Title: Comics Will Break Your Heart
Author: Faith Erin Hicks
Genre: YA romance
Is this part of a series? No.
Published: February 12th, 2019
Mira Kendrick has a chip on her shoulder. She is getting to the point in high school where it’s time to look toward the future… but it isn’t that easy. Ages ago her grandfather sold the rights to a comic he and his friend created for a pittance- and now it’s a multimillion dollar franchise, but his daughter only has a small settlement. It’s just enough for her to live the life she chooses, painting her father’s characters and selling the art for the price of supplies…. but it doesn’t leave a lot for things like University. And what does she want to go to school for anyway?!? Working and studying fill her life as her best friend pulls further and further away…. could things get more complicated?
Of course they could. Enter Weldon Warrick- the grandson of the man that created the Tomorrow Men and then bought Kendrick out. The enemy. The reason why her family isn’t rich. It’s hard to stay cold, though, when he’s also cute and interesting. Sent away from LA for doing yet another stupid stunt, Weldon is completely charmed by the spitfire glaring at him. She hadn’t cared too much when she found he stole a car, but when she learned his name…. ice. Why?
As the two spend more time together they find a sweet attraction. Can the two be a good fit? Touted as a Romeo and Juliet remake for the modern geek, This one’s got charm to spare.
This was a fun, quick read for me. The writing was fun and simplistic, with an even flow. I liked the characters a lot, though I found the interactions between Mir and several characters implausible a lot of the time. Jamie was a pretty problematic character for me, I feel like he was basically there to cause strife and he seemed very one dimensional. There have been some people saying that the conversations between Mir and Weldon also seemed problematic, but I didn’t see that as much. There’s awkwardness- but there would be. Was this the must-read-YA-romance of the year? Probably not. But it was good. I liked it, and I will be buying a copy for my niece. Let’s give it a three.
On the adult content scale, I felt like it was pretty tame. There’s some language and violence but it’s not in any way over the top. I would give it a three.
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