ARC Review: Carmilla by Kim Turrisi

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 Published : May 7  by Kids Can Press

   Genre : 
    Young Adult Fiction || Romance || Supernatural || LGBTQ || Fantasy

   Rating : AvocadoAvocadoAvocadoAvocado Half-Avo

Laura has just started the University of her dreams, Silas. With weird, supernatural occurrences rumoured to happen on Campus, this is just what Laura needs to kick off her journalism career, not that she has one yet. Her roommate Betty is energetic, and the life of the party, well, every party actually, and when she disappears, her silence is disconcerting. Not even a social media post. A complete blackout. Laura becomes frantic, trying to explain the multichoice letter that was left, explaining Betty’s disappearance, and is determined to uncover the truth. This is only made more difficult by her new roommate, Carmilla, the most flippant, hot, and strange person Laura has ever met. As she continues to search for answers, her relationship with her roommate becomes more complicated and confusing, as Laura starts to feel things she has only ever felt once before. And is Carmilla more involved than she is letting on?

Thank you to the publisher for a free galley in exchange for an honest review 
~ No compensation was given for this review ~ 
This is a book that I was very excited to read because I became an avid watcher of the series after we got accepted to review this ARC. I wiped out the entire series as soon as I could, which took me just over three weeks of watching it at every opportunity I had in my busy schedule. And I could start raving about how you need to watch it, but really, you do. And this book is no exception. The characters were captured in great detail and I didn’t feel like they lost any of their quirks, and I fell in love with them in a whole new way all over again.

This is certainly a book for someone who has watched the series because I think that if you haven’t you might be a little bit confused with a lot of the content, and how it is all laid out. The web-series is set out as a vlog, and this book follows that all to the T, as it all takes place pretty much in the dorm room where the Vlog is being filmed. The writing style that Kim Turrisi has is effortless to read and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing one of my (new) favourite series in a book form, especially since nothing was changed. 

However, that in itself is also a bit of a problem, for the world and university of Silas hasn’t been fleshed out, and I feel that we would have benefited from seeing the world more fleshed out and experiencing the fights and conversations that take place outside of the dorm room. Apart from this, I am extremely impressed with ‘Carmilla’ and I hope that you will certainly watch the show as I did. For your convenience, I have linked the first episodes of each season below! I also recommend that you watch the movie, as I have just watched my copy and it is AMAZING!

Watch order: Season One, Season Two, Season Zero, Season 3, Movie!

Images were taken from the U by Kotex site, a sponsor of Carmilla season 0

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Post published 02 // 05 // 2019
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