Eternal: Zachary's Storyby Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ming Doyle (Illustrator)
Reckless guardian angel Zachary has an unusual assignment. He’s meant to save the soul of Miranda, high-school theater wannabe turned glamorous royal vampire. Completely devoted to Miranda,/b>/i>/b>
Cynthia Leitich Smith’s New York Times bestseller is reimagined as a graphic novel seen through the eyes of Zachary, teenage guardian angel.
Reckless guardian angel Zachary has an unusual assignment. He’s meant to save the soul of Miranda, high-school theater wannabe turned glamorous royal vampire. Completely devoted to Miranda, Zachary takes his demotion to human form in stride, taking a job as the princess’s personal assistant. Of course, this means he has to balance his soul-saving efforts with planning the Master’s fast-approaching Deathday gala. Vivid illustrations by Ming Doyle elevate this darkly funny love story to a new dramatic level with bold black-and-white panels.
Meet the Author
Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed and best-selling author of Tantalize, Eternal, Blessed, and Diabolical as well as the graphic novel Tantalize: Kieren’s Story, all set in the same fictional universe. She lives in Austin, Texas.
Ming Doyle, the illustrator of the graphic novel Tantalize: Kieren’s Story, has depicted the sequential exploits of zombie superheroes, demonic cheerleaders, vengeful cowboys, and dapper mutants. She lives in Boston.
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The cover of this graphic is exquisite and beautifully done. I was kind of disappointed when I opened this book and found it to be solely in black and white. While I don’t mind black and white, I feel even a touch of one color throughout a graphic novel provides more sell-ability as people are naturally drawn to color. “Forget love, forget passion. No way should I deflower the undead.” This book is about Zachary, a fallen angel who has been Miranda’s guardian angel since birth, and after she is turned into a bloodsucking vampire, he takes it upon himself to try and see if her damned soul can be saved, or if he is risking the lives of everyone around him. Miranda isn’t just any ordinary “eternal” though. She is the claimed daughter of the acting Dracula. Zachary comes across very disturbing happenings in the dungeon and feels his love for Miranda more alive than ever; he will do whatever it takes to try and save her and hope in the end that even a sliver of hope for her soul still remains, and she will do what is right. If you liked this book in novel form and you like graphic novels, you will probably enjoy this version of the story and be pleased to add it to your collection. *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review* *You can view the original review at Musing with Crayolakym and San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review