Bloom is the perfect read for a lazy Sunday, a trip to the beach, or anytime you need a gentle hug of a book. It is also light on the romance and a bit frustrating.
If you read our review of the first volume, you can probably guess at how eagerly I've been anticipating this second installment. I won't go too much into the overarching plot in this review, so if you want to know about the vampires and how the main couple met, go check that first review out.
This comic is a solid C grade from me, taking the average of a lot of bits I absolutely loved and several that I would like to remove entirely.
In one sentence: This book should be in every library, school, and Human Resources office. If you care about creating an inclusive space for your students, employees, and/or customers but don't know where to start with understanding all of the terms and definitions used by the queer community, this is the book for you. It is exactly what it says on the cover.
Sometimes Comixology tags things as romance and I get the idea that I should buy them. And then they sit on my iPad for a year. And then when I finally read the thing... I wonder why I did.
Little Moments of Love is a collection of Chetwynd’s popular webcomic, based on her relationship with her boyfriend. I’ve followed Catana Comics for a while on Instagram after my partner sent me a particular cute comic that reminded him of us. Her work is relatable and witty, and I always read her work when it appears on my feed.
The Prince & The Swan is a gay retelling of The Swan Princess, complete with two princes and a curse. As I write this, the story is just starting Chapter 10, at a rate of 1 page per week. That means it's been several years in the making, and it shows.
Sincerely, Harriet is the sort of book I would have loved to read as a teen. The story follows Harriet Flores, a thirteen year old white Latinx girl who begins the book by writing postcards to her friends at camp. She isn't at camp, for reasons that become clear as the story progresses. Instead, she's essentially trapped in the two-family home her family shares with an older Black woman, who lives on the first floor. Harriet's journey is subtle but nuanced, and I adored this book. (Even though it made me cry.)