, Will's doubt that he really is King Arthur could prevent the Merlin Prophecy--an age of enlightenment--from occurring. Can Ellie convince Will to believe in something that even she isn't sure about? And more importantly, can she get him to give his parents another chance?

With all the mythology and mysticism of avalon high, Meg Cabot's very first manga is indeed a tale for the ages.


Avalon High: Coronation Volume 2: Homecoming


Avalon High seems like a typical high school, attended by typical students: There's Lance, the jock. Jennifer, the cheerleader. And Will, senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy. But not everybody at Avalon High is who they appear to be ... not even, as new student Ellie is about to discover, herself. What part does she play in the drama that is unfolding? What if the bizarre chain of events and coincidences she has pieced together means -- as with the court of King Arthur -- tragedy is fast approaching Avalon High?

Worst of all, what if there's nothing she can do about it?


Avalon High: Coronation Volume 3: Hunter's Moon


The exciting conclusion to Meg Cabot's magical Arthurian manga!

Ellie has only one day left to get her boyfriend Will to truly believe he's the reincarnation of King Arthur, or the world will plunge into eternal darkness. But Will refuses to believe her! Meanwhile, the upcoming Homecoming game and dance have everyone distracted, especially Ellie. Some people aren't too happy about her Homecoming Queen nomination and are determined to cause trouble. Ellie's got to save her reputation and the world before the new moon on the night of Homecoming brings them all to a dangerous crossroad. If Ellie can't convince Will of his destiny, the world may never recover. . . .

This manga series of Arthurian legend and high school romance comes to a thrilling climax in this final volume. And just remember--anything can happen if you believe!


My Thoughts:

This series kept me on my toes!  I read all three of these in probably less than an hour!  First manga books I've ever read, and while I've never been a fan of anime, after reading these, I think I may give other adaptations a try!  I've been wanting to pick up The Twilight Graphic Novel for a while now ;).

Anyway, if you read Avalon High then I highly recommend these!  They are the perfect edition!  And if you haven't read Avalon High yet, then I would recommend it to you even if you are not a normal fantasy fan, because while I enjoy some fantasy once in a while, I've never been a huge fan of history (it's in the past after all!), I still truly enjoyed this series, mainly because of the modern spin Meg put on it!

Overall rating of the entire series:

Great series! What I loved most about it, is probably how Meg was able to incorporate her humor into not only the story part of the manga, but also the picture part.  The illustrator, Jinky Coronado, did a great job making the characters come to life through her drawings!

I definitely recommend this series, especially to anyone over the age of 13! :) and of course to you fellow Meg Cabot readers! :)

Okay now to the recap!!

We had another great post this week, from Jennifer at The Feminist Fairy who posted a review of the first two books in the 1-800-Where-R-You Series, When Lightning Strikes and Code Name Cassandra! :)

Oh and don't forget to enter last week's giveaway! Still one more week left! :)

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2 comments:

  1. You know, I never got around reading all of these, lol. I think I read the first one, sort of but never knew the end.
    Glad you liked them, though

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