Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern

Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern

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“Will everyone kindly stop shooting me! It’s very disruptive!”


Lucy is a rebellious young woman living in the Regency Era of Great Britain. After a close encounter with a vampire, Lady Violet Travesty, Lucy is saved by Lord Byron, a flippant poet, and is later joined by Sham, a seemingly emotionless bounty hunter. The three form a group to hunt down Lady Travesty and find themselves on a wild goose chase throughout Britain. From parties with vampires, to forests with succubi, the group perseveres all the while gruesomely fighting, awkwardly flirting, and endlessly exploiting each other.

For readers who enjoyed Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson, you will thoroughly enjoy this book as well. It is a better version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, with perfectly timed humor, not-so-subtle tropes, and plenty of graphic action. I loved that even though the facial expressions were minimal (nobody has mouths), their emotions clearly depicted what the character was feeling. While this story is a bit longer than some graphic novels and has more text, I feel it contains the perfect amount of detailing, from the plot to the illustrations. A hilariously fantastic read!

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