Ellie has only one day left to get her boyfriend Will to truly believe he’s the reincarnation of King Arthur, or the world will plunge into eternal darkness. But Will refuses to believe her! Meanwhile, the upcoming Homecoming game and dance have everyone distracted, especially Ellie. Some people aren’t too happy about her Homecoming Queen nomination and are determined to cause trouble. Ellie’s got to save her reputation and the world before the new moon on the night of Homecoming brings them all to a dangerous crossroad. If Ellie can’t convince Will of his destiny, the world may never recover. . . .
I loved Avalon High, the novel that introduced us to Ellie and Will, and was immediately intrigued and excited by the idea of a sequel being published in manga form. And despite the brevity of the three installments in said manga sequel, I’ve enjoyed them immensely, too. I’m pretty bummed that this is the last one, actually.
The thing is, I think Ellie and Will (and the rest) survived the transition from novel to manga wonderfully. Meg Cabot conveys Will’s dedication to Ellie, his drive to do what’s right, and the insecurity he feels around his father in the condensed dialogue this format allows for. Ellie, who seems a wee bit more naive in the Coronation series, still shines with hope and belief.
Some of it’s kind of cheesy, sure, but that’s part of what I loved about it. I can go along with a lot if the characters support it. And, okay, the resolution was kind of shiny happy, but still…I reached the last page and smiled. I’m glad Meg Cabot and her publisher decided to go ahead with this project, and, hey, I wouldn’t complain if she revisits it – however unlikely that may seem now – somewhere down the road.