HAPPY NEW MONTH EVERYONE!!! 🎊🎊🎉
Recently I went on a graphic novel/comics binge on Netgalley and got approved for a bunch of them. I found out that graphic novels helped bring me out of reading slump as they are short, easy to read and bursting with great illustrations. I hardly used to read graphic novels before apart from Japanese manga I read occasionally.
So here are the ones I loved.
HERDING CATS: Written by Sarah Andersen. I first saw her comics on Instagram, so when I found out she had a comic book coming out I just had to request for it. In her comics she talks about things we as humans go through and struggle with in ways that you can have a good laugh but also relate to. She also gives advice to aspiring artists in this book as well. A really great read and I rate it 4 stars. Published on the 27th of March and you can also follow her on Instagram. She has also written two comics before this one, Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection and Big Mushy Happy Lump ! Be sure to check them out guys.
EMMA AND VIOLETTE: This is a comic about two sisters who love to dance and their dreams and ambitions. Emma and Violette share the dream of attending a prestigious dance school in Paris and work towards that dream with high hopes. But what happens when one of them doesn’t get in? This is a graphic novel full of dance, heartbreak, first love and realizing that there is more than one way to dance through life. I really enjoyed this book and I was cheering Emma on by the end of the book. I loved the illustrations in this book and I would definitely want to read the next volume in this series so it gets a 4 Star rating from me. It was published on 17th of January and written by Jerome Hamon and Lena Sayaphoum.
DREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY VOLUME 1: This follows a little girl called Tutu who gets stranded in a snow storm and ends up in another world filled with talking animals. This world has a strange rule, apparently being a little girl is a crime (gasp) and so Tutu’s hardships begins as she finds herself stuck in a strange world while being haunted by dreams of a white butterfly, looking for a way back to her world and meeting people along the way including the emperor who might be her only hope but is full of schemes. I enjoyed it, even though Tutu is stuck in a dilemma of sorts , there are a lot of funny scenes with cute not so evil rabbits and I found myself wondering what is the white butterfly and just what plans does the Emperor have along with Tutu. I feel this would be a great read for children and young adults. Published on 23rd of January 2018 and written by . I rate it four stars.
MANFRIED THE MAN: Written by Caitlin Major. This is a graphic novel I read purely out of curiosity. Imagine a world where the roles of man and cat are reversed. Well that’s exactly what happens in this graphic novel. In this book the cats are human sized while the humans are pet sized and are the pets of the Cats which makes it a fun read. Manfried is a man pet who lives with his owner Steve. The comic alternates between Steve and Manfried point of view as we see them overcome several challenges. When Manfried goes missing Steve has to look for him in the process getting his life back together while Manfried makes new friends. Manfried the man comes out May 1st and I rate it 3 stars.
Chat time! What book are you looking forward to reading this month? Do you read graphic novels and comics? Have you read any of these books?