The Best Of: Graphic Novel Covers #3

I’ve really been getting into graphic novels lately and I constantly find myself on the lookout for more. Especially ones with nice covers. With graphic novels, I think it’s fair to judge them by their covers as aesthetic is a main feature. 

The Tea Dragon Festival by Kay O’Neill

I am constantly blown away by the art style of this series. It is one of my absolute all-time favourites and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely should. Everything is so magical and alive and the stunning covers are only just the beginning. 

The Tea Dragon Festival isn’t my favourite of the series but it’s definitely still a beautiful cover. 

Synopsis: Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep, but Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.

Heartstopper Volume One by Alice Oseman

I couldn’t do a post about graphic novels and not include Heartstopper. Volume One isn’t my favourite cover, but I’ll probably mention them all at some point so why not start at the beginning? 

Synopsis: Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.

They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…

Season of the Bruja Vol. 1 by Aaron Duran

This cover blew me away the first time I saw it and gave me expectations for this graphic novel that were far too high. The art style is absolutely gorgeous and I love how bold and colourful everything is. It’s definitely an eye-catching one. 

Synopsis: From a young age, Althalia knew she would someday be the last of her kind—a bruja, tasked with keeping the power and stories of the ancient ways from fading fully into history. Never alone, Althalia works in a paranormal museum with her friends, a real-life Chupacabra and a were-coyote, while living with and caring for her beloved abuela. Through these powerful connections, her skills and knowledge grow.

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