Esmy’s life is pretty good until her parents abruptly announce that they’re moving across the country. Now she has to adjust to a new school — oh, and there’s maybe a death witch coming for her, too. This fast-paced graphic novel delivers both angst and action. Recommended By Keith M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
In this queer, paranormal YA graphic novel debut from the author of Some Girls Do and the illustrator of Wonder Woman: Warbringer, a young witch races to solve the grisly supernatural murders of her coven members before the killer strikes again.
“[This] gorgeously illustrated tale mashes together murder mystery and witchcraft.” Nerdist
Emsy has always lived in sunny California, and she'd much rather spend her days surfing with her friends or hanging out with her girlfriend than honing her powers as a fire elemental. But when members of her family's coven back east are murdered under mysterious circumstances that can only be the result of powerful witchcraft, her family must suddenly return to dreary upstate New York. There, Emsy will have to master her neglected craft in order to find the killer...before her family becomes their next target.
“The multiracial, intergenerational ensemble cast of queer witches facing a deadly, unknown magical threat forms a strong narrative foundation, enhanced by intense character conflict and action.” Kirkus Reviews
“Queer witchy teens, murder, and a homecoming dance — what more could you want? Only a sequel (please!).” Booklist (Starred Review)
About the Author
Jennifer Dugan is a geek and a romantic who writes the kinds of stories she wishes she'd had growing up. She is the author of the novels Melt With You, Some Girls Do, Verona Comics, and Hot Dog Girl, which was called a great, fizzy rom-com" by Entertainment Weekly and one of the best reads of the year, hands down" by Paste magazine. She lives in upstate New York with her family, their dog, a strange kitten who enjoys wearing sweaters, and an evil cat who is no doubt planning to take over the world. You can visit Jennifer at JLDugan.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @JL_Dugan.
Kit Seaton has illustrated the graphic novel adaptations of Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Alexandra Bracken's Brightly Woven. She is the co-creator of the comics Norroway and Afar. You can visit Kit at kitseaton.com or follow her on Instagram @kitandcatcomics.