I certainly loved "Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics", the second installation in the Courtney Crumrin series. In this volume, Courtney's still adjusting to school life as well as studying under the wing of her uncle, but several strange occurances in the forest near her home prompt Courtney to investigate, and find another realm on her own, as well as an interesting companion. Yet things take a dark turn that involve Courtney's uncle, and it isn't without its share of heartache.
As per usual, the artwork is dark, environmentally well drawn, and the story's peppered with dark humor, mystery, and appropriate turns of peril and emotional weight. The story held my attention from beginning to end and I loved following the turns of the story, especially with a revelation that really struck home close to the end of this volume. I will definitely look into further installments of this series.
Overall score: 4.5/5
Note: I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, from the publisher Oni Press.