Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

This follows Katie, a talented young chef. She runs a successful restaurant, and has big plans to open an even better one.

Screen Shot 2016-06-04 at 18.24.06This review contains *spoilers*.

Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress (Hazel) gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance.

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Katie has been given a second chance. And it seems like she was the only one who knew.

Also, can I just comment on how utterly beautiful the colors and art style were in this graphic novel? It blew me away,

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Also also, I really loved how the narrator and Katie “interacted”:

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But Katie soon discovers that taking the mushrooms comes with a price. In this case, a house spirit.

If the house spirit (Lis) stops being happy, it will make your life a living hell.
But if you make things good for her, she will make things good for you.

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And Hazel’s character arc and connection to Lis was incredibly intriguing.

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Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with this poignant story. And the humor did not disappoint even one bit.

Some of my favorite bits:

Screen Shot 2016-06-04 at 19.25.20(I was 100% the same while binge-watching Breaking Bad a couple of years back.) Screen Shot 2016-06-04 at 19.16.57Screen Shot 2016-06-04 at 20.45.26(Look at this beauty!! the colors and art and ahhh it’s just so good.)

Screen Shot 2016-06-04 at 20.51.084/5 stars

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