I don’t talk much about graphic novels on my blog but I definitely should because there’s some amazing ones out there! I find it hard to review individual volumes which is why you don’t see many reviews from me but I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you guys.
The number of volumes I put next to each title is the number I personally have read, there are volumes I have yet to read!
I will also be linking each title to the first volume in each series on Goodreads, if you’re interested in checking any of these out.
I have to say I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first volume in this series, it just didn’t capture my attention as much. However, I gave the series another shot and fell in love! This series is about the Locke family (more so the three children) and Key House, where there are mysterious keys that unlock even more mysterious abilities (such as turn yourself into a ghost). There’s a lot of different story lines to kind of follow throughout but are never too much to keep track of and I love how creative the world and keys are.
It’s a pretty dark atmosphere throughout the series too, definitely not very light-hearted and things can get pretty violent as well. However, I love the way everything is wrapped up in the end!
This is a sci-fi graphic novel series revolving around androids and robots and humanity’s fear of them as they are under the constant threat/fear (again the word fear) of giant robots called, Destroyers, coming back and annihilating whole populations again. The art takes on a sort of watercolor effect and is gorgeous! It’s a pretty character driven story tying together different groups and their plot lines, I have come to be very fond of a lot of the characters too. Some of them are just too cute!
I have to say this reminded me a lot of the video game series Mass Effect (which I love and worship) so if you’re a fan, like me, then I definitely recommend checking out this series!
This series is my life pretty much, the art is so colorful and vibrant! I’m not sure exactly how to describe the plot since I don’t even know what’s going on half the time! Every 90 years gods and goddesses are reincarnated into well…pop stars pretty much, that’s the gist of it anyways. There’s a lot of crazy stuff going on in this series, trust me! But the characters are awesome and I love how unique the mythology is there’s Greek, Celtic, Sumerian, and Japanese just to name a few.
Another graphic novel series that’s a bit hard for me to place but mostly it’s fantasy and has some seriously gorgeous art. Yeah, Sana Takeda is a queen! There’s only two volumes out currently and it’s so hard when each one comes to its end because I NEED MORE! The world building is spot on and very, very well fleshed out but the plot line is something I don’t want to say too much about since there’s spoilers. If you like your fantasy complex and a bit gritty, I recommend this series!
This is a graphic novel series that’s just tons of fun, everything is pretty humorous for the most part and there’s gorgeous, colorful art! Also if you’re a fan of Dungeons & Dragons, this is pretty much it, definitely a fantasy lover’s fantasy graphic novel.
Trust me when I say “Nimona” is 100% worth all of the hype! The story is very engaging while also managing to be pretty light-hearted and fun at the same time! There’s never a dull moment and we follow the quirkiest and most lovable of protagnoists, Nimona of course. She volunteers to be the side-kick of villain, Blackheart, and she can also shape-shift. There’s fantasy, science, and super powers! What more could you want?
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