A biased review, having massively enjoyed Scott pilgrim before this. Well drawn as always, interesting, original story but not quite as funny as the pilgrim books. Worth picking up for the artwork alone.
#ReadHarder2018: a comic written and drawn by the same person. One of my favorite things about this challenge is how it encourages me to tackle the dusty corners of my TBR backlog; this book has sat on my shelf unread for four years, but no longer. 🎉 Sometimes all you need is a little nudge!
#OctoberXFiles Day 14: This is a story of 29yo Katie who opened a restaurant with her friends named Seconds. Accdg to Fats‘ review: “The story became more complicated when Katie encountered a house spirit (#Ghosts!) named Lis. Seconds offers an interesting look at one person‘s desire to make her life perfect. While being absolutely adorable and hilarious, the book offers emotional truths about regret and acceptance. Review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-ayf
Cute and charming art that goes pretty weird/dark towards the end. Cool story about a house spirit in a restaurant. The main character, Katie, seems like a dope lol but she learns her lesson.
There just isn‘t enough books about house spirits! Lis would probably be friends with the brownie from the Spiderwick chronicles. Also graphic novels are super underrated in the circles I frequent, lit wise. It‘s all about the art style for me and I reeeally dig this art style. Feels like the perfect combo of cute and badass. Guess I should read Scott Pilgrim in the future 😅
((Bc I really I identify with hazel)) I got this book on my way home from Indiana. Read it entirely on the bus ride back up to MN, I‘m in love with the style - I should prolly read Scott Pilgrim. I‘m reading it again to destress after I spent 7 hours packing for my 5 MONTH STUDY ABROAD TRIP TO GABORNE, BOTSWANA.
I. Love. This. Book. This is the very first page. Seconds is a charming story and every single turn of the page brought a smile to my face. I think I might even like this more than Scott Pilgrim. 👌
Also...it smells really good. Everytime I open it I have to give it a sniff. 🤗
Katie is a young successful chef with a popular restaurant and plans to open up another. But her personal and professional lives are sent awry and she is left floundering until a mysterious girl offers her a chance to erase her mistakes with some magic mushrooms. And just like that, her life is good again. But she realizes that her do-overs have some unintended consequences. Expressive art, unique paneling & nice colors. 🍄🍄🍄🍄
I saved this book to savor it, and I'm so glad! Katie is such a relatable character, and I really liked her friendship with Hazel. I loved that the author thought to make a supernatural character that doesn't act like a human, and the art is perfect. A couple of little things about Katie I don't love, but overall SO GOOD.
Have you guys picked your winter/summer books yet? I picked a 7-book pile, among wich is "Seconds", and I can't wait to get started ❤
A graphic novel with a cute and feisty main character, magic mushrooms, a house spirit and a chance to undo past mistakes and start fresh every time you eat one of the magic mushrooms... Add in a dash of mystery and you've got a recipe for fun, mistakes and all! ❤
I'm on a roll with these graphic novels! This was one had more of a magical component than I normally read, but I still enjoyed it. Katie is a chef in her 20s who has made some mistakes along the way. A house spirit gives her a magic mushroom that gives her a chance to change her past but she is soon addicted to repeating her days. The book becomes all about sliding doors as the number of changes spin out of control. Quirky and delightful.
This book was amazeballs. I loved the story (I'm a sucker for both restaurants and fairy lore/house spirits) and the interaction between the narrator and the main character. I look forward to returning to this one on rainy days. Also, now I wanna read the entire Scott Pilgrim series (same author).
This was such a FUN read! So much fun that I read it in just one sitting. The story was interesting and paced well. The characters were all very lovable. The illustrations were perfect. And I absolutely adored how the main character, Katie, broke the fourth wall and talked back to the narrator.
More graphic novels in my #TBRpile. These are the standalones, and the three on the right are by Filipino authors/illustrators. Have you guys read any of these?
#graphicnovel #comics #WeNeedDiverseBooks #LitsyFeature
I had never checked out my library's graphic novel section before, so today I decided to do an all graphic novel visit! It was definitely lacking, but I think I found some good ones!
O'Malley is far better known for his Scott Pilgrim series but Seconds is a lovely book about the unintended consequences of trying to do what you think is right. It's a book that should have wide appeal and I hope it gets read as widely; this is a fantastic, magical story.