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Detective Jermain


Jermain is a little bit Veronica Mars and a little bit Nancy Drew in this brand new Manga series by Misako Rocks!

Having grown up aggressively pursuing the role of being her father's daughter (he was a famous detective, murdered when she was young - still unsolved) - Jermain manages to find a mystery where others see nothing.

When a teacher and model student die in a car crash, Jermain believes it is somehow linked to the strange, vacant ways students and teachers are beginning to act and the shadowy chemistry teacher. But it's kind of hard to focus on solving it all when Mom is insisting on more college-oriented goals and your two best guy friends are suddenly declaring their more-than-friends feelings. But what else can she expect being a Manga heroine?

I thought it was very fun and breezy. To be honest, I was more interested in the love triangle than the actual mystery - but I thought the whole thing was definitely entertaining. It was a quick read - only took me a day to read it (but I used to blaze through my Archie comics, so maybe that's just me).

Thing is, at the end - I wanted more. Yep. The whole love triangle thing has sucked me in. No big surprise there, I guess. I was always obsessed with Archie-Betty-Veronica (I always rooted for Betty).


However, I did have some problems following along here and there with the way the picture squares (or whatever you call them) were set up. And I kind of wish there had been more story involving the mystery so I could kind of care about it...

But Jermain managed to win me over by the end, despite her bordering-on-annoying-perkiness and her being so clueless over her hot friends. She became more likable, and the story really just flew off the page in a rapid-fast, delightful manner.

So, despite the couple of minor complaints - count me in when it comes to Volume 2. I'll be there.

Comments

Dominique said…
sounds like a good book--our library just got a copy of this, so maybe I'll have to check it out sometime! :)
nice review!

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