I’ve included graphic novels in my ‘best of: YA book covers’ posts before but have never thought of doing a series dedicated to them. I’ve recently started reading graphic novels more often and I really love them. So many of them have beautiful covers and art styles.
The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill
I haven’t actually read The Tea Dragon Society yet but my god does it look adorable. The cover is what made me get this graphic novel so it absolutely has to be included in a post about great covers. I’m really hoping the content inside is just as good.
Synopsis: After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.
Cheer up by Crystal Fraiser
This cover screams pure joy to me and I love it. The art style and colouring of Cheer Up is beautiful and the cover really does it justice. I’ve found a few times that the covers of graphic novels don’t do what’s in them justice (I’m looking at you Needle and Thread).
If you haven’t read Cheer Up yet then you absolutely need to. I did a review on it ages ago if you want to check it out here.
Synopsis: Annie is a smart, antisocial lesbian starting her senior year of high school who’s under pressure to join the cheerleader squad to make friends and round out her college applications. Her former friend BeeBee is a people-pleaser—a trans girl who must keep her parents happy with her grades and social life to keep their support of her transition. Through the rigors of squad training and amped up social pressures (not to mention micro aggressions and other queer youth problems), the two girls rekindle a friendship they thought they’d lost and discover there may be other, sweeter feelings springing up between them.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Collected Editions) #1) by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
I love this cover so much that I actually own it on a T-shirt. Weirdly though I don’t like the art style of this comic very much. My main issue is that the teenagers all look about 40, especially Harvey. It would have been if the comic had the same art style as the opening sequence for the show. They are quite similar but it’s just nicer somehow.
Synopsis: On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda.
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