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Nightschool: The Weirn Books, Vol. 4 (Nightschool: The Weirn Books #4)

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The Sohrem is rising, the Hunters are on the move, and Alex is caught in the middle. As forces conspire to draw the young weirn and her allies back to an empty school, the shadow of the enemy who has been pulling all the strings begins to show. But is it the enemy without - or the one inside her - that Alex should fear the most?
Paperback, 228 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Yen Press
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Aug 15, 2011 Talizmyn rated it really liked it
I don't like cliff-hangers like this, at all. It's one thing to leave suspense, things left unfinished.. but.. not done this way. This volume felt almost rushed through the second half, like there were so many ideas and plot points that needed to be combined into only a specific amount of pages. Why not make it one extra volume? If it means keeping the book at a proper pace, fleshing out the villains, adding more depth, and helping us (readers) understand their motivations... why not?

Sure, it's
Sarah Maddaford
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Nov 29, 2010 Nicole rated it really liked it
This is the conclusion to Chmakova's Nightschool series (though she does leave the storyline open to sequels/related series in the end). I liked this final entry for some of the creative artwork and the way so many of the characters are finally brought together. However, I wish that Chmakova had balanced her approach to the plot better throughout the four volumes. I feel like there was a slow and steady sharing of facts and details in the first couple of volumes - really setting the stage well - ...more
Miss Ryoko
Jul 13, 2011 Miss Ryoko rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 4.5

This was BY FAR the best book in the whole series! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! Epic!

I am also VERY PLEASED that while the series isn't over, the storyline came to some sort of close so I'm not tearing my hair out in waiting wondering OMG WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN! I mean, I do wonder, but it's not at a huge cliffhanger. So thank you Svetlana, I do appreciate that!

This series is really fantastic! It's fantasty, which I love, and has fantastic art, which I love,
Aug 07, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
The story comes to a dramatic conclusion, while the Hunters along with Daemon, Madam Chen and Mr. Rois, strive to defeat the risen Sohrem, without damaging their young hosts. However, the power necessary to do so may involve manipulating time. Good conclusion.

*** Good series. But I feel like it is more the first chapter in a larger story. I wish that the author would hurry-up and write some more! I really like the world and feel that it has some very interesting aspects to it. I want to know MOR
Jan 26, 2011 Michaela rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I love this series! I'm so sad this is the last book for now! I can't wait until Svetlana starts the series up again!
Penny Raspenny
May 06, 2015 Penny Raspenny rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, manga
Wait, what? This is not the end? Um, when exactly will the rest come out? It's been 4 years!
Nov 23, 2014 Andre rated it did not like it
Way to ruin your good premise.
This book started out pretty well. The thing with Rochelle has a few clichés I must say or better "did we need that with her as well?" Sure it's not bad in and on itself but we have already Alex to be special so did we need it with Rochelle as well especially when it leads to nothing? Like with so much else in this book. Albeit I admit that after seeing how badly Cassandra Clare handled the reason to feel bad for characters(view spoiler)
Oct 14, 2011 Cornerofmadness rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Night School: The Weirn Books # 3-4 by Svetlana Chmakova

This is the last volume and it’s tagged ‘the end (for now). Boy, if this comes back I hope it actually explains things. In several ways, this story, and this volume especially, frustrated me. You could see that there was a good story idea in it somewhere but I felt like Chmakova was told she only had this many chapters to tell the whole story. The characters are under developed and the plot rushed. It needed at least a few more chapters to
Sep 12, 2012 Courtney rated it really liked it
This review is from my blog, Studies in Storytelling. To see the complete version, please visit http://studiesinstorytelling.blogspot...

Nightschool is an American-published manga by Russian-Canadian mangaka Svetlana Chmakova, most famous for Dramacon.

A normal school by day, The Nightschool teaches vampires, weirns, mermaids, etc. The coarse, homeschooled Alex Treveney tries to track down her sister, Sarah, a teacher at the Nightschool. She also has a slight tendency to black out and leave slow,
Dec 23, 2015 Mel rated it it was amazing
Diese Serie im Manga-Format, hat nichts mit den Büchern “Night School” von C.J. Daugherty zu tun. Es geht um Hexen, Vampire, Gestaltenwandler und Weirn (eine stärkere Form der Hexe). Alex ist ein junges Mädchen, die durch einen Vorfall, Zuhause unterrichtet wird. Ihre große Schwester Sarah ist Nachtwächterin an der Nightschool, die speziell für die Geschöpfe der Dunkelheit besucht wird. Ok, Hexen sind ja nicht per se Geschöpfe der Dunkelheit, aber ich denke ihr wisst schon was ich meine. Eines T ...more
Soobie's heartbroken
Well, this series has endend... Uhm, maybe not...

There are so many questions left unaswered at the end and the author wrote that she planned to write more about the world she had created.

Well, in volume #3 I finally started to understand what was going on with this series. It took me long enough but I guess it also depends on the complexity of the world created by Čmakova: she put so many ingredients in the first two volumes that it was very difficult to get one's bearings while reading.

I don'
Unsatisfactory ending. I am pretty sure this was just supposed to be the end of the first act of a bigger story that did not get to be finished. This said it was still fun and I am glad I finished it.
Megan M
May 16, 2012 Megan M rated it really liked it
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Shazza Maddog
Dec 28, 2011 Shazza Maddog rated it liked it
I finally started getting interested in the story with this volume, which means the first three volumes were pretty slow for me. I do enjoy Chmakova's art, but this story didn't grab me as quickly as her previous manga.

That being said, Alex's search for her sister sends her into the haven of Rochelle and Ronee, though Ronee doesn't want Alex there - and we find out why - Ronee and Rochelle are fated with a magical condition, which makes Ronee incredibly attuned to Ronee's emotions - Ronee's sorr
I loved this little series, and I wish that it were continued as an ongoing comic, or that there would be other miniseries for the other night creature types. Alas, it looks like this isn't to be, since this volume was published in 2010, and no more stories have yet been released. I guess there's not a great market for original English language manga...

This is a hidden gem of a series with several likeable characters and an interesting supernatural setting and world-building. It combines the bes
Jun 29, 2016 Rachel rated it it was amazing
When I finished this book I was about to cry, moan, and complain about missing things from the series. Answers!!!! Please!!!! But then at the end I read the author notes and found out that the story will continue in another arc...yay!!
I hope we will see more of the library; sit in on Mr. Roi's class(disappointed this wasn't in there), especially learn how he treats new students (mystery!); where'd that vampire guy go?; what are the beings with the slanted eyes?; how are the (secret I won't revea
Jun 14, 2016 Storm rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, fiction
DUDE! O_O I did NOT see that coming, geeze! So it seems answers to questions are filled in this time, and we find out more about the baddies, while Hunters go up against Shifters and the Cloaked Kids are gathering. It's time to go save Sara! But other lives are on the line as well, thanks to betrayal and double-crossing. It all ended a bit suddenly though, but I hope I'll dig up a continuation of this story, or at least in the same world, cause WOW. I wanna see more of these characters, and lear ...more
Oct 25, 2012 Luke rated it it was amazing
Nightschool #4 is one of the most epic books I have ever read. This is by far my favorite book of the series because most things get cleared up but not all. Now one thing I was sad about is that Svetlana said that she was going to write more books about this world. It has been about a year and no sign of more books. But then again maybe she is taking a break and will come back to it. She did say to make one of these books it took six months so she could have just started and we'd only know in Ju ...more
Aug 10, 2014 drue rated it it was amazing
i think the best in the series as well as other people have said. the drawings are funny, creative, and pretty beautiful. kind of a place between manga and just cartoons, which is refreshing. each character has depth and personality, with only a little amount of writing. though as other people have said it seemed like there was a lot packed into 4 slim books. too many strains to keep track of, with not enough time to let them develop and set into concrete ideas, and components. the whole series ...more
I was disappointed how easily everything was resolved. It felt like all sorts of aspects of the world could have been explored for many more volumes.And I didn't much like the resolution - it felt too pat, too simple minded. And the villain...stupid and very convenient.

I liked learning about Alex's curse and the connection between Rochelle and Ronee. These kind of details were really well done then further exploration dropped one the superficial ability revealed. I really liked Rochelle and her
Oct 30, 2015 Jill rated it liked it
I enjoyed this series but have to admit to being a bit confused by this fourth and final volume. I am not entirely clear what happened at the end, and there was such a large cast of characters it was difficult to keep everyone straight. Still, I did like the main character, and the premise of a night school with supernatural students that is run at night, after all the normal day students go home, is a fun one. I love the artwork, too, and look forward to seeing what the talented Chmakova does n ...more
Jan 19, 2012 quinnster rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love this little series. I was afraid that things wouldn't get wrapped up in this last edition, but Chmakova did a really good job and it without rushing everything. It does end with a little hint of maybe more books to come (especially since the title is 'Nightschool: The Werin Books'. Maybe next time will be the Hunters or Vamps or Shapeshifters. Whatever it will be, I'll read it!
Jan 10, 2011 Kate rated it liked it
This Nightschool volume kind of finishes up the first main arc. There are pieces that could be further shown in later volumes (The search for the other vessels and how the characters go about their lives afterward.). I kind of wish it didn't feel rushed with this new information at the this arc's showdown end. Hopefully more will be explained later, because it felt like a lot of supernatural information was thrown at the readers near the end of this volume.
Jun 17, 2014 Niara rated it did not like it
This series had so much potential to go on to at least 15 books. Everything was rushed and then there are some parts which aren't even clear. Who are the hunters and how are they chosen? If the big evil is only being held temporarily how will everyone deal with everyday possibly being their last? Who are the other children? Just because they stopped the people (creatures?) who wanted power doesn't mean it's over. So. Much. Potential.
Honestly, this was probably the weakest installment in an otherwise great series. Granted, it's simply a story arc, which likely means more adventures to follow and perhaps an even larger plot to hold it all together. This particular volume seemed just a little bit too tidy and ultimately unmemorable. Still a fun, swift read. I'm interested to see if my teens are satisfied with this one, especially since they've been waiting so expectantly.
Uh... What happened here?

This was still really good. And exciting. But... whaaat?

I did not understand that ending at all. Maybe because it was rushed? But still.

Anyway, there seems to be a promise of more books. Eventually. ...I would like more. I love Svetlana Chmakova, even if I can't pronounce her last name.
Sarah Tschetter
Nov 22, 2013 Sarah Tschetter rated it liked it
Compared to the rest of the series, this one was a bit of a letdown. I had read it some time ago, picking up volumes as they came out. I am a huge Chmakova fan, having seen Dramacon in Tokyopop's up and coming sneakpeak book they used to release a long time ago. This is probably the only letdown of all her work, though I recommend reading it such to sate your interest in how the story ends.
Aug 10, 2012 Andrea rated it really liked it
Enjoyable short series. What starts out as a seemingly long and epic plotline is tidily finished off in four volumes. The characters all seem very interesting, but this works more as an introduction to the universe rather than a fully satisfying story in itself. We meet a lot of people, and want to know more about them, and then the plot wraps up.

Would def. buy more in this world.
Michelle Wardhaugh
Jan 05, 2011 Michelle Wardhaugh added it
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This series offers a rich and interesting world to explore with intriguing and well-rounded characters. The artwork is attractive, especially the astrals and the two main male characters. The end was perhaps a bit abrupt after the meandering of the plot through the three previous volumes, but it was satisfying, and I liked the promise of more stories set in this world.
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Svetlana Chmakova (Russian: Светлана Шмакова) (born 1979 in Russia) is a comic creator. She is best known for Dramacon, an original English-language (OEL) manga spanning three volumes and published in North America by Tokyopop. Her other work includes the 2-page The Adventures of CG for CosmoGIRL! magazine and the webcomic Chasing Rainbows for Girlamatic. Though born in Russia, she immigrated to C ...more
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