I came across this book on NetGalley and I was at once fascinated by that cute cover. Plus I love fantastic creatures and stories so of course, this book was right up my alley. Sorceline is a young girl who wants to study cryptozoology and when she gets into Professor Archibald Balzar’s school, it’s a dream come true. Now, if she could only get chosen as his apprentice, it would be icing on the cake.
The storyline wasn’t as exciting as I’d expected it to be. Some of the plot twists were quite obvious and there were plot holes as well that needed to be dealt with. That said, this book has a lot of potential. As it’s the first book in the series, I sure hope the storyline gets better. The dialogues felt a bit stunted at first but it was a nice surprise when I did get some witticism.
Now, quality of drawings—Graphic novels are such a visual medium rather than imagining the scenes in your head like with the written word, so the quality of the drawings is a deal breaker for me. I’m glad to say I loved the graphics in Sorceline! The drawings were beautifully drawn and made this book well worth it.
Fangs illustrates the story of a feisty vampire called, Vamp (Ikr! lol), who during her long life hasn’t met anyone whom she could call a soulmate, until one night at a bar, she comes across a werewolf who captures her attention. From their first encounter, both of them find a kinship with each other and so starts their hilarious relationship.
If I had to describe this book in two words, it would be “cute” and “sweet”. Funny as well, yes, but there was a sweetness to the scenes that charmed and endeared. The drawings were excellent, with fantastic facial expressions. The witty dialogues had me cracking up. I found myself chuckling and laughing out loud at some of the scenes.
This book didn’t have a long or complicated plot-line and it was quite a humorous and enjoyable read. It’s a short read but watching the vamp and werewolf fall for each other will leave you in smiles.
I thought a #bookstagram photo in full sunshine with bright yellow flowers provided quite a load of irony for Fangs. Just my little joke. 😉
*Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing for a free copy of the book.
I first came across Debbie Tung’s work on Book Love. Her drawings were so much fun and as an introvert, I could relate to a lot of them. I found a kinship to a lot of her scenes which depict introvert tendencies and bookish quirks.
I love mangas so it wasn’t a surprise that I also gravitated towards graphic novels. I enjoy the comics posted on Instagram especially those by @loading.artist. So when a friend recommended Book Love to me, a graphic book dedicated to the idiosyncrasies of book dragons, how could I not read it?