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Nightschool: The Weirn Books Collector's Edition, Volume 1: 07/16/20
Nightschool: The Weirn Books Collector's Edition, Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova collects volumes one and two of a four volume English language manga published in 2009. You might think schools lock up at six PM, but some schools stay open for an entirely different student body. Handling the switch over are the two keepers, the Day Keeper and the Night Keeper, that is until the Night Keeper goes missing.
Alex's sister, Sarah, leaves on her first day of working as the Night Keeper. She's supposed to check in with her homeschooled sister throughout the night. She does at first but then she goes silent. Alex realizes something is amiss when her number doesn't go through and her image vanishes from all the family photographs.
Besides Alex and Sarah's story, there is a side plot about hunters who are associated with the school. There's a broken seal and something has put most of their team into a coma.
Overall I found the book a quick and fun read. Sometimes the individual plot threads get confusing. Sometimes the characters are hard to tell apart. Some of that stems from my reading the book so fast, of course, but not all of it.
That said, the second half of this reissue was recently released and I'm eager to dive into it.