Nightmare in Savannah Review
Writer Lela Gwenn tells the story of Alexa who moves to Savannah to get away from her past, without realizing that her past is about to catch up with her and make her life that much worst. With the help of the amazing artwork by Rowan MacColl and fantastic lettering by Micah Myers – Lela shares what can only be a mixture of horror, romance and fairy tales that will stay on your mind for a very long time.
Nightmare in Savannah tells the story of Alexa – a young girl who had to move back in with her grandfather after her parents were arrested. Unfortunately it seemed that the fresh start that she was looking for did not happen because the internet exists. Instead, she meets Fae, Skye and Chloe. After a night of debauchery – they turn into the town’s worst nightmares. Are they meant to follow the nature of chaos and evil – or are they actually more than what the world expects from them?
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Nightmare in Savannah Story
Nightmare in Savannah follows the story of Alexa and how her life was upended when her parents were arrested for embezzling. She wanted just a quiet life – away from the stigma of her parents crimes. Unfortunately, the internet exists, and it only took one google search for her past to be revealed and suddenly she’s an outcast.
But not for long, as she is soon befriended by Fae, Chloe and Skye. Outcasts themselves, they invite Alexa to join them for a night of drinking, partying and flirting – making her feel at home finally. It was short lived though as they soon realize that they’re what most would consider faeries, changelings, monsters – nightmares.
The town is finally in the palm of their hands – and there will be many people that will pay – but maybe not every single one of them is interested in revenge after all.
What I love about this story is that it reminds of me The Craft but has a more modern retelling, and how can I not love anything that has faeries in it. I fully appreciate the queer bent to it as well – and they’re not just queer for queer’s sakes. The main characters feel full and complete – not caricatures of what people think queer people should be.
Nightmare in Savannah Art
It’s not a secret to everyone that knows me that I’m a big fan of purple in all it’s shades, and the cover art is what captured my eye – not just because of the colors chosen but because of the way the characters were drawn. The way the characters are drawn shows when things are focused on them and when it is not – and it’s fantastic because it draws the eye to what needs to be seen based on the story. Rowan MacColl’s style definitely fits exactly how the story needed to be.
As for the lettering, Micah Meyers really did well in making the words pop out of the story. His choice of how the words appeared on the screen had a nice flow and fit really well with the flow of the story. Compared to the somewhat messy style of Rowan’s art – Micah’s clean letters stood out.
Nightmare in Savannah Conclusion
This was definitely one of the few horror stories that I feel like was written for me as person. It had everything I enjoyed and then some, so I’m coming from a somewhat biased view. I especially love that it’s a complete story – but still leaves questions unanswered.
I can only encourage everyone to pick it up if you like horror, romance and a hint of something super magical.
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