My Boyfriend Is a Monster: I Date Dead People
After vampires, fairies, and Frankensteinian monsters, this installment of the supernatural romance series gets back to the classics: ghosts.
Nora and her family have moved into a new home that’s also a landmark, the prior home of a writer. Odd things start happening — the TV comes on by itself, small items go missing — until Nora sees Tom, a boy about her age who died over a century ago. He’s not the only ghost in the house, though, and the other inhabitants aren’t quite so friendly. They want to drive the family out.
The plot of I Date Dead People, written by Ann Kerns, can feel a little rushed at times, but that’s because there’s so much happening in it. The art by Janina Gorrissen is dense, with plenty of backgrounds to establish the setting of the house and the area. Manga fans might feel comfortable with the heroine’s large eyes, open face, and supernatural affinity. I found the characters attractive, as you want for a romance. While lightweight, it’s a complete story with plenty of emotional high points.