Graphic Novels of June 2019 // Amanda // First Read Reviews

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill


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Graphic Novel // Middle-Grade // Whimsical

All things I love all together in one place, I’m absolutely in love! I also loved Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill, but this one is at the top. One of my absolute favorite graphic novels.

This is an absolutely adorable graphic novel about teacup dragons who grow tea leaves. How magical! I now constantly dream of having tea dragons of my own. Our main characters are adorable, and their story is personal, though not very in-depth and definitely not complicated.

The art is incredible, especially the color palette, I love the deep pastels alongside light pastels, with unique choices like ochre alongside varied greens and teals. The best part, though, is the index in the back of all of the types of tea dragons, I poured over that art and the different types of dragons, even ones we didn’t see in the story. Going to buy the sequel now!

Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson


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One of my favorite things are whimsical and adorable cartoons, and the Hilda show from Netflix is no different – one of my favorite shows now! I saw this little book at the library and immediately picked it up because I wanted more Hilda. Still do. Though I didn’t know this was part of a series, it didn’t need the others, just like the episodes of the show.

This story is centered more around the relationship between Hilda and her mom, who works at home while Hilda goes on adventures day after day. The art style is the same as the TV show still adorable, and recurring creatures keep this a relatable and familiar graphic novel. It was like jumping right back into the TV show, and I’ll be keeping my eye out for more of these coming through my library!

Other June 2019 Reads:
June 2019 Wrap-up
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He (DNF)
Tentacle & Wing by Sarah Porter
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
Hilda & The Stone Forest by Luke Pearson
Memento by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Beholder by Anna Bright
Birthday by Meredith Russo

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