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Overview

An adaptation of Shaftesbury's award-winning, groundbreaking queer vampire web series of the same name, Carmilla mixes the camp of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the snark of Veronica Mars, and the mysterious atmosphere of Welcome to Nightvale.

Newly escaped from the stifling boredom of a small town, college freshman Laura is ready to make the most of her first year at Silas University. But when her roommate, Betty, vanishes and a sarcastic, nocturnal philosophy student named Carmilla moves into Betty's side of the room, Laura decides to play detective. Turns out Betty isn't the first girl to go missing ? she's just the first girl not to come back.

All over campus, girls have been vanishing, and they are completely changed when (or if) they return. Even more disturbing are the strange dreams they recount: smothering darkness, and a strange pale figure haunting their rooms. Dreams that Laura is starting to have herself.

As Laura closes in on the answers, tensions rise with Carmilla. Is this just a roommate relationship that isn't working out, or does Carmilla know more than she's letting on about the disappearances?

What will Laura do if it turns out her roommate isn't just selfish and insensitive, but completely inhuman? And what will she do with the feelings she's starting to have for Carmilla?

Produced by Shaftesbury, and available on the YouTube channel KindaTV, Carmilla is a global sensation. A scripted transmedia series that puts a modern spin on the cult-classic gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, Carmilla has generated over 71 million views and 245 million minutes of watch time across three seasons since its launch in 2014. It has been translated into more than 20 languages and also been made into a feature film.

Author Kim Turrisi brings her trademark humor and sensitivity to an adaptation that offers a deep dive for existing fans and a portal for new fans around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781525301308
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 63,872
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kim Turrisi is a Daytime Emmy-award winning writer and the author of the YA novels Just a Normal Tuesday and Carmilla. Kim lives in the Los Angeles area, where she works as director of special projects for SCBWI.

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Carmilla 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
writertoreader 8 days ago
I have heard quite a bit about Carmilla over the years. I've yet to get around to watching the web series, and I don't know much about the history behind Carmilla, I was primarily interested in this book because of the romantic relationship between two women. I thought if I got into the book, I could check out the web series after (I tend to read before I watch). But unfortunately, I didn't make it far into this book before deciding it wasn't for me. The writing style is far too condensed, and the author tends to tell rather than show. I didn't feel a distinctive voice for any character, and therefore it failed to grip me.
Anonymous 9 days ago
The little details are so worth it. All the feels!
Anonymous 18 days ago
I have not seen the web series but I really liked this novelisation. The characters were all fun and Turrisi showed some great rep. The "romance" element was done well and I saw how the original Carmilla story was adapted into this one. This is definitely a series that I would like to continue with as I really liked the relationships and the drama in the novel.