Books in the Park

suggestions from the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library at Pinellas Park

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

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wicked divineEvery ninety years twelve gods resurface in the bodies of the young and beautiful.  They are rock stars, legends, and pop icons.  In two years they are all dead.  Seriously epic, huh?  It only gets better from there. With characters like Lucifer, Amaterasu, Sakhmet, Baphomet, Minerva, Woden, and Dionysus, it’s easy to imagine how dark yet fun this novel can get.  Laura, the main human protagonist, is a self-described fangirl who never misses an opportunity to see the gods perform. Laura revels in the light at Amaterasu’s concert and almost loses herself at a rave thrown by Dionysus. But it’s not all fun and games. There are deadly rivalries and grudges between the gods, and their powers are immense.  When one of the gods is publicly and gruesomely killed, it is up to Laura to discover who killed them and why.

The Wicked + The Divine is the coolest looking graphic novel I’ve seen in a while and the story packs a serious punch.  With plenty of pop cultural references and old school mythology, WicDiv, as the cool kids call it, is a graphic novel for all generations.  Check out volumes 1 and 2 together because you seriously won’t be able to put it down.

Check the PPLC Catalog for The Wicked + The Divine.

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