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Wayward Sisters by Allison O'Toole
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This was absolutely INCREDIBLE. I knew I would love it from the moment I heard of it, but I didn't know I would love it this much. Wayward Sisters is, as the full title explains, an anthology of monstrous women, but it's more than that, too: it's a collection of graphic novel shorts, all written and illustrated by different creators (all of whom are women and trans people!). Each story features a different woman (or trans individual, I think) who's "monstrous" in their own way, whether they're a werewolf, a siren, a zombie, or something a bit more subtle.

There are a lot of separate stories in here, so I won't go through them all, but I did want to mention my favorites. It was a tough list to narrow down, because honestly, it could've easily been most of the anthology, but these were the top-tier picks for me that I just adored so much:

Low Tide — M. Blankier & Helen Robinson:
Miss Clara's new nursery charge has a strange secret, but Clara's going to do whatever she must to take care of this odd little girl.

Zira and the Little Fire — Katie Shanahan:
Life as an orc has been hard for Zira — she's just so hungry all the time, and people keep running her out of their towns for the way she looks! — but things get a lot more cheery when a little fire spirit befriends her and convinces her that the villagers aren't the only ones being mean to Zira.

Tinseltown — Allison O'Toole & Emmanuelle Chateauneuf:
Old Hollywood isn't known for its fair treatment of women (especially women of color), but one upcoming actress is going to make it right in the only way she knows how: by force.

Lost & Found — Saffron Aurora:
An adorable, hard-working Franken-girl is so busy with her new job, she's forgotten to take care of herself, until she loses one of her hands!

Bad Hair Day — Cassandra Khaw & C. Ann Gordon:
Ladies supporting ladies, metaphors for depression, and what I feel is the beginning of a beautiful queer romance? *swoon* Soo Ying wants to make friends, but the monster living in her hair has convinced her nobody can ever care about her — until a beautiful, bold woman named Siti teaches her something entirely new.

Best Boo — Megan Kearney:
A couple of young girls wind up at the cemetery late at night to conjure up a spirit, but there's a really precious twist. Girls supporting girls forever, please.

Date Night — Allison Bannister, Ronnie Ritchie, & Meaghan Carter:
Dating isn't easy when you're a gigantic lizard-lady and your date is some boring, basic guy who can't appreciate your rockin' bod or your amazing robot-defeating skills. Luckily for this dino, someone else has their eye on her.

Light Pollution — iguanamouth:
I can't even describe this one, because it has no dialogue, no real plot to speak of, and whatever's happening is... vague and a little strange? But it has beautiful art and one of the cutest little alien-type things I've ever seen in my life, and something about it was just so heartwarming.

Thank you so much to TO Comix for providing me with this GORGEOUS finished copy in exchange for an honest review!
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Reading Progress

March 19, 2019 – Shelved
March 19, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
March 19, 2019 – Shelved as: owned-physical
March 19, 2019 – Shelved as: adult
March 19, 2019 – Shelved as: anthology
March 19, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy
March 19, 2019 – Shelved as: feminism
March 19, 2019 – Shelved as: graphic-novels-manga-comics
March 31, 2019 – Shelved as: april19tbr
April 1, 2019 – Started Reading
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: owls19tbr
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-reads
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: diverse-reads
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: disability-and-mi
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: fat-rep
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: lgbtqiap
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: own-voice
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: so-pretty
April 1, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Aria (new)

Aria Amari This sounds amazing! Great review! 🌿


destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] Aria wrote: "This sounds amazing! Great review! 🌿"

Thank you! ♥♥


message 3: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Mcavoy Sounds great. Would this be ok for middle school, 13 & 14 year-olds, or is it high school and up?


destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] Melissa wrote: "Sounds great. Would this be ok for middle school, 13 & 14 year-olds, or is it high school and up?"

There's a little bit of swearing, and a couple of the stories have some scary/slightly gore-y panels. I think there are 2 sensual scenes but I don't recall any explicit sex or nudity. I would probably recommend it more to high schoolers, just to be safe!


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