Welcome to the RandomThingsTours Blog Tour for Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern.
About The Book
“The year is 1820, and bored young debutante Lucy knows there must be more to life than embroidery and engagements – no matter how eligible the bachelor might be. Some bachelors, she has discovered, are less ‘eligible’ than they are ‘bloodthirsty,’ however… literally. It turns out that there are a lot of vampires in late-Regency England, and Lucy has an eye for spotting them and the desire to rid the world of them.
It’s not long before Lady Violet Travesty, leader of a mysterious vampire cult, spots Lucy’s talents and offers her a place amongst her vampire acolytes. Unfortunately, Lady Violent is most horribly slain by the famous Lord Byron before Lucy can accept. Lucy instead joins Lord Byron and his enormous, psychic eagle Napoleon in their ongoing fight against evils such as bloodsucking ghouls and bad taste. Before long they’re joined by the mysterious Sham, an androgynous bounty hunter, who catches Lucy’s eye. The trio lie, flirt, fight and manipulate each other as they make their way across Britain, disrupting society balls, slaying vampires, and making every effort not to betray their feelings to each other as their personal and romantic lives become increasingly entangled.”
What I Thought
Bloodlust & Bonnets is the first graphic novel by Emily McGovern and I really hope it won’t be the last. It’s hilariously witty with cute graphics that flow really well. If you enjoy the wit and humor of Buffy The Vampire Slayer but set in the 1820s then you’ll love this. I love the quirky design of the characters and the colour scheme throughout is so eye-catching.
It’s packed full of friendships and adventure, it’s silly and fun and it really cheered me up. I read it while I was unwell and it really lifted me, gave me a good giggle. For a bit of laugh out loud light relief I highly recommend it. I also went on the read Emily’s web series “My Life As A Background Slytherin“, which I highly recommend, especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan. Emily has such a talent and the fact that it can make me laugh needs to be shared.
About The Author
“Emily was born in the UK but grew up in Brussels, where she attended the European School of Brussels II. After graduating, she began a Foundation Art Diploma course at London College of Fashion. She studiously avoided any fashion, and instead spent her time making hand-drawn animations and weird paintings of witches.
She began a BA degree in Russian Studies at University College London and spent a year in Russia working in a rural commune, where she ran a weekly art “gathering” for the kids. The year abroad allowed her to go to many Russian art galleries, which were a revelation to her – artists such as Vereshchagin and Vasnetsov she found influenced her greatly.
She graduated with First Class Honours and by 2016 was building a comic driven social media platform based around the regular posting of her ‘My Life As A Background Slytherin’ comic. Bloodlust & Bonnets is her first graphic novel.”
Many thanks to Anne and Simon & Schuster for a copy of the book to review and for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.