Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review: Storm Born (Graphic Novel series)

Title: Storm Born Vol. 1 (and issue # 2)
Author: Richelle Mead
Genre: Graphic Novel - Adult - Urban Fantasy
Release Date: Vol. 1 to be released on September 20

Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, she’s been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld’s most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past…--Goodreads

First, I would like to thank Sea Lion Books for contacting me and giving me the opportunity to read this wonderful set! Thank you so much!

If you haven’t yet read Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan series, I highly recommend it. It’s fun, action-packed, and romantic! And this graphic novel that coincides with the series isn’t any different. I love, love, love the illustrations that were put into this. I finally get to see Eugenie and the characters as I imagined, and the they’re gorgeous! This absolutely makes me want to go back and re-read the original series all over again.

I admit, I don’t read graphic novels too often. The rare times I do are Buffy the Vampire Slayer (hey no jokes there, I am a Buffy fanatic hehe), but this is one series that I believe I will be continuing as well.
I must make a note. As the Dark Swan book series is adult, so is the comic book series. The graphics and text are still explicit at times. So, there’s your warning.

Volume 1 surprised me from the first page. I always did like how the first book immediately grabs your attention with the haunted shoe, so I was glad to see they continued that introduction right into the graphic novel. The beautiful graphics sent my head spinning. I had been extremely excited to see them since the moment I had heard that the Dark Swan series was going to turn into a graphic series. They didn’t disappoint one bit.

One thing I can say for sure: I still don’t like Kiyo. But I never did like his character. I don’t know why. I guess I’m just too big a fan of King Dorian. And I can’t WAIT to see Dorian whenever he appears later on in the series. Ha!

Issue 2 transitioned smoothly from the first, starting off exactly where it had left off and getting right back into the action. I continued enjoying the graphics and I’m sure to love this series for as long as it remains!

5 stars!




  1. I also am fairly new to the graphic novel genre. I read American Born Chinese recently and loved it, so I have been looking for more graphic novels. I will look at these two. Thanks for the review and recommendation.

    Do you think someone who has not read the Dark Swan series already will be able to follow the graphic novels?

    New follower.
    I also stopped by for Friday Follows but got caught up in your review. :)

  2. Hey Shanan :)

    No, you wouldn't be lost at all if you picked this up even if you hadn't read this books. This is just simply the graphic novel version of the book series. So you would be getting the same story, only with pictures. :P :)

    Thank you for the comment and the follow!! :)

    Hope you've had a lovely weekend.



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