Review: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1


Rating: ☆☆☆
Title: Beware the Kitten Holy
Creators: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen
Series: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 (#1-4)
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: MG/YA
Format: Graphic Novel
Length: 128 pages
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Source: Personal collection
Recommended for Fans of: Nimona



At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… And they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.

Collects Lumberjanes No. 1-4.


This was cute and humorous. I loved the strong girl characters and the fun art style. I did not realize this was fantasy going into it, so that was a fun surprise.

However, I found the plot to be a bit vague and disjointed. Pieces didn’t start really coming together until the last issue in this collection.

I have pretty mixed feelings toward this. I enjoyed it, but nothing about it made me want to rush to pick up the next issue. I will read vol. 2 since I already own it in my classroom library, then I’ll determine my interest in continuing the series from there.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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