I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
Published by Roaring Brook Press on February 12, 2019
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Miriam's family should be rich. After all, her grandfather was the co-creator of smash-hit comics series The TomorrowMen. But he sold his rights to the series to his co-creator in the 1960s for practically nothing, and now that's what Miriam has: practically nothing. And practically nothing to look forward to either-how can she afford college when her family can barely keep a roof above their heads? As if she didn't have enough to worry about, Miriam's life gets much more complicated when a cute boy shows up in town . . . and turns out to be the grandson of the man who defrauded Miriam's grandfather, and heir to the TomorrowMen fortune.
In her endearing debut novel, cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks pens a sensitive and funny Romeo and Juliet tale about modern romance, geek royalty, and what it takes to heal the long-festering scars of the past (Spoiler Alert: love).
I remember back when I first heard about Comics Will Break Your Heart. It sounded so interesting, especially as a huge superhero nerd. Luckily I can say that this book did not disappoint!
what i liked:
- It kind of reads like a Romeo & Juliet retelling. I didn’t expect it and was pleasantly surprised! I love the twist and how it was more about a riff between two comic book world creators.
- Miriam and Weldon. I loved it whenever they got to interact because they were both so fun together.
- The TomorrowMen. It sounds like something I’d totally be obsessed with if it were actually real! I’d definitely want to be completely immersed into the TomorrowMen, just like I am with Marvel!
what I disliked:
- I wish it wasn’t a standalone! I loved these characters so much and I didn’t want to let them go. :/
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Comics Will Break Your Heart. It’s the perfect Romeo & Juliet retelling for nerds!