Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: Finding Molly, Volume 1: An Adventure in Catsitting by Justine Prado + GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)


Hello, everybody! I'm super excited to bring you guys my stop on the blog tour for FINDING MOLLY: AN ADVENTURE IN CAT SITTING by Justine Prado hosted by YA Bound Book Tours! I always get giddy about graphic novels so this one has me a little on cloud nine.

I recieved an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of this blog tour.

Down below you'll find my full review of the graphic novel, the author and illustrator bios as well as the link to the rest of the blog tour, and finally, a GIVEAWAY! Stay tuned! Read on, bookworms!
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Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting: A Graphic Novel for Artists and Cat Lovers by [Prado, Justine]
Rating: PG
Genre: Graphic Novel
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤
Page Count: 170
Book #1 of the Finding Molly series
Publisher: Self-published
Published: December 2016

Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting is a graphic novel about Molly Sanchez-Talebi, an unemployed art school grad who hesitantly starts catsitting to pay the bills. She dreams of breaking out of suburbia and her artistic rut, but she has a lot of self-discovery to do before that happens. The comic follows her funny misadventures as she learns that maybe these (sometimes) friendly felines are just what she needs to get her life on track.

Review:
PROS:
1. I love reading graphic novels as I've said a million times before but I'll say it again. I was pretty excited when I first saw the chance to review this book and I was even more giddy about reading it. What can I say? I'm a sucker for pretty pictures. There were quite a few things that I really loved about this graphic novel and I'm excited to tell you guys all about why you should read this book ASAP. Here's the review:

2. The first thing that caught my attention about this graphic novel is that it's actually a web-comic which had a kickstarter going on to get it in print (which it succeeded at). I love finding indie gems like this one and reading new material that differs from a lot of other books I've read in the past. This was no exception. Another thing that I really loved about this graphic novel was how diverse it was, how different it was from not only graphic novels but reading material in general. Let me break down a little more.

3. First off, the book follows Molly who is our main character and has a very unique and memorable image. She's a college student working for free at a local bookstore, is a struggling starving artist with no money, wanting to move out to a place of her own and finds herself very uninspired in her artwork, catsitting to get by alive and trying to figure everything out for herself. She's a young, Hispanic girl without a stick-figure body type and even though she gets a lot of things wrong and makes mistake after mistake with trying to figure her life out, she keeps trying. I really admired her character and drive that she had, her non-cookie-cutter image and how she deals with everyday frustrations and worries. She really learns some valuable lessons when it comes to relationships, friendships, the struggles of having a somewhat unsteady job and trying to get her art career up and going in some way.

4. The graphic novel had such beautiful colors and a very fun artistic style to it that was so pleasing to the eye and went so well with the funny-upbeat-quirky storyline that made it really fun to read. I would love to have a physical copy of the graphic novel one of these days since I feel like the illustrations would pop a lot more than they did on my eReader app that I used to read the book on. It was a vibrant color pallet that I really loved and it kind of inspired me to get some sketching done and try doing a more vibrant art piece for fun to loosen up. Yes, I'm an art nerd and an "artist" (I use the artist term loosely since I haven't sketched anything in over two months) so I feel like I related to Molly a lot more because of that. She understood my pain, OKAY. 

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2 comments:

  1. This graphic novel sounds really cool. I love graphic novels and this one seems to have a cool story and nice artwork too. 😊

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  2. It's so cool that the web comic got published! I also really like the sound of this one being about a girl who has so many unique aspects about her. I get the impression that this one covers a lot of pressing and modern themes as well.

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