From the artist of the bestselling Faithless series…comes Eros/Psyche. La Rosa’s female boarding school is paradise for young girls…but only if you follow the rules. Because, if you disobey them, you can end up expelled, or even worse, dead. Sara and Silje are two students learning the rules of the school, which includes classes by day…and the casting of curses and spells by night. A love develops between the two, which is tender, but threatens to break under the weight of the dark secret society within La Rosa. Acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud) brings you a surreal, bewitching tale of love, magic, and tragedy in Eros/Psyche.
I loved the artwork and thought it matched the very interesting premise and storytelling quite well. Unfortunately, the actual writing needs a lot of fleshing out. I stopped multiple times, once for actual research because SURELY this was confusing because it wasn’t actually the first book in the series? But apparently it is! I actually really don’t mind when comics focus at bit more on atmosphere and vibe over plot, but not when they are trying to tell such a complex story. It felt like work trying to understand what was going on, which took away from my enjoyment of the art and atmosphere, so much so that when the big twist did come, it didn’t do much for me as the reader.