I don’t really read a lot of graphic novels and don’t even own a lot of them. I usually try to read them from Overdrive, but sometimes that app doesn’t include all the volumes in the series. So I turn to Hoopla, which I just found out about.
Anyways, I started a lot of graphic novels, but I don’t really intend on continuing all of them, but here are 5 of the ones that I will continue on. I will also add the little blurbs from Goodreads on what the graphic novel is about just in case people are interested in it.
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
Volumes Released: 1-8
Goodreads Synopsis: FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!
At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… And they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.
My Thoughts: I really love the stories of these graphic novels, not only is it entertaining, but it also teaches a great story of acceptance, friendship and female strength. I’m really glad that there are graphic novels like these for younger readers to be able to enjoy and also learn different lessons . I love how the author doesn’t focus on the characters sexuality, but rather on who they are as a person. The friendships between the five girls is also amazing and this is missing from a lot of novels that are being released these days. I definitely want my future children to read these.
Chew by John Layman
Volumes Released: 1-12
Goodreads Synopsis: Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He’s been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.
My Thoughts: This is a very weird and twisted graphic novel. Twisted not in a bad way, twisted in a disgusting way, but its so good, I just can’t put it down. I’m praying that Overdrive will get the rest of the volumes, for now I’m still waiting. If you’re not a squeamish person and doesn’t really get grossed out easily, then definitely try to read these. So good!
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
Volume Released: 1-2 (Complete)
Goodreads Synopsis: When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the series.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this graphic novel. Iko is actually one of my favorite characters in the whole Lunar Chronicles books and so these graphic novels are for me. I’m not a fan of the art in it, but I will look past it to get glimpses of the other characters in the series. Plus, the story line of Iko in this is amazing, she really shines in it and I’m really sad that they are only releasing two in this companion story.
Giant Days by John Allison
Volume Released: 1-7
Goodreads Synopsis: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.
My Thoughts: Love this series. When I went to college, I had two other friends that conspired with me and my shenanigans, and these graphic novels remind me of our friendships. We didn’t get as crazy as Susan, Ester and Daisy, but the friendships between the three is very nostalgic. Almost makes me want to go back to school, almost.
Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire
Volume Released: 1-6 (Complete)
Goodreads Synopsis: Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed new series introduce Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father, he’s left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find ‘The Preserve,’ a refuge for hybrids.
My Thoughts: This is actually a very recent read for me but I instantly enjoyed it. I definitely want to continue this and I’m even more excited because apparently there is only six volume in the story. Overdrive or Hoopla doesn’t carry this graphic novel so I might have to resort to checking out our used bookstores to finish them.
So those are my five graphic novels that I will be continuing on. Let me know if there are other great graphic novels out there for me to check out. YES, I have read the first two volumes of Saga, I’m just not sure if I want to continue on with the story.