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On the cursed island of Envecor, everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their bodies, and are immortal—unable to die, to change, to have children— until they find their soul mate. Paired soul mates are then turned mortal, freed from the curse, and able to leave. But all fairy tales have a dark side: those who don’t want to lose their immortality pay “Heart Hunters” On the cursed island of Envecor, everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their bodies, and are immortal—unable to die, to change, to have children— until they find their soul mate. Paired soul mates are then turned mortal, freed from the curse, and able to leave. But all fairy tales have a dark side: those who don’t want to lose their immortality pay “Heart Hunters” to find their soul mates and kill them so they may remain immortal. Psyche, a Heart Hunter, is hired by the king to kill his soulmate. As she sets out on her quest, she begins her own journey of mending her broken heart and learning to trust again.


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On the cursed island of Envecor, everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their bodies, and are immortal—unable to die, to change, to have children— until they find their soul mate. Paired soul mates are then turned mortal, freed from the curse, and able to leave. But all fairy tales have a dark side: those who don’t want to lose their immortality pay “Heart Hunters” On the cursed island of Envecor, everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their bodies, and are immortal—unable to die, to change, to have children— until they find their soul mate. Paired soul mates are then turned mortal, freed from the curse, and able to leave. But all fairy tales have a dark side: those who don’t want to lose their immortality pay “Heart Hunters” to find their soul mates and kill them so they may remain immortal. Psyche, a Heart Hunter, is hired by the king to kill his soulmate. As she sets out on her quest, she begins her own journey of mending her broken heart and learning to trust again.

30 review for The Heart Hunter

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mackenzi

    Good Lord this book is so lovely. Both the story and visuals are stunning. What a beautiful tribute to love in its many rare and precious forms.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard

    I will read anything this author puts out after Speak Easy, Speak Love.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shannara

    I almost knocked a star off this rating due to the image about 25 pages in. It probably won’t bother most people, but I’m super sensitive about things going near eyes... so here it is in case you are curious... (view spoiler)[ She sticks a dang needle in her eyeball!!!! Like WTF!?!? (hide spoiler)] . But other than that, this is absolutely perfect!! It took me a bit to get used to the art. It looks just a little rougher than what I’m used to, but now I really think it just adds to the charm!! The I almost knocked a star off this rating due to the image about 25 pages in. It probably won’t bother most people, but I’m super sensitive about things going near eyes... so here it is in case you are curious... (view spoiler)[ She sticks a dang needle in her eyeball!!!! Like WTF!?!? (hide spoiler)] . But other than that, this is absolutely perfect!! It took me a bit to get used to the art. It looks just a little rougher than what I’m used to, but now I really think it just adds to the charm!! The characters are each so interesting to look at and I really enjoyed the individual hearts. Who would have thought that everyone’s hearts would be so different from each other!.? It was such a fun little detail. The story was just so intriguing that I had a hard time stopping once I got into it. And just when you’re pretty sure you know how it’s going to go, things get flipped over and you don’t know where everything is going to fall. The ending!!! I’m still all mushy from that ending and I am tempted to reread it just to take it all in again. That’s how much I liked it. I recommend this to those who enjoy graphic novels that have adventure, humor, and a sweet side. This is such a fun read!! Thanks so much to NetGalley, Legendary Comics, and Mickey George for providing the opportunity to read this for my honest and unbiased opinion.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kurstin

    THIS BOOK IS GOING TO BE SO GOOD I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BONES

  5. 4 out of 5

    akacya ♡̷̷ˎˊ

    I received a complimentary review copy in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating. A curse in Envecor has doomed its residents to stay on the island and be immortal until they find their soulmate. The king, however, sends out Heart Hunters to kill his soulmates so that he can live forever. The story follows Psyche, a Heart Hunter, and Isaac, the king’s soulmate. This art style is so unique and not something I normally see in graphic novels. This graphic novel has a great balan I received a complimentary review copy in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating. A curse in Envecor has doomed its residents to stay on the island and be immortal until they find their soulmate. The king, however, sends out Heart Hunters to kill his soulmates so that he can live forever. The story follows Psyche, a Heart Hunter, and Isaac, the king’s soulmate. This art style is so unique and not something I normally see in graphic novels. This graphic novel has a great balance of storytelling through both the words and the art. Additionally, there is such a beautiful exploration of platonic love, as well as romantic love. I highly recommend to graphic novel lovers!

  6. 4 out of 5

    sydney

    A big thank you to Netgalley and Legendary Comics for the ARC! TW: gore, death, suicide "Love is only mortal. It's human. In becoming deathless, we have outgrown our own humanity." The Heart Hunter is a visually compelling graphic novel following Psyche, a heart-hunter who specializes in killing soulmates in a world where immortality can be achieved through that means. When the king sends her to murder his soulmate, Psyche finds herself an unexpected friend and ally in her supposed victim. Toget A big thank you to Netgalley and Legendary Comics for the ARC! TW: gore, death, suicide "Love is only mortal. It's human. In becoming deathless, we have outgrown our own humanity." The Heart Hunter is a visually compelling graphic novel following Psyche, a heart-hunter who specializes in killing soulmates in a world where immortality can be achieved through that means. When the king sends her to murder his soulmate, Psyche finds herself an unexpected friend and ally in her supposed victim. Together, they set on a journey to defy the curse, with Psyche learning how to mend her broken heart along the way. I thought the overall premise was an intriguing concept. The idea of soulmates is popular in fiction but it is the way that The Heart Hunter expands upon it that sets it apart from the trope. George explores the wider ramifications of having the soulmates system in place, providing depth to worldbuilding that only makes the story more fascinating to read. I also thought the manifestation of intangible concepts such as 'indifference' or 'twist of fate' into perceivable elements in the story was a very clever decision. Both the art and the narrative was absolutely stellar. The art style is expressive and bold, narrated through a diverse cast with strikingly distinct personalities. The art translates each characters' idiosyncrasies endearingly. Gagnon and George do not let the amusing interactions and relationships between different characters distract from the gravity of the message the story conveys. The graphic novel handles dark and gritty topics, like the loss of a loved one or suicide, with graceful tenderness. It is, in the end, a hopeful story even with the multitude of suffering, approached with great compassion and love. The only real problem I had with this graphic novel is that sometimes the lore and the worldbuilding got too overwhelming. I understand the writers' intention of trying to create a rich plot within the confines of a limited amount of panels, but at times, I found myself lacking behind from the sheer amount of information. Overall, this was still an excellent read. I strongly urge anyone who enjoys a good subversion of the soulmate AU to give this graphic novel a chance.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Krysti

    An absolutely stunning story about love in all its many forms. The storytelling was beautiful with themes that left my own heart full and healed. The artwork is phenomenal. Each frame was beautiful beyond words. I fell in love with these characters as they discovered and explored love themselves. This book is absolute perfection in the form of a graphic novel. I simply can’t recommend it highly enough. Gorgeous.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Starr ❇✌❇

    TW: suicide, death of sibling I received an ARC from Edelweiss I am so, so obsessed with this, I know I'm going to be going crazy over it for weeks now. Not only is the art so good, and the character designs- especially for Time and Death- great, but the concept? Fantastic. The idea of being immortal until you find your soulmate is not completely unique, but compelling all the same- and the idea of the brokenhearted becoming basically assassins to destroy the hearts of the soulmates of those w TW: suicide, death of sibling I received an ARC from Edelweiss I am so, so obsessed with this, I know I'm going to be going crazy over it for weeks now. Not only is the art so good, and the character designs- especially for Time and Death- great, but the concept? Fantastic. The idea of being immortal until you find your soulmate is not completely unique, but compelling all the same- and the idea of the brokenhearted becoming basically assassins to destroy the hearts of the soulmates of those who want to live forever? Phenomenal. This book is also chock full of metaphors about grief, connection, and emotional well being, in some really cool ways, and includes non-romantic and non-concrete soulmates at its core! Plus, man, I just really love these characters. I want more Marius and more Isaac right now please (and more Psyche would be nice too, she needs a hug). I feel totally sucked into this cast of characters and their world, and I am legitimately sad to have to leave them now.

  9. 4 out of 5

    carley (ꈍ ᴗ ꈍ✿)

    💕💕 this was amazing

  10. 4 out of 5

    Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is a beautifully written story that explores so many aspects of the 'heart' - indifference, hardening, heart of gold, several types of love (sibling, soulmate) and more. The artwork is distinct and moves the story along well. Truly a unique piece with many layers that leave you thinking while also enjoying the action. Story: On a remote island, a curse has settled on the populace: they are immortal and wear their More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is a beautifully written story that explores so many aspects of the 'heart' - indifference, hardening, heart of gold, several types of love (sibling, soulmate) and more. The artwork is distinct and moves the story along well. Truly a unique piece with many layers that leave you thinking while also enjoying the action. Story: On a remote island, a curse has settled on the populace: they are immortal and wear their hearts outside their bodies. But should they find their soulmate, they need to leave the island as they will begin to age. The young king of the island does not want to find his soulmate and became mortal so he hires a heart hunter to track down his soulmate and destroy his heart. But things don't always go as planned.... The premise sounds very simple and yet there really is so much more here. Even something as simple as payment to the heart hunter is done with 'coping mechanisms' since a heart hunter is created as the result of a severely broken heart. It is clear the author spent a lot of time really thinking through the premise and honing out a multi layered narrative with fascinating concepts and ideas. And yet, the story has plenty of action and moves fluidly. The artwork is distinct. At times, it could be hard to discern what was going on but I found I didn't mind since such a great story really deserved distinct illustrative work to showcase it best. Pages are full color and the paneling is well done. The cover is representative of the style inside. In all, a great match of excellent story and good illustrative work. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Isaiah

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. I am not exactly a fan of metaphors in general, just say what you mean. Hiding behind some flowery language doesn’t make it clearer and can just make it difficult to understand. Yet, this comic was just a giant metaphor about healing and love and I liked it. It is a bit wild. The plot was interesting. The way that the curse worked, the way that the hearts worked, the different elements really sold it. I loved that there were To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. I am not exactly a fan of metaphors in general, just say what you mean. Hiding behind some flowery language doesn’t make it clearer and can just make it difficult to understand. Yet, this comic was just a giant metaphor about healing and love and I liked it. It is a bit wild. The plot was interesting. The way that the curse worked, the way that the hearts worked, the different elements really sold it. I loved that there were hearts of gold, bleeding hearts, broken hearts, you get the idea. There was a role for every type of heart. The idea that someone can be stagnant in their pain and cruel in their desire to only have love was fascinating. I really can’t say enough about the plot and the mechanics of the hearts. The art was ok. There were times I wasn’t impressed with it. There were other times when the art was perfect. I think it just wasn’t an art style that meshes well with me. Others have praised it for being breathtaking and I guess I can sort of see it. I picked up this book for the plot though. The art doesn’t carry the story. Often times it felt like the art didn’t live up to the greatest parts of the story. Overall, this was a wonderful book. I read it in one sitting and felt satisfied with it. The ending was a little bit cheesy, but also the only ending that really made too much sense. I would have liked a polyam situation, but I don’t often get what I want. I did love that the soulmates did not have to be lovers, that was a really nice detail. That detail alone would be enough for me to recommend this book to people.

  12. 4 out of 5

    BadassCmd

    I liked this comic a lot. We use a lot of phrases like "wearing your heart on your sleeve", or metaphors of having a broken heart, of healing your heart and of having a heart of stone, and we dream of soulmates that we might one day meet. And "The Heart Hunter" takes all of that and makes it literal. The whole concept of this story is such a cool idea and the visuals and word play on love, hearts and soulmates work very well with it. I also loved that the story is very non-chalant about same sex lov I liked this comic a lot. We use a lot of phrases like "wearing your heart on your sleeve", or metaphors of having a broken heart, of healing your heart and of having a heart of stone, and we dream of soulmates that we might one day meet. And "The Heart Hunter" takes all of that and makes it literal. The whole concept of this story is such a cool idea and the visuals and word play on love, hearts and soulmates work very well with it. I also loved that the story is very non-chalant about same sex love and that soulmates don't always have to me lovers, but can also be family or deeply connected in other ways.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sophie - biblisophagist

    "Joy? It... aches. Why isn't it happier?" "Joy is never shallow. If a heart is whole, it slides right off. Only deep cracks of suffering create room for it." This unique story and gorgeous art stole my entire heart. There was truly a point I almost cried. The Heart Hunter is a story about a town where people are immortal until they find their soulmate. At that point, they can leave and grow old together. After hundreds of years of this... not everyone wishes for a mortal life, especially those wit "Joy? It... aches. Why isn't it happier?" "Joy is never shallow. If a heart is whole, it slides right off. Only deep cracks of suffering create room for it." This unique story and gorgeous art stole my entire heart. There was truly a point I almost cried. The Heart Hunter is a story about a town where people are immortal until they find their soulmate. At that point, they can leave and grow old together. After hundreds of years of this... not everyone wishes for a mortal life, especially those with broken hearts. We follow Psyche, who as a Heart Hunter, is sent out by the King to kill his soulmate. Only when she meets the soulmate, everything changes. This GN was truly depicted so beautifully. The amount of emotion used in the deep and vibrant color choices really added to the characters and words on the page. The art style is phenomenal and I can't wait to read more that the artist has worked on and more from the author after this debut! The story itself felt so one of a kind. The use of hearts in actuality, using things such as Coping Mechanisms and Bleeding Hearts, etc. as story tools was innovative and made the story easy to connect to. The story and its characters are so beautiful as they consider broken hearts, losing those you love, allowing yourself to move forward and love again. Add to that the beautiful art and this is an altogether stunning piece. Isaac, Psyche, Jez, and Marius all have my heart. (The story also has queer characters, possibly (?) non-binary characters (never outright stated by "they" is used in reference to them, and characters of color) Thank you to NetGalley and Legendary Comics for my ARC!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    What a fascinating concept and world! I enjoyed how many idioms and heart-concepts were used and turned on their heads ("bleeding heart", "broken heart", "heart of steel", "king of hearts" etc.) Very smart and a deep exploration of love and loss. What a fascinating concept and world! I enjoyed how many idioms and heart-concepts were used and turned on their heads ("bleeding heart", "broken heart", "heart of steel", "king of hearts" etc.) Very smart and a deep exploration of love and loss.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ana

    Envecor is an island cursed by immortality, it’s citizens wear their hearts outside their bodies in indestructible jars, the only way to break the curse it’s to find your soulmate but there’s a curse in it too because once you find them, you have to immediately leave the island, meaning abandoning your family and friends otherwise you met certain death. The story starts with the King of Hearts employing the services of a Heart Hunter, people that had their heart broken in unimaginable ways, they Envecor is an island cursed by immortality, it’s citizens wear their hearts outside their bodies in indestructible jars, the only way to break the curse it’s to find your soulmate but there’s a curse in it too because once you find them, you have to immediately leave the island, meaning abandoning your family and friends otherwise you met certain death. The story starts with the King of Hearts employing the services of a Heart Hunter, people that had their heart broken in unimaginable ways, they are the only ones who can locate soulmates and Psyche is the best of her kind. As it happens the King needs her services because he wants to kill his soulmate, after all it’s the only way for him to continue to be king but every single Heart Hunter he had sent after his soul mate were unable to killed him and instead were found with their hearts fully mended. The plot is so inventive and clever it was really easy to immerse myself on this world of hearts, curses and soul mates. The beautiful thing about it, is that is not only romantic love that it’s depicted, it was really nice seeing the different types of soulmates that can exist. The characters too were so well written, they had dimensions and I could completely understand their choices and holdbacks. But really the best part about this comic was the art, it’s so completely beautiful, the amount of details and colors used were so well done I couldn’t help but be mesmerized and it only added to make a fantastic story. Definitely recommend for those who want an incredible story and amazing art.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Rose

    The island of Envacor is cursed. Everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their bodies, and are immortal—unable to die, to change, to have children— until they find their soulmate. Paired soulmates are then turned mortal, freed from the curse, and are able to leave Envacor. Psyche, our protagonist, is a Heart Hunter. People used to hire Heart Hunters to find their soulmates for the old-fashioned reason, a happily ever after. But times have changed, and people are finding that they might lik The island of Envacor is cursed. Everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their bodies, and are immortal—unable to die, to change, to have children— until they find their soulmate. Paired soulmates are then turned mortal, freed from the curse, and are able to leave Envacor. Psyche, our protagonist, is a Heart Hunter. People used to hire Heart Hunters to find their soulmates for the old-fashioned reason, a happily ever after. But times have changed, and people are finding that they might like immortality after all. Heart Hunters are now assassins for people who wish to keep their immortality, people like the King, who has just hired Psyche to find and kill his soulmate. But when Psyche finds Isaac, things don’t go quite to plan... 'The hallmark of a Heart Hunter is a broken heart.' I loved this graphic novel! It has such an intricate, established world and characters. It explores grief, friendship, and different kinds of love. I adored the casual LGBTQ+ rep, and how many messages it had to tell. You could take away something new from this story every time you pick it up. This is a fairly short novel, but so much was packed within its pages! I feel like I could talk about this world and it's mechanics for hours. The exploration of soulmates in particular, and how unique each case could be was so interesting. "...isn't that what a soulmate is for? They're supposed to be the catalyst that changes you into what you're supposed to become." Each of the main characters were so well developed, with really distinct personalities. Some were more likable than others (Isaac was my favourite- definitely one of the best characters I’ve read this year), but through the slow reveals and exploration of their backstories- which was absolutely heartbreaking, I found I had a soft spot for everyone by the end of the novel. The art style perfectly matched the vibe of the book, it was bold and vibrant, and emotion was conveyed deftly through the panels. Actual rating: 4.5 stars Thank you to Netgalley and Legendary Comics for providing this e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    Hmmm... Slightly clunky, and unevenly paced, this still might appeal to some of the teenaged audience it seems aimed at. It's an interesting premise – this kingdom is cursed, and the terms of the curse are that everyone stays as an adult, never ageing, with their hearts outside their bodies. If they find their soulmate, they can leave together, and they age naturally together to the natural end. Nobody else can get out, and there's actually a dark new career of heart-hunter, whereby you pay an a Hmmm... Slightly clunky, and unevenly paced, this still might appeal to some of the teenaged audience it seems aimed at. It's an interesting premise – this kingdom is cursed, and the terms of the curse are that everyone stays as an adult, never ageing, with their hearts outside their bodies. If they find their soulmate, they can leave together, and they age naturally together to the natural end. Nobody else can get out, and there's actually a dark new career of heart-hunter, whereby you pay an assassin to kill off your soul-mate, thus leaving you immortal, until a new one crops up. The king is using Psyche, the first and best heart-hunter, to get rid of the bloke who's supposed to be his current soul-mate, but of course nothing is going to be that easy... Reading this isn't easy at times – the page is deliberately made dynamic, making those peculiar frames and use of Norman arches in, say, Fables, look quite staid in comparison. Some scenes are fine, text wise; others are certainly rushed. Action scenes aren't handled very well at all. And the script forces all kind of idioms concerning the relevant organ on to the page, so we see the embodiment of a bleeding heart, a heart of gold, someone pouring out their heart... It gets really cheesy quite quickly, and smacks of those teen-friendly texts that try to dramatise the strongest of emotions by turning them into genre fantasy characters. All told it's pretty much worth a look, but in trying to work out how well this great concept had been handled, I quite quickly learnt that it wasn't that great and doable an idea in the first place. Two and a half stars.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Allie // Kitasai

    Thankyou to publisher for sending me a copy of this graphic novel as an e-arc via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The beginning of this was set up beautifully, I felt the whole idea behind this story was very promising ... but then we met the characters and I fell out of love. The biggest issue with this was the lack of personality and the lack of development in the majority of the characters - especially those at the forefront of the story. I did enjoy the art style for the better pa Thankyou to publisher for sending me a copy of this graphic novel as an e-arc via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The beginning of this was set up beautifully, I felt the whole idea behind this story was very promising ... but then we met the characters and I fell out of love. The biggest issue with this was the lack of personality and the lack of development in the majority of the characters - especially those at the forefront of the story. I did enjoy the art style for the better part of this, but some parts didn't feel as worked on as others, and then there were long portions of text that took you out of the story. I tend to like my graphic novels to have more action and less text, as I feel they really show the story better that way. Overall this was just alright, the whole idea is very unique and interesting, but the execution and content within needed to be worked on a lot more for me to really enjoy this. 3/5

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gemma

    I thought the concept of this story was super interesting. A curse means people cannot die until they find their soulmate, but killing your soulmate means living forever. I think I would also really enjoy reading this in literary form to understand more of the world building and character development. My favorite thing about this story was that your soulmate doesn't necessarily need to be in a lover and that true love can be found in any form. Being vulnerable is hard but can also lead you to fin I thought the concept of this story was super interesting. A curse means people cannot die until they find their soulmate, but killing your soulmate means living forever. I think I would also really enjoy reading this in literary form to understand more of the world building and character development. My favorite thing about this story was that your soulmate doesn't necessarily need to be in a lover and that true love can be found in any form. Being vulnerable is hard but can also lead you to finding the greatest love story. The story overall was very wholesome in its message. While the illustration was very detailed and beautiful, I found it to be just a tad overly graphic. By no means did it detract from the story, it just was a bit much for me. Overall, the plot and message wrapped up well in the end and I was satisfied with where the characters ended up. For a short graphic novel, the characters go through a large development and I was quite pleased with the pacing.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    What an amazing story! It takes the concept of soulmates, curse, broken heart, and healing together and I enjoyed every second of it. The Envecor island is cursed. People have to carry their hearts outside their bodies, and do not age or die until they meet their soulmate. Only then can they leave this cursed island and grow old. Not everyone wants to find their soulmate and bond, forcing them to leave Envecor, and that's why Psyche is a heart hunter. Killing someone's heart is the only way for What an amazing story! It takes the concept of soulmates, curse, broken heart, and healing together and I enjoyed every second of it. The Envecor island is cursed. People have to carry their hearts outside their bodies, and do not age or die until they meet their soulmate. Only then can they leave this cursed island and grow old. Not everyone wants to find their soulmate and bond, forcing them to leave Envecor, and that's why Psyche is a heart hunter. Killing someone's heart is the only way for them to die. Psyche, who had her heart broken, goes in search for the king's soulmate, to kill his heart and allow the king to stay on Envecor to make the change he wants around the curse for the island. My favourite things about this story are how soulmates are not necessarily romantic, the casual LGBT+ representation, the heart expressions being literally (bleeding heart, wearing your heart on your sleeve, broken heart, golden heart, etc), and, of course, Psyche's journey and her relationship with Isaac, Marius and Jez.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lizzy // The Bookish Unicorn

    Actual Rating: 4.5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Legendary Comics for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! I really loved this standalone graphic novel. The story and world mythology were really original and the characters felt fleshed out for a story that had a lot of world building to do. The overarching theme of grief and dealing with a broken heart was woven into the story really well. The art was phenomenal and I absolutely loved the character designs and color palette. What I Actual Rating: 4.5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Legendary Comics for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! I really loved this standalone graphic novel. The story and world mythology were really original and the characters felt fleshed out for a story that had a lot of world building to do. The overarching theme of grief and dealing with a broken heart was woven into the story really well. The art was phenomenal and I absolutely loved the character designs and color palette. What I really appreciated the most about this story that is focused so much on soulmates and love, is that it isn't all about straight/ heteronormative romantic love. The author has characters who are queer and also characters who experience familial and friendship love, and it all being shown as a valid form of how you feel about someone.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Dinnu Reads Books

    I received an e-book copy of The Heart Hunter through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The story was intriguing. The use of heart-related sayings intertwined together to tell a dark tale was ingenious (bleeding heart, broken heart, heart to heart, pouring one’s heart out, wearing one’s heart on a sleeve, heart of steel, heart of gold etc). The legend behind the curse was a bit hard to comprehend but the curse itself was well crafted and the story was captivating from the start. 😉 The ar I received an e-book copy of The Heart Hunter through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The story was intriguing. The use of heart-related sayings intertwined together to tell a dark tale was ingenious (bleeding heart, broken heart, heart to heart, pouring one’s heart out, wearing one’s heart on a sleeve, heart of steel, heart of gold etc). The legend behind the curse was a bit hard to comprehend but the curse itself was well crafted and the story was captivating from the start. 😉 The art was at times a bit too complex and thus I needed to read parts of it several times but mostly it was vibrant and beautiful. 😊 Overall a well-done graphic novel! 🙂

  23. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    Thanks to Netgalley for the copy provided for this review. I'll start by saying that I really liked the style of illustrations, although there were some panels that were really busy that took me a while to figure out what was happenning. The story itself was interesting and the premise engaging, I wished it would have been more developed : The trauma of Psyche was shown a bit shallowly and I would have loved to see more of the relationship with her sister, and the characters ended up being a bit Thanks to Netgalley for the copy provided for this review. I'll start by saying that I really liked the style of illustrations, although there were some panels that were really busy that took me a while to figure out what was happenning. The story itself was interesting and the premise engaging, I wished it would have been more developed : The trauma of Psyche was shown a bit shallowly and I would have loved to see more of the relationship with her sister, and the characters ended up being a bit one dimensional. Still it's was a quick and enjoyable read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    JaneZed

    I loved this graphic novel! I'm always interested in quirky fantasy stories about hearts being worn outside the body and this is a gem. I loved all the intricate folklore, including having a heart of gold, wearing your heart on your sleeve, the concept of heart hunters, everything! The story is full of adventure but at the centre it has - you guessed it, heart. Was that too cheesy? But really, it does, and it's not cheesy. I loved all of the characters and their own personal journeys. There's LG I loved this graphic novel! I'm always interested in quirky fantasy stories about hearts being worn outside the body and this is a gem. I loved all the intricate folklore, including having a heart of gold, wearing your heart on your sleeve, the concept of heart hunters, everything! The story is full of adventure but at the centre it has - you guessed it, heart. Was that too cheesy? But really, it does, and it's not cheesy. I loved all of the characters and their own personal journeys. There's LGBTQ+ rep and it doesn't feel out of place or forced. Some books feel like they're just going down a list and checking off the boxes of stuff they want to include - this isn't one of those stories. The artwork was amazing. I hope to read more by this team. Thank you Net Galley and Legendary Comics for letting me read this amazing book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sofi Mascaró

    Thank you so much to the publisher for the free copy in exchange for an honest review!! Well, this was interesting for real!! The story was really cool and the prologue really had me wanting to read more. The problem was the art. I mean, it was beautiful but I felt that most actions were missing and sometimes I felt lost while reading. And I hate when that happens 😭 yet the characters were so worth it and my fave thing 💕

  26. 5 out of 5

    Taylere Herrmann

    This book was gorgeous, both the art style and the story itself. The vibrant colors helped convey the deep emotions of the characters. The story was so unique and really touched on tough emotions we all face with matters of the heart. I wish I could rate this book higher because its a new favorite for me.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lucsbooks

    General Impressions Oh my god, I loved, loved, loved the premise and this story never disappointed. If you like your protagonists to be anti-heroes with a dark past and unresolved trauma you just hit the motherload, my friend! The only book I can compare to this is Nimona, except with a lot less humour and a bit darker. If you are looking for a graphic novel with a great, original story and beautiful art, this is it: the writing is beautiful, there's LGBTQ+ representation and diversity of bodies a General Impressions Oh my god, I loved, loved, loved the premise and this story never disappointed. If you like your protagonists to be anti-heroes with a dark past and unresolved trauma you just hit the motherload, my friend! The only book I can compare to this is Nimona, except with a lot less humour and a bit darker. If you are looking for a graphic novel with a great, original story and beautiful art, this is it: the writing is beautiful, there's LGBTQ+ representation and diversity of bodies and cultures across the pages. I particularly enjoyed all the word plays involving hearts. If you are afraid of this being too romantic-centred, be assured that the story takes that into consideration in ways that will please all the ace/aro folks as well. Thank you to NetGalley and Legendary Comics for this DRC. Rating: 5/5

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

    RTC Thank you to the publisher for the book to review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dame Samara

    I honestly loved this book full-heartedly. It's gay, and it slaps! It's got gay characters; it's got nonbinary characters. It's got some gorgeous art. This, at its core, is a story of self-discovery and healing. My only sadness is that we didn't end up with a wholesome Polycule at the end. I honestly loved this book full-heartedly. It's gay, and it slaps! It's got gay characters; it's got nonbinary characters. It's got some gorgeous art. This, at its core, is a story of self-discovery and healing. My only sadness is that we didn't end up with a wholesome Polycule at the end.

  30. 4 out of 5

    meera0207

    Oh. Wow. The storyline. Amazing. The characters. Realistic. The artwork. Colourful and fun. What’s not to like about this novel. I thought the concept was unique. A curse that makes your heart beat outside the body. There are so many complications, I could only imagine. But it has cunning characters, and superb plot. I felt this need to follow everyone around, know their story. I wanted to know more. The graphics for this novel are so pretty. The only thing slowing me down was the need to sit ba Oh. Wow. The storyline. Amazing. The characters. Realistic. The artwork. Colourful and fun. What’s not to like about this novel. I thought the concept was unique. A curse that makes your heart beat outside the body. There are so many complications, I could only imagine. But it has cunning characters, and superb plot. I felt this need to follow everyone around, know their story. I wanted to know more. The graphics for this novel are so pretty. The only thing slowing me down was the need to sit back and admire the colour palette and designs. So beautiful. I would urge everyone to read this amazing fantasy book.

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