Book Review: Hazards of Love Vol 1 by Stan Stanley

Book Review: Hazards of Love Vol 1 by Stan Stanley

*I received an ebook copy of this graphic novel for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Hazards of Love follows the story of a queer teen from Queens who makes some mistakes, gets dragged into a fantastical place, and tries to hustle their way back home.”

Rating: 5/5.

This beautifully illustrated graphic novel follows Amparo as he navigates the horrifying and vivid place known as Bright World to try and find his way home, following an unfortunate encounter with a not so friendly cat.

I really enjoyed this graphic novel, it was unique, gripping from start to finish, and answered just the right amount of questions to keep readers waiting for more without feeling sold short. The author included relatable characters, even if they were in some unrelatable, yet entertaining, situations. Every character was distinct, the words and images bring them to life making me feel connected to someone I had never met. The plot was full of twists that keep you guessing and wanting more, the narrative was easy to follow, the storyline flowed from page to page merging seamlessly with the imagery that helped bring it to life.

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

*I received an ebook copy of this graphic novel for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5.

This graphic novel follows Nova Huang a teenage witch who spends her days working at her grandmother’s bookshop, loaning out spell books and looking into supernatural phenomena going on within their New England Town. One night she stumbles across Tam Lang, who happens to be a werewolf and her childhood crush.  Battling a demon in the woods alone Tam asks Nova for help, together they explore witchcraft, occult rituals, untested magic, and rekindle a flame that never quite went out.

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Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen

*I received a ebook copy of this graphic novel for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5.

Struggling with her emotions Willow ventures into the nearby woods, a peaceful place she can escape to. Once there she meets the lost tree spirit Pilu, and gives herself the task of helping her find her way back home, as the journey goes on Willow is forced to comfort her own feelings.

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Casa Nostra written by Chris Sarracini, illustrated by Nick Kilislian and lettered by Matt Moylan.

Casa Nostra written by Chris Sarracini, illustrated by Nick Kilislian and lettered by Matt Moylan.

*An electronic copy of this graphic novel was received for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 3/5

This graphic novel is set in 1933 focused around four women running a safe house for criminals, after a violent betrayal they’re after revenge.

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