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Bloodlust & Bonnets
Bloodlust & Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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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.
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First #bookreport of the year is pretty graphic novel heavy, but I did manage two nonfiction audiobooks while working from home.

Said nonfiction books tick off two boxes on my #readingwomenchallenge

For the rest - Bloodlust and Bonnets was an absolute delight, Bitter Root was a great new to me series, and the Firefly story was a good side story and made me all nostalgic for the show.

Have to give a think to my weekly forecast (coming later)

TheAromaofBooks I found the artwork in Bloodlust & Bonnets to be an absolute delight. I've always loved McGovern's Hogwarts comics. 3w
RealBooks4ever Man-eaters was a fun run. 💜 3w
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Lauredhel
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This book is utterly silly and i am here for it.

Clare-Dragonfly Looks like a ton of fun! 2mo
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DGRachel
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This was utterly ridiculous, sometimes a little slow, but beautifully illustrated, and exactly what I needed to start off December. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DGRachel
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My #DecemberTBR is predominately ARCs. I also have a couple of in progress books I really want to finish (one I‘ll finish tonight) and my last book for my #MountTBR goal. This is, as usual, ridiculously unrealistic, but I‘m going to give it my best effort because I have a plan for 2020 and I‘d like a clean slate to start the new year. 🥳

Oh, and not pictured is my annual reread/listen of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

TiredLibrarian I have an ARC of American Dirt too, and have heard people raving about it. 2mo
DGRachel @TiredLibrarian I must have entered and won a giveaway for it, but I do not remember doing so. Clearly, I have a problem. 😆 2mo
Lcsmcat We read the Dickens every year too. 🙂 2mo
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Well-ReadNeck American Dirt is AMAZING!!!! 2mo
DGRachel @Well-ReadNeck I‘ve seen a lot of hype for it. I‘m just worried I‘ll be the outlier because it‘s definitely outside my genre comfort zone. 🤞🏻 2mo
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Lauredhel
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Great library haul today! Also weirdly colour coordinated. #sunsettones

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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This graphic novel personifies MADCAP in that it is both amusingly eccentric and full of eccentric, reckless characters... excellent banter, loose plot, rather fun 😂

DGRachel Based solely on this set of images, I NEED THIS!! 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @DGRachel, it‘s a bumpy ride but I enjoyed it 3mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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😱😂 oh no she didn‘t!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Let‘s do this!!!

MidnightBookGirl This looks amazing!
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quietjenn I just picked this up from the library today! 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @quietjenn, hooray for libraries! 3mo
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Kati15
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Another graphic novel e-arc that I received through netgally and this one was not for me it was just meh for me. I almost dnf this one but kept on reading it until the end I wish I had dnf it. I really didn‘t like this one at all.

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Lel2403
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It starts as Lucy dispatches her suitor with his own cane, she‘s bored…she then carries on finishing off a crowd of vampires….she knew they were vampires didn‘t she?

She is approached by Lady Travesty who wants her to join her secret immortal vampire cult, she‘s ‘saved‘ just in time by Lord Byron…you know? From the books?

Brilliantly illustrated too

Tanisha_A Ha! That title! 4mo
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balletbookworm
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A goofy send-up of both the Regency and paranormal romance genres. McGovern takes a lot of potshots at genres tropes, to the point that the book is perhaps overstuffed to the detriment of the plot. It has a lot of the same energy and humor that Nimona brought to the table, tho this is not a YA graphic novel (some swearing and one nekkid succubus) - the creator also originated the “My Life as a Background Slytherin” webcomic.

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danimgill
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This was pure silly Regency-era spoof fun and I was very much here for the deadpan ridiculousness of Lucy, Byron (yes that Byron, from books) and Sham bumbling their way through vampire-adjacent adventures. The plot definitely drags in the middle of the book though, and it often meanders without much logic or forward motion at all. Not unlike the Gothic literature it pokes fun at, but not always easy to stay engaged with. Pub date Sept 17 🧛‍♂️

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Preciouz29
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This book was....ridiculous, but not necessarily in a good way? I liked the illustrations and the premise and the inclusiveness, but it was also ridiculous and annoying in parts. I finished this feeling relieved it was over, but also that it was cute.