Grimoire Noir by Vera Greentea

Grimoire Noir

It tells the story of a town where every woman is a witch, and what happens when one of them goes missing.

Details Grimoire Noir

TitleGrimoire Noir
Release DateJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Fantasy, Comics, Mystery

Reviews Grimoire Noir

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    This is a little tough to rate, because I honestly want to give the artwork 5 solid stars, and the storyline 3 at best. It's a positively stunning book with a lot of lovely and unique characters, but the plot needs more fleshing out and the ending was confusing, anticlimactic, and didn't really make much sense. There are definitely some noir elements to allude to the title, but by the time you reach the conclusion, it feels like there were a lot ...
  • Mads
    This was a fun graphic novel with GORGEOUS art. Fr the art was so good. I could feel the atmosphere of the story just by glancing at a picture. The plot was interesting and I was invested in the lore of the town. I loved that those with magic could never leave, making your powers less a gift than a curse. I just wish the characters were developed more. I couldn't fully attach to the story because their arc's only scratched the surface. Would I re...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    The art needs it's own stars! 😍 The story was nice but I felt like it needed more work.Thank you to the publishers for the free copy in exchange for an honest review!
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    This is yet another library borrow that I will have to go buy my own copy of. The illustrations are GORGEOUS. The character facial expressions are dead on for the entire graphic novel. This would be a fantastic Halloween read. It's got a missing sister, a flooding small town with magical powers, a creepy manor, a ghost in a well and a secretive coven. One of the best graphic novels I've ever read. (Disclaimer: I haven't read a ton. Maybe a 2 doze...
  • Max Baker
    Thank You Netgalley for providing me a free review in exchange for an honest reviewWith a title like Grimoire Noir you'd think I'd put together that this graphic novel is...well...a noir. But I didn't, so going into it I was pleasantly surprised by the noir-ish elements and atmosphere before immediately being sucked in by the absolutely gorgeous art style and story.Graphic novels really have to appeal to me because they to not only draw me in, bu...
  • Jill Kenna
    I really loved this graphic novel. The story is all about a town where all the girls born in the town have magical powers. Our story starts off with Heidi, the daughter of the town sheriff, going missing. Her brother, Bucky, tries to help investigate her disappearance and goes around the town asking questions. I really liked this book because there were plenty of twists and turns throughout. I thought I had figured out what was going on but I was...
  • Kate
    The artwork in this is beautiful so I give the art full marks. The story is a little muddled at times, but enjoyable.
  • Marta Ilieva
    I never realized how much I enjoy reading graphic novels, especially this one: Girmoire Noir. It is about a town where girls have magic, but boys do not. It is about a boy whose sister is missing, and he takes it upon himself to find her. It is a mystery and a fantasy. The artwork is beautifully dark, and I enjoyed the color-switch between present and the past. There were several subplots, but it felt like neither of them was fully developed. Whi...
  • Julia
    Wonderful graphic novel that combines fantastic story of a town with a secret. Witches live among the general townspeople and cannot leave the town. What happens when Bucky's sister Heidi goes missing is at the root of the GN. There are ghosts of the past, ghosts of the present. Haunted houses, soulless boys, evil and good witches, the mystery of the missing Heidi, Bucky who tries to find his sister by playing detective,... The illustrations are ...
  • Jenna Monaco
    Five starts for the artwork. The ending kind of confused me a little but the person I suspected was not the person who did it. That’s super vague, but I don’t want to give anything away.I’ve got to say I was captivated and adored the art. Noir elements for sure. Really want to keep reading, so I’m excited for what comes next.
  • Alina Karapandzich
    I loved this book! The characters are all super interesting and the plotline of a magical little town secluded from the rest and holding a secret until the secret is in danger of getting out is a classic story line that never fails to grasp the reader's attention! I also love that the leader of the crow cover is this badass WOC who is in conflict with her book-loving/history-loving sister. The author did a great job introducing all the characters...
  • Veronica
    The art is GORGEOUS. I could look at it all day. The noir palette, with the ominous splashes of color... absolutely fantastic. The plot is a bit thin and the climax is confusing. It's also unfortunate that the only characters of color are the boss of the Mean Girl witch coven and her older sister, who despite her incredibly cool character design is at least nominally the villain of the book.
  • Preethi
    The dialogue was a bit awkward in places and some of the inferences/conclusions drawn about what happened to Heidi seemed straight from the author's head rather than through character actions or observations, but the artwork was gorgeous and I enjoyed reading this!
  • Lourdes
    Never heard of this book before, just happened to be looking for something to read at my barnes and nobles and stumble upon it. The artwork gets a full 10*s from me the story gets a 4*s now I want more books like this one.
  • Tabbiezilla
    The art style was beautiful! Loved it so, so much!
  • Sherry
    3.5 stars rounded up for the artworkThis graphic novel would be a good choice for fantasy-loving preteens and younger teens. Grimoire Noir is built around magic and a mystery. Bucky Orson’s sister Heidi is missing, and although his father is the sheriff, his powers are limited in a town built on magic where almost every woman and girl is a witch. So, Bucky decides to investigate her disappearance himself. He tangles with a group of “mean girl...
  • Andrea Johnston
    Let me begin this review with a reader's advisory: if you want to fully enjoy this work, you have to do two things. Number one: read the work as a hard copy and not an e-version. The digital edition is extremely fuzzy and very hard to read. Number two: learn to suppress your gag-reflex over the name "Bucko." I'm still working on it dear readers so best of luck with that.Now! Onto the story itself! Firstly the illustrations are absolutely stunning...
  • Siina
    Grimoire Noir is surely something! It's a fantasy, ghost story and crime story all in one with a noir twist to it. It's set in Blackwell, which is a small town where girls are witches because of an old happening and the town is closed, so that the witches cannot leave without losing their powers. Bucky's little sister goes missing and he starts to unravel the mystery and eventually the mystery of the whole town, and there's a grand plan for the w...
  • Chrissie Morrison
    When I was a newly minted librarian, I saw Nancy Pearl speak at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library.  (And now I work there as a storytime and substitute librarian -- yay!)  Nancy Pearl is best known for speaking up about the importance of and pleasure that can be found in reading.  One piece of advice, in particular, has stuck with me all these years.  She emphasized the fact that librarians need to read a wide variety of books instead ...
  • Kacey
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review. My reviews are spoiler-free and unaffected by the free copy.I like to get my criticisms out first so I can end on a positive note, but honestly there's very little to pick on here. Probably the biggest one I noticed was the lettering. Sometimes the "D" and "O" looked very similar, which made reading certain words a little difficult. There...
  • Melissa
    There has been rain in Blackwell for two days; Bucky's mother has emotions tied to the weather and she has been crying non-stop ever since her daughter, Bucky's sister, has gone missing. No one has brought her back and Bucky is ready to take matters into his own hands, even at the risk of falling into dangerous magic.With a strong mix of magic and mystery, apparitions and atmosphere, and a stunning use of shading, Greentea and Bogatch present an ...
  • Katherine
    Blackwell is a haven, of sorts. The town's girls are all born with powers. The charmed ones, or witches, whichever you prefer, are protected by laws against witch hunts and a barrier around the town that keeps them contained. Bucky Orson is your average boy in Blackwell, meaning there's nothing special about him. Boys don't have the capacity for magick. His little sister however, is one of the more powerful witches born in the town for some time....
  • Crazy4Books
    The creepy small town setting full of witches is totally my thing. In this town girls are born with power and anyone with powers is unable to leave so when the main characters powerful little sister goes missing, he knows she cant have gone far. He believes the crow coven might have something to do with her disappearance, but since no ones taking him seriously he decides to start investigating on his own. When he does find the person who took his...
  • Rosemary
    This beautifully illustrated graphic novel has a few plots going on at once: set in a town called Blackwell, where all the girls are witches, a teen named Bucky yearns for power of his own - despite the fact that no witch can leave the town. Ever. Bucky's younger sister, Heidi, is kidnapped, and Bucky joins forces with his estranged friend, a teen girl named Chamomile, to look for her. Within this main story are threads of other plots; the hostil...
  • Brittany
    I really liked Grimoire Noir. While I'm not the most avid graphic novel reader, this one was really easy to read and kept me interested throughout. There were a few strengths of this book that really stood out to me: I liked the way the artist left little word clues in the drawing so that you had to really pay attention to the art as you read. I don't know if this is a standard quirk of the genre, but with the detective element of the story, I th...
  • Joseph R.
    The only thing worse than a missing persons case is one involving a lost child. Even worse is one in a town where all the young girls are witches and the missing girl has the power to boost another witch's magical abilities. The town is Blackwell, which has known about magic for a long time and has set up protections. The girls can't leave the town without certainly losing their powers and possibly their lives. But the witches in the Coven of Cro...
  • Kelly
    Enter Bucky Orson who is on the case of who kidnapped his sister. Blackwell is a quirky little town where every female is born with special powers. Bucky's friend... er possibly former friend Chamomile may or may not be involved with the local teenage girl coven's nefarious dealings. Think Mean Girls with witchy skills! Bucky's parents are bereft. His mom can’t stop crying and it’s beginning to flood the whole town. Even though his dad is the...
  • Bexa
    The artwork in this graphic novel is absolutely beautiful. So much of it I just want to print out and have available on my walls. The story is decently crafted, but felt rushed at the end, and it feels unresolved, so I'm not sure if that means a sequel is going to come out, or if that is the true ending.Bucky lives in Blackwell, a city where every woman has magical powers. His little sister disappears one day, and Bucky is determined to discover ...
  • Barbara
    Fifteen-year-old Bucky Orson is simply miserable. And while part of his angsty ways might be typical for a teen boy, he has good reason to be so depressed. His best friend Chamomile no longer has time for him, having forsaken him to hang with a more popular crowd, his father is the town sheriff, all the town's females are witches, and his mother becomes so severely depressed when his little sister Heidi disappears, presumably kidnapped, that she ...
  • Andy Sabis
    I picked up this book as it crossed my desk at work because the cover was interesting. I kept it around because the summary was interesting; i'm a sucker for magic, detectives, noir, darkness, clever kids, etc. I started reading it because the glimpses of the art I saw inside were interesting.I was floored.What an honest delight. Spooky enough to hold your interest, but not too scary to put you off. Great world building (town building? Idk, there...