Monday 11 January 2021

#5OnMyTBR | Graphic Novels

This meme was created by E. @ Local Bee Hunter's Nook and you can find the announcement post here. Also, side note, these aren't necessarily books that I own physically but they're all on my Goodreads TBR and they'll mostly be the five most recently added.  

This Week's Prompt is...

Graphic Novels and I'll admit that graphic novels and comics are probably some of my least read formats. I find them difficult to read in ebook form but then they're also crazy expensive to buy physically so I never seem to be able to get to any that I want to. Hopefully this will change in the future but for now here's five of them that I will be buying as soon as I have the funds to!

1. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own. 
This just looks adorable and heartwarming. The art style looks gorgeous and soft and I already really want a tea dragon of my own. 

2. I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young  

An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against grown-up, Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty year old woman stuck in a six year old's body who has been trapped in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood-soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND.
Everytime I step into Waterstones I am so tempted to just buy this one but like I said above, graphic novels are expensive man. I think I'm really going to like this graphic novel, it sounds hilarious and quirky and brilliant. Even my brother wants to read this after me and he's not a reader at all!

3. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang 

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?
All of these have such good feedback from reviewers but this one sounds extra special. I love a good story about acceptance and being your true self so I want to get to this one soon. 

4. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki  

Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. It's a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

A coming of age story and what looks like the most lovely artwork, I already love the colour scheme going on. 

5. Sheets by Brenna Thummler

Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.

Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.

When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain.
This has slightly more mixed reviews but I think it sounds really cute and kinda spooky, a good one to read around October I think. 

Which graphic novels are on your TBR? If you've already read some of these, let me know what you thought! Leave a comment with your own #5OnMyTBR posts for me to check out! Happy Reading!


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