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July 2019 Canadian Fiction

Grimoire Noir
By (author): Vera Greentea Illustrated by: Yana Bogatch
9781626725980 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12 - 16 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Paranormal Jul 23, 2019 Print Run: 35000
$23.50 CAD
Active 6.21 x 8.5 x 0.68 in 288 pages Full-color illustrations throughout First Second

Beautiful, spooky, and utterly enchanting, Vera Greentea and Yana Bogatch'sGrimoire Noiris a charming graphic novel about coming to terms with your own flaws and working past them to protect those dear to you.

Bucky Orson is a bit gloomy, but who isn’t at fifteen?

His best friend left him to hang out with way cooler friends, his dad is the town sheriff, and wait for it—he lives in Blackwell, a town where all the girls are witches. But when his little sister is kidnapped because of her extraordinary power, Bucky has to get out of his own head and go on a strange journey to investigate the small town that gives him so much grief. And in the process he uncovers the town’s painful history and a conspiracy that will change it forever.

Vera Greentea is best known for her dark fantasy comics, includingNenetl of the Forgotten Spiritsand Recipes for the Dead. Vera does her best writing when it rains, lives with a klutzy cat who needs a helmet and a husband that doesn't, and owns a growing library that keeps overtaking more rooms.Grimoire Noir is her graphic novel debut novel.

Yana Bogatch is a freelance illustrator/character designer/comic artist. She has a Bachelor's degree in Traditional Animation, and a background in music. She is committed to creating an immersive experience with her illustrations / comics, and let the viewer feel like they are there with the characters.

"Grimoire Noir is beautiful. So dark and magical and moving."Lev Grossman,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Magicians

"Featuring a grayscale palette with striking daubs of color, the art is wonderfully atmospheric. Characters are impeccably styled with a keen sartorial eye...brooding gothic fare brimming with style. "—Kirkus

"An unusual, tense, and deeply atmospheric world full of stylish characters and forbidding places."—Publishers Weekly

"Murky scenes in black, gray, and subtle touches of luminous color add to the noir mood, while floating curlicues and dusky shadows give it an unmistakable macabre-fantasy feel."—Booklist

"This would be an interesting step up for fans of Ostertag’sThe Witch Boy or a treat for graphic novel readers seeking a dark supernatural mystery."The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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