Five for Friday – Graphic Novels on my TBR

I can’t find who started the Friday Five book blog meme. It seems to crop up in many different style such as “Five for Friday”, “Five on Friday” , “FridayFive Challenge”. I also can’t find a topic list like you would have for the Six on Sunday meme. Therefore I am just doing my own thing and setting my own topics just so I can chat books with you.

This Weeks Topic is

Five Graphic Novels on my TBR

I have had a few months where I just haven’t had the time or energy to read and I am just delving back into it again. When I do find myself in a slump I often reach for a graphic novel of two to help me brake it. There are a few that have been sitting on my shelves or are freely available to that I have yet to reach for and I thought I would chat about them today so I can motivate myself to finally finish them.

The Wicked and The Devine Vol 2
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrator), Matt Wilson (Colorist)

About the book:

The second volume of the award-winning urban fantasy series where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Following the tragic and unjust death of Lucifer, it takes a revelation from Inanna to draw Laura back into the worlds of Gods and Superstardom to try and discover the truth behind a conspiracy to subvert divinity. 

My Thoughts:

I recently finished Volume 1 and really enjoyed it, especially the art style. I am really interested to see how Laura’s story continues. The concept behind the whole story was really interesting and I am really intrigued how it all plays out. A good number of the issues are available on Scribd and its a good use of my subscription.

Demon in the Wood
Leigh Bardugo, Dani Pendergast (Illustrator)

About the book:
Before he led Ravka’s Second Army, before he created the Fold, and long before he became the Darkling, he was just a lonely boy burdened by an extraordinary power.

Eryk and his mother, Lena, have spent their lives on the run. But they will never find a safe haven. They are not only Grisha—they are the deadliest and rarest of their kind. Feared by those who wish to destroy them and hunted by those who would exploit their gifts, they must hide their true abilities wherever they go. But sometimes deadly secrets have a way of revealing themselves…

My Thoughts:

I am a fan of the Grishaverse series and I do like the Darkling so I am keen to read the Darkling’s origin story. I have the beautiful Illumicrate edition.

Lore Olympus Vol 2
Rachel Smythe

About the book:

Persephone was ready to start a new life when she left the mortal realm for Olympus. However, she quickly discovered the dark side of her glamorous new home—from the relatively minor gossip threatening her reputation to a realm-shattering violation of her safety by the conceited Apollo—and she’s struggling to find her footing in the fast-moving realm of the gods. Hades is also off-balance, fighting against his burgeoning feelings for the young goddess of spring while maintaining his lonely rule of the Underworld. As the pair are drawn ever closer, they must untangle the twisted webs of their past and present to build toward a new future.

This full-colour edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-nominated webcomic Lore Olympus features a brand-new, exclusive short story, and brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.

My Thoughts:

Another gorgeous Illumicrate edition and another 2nd volume where I loved the first but haven’t got back to.

Shades of Magic Vol #2
V.E. Schwab, Andrea Olimpieri (Illustrator)

About the book:

The young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, having faced the terror of the Pirate Queen, now aims to capture the respect of the combative port town of Verose – by taking the impossible challenges of the Night of Knives… and surviving, where none has survived before!

These are the hidden, secret adventures of Maxim, from long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic!

My Thoughts:

This one has been sitting on my shelves for far far too long, and with another trilogy getting added to this series I really should get reading.

Giant Days Vol 6
John Allison (Illustrator), Max Sarin (Illustrations), Liz Fleming (Illustrator)

About the book:

Second year begins and Daisy, Susan, and Esther have taken their friendship commitment to the next level by moving into their “beautiful home” off-campus. But the keys didn’t come without new responsibilities. Unwanted suitor visits, a robbery, and Susan living only a few blocks apart from her ex-boyfriend, McGraw, has made the dorms feel like a haven. The girls are in for a dose of reality when they learn that there’s more to being an adult than paying your own rent.

My Thoughts:

I really loved the first 5 volumes of these and they are all on Scribd. They are so fun and quick to read so I think I will pick this up soon.

I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!

Happy Reading!

3 thoughts on “Five for Friday – Graphic Novels on my TBR

  1. How could I not know of Demon in the Wood!? I´m currently working my way through the Shadow & Bones books and have definitely gotten obsessed with graphic novels through the years so thank you so much for the recommendation! I have just gotten 3 graphic novels home which I´m hoping to read soon. Mooncakes, The Heartstopper Yearbook and The Girl of the Sea. But I have yet read the Lore of Olympus ones but I´m definitely going to! Love that graphic novels have started to bloom in the recent years 😀

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