July 23, 2016

Get Graphic!

Here is a new mini review round-up of all the graphic novels I have read recently. Go head, get graphic!

Five Stars

The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks (April 2016)

There wasn't a single thing I didn't like about this graphic novel. There is a rich setting, great character development, and a complex and interesting plot. I also loved the artwork. The way she did the action scenes was perfect. This is a great pick for all ages!

Gotham Academy: Welcome to Gotham Academy (vol. 1) by Becky Cloonan (June 2015)

I loved this one! A must read for fans of Batman. It has the most wonderful characters and a great mystery surrounding the Gotham Academy. The artwork is also spot on.  I can't wait to read volume 2!

Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu (April 2015)

I never did read this book series for one reason or another so when I saw that it is now a graphic novel I figured I would give it a whirl. (It takes a lot less time to read a graphic novel than a full novel.) It turns out that I liked it a lot! I really am not that surprised. It had an interesting plot and I liked the two main characters. I am ready for the next book!

Four Stars

Archie by Mark Waid (March 2016)

I never read the Archie comics, but I know a little about them. This cover is what truly grabbed my attention. I liked this one a lot. It was fun, and reminded me of high school.

Last Man: The Stranger (Vol. 1) by Bastien Vivès, Michaël Sanlaville, Balak (2013)

Last Man was a pretty entertaining read. The kid main character was adorable and sweet. His mom and partner in The Games were mysterious and interesting characters. I plan to read the next books in the series.

Lumberjanes Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson (April 2016)

I adore this series. The illustrations are fun and colorful. The stories are always full of adventure and friendship. I love these whacky kids and their whacky adventures. I can't wait for more. This one did have some romance and touched on some more serious topics, but in a good way. I think anyone of any age would enjoy this series.

Human Body Theater by Maris Wicks (October 2015)

Human Body Theater is a delightful way to tell kids and even adults about the human body. Although I knew a lot of the information in this book, it is always nice to have a refreasher. The skeleton who tells us how the body works is hilarious. This was a fun way to learn.

Three Stars

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan (April 2016)

I liked the art work, but I wasn't a huge fan of the plot. I wasn't expecting it to be quite so sci-fi. I think a lot of people will like this one even if it wasn't my favorite.

Everything Is Teeth by Evie Wyld (May 2016)

Graphic memoirs are becoming hugely popular and I am one of many that enjoys reading them. I liked this one, but I couldn't get into it as much as I was hoping I would. I do like hearing about shark facts and how this consumed the author's childhood for a bit. I feel like every kid goes through some sort of obsession. I did like the interesting illustrations. They were very unique. I think this one is good for fans of graphic memoirs.

Camp Midnight by Steven T. Seagle (April 2016)

I wasn't a big fan of the illustrations in this one. They were not really my style. I did like how snarky the main character was and the overall plot was pretty good. Overall, I enjoyed Camp Midnight, but I thought it could have been better.


  1. I am so glad to see that you liked the Legend graphic novel. I loved the book and really want to check out the graphic novel version!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. I think I should check out Legend and finally read Paper Girls! I actually have it out from the library and it's already a few days overdue -- since I'm gonna have a fine anyway I keep thinking I'll just read it quick before I return it, but no luck yet. Not my finest library patron moment lol


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