Grimoire Noir

Grimoire Noir

Bucky Orson is a bit gloomy, but who isn’t at fifteen?His best friend left him to hang out with way cooler friends, his dad is the town sheriff, and wait for it―he lives in Blackwell, a town where all the girls are witches. But when his little sister is kidnapped because of her extraordinary power, Bucky has to get out of his own head and go on a strange journey to...

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Title:Grimoire Noir
Author:Vera Greentea
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Grimoire Noir Reviews

  • Rec-It Rachel

    loooooved the art

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard

    This is yet another library borrow that I will have to go buy my own copy of. The illustrations are GORGEOUS. The character facial expressions are dead on for the entire graphic novel. This would be a fantastic Halloween read. It's got a missing sister, a flooding small town with magical powers, a creepy manor, a ghost in a well and a secretive coven. One of the best graphic novels I've ever read. (Disclaimer: I haven't read a ton. Maybe a 2 dozen).

  • Max Baker

    With a title like

    you'd think I'd put together that this graphic novel is...well...a noir. But I didn't, so going into it I was pleasantly surprised by the noir-ish elements and atmosphere before immediately being sucked in by the absolutely gorgeous art style and story.

    Graphic novels really have to appeal to me because they to not only draw me in, but keep my attention and

    definitely

    With a title like

    you'd think I'd put together that this graphic novel is...well...a noir. But I didn't, so going into it I was pleasantly surprised by the noir-ish elements and atmosphere before immediately being sucked in by the absolutely gorgeous art style and story.

    Graphic novels really have to appeal to me because they to not only draw me in, but keep my attention and

    definitely did that. A classic film noir-like story complete with a dark, smokey atmosphere, long shadows, and a juicy mystery that takes place in the modern town of Blackwell. In Blackwell, every girl is born with magic, called Charm and none of the magic users can leave the town less they fall into a magically induced coma that strips their power from them. The story centers around Bucky, a boy whose younger sister mysteriously disappeared. In her grief, his mother causes terrible rainstorms that threaten to flood the town and his sheriff father is bound by the laws of the town to protect every magic user even if they might have kidnapped his daughter.

    But Bucky can freely move about the town, discovering a mysterious coven of witches who have their claws in his once best friend Cham, a witch whose being released from parole after trying to gift her brother magic, and a well that holds the secret of the Charms' origin.

    The noir elements are spectacular and honestly, one of the highlights of the book. However, the noir elements constrain the story too, preventing it from flowering almost. The last few pages, the reveal of who kidnapped Bucky's sister was almost disappointing. It's like the author thought a big enough reveal would offset how there was more build up for the red herrings then the actual perp. But even with a weak ending, the art and the overall tone/atmosphere of the novel still makes this a fun read.

  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)

    The art needs it's own stars! The story was nice but I felt like it needed more work.

    Thank you to the publishers for the free copy in exchange for an honest review!

    The art needs it's own stars! 😍 The story was nice but I felt like it needed more work.

    Thank you to the publishers for the free copy in exchange for an honest review!

  • Mads

    The VIBES this gave me

    The VIBES this gave me 😍

  • ˗ˏˋ aphrodite ˊˎ˗

    OH MY GOD THIS WAS SO GOOD !!!

    I’m such a sucker for short stories, especially ones told with such beautiful art. the setting of this is exactly what I’ve been into lately: a town where everyone accepts and is conscious of magic. it gives me noir beautiful creatures vibes and I loved it.

    I imagine there will be more volumes to this considering how it ended but it wasn’t so much a cliffhanger where I’m dissatisfied. I didn’t have any expectations going in but I was pleasantly surprised but how

    OH MY GOD THIS WAS SO GOOD !!!

    I’m such a sucker for short stories, especially ones told with such beautiful art. the setting of this is exactly what I’ve been into lately: a town where everyone accepts and is conscious of magic. it gives me noir beautiful creatures vibes and I loved it.

    I imagine there will be more volumes to this considering how it ended but it wasn’t so much a cliffhanger where I’m dissatisfied. I didn’t have any expectations going in but I was pleasantly surprised but how entertaining this graphic novel was.

  • Jessica

    Let me just get this off my chest: THE ART IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. I mean, seriously. The book is worth it for the art ALONE. The story is also good, but I felt a little cheated. There was so much world building and character building that when it was over I was like, WAIT WHAT NOW THAT CAN'T BE ALL YOU MUST TELL ME MORE! So, yes, I would love a sequel, should the author and illustrator choose to bless us with one. In the meantime here's a wonderful spooky ghosts/witches/detective story, perfect

    Let me just get this off my chest: THE ART IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. I mean, seriously. The book is worth it for the art ALONE. The story is also good, but I felt a little cheated. There was so much world building and character building that when it was over I was like, WAIT WHAT NOW THAT CAN'T BE ALL YOU MUST TELL ME MORE! So, yes, I would love a sequel, should the author and illustrator choose to bless us with one. In the meantime here's a wonderful spooky ghosts/witches/detective story, perfect for Halloween!

  • Jay G

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    I was sent a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.

    Bucky Orson wants nothing more than to find his little sister, Heidi, who disappeared one day from her bedroom without a trace. At first, their parents just think she is playing a trick, she is a witch with the ability to become invisible after all. But as time continues to pass, and Heidi doesn't come home, they begin to

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    I was sent a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.

    Bucky Orson wants nothing more than to find his little sister, Heidi, who disappeared one day from her bedroom without a trace. At first, their parents just think she is playing a trick, she is a witch with the ability to become invisible after all. But as time continues to pass, and Heidi doesn't come home, they begin to wonder if she was kidnapped. Determined to find his sister, Bucky begins an investigation into the towns people and discovers more than he bargained for.

    The artwork in this graphic novel is absolutely breathtaking. The colours and facial expressions really bring these characters to life. I was instantly hooked into the story and these characters. I found it so interesting that only the females of the town were able to have magic and that they were never able to leave, almost making their powers more of a curse than a gift. The conclusion was a bit rushed, if I'm being honest, but I still enjoyed the journey to get there.

    This is the PERFECT Halloween read and I recommend you pick up a copy, for the artwork alone.

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

    This is a little tough to rate, because I honestly want to give the artwork 5 solid stars, and the storyline 3 at best. It's a positively stunning book with a lot of lovely and unique characters, but the plot needs more fleshing out and the ending was confusing, anticlimactic, and didn't really make much sense. There are definitely some

    elements to allude to the title, but by the time you reach the conclusion, it feels like there were a lot of vague red herrings thrown out there just to up

    This is a little tough to rate, because I honestly want to give the artwork 5 solid stars, and the storyline 3 at best. It's a positively stunning book with a lot of lovely and unique characters, but the plot needs more fleshing out and the ending was confusing, anticlimactic, and didn't really make much sense. There are definitely some

    elements to allude to the title, but by the time you reach the conclusion, it feels like there were a lot of vague red herrings thrown out there just to up the "mystery" of it all. All in all, I wasn't a huge fan of this one, but it has potential and I'd probably give these authors another chance if they release another graphic novel as pretty as this one.

  • Mandy

    I hadn't heard anything about this book before it was advertised for my library online. I'm always down for a missing sister plot line, but then add in witches? Yes, please! I was pleasantly surprised by just how good the art was as well. It was dark, moody, broody, and wonderfully detailed. I was super impressed, and I loved how atmospheric and spooky the art got while still bringing a light to it.

    The biggest issue that I had with the book was perhaps I never fully grasped it overall. I always

    I hadn't heard anything about this book before it was advertised for my library online. I'm always down for a missing sister plot line, but then add in witches? Yes, please! I was pleasantly surprised by just how good the art was as well. It was dark, moody, broody, and wonderfully detailed. I was super impressed, and I loved how atmospheric and spooky the art got while still bringing a light to it.

    The biggest issue that I had with the book was perhaps I never fully grasped it overall. I always felt like there was just something out of reach that I couldn't connect the dots on. I just wanted to fully get it, but I struggled. I also had issues with some of the characters - I never connected with them, and Bucky felt so selfish to me at times especially with Cham. The plot was interesting and I was pretty invested, but it just felt...off?

    Overall, this was a decent graphic novel that provided an intriguing world and wonderful art. Really, I would recommend this book for the art, but the story was just okay.

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