Saturday, January 13, 2018

Kim Reaper Vol 1: Grim Beginnings

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review*
Series: Kim Reaper (Book 1)
Print Length: 112 Pages
Publisher: Oni Press (March 13, 2018)
Graphic Novels > Gay & Lesbian
Format Read: ARC in e-book form
Part-Time Grim Reaper. Full-Time Cutie!

Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife.

Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka's crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn't know that.

Unaware of the ghoulish drama she's about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself. But if they work together, they just might make it... and maybe even get a smooch in the bargain.

Can you believe that it took me until 2017 to discover graphics novels? I mean, I guess I knew about them before then but for some reason, I never even considered picking one up to read. That all changed last year. 

I am now comfortable reading graphic novels & feel no shame in counting them towards my yearly reading challenge. That being said, Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings was my first graphic novel of 2018. And let me tell you... It has set the bar high for all others that are sure to follow this year. I mean, this could easily be my favorite graphic novel of 2018. Bold statement, huh? Let me explain.

Even though there is certainly a grim undertone to everything, Kim Reaper is nothing short of adorable. From Becka's goo-goo eyes for Kim to the hysterical Cat-Dad, everything in this graphic novel was wonderful. The art work fits the storyline perfectly. There was not one moment where I found myself growing bored. I mean, I read though this entire volume in one sitting. And once I was done, I was looking to see when I'd be able to read what happens next.

I would definitely recommend this graphic novel to anyone who admires zombies, ghouls, & the underworld. All with a touch of cute to go with it.


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