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Croquette & Empanada: The Book Romeo Would Have Given Juliet

(Croqueta y Empanadilla #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,046 ratings  ·  207 reviews
A classic love story: doughy appetizer boy meets doughy appetizer girl. Together they exist in a world cohabited by humans.

Croquette is looking for love—his sweet, silly other half.  Empanada hopes she can find someone who accepts her for who she is. It’s a match made in tasty, tasty heaven. Internationally bestselling author Ana Oncina’s Croquette & Empanada explores mode
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published March 1st 2014)
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MischaS_
Apr 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, comics, english
***Advance Review Copy generously provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


I never heard about this before... Not sure if the author is posting on social media as well. And seeing that the author is Spanish, it might be the reason why I did not see her work before.
I really liked the colour scheme which was really soothing. And it was fun that some "Stories" were just a page or two and some spanned over several pages.

However, after reading all three books by Sarah’s Scribbles
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Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Andrew McMeel Publishing for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

This was a challenge to rate. As I assume everyone does, I rate books based on my feelings. The problem is that my feelings when reading this books were... all over the map. I was just not in a good headspace.

If I were to go off those emotions, I'd give this one star but that was because I was miserable and depressed.

So, after a bit of thinking, I've decided to rate this three stars. It was pretty dry
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Yna the Mood Reader
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Much thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.

📖 Buy This Book: Barnes & Noble 📖


Croquette and Empanada is a graphic novel inspired from the real life relationship of the author and her boyfriend.

Both Croquette and Empanada were drawn beautifully and I loved the artist's style, but i feel that she failed to provide a great story. This graphic novel is a compilation of cute and funny story from their
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Emma
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review. 

This little book is a collection of comics all about the relationship of Croquette and Empanada, who are a sort of illustrated version of the author and her boyfriend. I don't know how much the resemblance is accurate in the behaviours but I found this little collection very nice and enjoyable. The scenes were cute and I especially liked the ones where their dog and cat were shown.
It's a
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Etienne
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
2,5/5. People with very low and easy humor might like it. Not saying that in an arrogant way or anything, it’s just a very easy, light and absurd, but at the same time not absurd enough, humor with nothing original in it. It’s humoristic so it hits or it misses depending of your taste or style of humor. For me this one is a miss but i get why people might like it!
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
This was cute enough, but I guess it just didn't really do anything for me. There are so many webcomic creators in the world doing these slice-of-life comics about their relationships right now that you really need to have something unique to set yourself apart, I think. The portrayals of the author and her partner as foods was a cute and unique thing, but everything else just felt so similar to comics I'd seen done ages ago by other artists that I guess it made it hard to get invested.

Thank you
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Chesca (thecrownedpages)
Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley

Croquette & Empanada is an adorably-illustrated graphic novel on living together with the one you love and making decisions that could affect both people involved.

The illustrations were charming, but I don't think they make up for the dullness of the plot.

The story was just too plain because it was too relatable . Maybe the couple could've had food problems. What was it like interacting with humans if you were a food? Was it difficult to deal with them? Di
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La Coccinelle
May 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, adult, comic, netgalley
Aside from the gimmick of the main characters being a croquette and an empanada, this is a fairly boring comic collection that relies on stereotypes, some bordering on the offensive. When Croquette basically fat-shames Empanada near the end of the book, I'd had enough. (Luckily, I was almost done.)

If you like books about gender stereotypes, crazy cat ladies, and the mundane, you might enjoy this. I did not.

Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing a digital ARC.
Julia
Feb 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Very cute! Nothing earth-shattering here, but a good way to spend my lunch hour!
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This was a hilarious graphic novel about a boy and a girl being in love. Their ups and downs are realizing and laugh-out-loud funny and relatable. Together they go on trips, move in, get their first pet, and just spend time with each other.

What made this great was how realistic it really was. I found myself laughing a lot and thinking about myself and my significant other. Even though the characters are foods, that is the only non-realistic aspect of this s
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Jeimy
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute comic depicting every day moments in a relationship.
Paty Pana
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic
I was sent a free e-copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.

That was an entertaining comic book about a croquette and empanada couple and their cute relationship, every day life and problems! It was really sweet and made me laugh and smile at parts, but for me it wasn't the extra funny comic book that you want to read again and again when you're down to cheer up. It was lovely to pass the time of course, it just was not the kind of funny that will make yo
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Jill Kenna
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an adorable little comic book about Croquette and Empanada, a couple just going though life and having adventures. I really liked that there were a bunch of different stories in this collection but that they still had an overarching story line that they kept to. Some of the stories were just a page long and then some were up to a few pages long. I liked the variety of the lengths of all the different stories. I also really liked the artwork and the color palette in this graphic novel. I ...more
Michelle
May 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Everything about this graphic novel was adorable! The art style, cute little story-lines, and the way the couple was depicted brought nothing but a smile to my face. My husband and I read this together and constantly gave each other all-knowing looks because it was just so relatable.

As much as I adored this collection of work, it was SO short and I just wanted more! Some of the comic titles didn't make much sense to me and a few little stories had abrupt endings. I'm not sure if this was a resul
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Queen Cronut
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it
A cute collection of comics depicting the adventures of a croquette and empanada. This was a very simple and quick read. I liked this for the most part but the humor was either on point or a complete miss depending on your sense of humor. I could definitely see people enjoying this book though. 5/10 would recommend.

*Thank you to NetGalley and its publishers for providing a free ARC*
Patricia
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
So cute and wholesome!!
Yentl ♥
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
It was a very cute and interesting graphic novel. I love the illustrations and the comics throughout are entertaining.

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this.
Lara
Jul 14, 2019 rated it liked it
*3 stars*

Read in one sitting during my break at work. Super cute. Page 46 y’all.
Victoria Dembrovska
Very cute :3 perfect comic for reading when you're tired of normal reading
Jen Solak
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was a cute little collection of comics depicting life between this boyfriend and girlfriend. Compared to some other comics of this variety, this one isn’t my favorite, but it is still sweet and fun. A bit like junk food literature which isn’t a bad thing!
Anaïs
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
ADORABLES!!!
Starlight
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Croquette and Empanada is a graphic novel about two people in a relationship. They're represented as an Empanada and Croquette who completely fit in a world of humans, with a few other food characters sprinkled in. It's broken down into a bunch of short comics that explore everything from the hardships of sharing a bed (stolen covers, pushing the other person off the bed, etc.) to going on a trip abroad. As with most graphic novels of this style, it's a very fast read, easily sped through in aro ...more
Andrea
So this is the second graphic novel from Net Galley I've reviewed and I'm starting to think I should make it a point to only read (and I REALLY hate to say this because it sounds terrible) American authors when it comes to graphic novels. It's not that I'm racist (and, yes, I know that sounds racist), but I'm starting to think I clearly do not get other cultures' sense of humor. I'm up to page 47 of Croquette & Empanada, which I selected due to its food-themed characters, and I just smiled for t ...more
Lexy
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-5, funny, so-cute, comics, 2019
I received a free copy of this graphic novel from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I didn’t know about this!!! Why didn’t I know about this?

We have a little graphic novel about Croquette and Empanada, a young couple and their daily life.

The art is the cutest, I’m in love with Bufa the cat, and Empanada’s personality is a big mood!! It’s refreshing, honest and you can actually feel in every drawing the love that the author put into this. I’m interested in reading the rest of the story.

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J Earl
Jul 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Croquette & Empanada from Ana Oncina is a cute little book, especially the drawings. I really liked the colors and the style. The vignettes, for lack of a better term, were okay. Fairly relatable but often little more than a chuckle. Nothing to really be negative about but, unfortunately, not a lot to be positive about. To give an example of how it was, for me, just so-so, I read it one day and because it was late decided to post my review the next day. The next day I had completely forgotten I ...more
Elizabeth
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This comic was funny, sweet, and relatable. I really liked the cute artwork and the stories are ones that every compatible couple can relate to. He may be a Croquette, and she an Empanada, he likes dogs, and she likes cats, but together they make a sweet and loving couple who find themselves in endearing and humorous situations. I mean, who hasn’t insisted to watch a movie that the other doesn’t want to, only to fall asleep immediately after it starts? Who hasn’t signed up for the gym, been moti ...more
Princess
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
This was super cute and adorable as the title and art suggests. It’s a collection of charming couple stories. Some scenarios are relatable for me while others are not so much, but I’m sure anyone who picks up this book will find something that will make them smile or laugh. The author perfectly captures co-living shenanigans from cooking to cleaning to adopting pets.

It is fun to watch the two very different personalities of Croquette and Empanada working together to create a happy home, and gro
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Rebecca
2.5 stars
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

The main this I liked about this was the art, it was very very cute and there is a very nice colour palette used throughout the whole book, someone described it as "soothing" in a review and I think that's a great way to describe it. I think the way the main characters were drawn (as food) was cute but I didn't really understand the relevance of it, the book wouldn't really change much if they were drawn a
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Moondust Moth
Such cute foodie-themed comics! This is a collection of short comics featuring Croquette and Empanada, and the silly slice-of-life struggles they face together in their relationship. The artwork is a bit reminiscent of Adventure Time with a comic-like twist and I really dig it. Their facial expressions capture the satirical humor perfectly, and the different circumstances they found themselves in had me nodding my head like yep, yep, yep, can relate. I especially loved the Scary Bedtime Stories, ...more
Becky B
A comic about boyfriend and girlfriend pastries, Croquette & Empanada, and their daily relationship as they live together, get pets, go on vacation, etc.

This seems aimed at the new adult/adult crowd who will get the humor in the relationship situations brought up. It’s not laugh out loud funny, but several of the strips were entertaining. I don’t think I’ll buy this for our library since middle graders and teens aren’t the target audience and likely won’t get most of the humor.

Notes on content:
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Ana Oncina Tortosa estudió Bellas Artes en la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, donde se especializó en la animación, el grabado calcográfico y la ilustración.

En marzo de 2014 salió a la venta su primer cómic, Croqueta y Empanadilla, basado en sus propias historias con su pareja. representados por una Croqueta y una Empanadilla. Se convirtió en éxito de ventas instantáneo gracias a sus carismá
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