Graphic Novels | Recommendations and TBR

Hi guys, hope you are well. Today I’m going to be talking all about Graphic Novels. I have quite a small collection of graphic novels but I thought I’d talk about the ones I have read and ones that are on my TBR. If you have any recommendations for me, I’d love to hear them! Let’s get started 🙂

Just a side note: I have linked all of the graphic novels mention on Goodreads but I have recently not been adding them to my shelves as I don’t want them to count towards my reading goal – but it’s totally fine to do that!

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First I thought I’d mention the graphic novels that I’ve read and liked and then mention a few at the end that I didn’t enjoy as much.

The Woods | Goodreads |

You will see that all the graphic novels I have read and enjoyed tend to be a little bit odd. I don’t really know how to describe them but they all have weird fantastical elements to them. I have only read volume 1 of The Woods but I am definitely going to be continuing with this series. It follows a number of students who have suddenly vanished and ended up, with their entire school, on a different planet. I’m so curious to see where this goes but it is jam packed full of action. We follow the lives of the students and teachers as they try to work out what happened and how they are going to survive on this foreign planet. It’s pretty epic!

Paper Girls | Goodreads |

Like The Woods, this one is definitely a little weird, which of course I love. I’ve never been great with understanding time travel so I do get a bit confused but I have only read the first one so I’m sure it will make more sense in the later volumes… I hope? The artwork in this is gorgeous and the story is really interesting. There’s time travel, people vanish and there’s a load of weird creatures. Sounds great right?

Moonstruck | Goodreads |

This one is just so fun! I saw it cheap on Book Depository and thought why not? The setting of this is gorgeous – a town full of co-existing magical creatures? Hell yeah! The story can feel a tad rushed at times, we really don’t get a back story for any of the characters in this first volume but hopefully there is more of that in later volumes. There are elements of the plot that I didn’t like but the artwork and characters keep you interested. Apart from the fact that all of the characters are mythical creatures (which is awesome), there is so much rep in this! F/f romance, non-binary side character, person of colour, fat rep, you name it, it’s probably in this graphic novel!

Ice Cream Man | Goodreads |

This again is a bit of a weird one. I don’t even really know how to explain this but it’s sort of horror? Maybe. Each issue within this volume is a separate story but they all include the mysterious Ice Cream Man. It’s creepy and a tad disturbing but so interesting and I’m so curious to see where it goes. I don’t really know what else to say about it because it still baffles me a little bit.

Snotgirl |Goodreads |

This was the first graphic novel I bought and I thought it looked like something I’d normally like. The artwork is so gorgeous and is what made me buy it but the plot is…. non existent. Lottie (snotgirl) is kind of annoying and I don’t really understand what happened in this and volume 2. Although I was so confused throughout both volumes, I’m probably still going to buy the third one when it comes out.

Legend | Goodreads |

I thought I’d mention this one quickly. I love the Legend trilogy and the artwork was really great in this – I loved seeing artwork of these characters! But I think this is really only for fans of the books. If I had read this without reading the books I’d probably be quite confused, so much is missed out so the plot doesn’t really flow very well.


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Okay so that’s pretty much all of the Graphic Novels I have. Hopefully I can read some more soon and update what I think!

See you soon

Alisha 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Graphic Novels | Recommendations and TBR

  1. Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky 20th Jun 2019 / 11:20 pm

    I love The Woods too!! The later volumes get really genre-bendery (is that a word?) and interesting, so you’re in for a ride. 😀 And I highly recommend Descender and Monstress! They both have gorgeous art and complex characters.

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    • bitsnbooks 21st Jun 2019 / 1:41 pm

      We’ll say it’s a word haha, I can’t wait to continue, it really does look amazing! I’ve heard of Monstress but not Descender so I’ll definitely check it out! Thank you 🙂

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