Huge thank you to Netgalley and Europe Comics for giving me an ARC of Coven!
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Graphic Novel
Average Rating on Goodreads: 3.99
SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS)
Ève, Diane, Lily, and Morgane are four high school friends. Very attached to the old elm tree in the municipal park, under whose foliage they have a few hundred memories, they decide to oppose its felling by using witchcraft… An idea that will turn out to be devilishly effective! Encouraged by the success of this first ritual, they will form a coven – a gang of witches – in order to find new civic applications for the effectiveness of their joint powers. But they are still unaware that they will thus release a demonic entity that will plunge their peaceful little town into chaos. And maybe even destroy them…
If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll know that I am a massive fan of graphic novels. I have even made the decision to focus on graphic novels for my thesis in grad school! This means that I am always requesting graphic novels on Netgalley, and this one in particular really grabbed my attention.
Coven initially stood out to me because of the witchy vibes–I am a sucker for a good witch story. However, I am a little picky about my “spooky” reads since I read so many of them! Thankfully, Coven was a fun read, and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a witchy, summertime read.
What I Liked
- The Plot – Right off the bat, Coven throws you into an intriguing, dark plot that immediately grabs your attention. This can be a bit jarring, but I think the story does a great job of building suspense for the main conflict before going back to the beginning to give the proper backstory. I was also excited to see the story was a little darker than I expected.
- The Characters – After reading many graphic novels over the past two years, my number one complaint is usually that there is not enough background or personality in the characters. However, Coven exceeded my expectations with the characters.
- The Art – I really enjoyed the art style! I think the artist did a great job of portraying mood throughout the book. The dark, creepy parts are what made this book for me!
What I Disliked
- The Ending – Okay, I didn’t really hate the ending, but it felt really underwhelming. It makes me wonder if there are going to be more volumes because the ending was a little too simple in my opinion. This story would work really well as a starting point, and I think there could be multiple volumes following these characters.
By the end of the reading, I was happy I chose this for my Netgalley TBR this month. It was an enjoyable story that left me wanting more (like seriously, anytime she would like to write a sequel, I am THERE). 4.5/5 stars