• Horror Graphic Novel Review,  Queer Graphic Novel Review

    Graveneye

    My Review: To say that this graphic novel shocked me is an understatement, but not because of the gruesome content. I’ll be honest that I didn’t enjoy the early parts of the story when I first started reading. I had put it down and didn’t feel the drive to pick it up for a few weeks after. I was initially put off mainly by the art style, it was too gritty for my liking. The choice of narrator was also initially strange, as the story is told from the point of view of a sentient mansion. I’m glad that I sat down and gave this another shot with an open…

  • Queer Graphic Novel Review

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    My Review: I don’t know how I had missed out on this beautiful graphic novel until now, but it is one of the most emotional and true-to-life love stories I’ve ever read. The story centers on Clementine, a high school junior that finds herself entranced by a mysterious blue-haired woman named Emma. Clementine struggles to come to terms with her budding sexuality and her attraction to the blue-haired woman. This graphic novel was beautiful in that it explores a number of issues that young people face when they begin romantic relationships: emotional cheating, betrayal and forgiveness, fear of change, differences in personal or political views, growing up, growing apart. Many…

  • Queer Graphic Novel Review

    Nimona

    My Review: This book was a reminder about how I should never decide whether or not I’ll read a book based on appearances alone. I had seen this book around at the library and never picked it up because it just wasn’t that appealing looking. I ended up reading it because a friend had loaned it to me and asked me to read it. I am so happy that she did, I loved this little graphic novel to bits! Nimona is about a villain named Lord Blackheart and his shapeshifting sidekick, Nimona. They face off with Blackheart’s nemesis, Sir Goldenloin and the Institute. After the first few comics, I didn’t…