Bloodlust & Bonnets

Bloodlust & Bonnets

by Emily McGovern


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From the creator of the hit webcomic My Life As a Background Slytherin comes a hilarious graphic novel pastiche of classic Romantic literature led by a trio of queer misfits—and several angry vampires.

Set in early nineteenth-century Britain, Bloodlust & Bonnets follows Lucy, an unworldly debutante who desires a life of passion and intrigue—qualities which earn her the attention of Lady Violet Travesty, the leader of a local vampire cult. 
But before Lucy can embark on her new life of vampiric debauchery, she finds herself unexpectedly thrown together with the flamboyant poet Lord Byron (“from books!”) and a mysterious bounty-hunter named Sham. The unlikely trio lie, flirt, fight, and manipulate each other as they make their way across Britain, disrupting society balls, slaying vampires, and making every effort not to betray their feelings to each other as their personal and romantic lives become increasingly entangled.
Both witty and slapstick, elegant and gory, Emily McGovern’s debut graphic novel pays tribute to and pokes fun at beloved romance tropes, delivering a joyous, action-packed world of friendship and adventure.

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DEBUT In 19th-century England, a debutante named Lucy is intrigued when a powerful vampire, Lady Violet Travesty, indicates her interest in inducting Lucy into her secret society. After Lord Byron and his psychic pet eagle, Napoleon, interrupt an encounter between Lucy and the glamorous undead dame, our heroine joins forces with the flamboyant poet, and later a brusque bounty hunter named Sham, on a quest for answers that takes them on a tour of British high society and into contact with an ethereal succubus and a conniving Sir Walter Scott. In a clever subversion of romantic literature tropes, the characters spend as much time slashing through hordes of the undead as they do puzzling over their own emotions—especially as Lord Byron's confidence in the chemistry he feels with Lucy turns out to be as misguided as Lucy's attempts to seduce Sham, who seems too preoccupied keeping her secrets to herself for romance. VERDICT McGovern's purposefully crude character designs are offset by her knack for pacing, slapstick, and composing scenes that convey character development through legitimately witty dialog in this exuberant debut.

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ISBN-13: 9781449497477
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 293,408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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