The team behind Monstress presents a beautiful new graphic horror novel that digs into family dynamics and finds some skeletons buried there. Also, monsters. And creepy dolls. Fun! Recommended By Keith M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The first volume in a new graphic novel horror trilogy from Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda — the creative team behind the New York Times bestselling series Monstress
Chinese American twins, Milly and Billy, are having a tough time. On top of the multiple failures in their personal and professional lives, they're struggling to keep their restaurant afloat. Luckily their parents, Ipo and Keon, are in town for their annual visit. Having immigrated from Hong Kong before the twins were born, Ipo and Keon have supported their children through thick and thin and are ready to lend a hand — but they're starting to wonder, has their support made Milly and Billy incapable of standing on their own?
When Ipo forces them to help her clean up the house next door — a hellish and run-down ruin that was the scene of a grisly murder — the twins are in for a nasty surprise. A night of terror, gore, and supernatural mayhem reveals that there is much more to Ipo and her children than meets the eye.
Eisner Award-winning and bestselling author Marjorie Liu and illustrator Sana Takeda have crafted a wild and wicked tale that will leave readers hungry for more. She Eats the Night is the perfect start to The Night Eaters trilogy, which is a combination of Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith and Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.
"She Eats the Night lights everything on fire in the best possible way. This story, this art, the chilling and delicious music they make in harmony with each other — it does not hold back, does not miss. I love every panel and the way they all come together to form something truly spectacular, unnerving, invigorating, inspiring — ALIVE. The pulse of this book gets louder and louder with each turning page, a total masterpiece. Cannot wait to read more." Daniel José Older, the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The High Republic
"The award-winning, bestselling team of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda has done it again! She Eats the Night is a beautifully illustrated, well-crafted horror tale that excavates the terrifying truths buried deep within the strange creatures that we call 'family.' This amazing graphic novel allows us to devour the darkness that presents itself as comfort and safety. Bold and atmospheric, grotesque and hilarious, this original graphic novel showcases two storytelling masters at the height of their powers." John Jennings, Hugo and Eisner Award-winning author and illustrator
"Creepy, laugh-out-loud funny, and visually stunning, She Eats the Night is a story with depth you can't put down. Marjory Liu and Sana Takeda have crafted a story of family legacy that gives a whole new meaning to the term 'Mother from Hell.' The characters make this story leap from the pages. Horror fans won't be disappointed." Tananarive Due, author of The Keeper and producer of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
About the Author
Marjorie Liu is an attorney and New York Times bestselling novelist and comic book writer. Her work at Marvel includes the series X-23, Black Widow, Han Solo, Dark Wolverine, and Astonishing X-Men. She is also the cocreator of Monstress from Image Comics, which has won multiple Hugo Awards, British Fantasy Awards, the Harvey Award, and five Eisner Awards, making Liu the first-ever woman — and woman of color — to win an Eisner in the best writer category. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Sana Takeda is a Japanese Hugo and Eisner Award-winning illustrator and comic book artist behind the Monstress series. After having worked as a designer at Sega Corp., she became a freelancer. While drawing for Marvel, she also creates illustrations for games and children's books. Takeda lives in Tokyo.