Yay! More mini-reviews! Here are a few “Read Now” Graphic Novel titles that I recently downloaded and read via NetGalley! All three of these graphic novels really stood out to me based on their covers and synopsis and I really enjoyed all three! Enjoy some mini-reviews!
Taproot by Keezy Young
This was super cute while also dealing with some difficult topics. Taproot features a character named Hamal who works at a flower shop that just so happens to be able to see ghosts. Blue is one of the ghosts that he can see. Blue and Hamal become close until a Reaper decides to get in the way of their relationship.
I loved these characters and I loved their story. However, I found it to be a little hard to follow and a tad overwhelming at times. The story jumped around a lot, from Hamal and Blue’s relationship, to an “upside down”-like atmosphere very reminiscent of the one found in Stranger Things. The story also then deals with necromancy as well as ghost hunting? There were a few questions that went unanswered for me that I won’t mention because of spoilers.
Other than that, this story contained its fair share of cute and adorable moments. It moved at an extremely fast pace and I enjoyed reading this one!
Generations by Flavia Biondi
This was a really beautiful coming of age story. I loved the focus on family and growing up to realize that you’re suddenly an adult. A lot of the moments that involved Matteo and his family were super relatable for me as I also come from a pretty large Italian family. I loved the characters and the storyline and I absolutely loved the way Matteo grew as a person throughout the story.
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green
Wow. That was a tough one to read. Lighter Than My Shadow was raw and emotional from start to finish. This graphic novel deals with some extremely hard hitting topics such as Anorexia, OCD, Anxiety and Sexual Abuse. It was really hard to get through due to the subject matter, but it was very well done. You could feel the author pouring her emotions and experiences into this story which made it all the more real and raw. As mentioned, this was a really tough graphic novel to read, but a very important read as well.
Thank you for reading!