Author: written by Vera Greentea; illustrated by Yana Bogatch
Beautiful, spooky, and utterly enchanting, Vera Greentea and Yana Bogatch's Grimoire Noir is a charming graphic novel about coming to terms with your own flaws and working past them to protect those dear to you.
Bucky Orson is a bit gloomy, but who isn’t at fifteen?
His best friend left him to hang out with way cooler friends, his dad is the town sheriff, and wait for it—he lives in Blackwell, a town where all the girls are witches. But when his little sister is kidnapped because of her extraordinary power, Bucky has to get out of his own head and go on a strange journey to investigate the small town that gives him so much grief. And in the process he uncovers the town’s painful history and a conspiracy that will change it forever.
In The News
"Grimoire Noir is beautiful. So dark and magical and moving." —Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians
"Featuring a grayscale palette with striking daubs of color, the art is wonderfully atmospheric. Characters are impeccably styled with a keen sartorial eye...brooding gothic fare brimming with style. "—Kirkus
"An unusual, tense, and deeply atmospheric world full of stylish characters and forbidding places." —Publishers Weekly
"Murky scenes in black, gray, and subtle touches of luminous color add to the noir mood, while floating curlicues and dusky shadows give it an unmistakable macabre-fantasy feel." —Booklist
"This would be an interesting step up for fans of Ostertag’s The Witch Boy or a treat for graphic novel readers seeking a dark supernatural mystery." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books