Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks | Review

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Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks | ReviewComics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
Published by Roaring Brook Press on February 12, 2019
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 340
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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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).

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I remember back when I first heard about Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks. 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 by Faith Erin Hicks. It’s the perfect Romeo & Juliet retelling for nerds!

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