Graphic novel ARC Review – Ghosted in L.A. Vol 1

Title: Ghosted in L.A. Vol 1

Author: Sina Grace,
 Siobhan Keenan (Illustrations), 
Cathy Le (Colorist)

Series: Ghosted in L.A


Rating: 3 out of 5.

I received a free eARC copy from BOOM! box , via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

Daphne Walters moves to Los Angeles and finds that the only ones who can help her find love and live life to the fullest are the ghosts of her new home!

In Los Angeles, finding an apartment is killer—unless you live with the dead. Daphne Walters moves to Los Angeles for her boyfriend Ronnie, ready to live her happily ever after. But when happily ever after turns into happily for a month, she’s stuck in a strange city with no friends, family, or prospects for fun. Desperate to escape the lingering ghost of Ronnie’s presence everywhere, Daphne sets out to explore the city—and ends up encountering ghosts of a more literal kind! Rycroft Manor is abandoned, beautiful, and haunted. Will the dead be able to help Daphne find the life she’s been missing in the big city? From GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace (Iceman) and illustrator Siobhan Keenan (Jem and the Holograms) comes a story about learning how to make friends, find love, and live life to the fullest with a little help from some friends whose lives didn’t end at death. Collects Ghosted In L.A #1-4.

My Thoughts

This is a cute comic series with a fun premise. Stumbling across a haunted manor filled with ghosts of all kinds while trying to make your own way in L.A. It sounded awesome.The art work is great I love the detail and the colour palette. Unfortunately, for me the story was a little dull. It all just seemed too convenient, no one seemed to question anything. They just went with it. Slow the story down and give us world-building and character depth. There was some great LGBT+ rep and a Jewish protagonist, but also it has some really cheesy stereotypes.

It overall was cute and I could see it really going somewhere if the story picks up but my initial thoughts were just a bit boring. I would like to see where this goes and how it develops the story and the characters more.

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3 thoughts on “Graphic novel ARC Review – Ghosted in L.A. Vol 1

  1. This is another book I want to read but won’t buy. Hopefully the author will find ways to make the story and characters more interesting in future books in the series, I do like the premise and judging from the cover the artwork is good too (even though the ghosts’ expressions remind me a little bit of Sims.)

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