This graphic novel follows three young witches – Jolene, Claire and Andy, respectively – heading out on an East Coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to—or with—their magical possessions.
And this is now my second (favorite) read where the main character overthrows her jerk of an abusive ex boyfriend, who’s also coincidently called Nathan. I love it. Speaking of which, Spell on Wheels throws in so many of my favorite elements together:
- the occult.
- f/f ships.
- supportive and positive friendships between girls.
- road trips.
- notable humor.
- feminism and calling out men on their sexism (!!!)
- vibrant and colorful art. #aesthetic
- JUST SO MUCH GOOD STUFF.
So I’m beyond excited to next share those cherished moments I mentioned above:
Claire is #goals.
I included the above simply for the “H… Hi?” because it reminded me of that noteworthy Skam moment between Noora and Eva:
Which reminds me that there was another Skam moment in here that I absolutely adored: the usage of the ouija board.
But circling back to the lively characters in this graphic novel, my favorite one remains to be Jolene Nguyen with her gorgeous name and tattoos:She had some of the best scenes!!! Between handling her technopathic abilities, kissing girls and producing striking one-liners, it was hard not to get swept up in my love for her.
Plus, as I mentioned before, the art in here is just… so enthralling and fitting to the atmosphere. And I’m forevermore grateful that the style didn’t change throughout this volume.
These two eye-catching panels remain to be my favorite.
They showed that bastard Nathan exactly what they’re made of, just like they’d promised.
And last but not least, Claire hitting it off with a certain someone made me giddy with excitement when I realized just how much their budding romance reminded me of Scarlet and Wolf from TLC.
Discussions on Beauty and the Beast is something I’m always up for.
All in all: Though it took me a bit time to get into the story because of some info-dumps at the start, I’m more than glad I stuck with it. Spell on Wheels is guaranteed to stay with me for awhile to come.
Also, I loved listening to this enthralling song while flipping from page to page:
Expected publication: June 20th, 2017