YA Graphic Novels
20% off* a selection of our favourite Young Adult Graphic Novels in May!
“You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if you only dared.”
—Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass
You hear about young adult (YA) fiction more and more these days. But what is it? Is YA defined by content, or its readership? Does it have to involve adolescence at every level? All we know for now is that it’s immensely successful, one of the very most popular genres in publishing and is, by far, the largest and fastest growing category in graphic novels! These stories have spawned some of the most successful, and beloved, movies in recent times like The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games, Ghost World and Blue Is the Warmest Colour. From that list alone lies a clue to YA’s enduring popularity. At its best, it’s filled with a diversity of stories so rare in most of traditional entertainment. Thankfully, like all new frontiers, the rules are yet to be written, so the possibilities can be ever in our favour! YA tackles real issues in a risk-taking, potent, fantastical yet authentic way to write about rites of passage, about finding the courage to live in your own skin and about coming of age – no matter what age you are.
It’s by brave authors for readers willing to challenge themselves.
Are you ready to dare?
The Prince and the Dressmaker
by Jen Wang
Sebastian has a secret. He’s the fabulous Lady Crystallia, the hottest fashion icon in Paris! But his secret weapon, dressmaker Frances dreams of a greatness denied to her by her wish to protect her friend. Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family that will steal your heart.
Made in Abyss Vol. 1
by Akihito Tukushi
Rico hopes to solve the great mystery of the Abyss – the only unexplored place left on Earth filled with newly-discovered creatures and ancient relics. This is YA at its very best: utterly imaginative, beautifully rendered, sweet but emotionally gut-wrenching, high adventures with some painfully low moments and an orphan-hero to cheer on!
Undeniably enchanting! In a land divided by the Outside, where monsters can curse with a touch, and the Inside, where humans live, an intriguing sense of foreboding drives this tale, and the secret, of the unlikeliest of relationships between little girl, Shiva and her demonic guardian. Unmissable!
Snotgirl Vol. 1
by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung
From bestselling Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim)! Online, Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life. The truth is, her friends are terrible people, her boyfriend traded her up for someone younger, her allergies are out of control, and she may or may not have killed somebody! Truth. Bomb.
by Alex Puvilland, Scott Westerfeld
The Spill Zone claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Now, she has to break her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Written by one of YA’s master storytellers, New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld!
The Promised Neverland Vol. 1
by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu
Under the care of ‘Mama’, life seemingly couldn’t be better for the Grace Field House orphans, since they are all adopted by the age of 12. When the horrifying reality behind their entire existence is revealed – they are all being raised as food for monsters, they must plot an escape in a desperate race against time!
Land of the Lustrous Vol. 1
by Haruko Ichikawa
In the distant future, new life forms called Gems must fight against the invasion of the Moon People. Forbidden from fighting, Young gem Phosphorite, who can’t seem to do anything right and Cinnabar, a loner shunned because of the toxins emitted from their body must break prejudice and preconceptions to play their part!
Northern Lights – The Graphic Novel
by Phillip Pullman, Clement Oubrerie
Before you read Phillip Pullman’s latest masterpiece, The Book Of Dust, relive Lyra’s story once again in a way you’ve never experienced it before! The arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle – born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears.
Animosity Vol. 1
by Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
One day the Animals woke up. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. Plunging the world into chaos, the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity and simply fight each other. In the midst of the turmoil, Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her devoted dog, Sandor begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse’s half-brother.
Fullmetal Alchemist 3-in-1 Vol. 1
by Hiromu Arakawa
When two brothers dabbled in Alchemy, the mystical power to alter the natural world, to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg…and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living iron. Somewhere between magic, art and science, this is action adventure at its killer best!
Girl’s Last Tour Vol. 1
Civilization is dead. Amidst shooting practice, found books, and snowball fights on the frozen battlefield, the greatest weapon sole survivors Chito and Yuuri have as they aimlessly wander the ruins of the world looking for their next meal or fuel for their beloved Kettenkrad motorbike may just be their friendship. Utterly uplifting!
Sherlock: A Study in Pink
by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Jay
Adapting the episodes of Benedict Cumberbatch’s and Martin Freeman’s smash-hit TV series as they tackle brain-teasing crimes in modern-day London in this stunning manga that captures all the charm and wit of the world’s most charmingly cunning curmudgeon. Meet Holmes and Watson for the first time… all over again!
by Tillie Walden
Figure skating was her central piece of identity, her safe haven from school stresses, bullies, family. But as new passions and new unexpected loves reveal themselves, Tillie must brave it all to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything she used to know. Poignant and utterly captivating!
by Iasmin Oma Ata
Isaac wants nothing more than to be a functional college student, but managing his epilepsy is an exhausting battle to survive. The doctors won’t listen, the schoolwork keeps piling up, his family denies his epilepsy, and his social life falls apart as he feels more and more isolated by his illness.
The Sound of the World by Heart
by Giacomo Bevilacqua
A photojournalist commits to chronicle 60 days in New York City without talking to a single person. It’s just a ruse to forget a troubled past and mend a broken heart.
Vividly illustrated, this title invites you to explore what it takes to find yourself – and maybe your soulmate – in the middle of a crowded, bustling modern world.
by Joris Chamberlain, Aurelie Neyret
Aspiring novelist Cici’s watches adults and takes notes. Everybody has one special secret, Cici figures, and to write about people, you need to understand what’s hiding inside them. She assembles clues about the odd and wonderful people she’s uncovered, even as she struggles to understand the mundane: her family and friends.
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Vol. 1
Power couple Narumi and Hirotaka have it all, including secrets. He’s a hardcore gamer and she’s a fujoshi! Their sweet, awkward love story and their hilarious antics to keep their secrets sprung from webcomic success to a full-blown manga series and now, a major anime series! Can you say ‘hot!’?
Giant Days Vol. 1
by John Allison, Lissa Treiman
Fast friends Susan, Esther, and Daisy just met at uni three weeks ago, hoping to reinvent themselves. But, away from home for the first time, in the face of hand-wringing boys, ‘personal experimentation’, influenza, mystery mould, nu-chauvinism, and unwanted intrusion of ‘academia’, they’ll be lucky just to make it to spring alive.
by Keezy Young
Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to protect him, even if it means… leaving him.
Lighter than My Shadow
by Katie Green
Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. But normal behaviour soon turns into something sinister and deadly. This is a trip into the black heart of anorexia wrapped in a story of struggle, recovery, being preyed upon and the inspirational endurance of human will to journey back towards happiness!
Dragon Ball Super Vol. 1
by Akira Toriyama, Toyotarou
Having defeated Boo, Goku is starting to get bored with his life on Earth. Elsewhere in the universe, the God of Destruction, Beerus, sets his sights on Earth. The sequel to, quite simply, one of the very best anime/manga that permeated all our childhoods. Why stop reading now?! Fun with a capital F!
Hilda and the Troll
by Luke Pearson
Hilda can never sit still for long without setting off on another adventure. She can’t resist exploring her enchanting world – a place where trolls walk, crows speak, and mountains move. The first in a magnificent series from award-winning cartoonist Luke Pearson! Colourfully adorable!
* Not in conjunction with any other offer. Discount applies to selected marked titles in store and online until 31 May 2018.