Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky
Format: ARC by Penguin Teen Canada
Top 3 Genres: Graphic Novel, Magic, Adventure
My rating: Set it on fire/ If you have nothing else to read/ you need to read it/Run and buy it.
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Hey guys! I hope you are doing well this week!! Any interesting reads?
On my side, I wanted to talk with you about Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky, which I read last month! When I read it was a graphic novel with witches, and LGBTQ characters, I could not resist!
Lelek is a witch.
That’s all Sanja knows when she meets Lelek in the marketplace. But Lelek is hiding something — and as her life begins to intersect with Sanja’s, all that she’s kept to herself starts to come to light.
Secrets, friendship, and magic all come together as Lelek gets closer and closer to uncovering the truth about her past. . . .
The witch, the swordswoman and the candle
In this graphic novel, we follow Lelek, a young witch who lost everything and survive by selling charms and stealing, and Sanja, a young woman struggling to find her place between her brothers and fathers and the life women are supposed to have.
They meet by accident, and find themselves running away, and slowly earning each other’s trust! They then start traveling, stopping at villages to do witch fight ( which is quite the paying spectacle apparently!). Of course, they have a quest, related to Lelek complicated and violent past! I think Sanja was quickly intrigued by Lelek and her life, and this curiosity turned into love and care quite quickly (even if she was kind of abducted at the beginning lol). For Lelek, it took her longer to give her trust to Sanja, but through the pages, we can see the love between them grow, as they face danger together!
You will tell me, all of that sounds super good? Well yes, BUT, I was still a bit disappointed by this novel. The pace first was strange, things happening a bit fast, and it was like we were cut from the thought process of the characters and so, I could not fully connect with what was happening.
The drawing style (organic I guess) was not my favorite at all. I thought with the cover it would be, but in the end, I was not a big fan. But that’s on me!
In a few words
A quick read, with queer witches and adventures, that I think will please fans of organic artwork and fast-paced adventures!
See you for a cup,