Graphic Novel Review: Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Title: Anya's Ghost 
Author: Vera Brosgol 
Pages: 221 pages 
Published: June 7th, 2011 
Genre: Scary humor 

Anya could really use a friend. but her new BFF isn't kidding about the "Forever" part.
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who's been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend- even a ghost- is just what she needs.
Or so she thinks. Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author/artist Vera Brosgol.

Read it now! 

I've recently got into graphic novels because of my profound love for Japanese manga. I thought that this one would definitely be a great novel to start with since it's been raved about on Booktube by Jessica from priceiswong. I also love scary ghost stories and a little bit of witty humor on the side.  Don't get me wrong, this graphic novel was not scary at all! It's just categorized as kind of a horror graphic novel because it focuses on ghosts and basically the dead. 

I really thought, for my graphic novel, this was a great one to start with! It touched about many ideals, some that aimed to teach girls not to be self-conscious about themselves... unless they wanted to be haunted by a ghost that'll ruin your life! 

The art was spectacular. Really beautiful with a common color scheme. Some parts of the book popped more than others, but I have no complaints. It was overall so appealing to the eye and really caught me when I first picked it up!


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  1. Omgsh, this sounds so creepy, but good! I don't really read graphic novels ever, but I'm adding this to my TBR for someday. (:

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

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  2. If you're into graphic novels, read The Complete Persepolis (it's actually just called Persepolis, but the complete version has every volume in one neat little book) by Marjane Satrapi. I had to read that in college and I swear that series changed my life.

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    1. I'll definitely check it out since I'm looking for more potential graphic novels!

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    2. If you do please tell me what you think! I'd be really excited to get someone else into that series.

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  3. I absolutely adore Japanese manga, too! But I haven't been giving Western Graphic Novels a chance at all. I think the last time I read one was... umm, never >_< LOL! I'll try this one out, definitely, since I also like ghosts and paranormal stuff :) What are your favorite Japanese mangas?

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. Attack on Titan (the main series and then there are spinoff series), Noragami, Black Butler is so good (but I read it a long time ago). That's basically all the manga I've read, but I've more animes.

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  4. I've never read a graphic novel, but this one sounds awesome! Definitely going to add it to my TBR to try it out :) Great review! :D

    ~Cari @ My Addiction:Books

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    1. Great. Hope you enjoy when you read it!

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  5. I'M SO GLAD YOU READ A GRAPHIC NOVEL!! I heard SO many great things about this one!! I really want to read it! I added it to the top of my wishlist, in fact! I am the opposite, I read a ton of graphic novels, but not much Manga..besides the Parasol Protectorate Manga..and a few others.. :D I really want to read this one though, and i'm so glad it was a bit creepy and you loved it.

    Can't wait to have some Manga reviews around *you know where* ;) ;) loll

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    1. OMG that's great that you'd let me do some manga reviews!!! YAYYA. Will have to look into the Parasol Protectorate Manga!

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