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The Logan Museum is a mysterious old building practically covered in skulls, and also the new workplace of Celeste "Cel" Walden, a librarian who was let go from her previous job after a mental breakdown. But Cel is desperate to feel useful, and Abayomi Abiola, the Logan Museum's chief curator, is desperate to hire an archivist. Cel soon realizes the job is unlike any other she's had. There's an apartment onsite she's required to live in, she only works in the middle of the night, and she definitely gets the impression that there's more to the museum than Abayomi and her new boss, Holly Park, are letting on. And then strange things start happening. Odd noises. Objects moving. Vivid, terrifying dreams of a young woman Cel's never met, but feels strangely drawn to. A woman who for some reason needs Cel's help. As Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing out--there's no denying the job is becoming dangerous, but she can't let go of the woman in her dreams. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she's still trying to save herself?
Publisher: Portland, OR : Oni Press, Inc., 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781620104705
Characteristics: 279 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm


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Dec 13, 2018

Celeste Warden is desperate for a job, one that promises stability and no surprises. She gets hired as a live-in archivist at the Logan Museum, a building that used to be everything from an orphanage to a sanatorium. But not long into her stay, things start moving and disappearing. And who is the strange girl with a half-black eye that keeps showing up in her dreams? What is she trying to tell her? This is a great novel for teens who love ghosts and mystery.

JCLHebahA Aug 27, 2018

I enjoyed this atmospheric little ghost story, especially because it highlighted issues of mental illness and the historically awful treatment of those diagnosed with them. Bonus points for the librarian/archiving motifs.

VaughanPLAlison Jul 27, 2018

As a librarian and a lover of ghost stories, this book hit me on many different levels. A nice slow burn, a creepy mystery and a good look at mental illness as well. Great stuff.

JessicaGma Jul 23, 2018

It's a creepy little tale of a very mysterious medical Museum and archive where Cel gets a job, Cel is also battling depression so IS IT ALL A BIG METAPHOR? Perhaps, but you do get a bit creeped out over not having enough information about what is happening to Cel. It's also has great diverse representation in the art. Highly recommended

May 21, 2018

The pacing sometimes is a little off, but in general this is a really interesting story with very charming and creative artwork. The characters were so well developed I had a very specific voice for each person, and the story was just creepy enough. I would definitely recommend this title to everyone!

OPL_KrisC May 10, 2018

I found so many things fascinating about this graphic novel set in a museum. I liked the art style, how mental health plays a significant part of the story and I'm a sucker for a good ghost story. It's cute and creepy at the same time.


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OPL_KrisC May 10, 2018

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