I’m a bit behind in my Goodreads reading goal. My goal is to read 50 books this year. I’m at 37 books right now. I always count reading graphic novels towards my reading goal. I still have a solid stack of graphic novels to read, but I was able to finish a couple of them recently. I wanted to share my most recent graphic novels I read.
Ghosted In LA by Sina Grace, Siobhan Keenan, and Cathy Le. Published by Boom Box!
Daphne Walters moves to LA for college and her innocent high school boyfriend. After her boyfriend dumps her, Daphne stumbles upon Rycroft Manor, a magnificent mansion near her college campus. As she explores the mansion, she finds ghosts inhabiting the property. Having ghosts as roommates will certainly add to the college experience.
I adored this novel! The artwork was bright and upbeat. The ghosts had personalities of their own. I felt the story accurately depicted what the college experience is like. Reading Ghosted in LA allowed me to reminisce about my college memories. Additionally, there’s LGBTQIA+ representation which is always a bonus.
I cannot wait to read vol. #2. I rated Ghosted in LA Vol. #1 4 stars.
She Said Destroy by Corallo, Kangas, Nalty, and Ujimori. Published by Vault
Over Millennia only two gods exist Brigid and Morrigan. Brigid brings the light while Morrigan is the goddess of death. Winona is the savior who is sent to gain wisdom from Morrigan after Brigid drops her troops for a full invasion. When Morrigan tells Winona she needs to “destroy”, Winona knows what she needs to do.
She Said Destroy wasn’t great. The story was incredibly difficult to follow. This all-out invasion happens in the beginning when I barely know the back story of why Brigid and Morrigan hate each other. Winona is the savior in this story, but I hardly knew a thing about her. A major character is also killed off towards the end, but their death was glossed over.
I rated She Said Destroy Vol. #1 2 stars on Goodreads.
Glitterbomb by Zub, Morissette, Russell, and Dillon. Published by Image.
Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress struggling to find acting work in LA. She’s a single parent and rent isn’t cheap. She’s had a rough go and finds herself contemplating her life while sitting at the beach. As she wades into the water, she’s pulled under by a black creature who invades her body. The entertainment industry tore Farrah apart, will this creature put her back together?
The art in this is horrific! The sequence where this creature inhabits Farrah and forces her to kill people is gruesome. This is a horror graphic novel by nature. The words could have been removed and I still would have paged through this novel because the art is so intriguing to look at. The alternative covers have so much detail that I found myself staring at them for a while. Glitterbomb is easily a contender for the graphic novel I read with the best art.
Glitterbomb is a horror graphic novel at its finest and is a fitting read for the upcoming Halloween season. I rated Glitterbomb Vol. #1 3 stars.
Let me know what you’re reading in the comments below. I always like having recommendations on what comics I should be reading.