Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez is a stunningly eerie mix between picture book and graphic novel.
Our formidable leading lady Sandy, is a creative soul. By night she catches twinkly lights and has magically illuminating adventures, by day she turns them into wonderfully dreamy, whimsical doodlings.
Schooled in a strict convent, Sandy is often lost in her own world during lessons. Continually reprimanded by the nuns, no-one ever notices her shining creative talent.
Until one day, she stumbles across a mysterious girl named Morfie, who takes a great interest in her drawings. But who is she and what does she want from Sandy?
Lorena Alvarez has created a truly imaginative story which addresses insecurity and creativity in one glorious technicolour bundle, with an edgy twist.
Such an enchanting tale, presented in a series of varied panels and stunning spreads, this makes for a truly compelling read.
We particularly appreciated the sinister edge to this unfurling tale and the highly original illustrations by Alvarez. A complete winner.