Friday, January 1, 2016

Graphic Novels Read In 2015


Page By Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge


Page Count: 192
Published on: May 1st 2011
Published by: Amulet Paperbacks
Genre(s): YA, Graphic Novel, Fiction
Source: School
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 4.5 star
When Finished: February 10, 2015

Super cute story about a character trying to find her voice and trying to figure out who she is.

Ouran High School Host Club: Volume 1 by Bisco Hatori

Page Count: 184 
Published on: July 5th 2005
Published by: VIZ Media
Genre(s): Romance, Humor, YA, Graphic Novel/Manga
Source: Borrowed from cousin
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 5 star
When Finished: May 10, 2015

This is by far one of my favorite animes and one of my favorite manga series! Love love love the characters and story! Hilarious and entertaining!
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
Page Count: 128
Published on: April 7, 2015
Published by: BOOM! Media
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, YA, Graphic Novel
Source: Paperback: Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 5 star
When Finished: June 9, 2015

I absolutely LOVED this graphic novel! The art was beautiful, the story was amazing, the characters were kick butt and hilarious, and the plot was mysterious and action packed!




Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Page Count: 272
Published on: May 12th 2015
Published by: Harper Collins
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, YA, Graphic Novel
Source: Paperback: Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 5 stars
When Finished: July 8, 2015

8050299I really really loved this! This definitely will be one of my favorite graphic novels this year.


 


Daniel X (Manga) by James Patterson, Seung HeuKye, & Michael Ledwidge
Page Count: 245
Published on: 
Published by: 
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, YA, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction
Source: Paperback: Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 4 stars
When Finished: July 17, 2015
 
This is a re-read for me. I read in 2013 and really liked it, and I find it to be just as good as in 2013. I'm excited to re-read the actual novel and finish the series sometime as well.

Saga (Volume 1) by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Page Count: 160
Published on: October 23, 2012
Published by: Image Comics
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, YA, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction
Source: Paperback: Library
Where To Find It: Goodreads // Amazon  
RATED R!
My Rating: 4.5 stars
When Finished: July 24, 2015

This was really good, but had some really mature content, so I don't recommend it to younger audiences.

My Girlfriend's A Geek by Rize Shinba & Pentabu

Page Count: 192
Published on: May 18th 2010
Published by: Yen Press
Genre(s): Contemporary, Manga, Graphic Novel, Comedy
Source: Paperback: Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 3.5 stars
When Finished: July 24, 2015

This wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. It was kind of disappointing and boring.




Daniel X (Volume 2) by James Patterson, Ned Rust, and SeungHui Kye
Page Count: 207
Published on: July 26, 2011
Published by: Yen Press
Genre(s): Manga, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, YA, Fantasy, Adventure, Paranormal
Source: Paperback: Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 3 stars
When Finished: July 24, 2015

This was kind of a disappointment. This series is geared towards the YA group, but it was predictable and the dialogue was really immature.


This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
Page Count: 320
Published on: May 6th 2014
Published by: First Second
Genre(s): Graphic Novel, YA, Adventure, Contemporary, Realistic
Source: Hardback: School Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 3 stars
When Finished: August 3, 2015

This was definitely not my favorite graphic novel. The story line jumped around and there wasn't much of a reason for the "plot". By the end of it I didn't know the purpose of it.

The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg
Page Count: 176
Published on: May 2nd 2007 
Published by: Minx
Genre(s): Graphic Novel, YA, Contemporary, Realistic
Source: Hardback: School Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 3 stars
When Finished: August 4, 2015

I didn't like this one much at all either. It was kind of unrealistic and the characters were kind of annoying. 



Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoel
Page Count: 94
Published on: February 25th 2014   
Published by: Drawn and Quarterly
Genre(s): Sequential Art, Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Horror, Fiction, Adult, Comics, Fairy Tale
Source: Hardback: Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 2.5 stars


When Finished: September 10, 2015

Very dark but interesting. I liked the art style but I didn't enjoy the story.

Spera (Volume1) by Josh Tierney, Kyla Vanderklugt, Hwei Lin Lim, Emily Carroll, Olivier Pichard, Afu Chan, & Rebecca Taylor
Page Count: 176
Published on: January 24th 2012
Published by: Archaia
Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Sequential Art, Comics, Fiction, Adventure, YA, Fantasy
Source: Hardback: Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 3 stars
When Finished: September 14, 2015


I liked some of the different artist's renditions, but I didn't like many. The premise was interesting but I was confused about what the main plot was about.

Sculptor by Scott McCloud
Page Count: 488
Published on: February 3rd 2015
Published by: First Second
Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Sequential Art, Comics, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Art, Adult, Magical Realism, Comics
Source: Hardback: Library
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 4 stars
When Finished: September , 2015
This was really good and I really enjoyed it but it wasn't the best. The story and plot was excellent and I kind of liked the characters but...they seemed underdeveloped.



The One-of-a-Kind Cat Book by Ciye Cho
Page Count: 127

Published on: 2015
Published by: author
Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Illustrated Novel
Source: eBook provided by author
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon  
My Rating: 2.5 stars
Finished On: Dec. 8, 2015
While this illustrated novel has an interesting premise, I didn't like it very well. It didn't have very compelling stories and they weren't long enough to get attached to. The only one I actually was entertained by was the one in the Arctic...The art was beautiful but the whole thing was lacking...


Top 3 Favorite Graphic Novels Read:
  1. Lumberjanes
  2. Nimona
  3. Ouran High School Host Club

Favorite Author: Noelle Stevenson

Enjoy!
Happy reading!
Olivia
~livthebooknerd~