Title: Beware the Kitten Holy
Series Title: Lumberjanes
Author: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, & Faith Hicks
Artists: Brooke A. Allen, Shannon Waters, Kay Leyh, Carolyn Nowak, & Carey Pietsch
Date Added: January 13, 2017
Date Started: July 19, 2018
Date DNF: July 25, 2018
Reading Duration: 6 days
Genre: Graphic Novel, Young Adult (YA), Fantasy
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.
I feel like this was definitely geared towards a different demographic than yours truly’s, which is why I ended up DNFing it. So much wacky stuff was going on that I never got much of a sense of the characters, but to be fair I didn’t get much past Chapter 1. There was a pattern of the girls finding and/or running from three-eyed creatures . They start off facing three-eyed foxes, run into a three-eyed river monster, and then Ripley tries to get her candy bar back from a three-eyed eagle (believe it or not). From what I read, the characters seemed pretty interchangeable, except for the one girl who could recite the Lumberjanes pledge by memory. I’m hoping they became more distinct as the story went on. There was decent representation, at least in terms of racial diversity, and I can see the appeal; it just wasn’t appealing to me. Kinda like Mamma Mia lol.