Graphic Novel Review: The Accursed Vampire (The Accursed Vampire #1)


Greetings night owls and creatures of the night,

I hope you’re enjoying some stellar reads this month for pride. For the most part, I’ve been reading graphic novels. They’re just so easy to blaze through, and I’ve loved everything I’ve read so far, so I’ve been in my happy place lately.

Speaking of the devil, it’s review time! This time I read The Accursed Vampire (The Accursed Vampire #1) by Madeline McGrane.

The cover and blurb made this graphic novel sound adorable, and my love of vampires pretty much sealed the deal. Let’s see how things went, on to the review!




In this spooky and funny middle grade graphic novel debut, a trio of vampire kids embarks on a quest that takes them to a mysterious small town, where they’ll find an unexpected sense of adventure—and belonging.

Dragoslava is a vampire kid. And that’s not even the worst part. A few centuries ago, Drago was cursed by a witch, and now they must complete every task the witch gives them, or they will be turned into worms.

When the witch tells Drago to bring her a spellbook from Baneberry Falls, they set off with their immortal friends, Eztli and Quintus. But mysteries await in this sleepy midwestern town. Are the keepers of the spellbook, Sara, a vampire, and Ayesha, a witch, as friendly as they seem? Or do they have a hidden agenda, like everyone else Drago has ever known?

One thing’s for sure: after this accursed mission, Drago’s immortal life will never be the same again!

In her debut graphic novel, Madeline McGrane tells a charming and compelling story about the worst vampires who finally have the chance to do something good.



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The Review

I absolutely loved this cute yet macabre story!

In this middle grade adventure we follow a trio of child vampires. One of them is an unwilling servant of a mean witch, and she sets him on a dangerous task that will test his abilities, friendships, and his morals.

This was the perfect mix of spooky, silly, and sarcasm, and I was living for every page.

Dragoslava (the bald one) was a very unique MC to follow around. They are the leader of the adorable trio, and their personality set him apart. They are selfish, sarcastic, and most of all, thirsty! They had a lot of progression and began to understand that treating others poorly has consequences and that sometimes you have to do the right thing for your friends. Dragoslava is an eccentric little booger, and I loved all the funny faces they made throughout. They had me laughing in many spots.

Eztli and Quintus are his best friends, and it was great to see how fiercely they supported Dragoslava despite all their flaws. I also really liked the grown ups Sara and Ayesha. They were a great couple with personality and made the story so much more interesting.

The story moves at a nice, quick pace, and all the backstory helped me understand most of the characters quite a bit more. I will admit, sometimes things move a bit too fast and it can get jumbled. Despite that, there’s plenty of action and vampire hijinks to be had, and if you’re thirsting for a macabre story with an abundance of humor and heart, then this is the perfect pick for you!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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