I Love Him to Pieces
by Evonne Tsang Series: My Boyfriend is a Monster #1 Published by Graphic Universe
on January 1st 2011 Genres: Graphic Novel Pages:
Can love survive the zombie apocalypse? Maybe Dicey's first chance at a real relationship was dead from the start. She's the star of her high school baseball team, and Jack's the star of the science program. Her idea of a study session includes sleeping in the sun, and his idea of a good game involves dungeons and dice. But opposites start attracting when they're assigned to be partners in a class project. Now an outbreak of a weird infection--it eats your brains and leaves you hungry for more--might not mean just the end of their first date. It might mean the end of everything. Will their relationship fall apart faster than zombies in the Florida sun, or can Dicey and Jack beat the odds and find a happy ending?
Plot: Man, I just love zombies. I really do. So when I found a young adult graphic novel about them I had to pick it up. This is the first in a series that I’m looking forward to reading more of. Dicey is finally falling in love when a weird infection breaks out. Not the best thing to happen on a first date. With high action, we find the pair trying to outwit and fight back against the zombies as they race to find a secure location. An exhilarating first in a series, I really enjoyed the action and the way this plot played out, with a bit of back story and then quickly into the zombie havoc. A kick-butt romance also helps.
Characters: I just really loved Dicey, who is for once the popular jock whereas her to-be boyfriend is a science nerd. Definitely not what you usually see for YA pairings. So it’s nice to see Dicey taking up her bat against the zombies without going all gushy “I’m scared” girly on Jack. I like the way the two met and how she went past social norms to be with a guy who she finds interesting for more than just looks. Jack himself I also adored and reminds me a bit of some of the science nerds I knew in high school. Nice to see the geek boy win out once in a while too.
Graphics: I love the full color graphic novel, always have. I love the character design and also the backgrounds. Definitely a great graphic novel overall. Visually where I like it to be. Reminds me a bit of Runaways.
Final Verdict: I Love Him to Pieces is a great start to a series and I cannot wait to see what happens next!
Is there a graphic novel you’ve read recently that you really enjoyed?
Or a book about zombies (as I ♥ zombies)?