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, Fantasy, Young Adult, Comics

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 ...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Stephanie
    This is a story about the town of Blackwell and it's magical inhabitants. The main character Bucky Orson has a sister, Heidi, who has gone missing. He spends the novel trying to find out who kidnapped her and why. He also struggles with the strained relationship he has with his childhood friend Chamomile. The story bouncing between the story around his sister Heidi's disappearance and a town curse that happened 300 year ago when a young girl was ...
  • Paul
    The story is a bit jumbled. If that puts us in Bucky’s shoes a bit, that is good… but it seems confusing and only through select flashbacks did I really start to figure out what was going on in the town and between Bucky’s supposed allies. I appreciated the art and the varied backgrounds and the grim aesthetic, yet found many of the characters limited by the style and the color palette.Overall, Grimoire Noir is a story with links to Salem a...
  • Meghan
    This book was received as an ARC from First Second Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.This book was totally unexpected from what I've read in the description. Also, I did not expect this book to be a graphic novel which made the story totally better. As I read the book, I could not help but think that this is the life for most pre-teens and then they get hit with an unfortu...
  • Tesha Ham
    This title was interesting and unique. I enjoyed the art style and think this book is good for anyone who enjoys magic and mystery. The reason for the four stars is that some sections feel drawn out and made it hard to get through for those few spots. Overall a very decent book.I received a free ARC copy of this title through NetGalley in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Kari
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The art in this book is so beautiful. It perfectly compliments the dark and mysterious tale that is woven throughout the book. The story is a fascinating tale about a town who embraces the witches that live there, rather than shun them. But what happens when one little girl (a prodigy) goes missing and witches are suspected?
  • Angela
    Thank you to Netgalley and First Second Books for the early review copy. The artwork is amazing! I was completely blown away by the artist's talent. However, I can only give this 3 stars because of the fuzziness of the digital copy, and the the mediocre story. The mystery was wrapped up in such a ridiculous way. No spoilers, so I'll just say that the characters were hardly developed at all, and the story felt very rushed . I highly recommend the ...
  • Shin
    That Bucko dum dum is amazing in his detective skills, and emotional leackage on duty xD Love this graphic novel! Though, the summary made me expect more secrets and twisted wicked things to await that wasn't there or were put out to the reader mildly. Though, I expect it's not over yet?Anyway, love the art, and faces, and ominous, eerie atmosphere, and the color pallete of it all! Characters are gorgeous!!!
  • Emily
    From a story standpoint, it's a little clumsy. The world is really cool, and I wish it was fleshed out more so that everything made sense. The art, however, is STUNNING. I want to rate this much, much higher because it is just superb. It's a quick little read, so I still recommend giving it a go.
  • Erin
    3.5! The art is really, really beautiful and the story has a lot of potential, but the ending seemed rushed and hodgepodgey.
  • Kate
    The artwork in this is beautiful so I've give the art full marks. The story is alright, its a solid, but a little muddled.
  • Mariana Calderon
    Gorgeous and evocative artwork that works really well at invoking a classic film noir atmosphere
  • Court_knee_h
    3.5 stars
  • Asha Chawla
    A cute story! I love the art + premise. Cover is super beautiful. Hope there's a sequel!