Review: Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Title: Bloodlust & Bonnets

Series: Stand-Alone

Author: Emily McGovern

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Graphic Novel

Publication Date: September 17th, 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing

Format: e-arc

Source: I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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From the creator of the hit webcomic My Life As a Background Slytherin comes a hilarious graphic novel pastiche of classic Romantic literature led by a trio of queer misfits—and several angry vampires.   Set in early nineteenth-century Britain, Bloodlust & Bonnets follows Lucy, an unworldly debutante who desires a life of passion and intrigue—qualities which earn her the attention of Lady Violet Travesty, the leader of a local vampire cult.    But before Lucy can embark on her new life of vampiric debauchery, she finds herself unexpectedly thrown together with the flamboyant poet Lord Byron (“from books!”) and a mysterious bounty-hunter named Sham. The unlikely trio lie, flirt, fight, and manipulate each other as they make their way across Britain, disrupting society balls, slaying vampires, and making every effort not to betray their feelings to each other as their personal and romantic lives become increasingly entangled.   Both witty and slapstick, elegant and gory, Emily McGovern’s debut graphic novel pays tribute to and pokes fun at beloved romance tropes, delivering a joyous, action-packed world of friendship and adventure.






*** I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Bloodlust & Bonnets! *** 

Ok, when I first read the synopsis of this graphic novel it had everything that I loved and enjoyed reading in books but I was left disappointed at the end.  I know there are some readers that love, dislike or in between liking this book. I thought I was in between liking this book and gave it three stars when I finish reading this graphic novel but when I took the time thinking about it a couple of days after I read Bloodlust & Bonnets the more I realize this graphic novel was just meh for me.  I almost DNF reading this graphic novel which I never DNF graphic novels in my life, but a las Bloodlust & Bonnets was not my kind of book and I am giving it two stars. There are just a lot of problems that I had with Bloodlust & Bonnets but that's all just on me. I saw some readers that love this book and I am really glad that the loved and enjoyed Bloodlust & Bonnets better than me but I couldn't get into the plotline or the graphics in Bloodlust & Bonnets and both plotline and graphics just meh and ok for me. If you have read  Emily McGovern  My Life As a Background Slytherin than you are going to love this graphic novel, but if not I still say give a try and see how you feel about Bloodlust & Bonnets. Sadly Bloodlust & Bonnets was not my kind of graphic novel but I will try to give another chance to Emily McGovern when she has another book coming out. 












Emily McGovern (Author)


Emily grew up in Brussels and writes bios for herself in the third person cos it looks way more professional. She graduated from University College London in 2014 with a degree in Russian Studies, and now works full-time as a cartoonist. She is the creator of the long-running fan fiction comic 'My Life As A Background Slytherin'.  In 2016 Emily's short comic 'Bloodlust & Bonnets' was shortlisted for the prestigious Observer/Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize and her comic "So You're Voting Tory" was published in The Corbyn Comic Book by Self Made Hero in September 2017. Her first full-length graphic novel, 'Bloodlust & Bonnets', will be released in September 2019.

8 comments:

  1. Too bad, I hope your next read is so good it blows your mind

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  2. I hope you enjoy your next read better

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  3. Great review, I love that cover. Pity it wasn't the best though.

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  4. Sucks it didn't work for you.

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  5. I hope that you enjoy your next read.

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