Graphic Novel Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Ballantine Books  Published July 1, 2014 336 Pages
Ballantine Books
Published July 1, 2014
336 Pages

Katie is a talented young chef that owns a successful restaurant and is in the process of opening a second one. But things are put on pause when the location is scraped, her sexy ex-boyfriend comes to town, a best waitress has an accident, and the fling with her chef just ended.

So Katie’s great life just became horrible. That is until on night a girl pops in her apartment with a mushroom and instructions. Write down the mistake, eat the mushroom and go to sleep. With nothing to lose Katie tries it and awakes to a new day in which her bad decisions never happened.

Now addicted to having a second chance, Katie breaks the rules in order to get her life in the exact way she wants it without any mistakes. But the consequences are too great and it can ruin Katie’s existence.

I really enjoyed this book. It was creative and colorful. What I loved most about this book was the ode to mythology. The book doesn’t completely surround itself with it but it is the foundation to Katie and the mysterious girl.

I also liked Katie. She was the girl next door. Understandable, approachable, funny and ambitious. Maybe she was a bit too much but that added a lot to her personality. She was very hard on herself regarding her career and personal life, which made her and her decision relate-able.

The art was great. Bryan has his own style. It is colorful, a bit blocky but smooth lines and realistic emotions. I liked the diversity of characters as well.

Overall, a lot better than Lost at Sea (Check the Review here).

4 Pickles.

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