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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

I’ve seen this book in several lists of excellent graphic novels. Each time, I check to see if my library has it. Finally they did and I snapped it up.

Published: 2018

Genre: historical fiction graphic novel

Length: 277 pages

Setting: pre-WWI Belgium

Summary: Short version: Frances, the dressmaker, is hired to make dresses for Prince Sebastian to wear Continue reading


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The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks

I’m not sure where I saw this first reviewed. In fact, I’ve likely been seeing it for a while since it’s a two-year old book. It’s just that my library system has just now gotten a copy. That’s why I keep checking whenever I see a good graphic novel.

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Published: 2016

Genre: middle grade graphic novel. It felt like historical fiction, but I don’t think it’s set in our world

Length: 232 pages

Setting: the city of Daido, a medieval Asian-style city

Summary: Short version: Kaidu learns his way around the city as a Dao recruit Continue reading

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Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel adapted by Mariah Mardsen

When I saw somewhere there was a graphic novel version of Anne of Green Gables, I had to get it immediately from my library. It’s one of my favorites, and I’m happy to consume it in different versions.

Illustrator: Brenna Thummler

Published: 2017

Genre: middle grade fiction graphic novel

Length: 230 pages

Setting: the town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, Canada, early 1900s

Summary: Short version: Orphan Anne growing up in Avonlea Continue reading

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In Real Life by Cory Doctorow

I read part of this graphic novel when it came out. We were on vacation and chilling at a library one day. It took me this long to actually finish the book (I reread the whole thing since it had been so long). Besides, I find Doctorow’s writing challenging and it always makes me think.

Artist: Jen Wang

Published: 2014

Genre: fiction graphic novel

Length: 174 pages

Setting: a generic town and the MMORPG Coarsegold Online

Summary: Short version: A quick lesson in in-game economics Continue reading

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Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

I picked this up from the new book section at my library because the cover caught my eye. When I found myself unable to stop turning pages to read “just one more” comic, I decided to bring it home.

Subtitle: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection

Published: 2018

Genre: graphic novel/comic collection

Length: 108 pages

Setting: Sarah’s life in NYC (although the location isn’t explicit), present day

Summary: Short version: Random scenes from Sarah’s neurotic, cat-filled life Continue reading


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Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Miss Adventure picked this one up from the library. I’m pretty sure she recognized the author (we’ve previously read Ghosts and Smile) and was interested in the topic as well.

Published: 2012

Genre: middle grade fiction graphic novel

Length: 232 pages

Setting: a middle school in a big enough city in America that they have a bubble tea shop

Summary: Short version: Callie deals with boys and a musical production Continue reading

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Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

This is the Volume 2 of the Wires and Nerves graphic novels, part of the Lunar Chronicles series

Artist: Stephen Gilpin

Published: 2018

Genre: science fiction YA graphic novel

Length: 324 pages

Setting: Earth, soon after the events of Wires and Nerve (which I apparently never reviewed last year)

Summary: Short version: Alpha Steele gets his just desserts, eventually Continue reading

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