Graphic Novel Review: Taproot


Howdy Book Lovers,

Can you believe pride month is over? It’s unreal! I was really ambitious with how many reads I wanted to complete, and I’m really proud of myself for finishing what I did. That being said, this will be my last read for pride month.

This review is for Taproot by Keezy Young.

I found this graphic novel on a list of best LGBT reads. This had a lot of great reviews online. I’ve also read a lot of new authors (for me anyway) this month and been very happy with the results, so I figured why not give it a try?

On with the review!



Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means… leaving him.



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The Review

Man, what a beautiful LGBT fantasy story!

Hamal is your seemingly average gardener, only he can see spirits of the deceased. His friend Blue hasn’t moved on because he’s in love with him, but he hasn’t told him either. Before Blue can think of a way to reveal his secret, a reaper tells  Hamal he can see spirits because he’s a necromancer, and unless he can undo some of the imbalance he caused to the spirit world he only has three days to live.

What stood out most to me was the art in this graphic novel. It has a hand drawn and realistic quality to it that just spoke to me. You can tell the author put a lot of hard work and love into this, and I think it really paid off.

Hamal was such a great protagonist to follow around. He’s been through a lot, but he’s not really moving on from said event for some reason. Hamal was a good person through and through. I loved how kind and sincere he was.

Blue was a bit more snarky, which I loved, and kept Hamal on his toes, sometimes to his annoyance. But underneath it all, there’s a real connection there and you can’t help but root for them.

I was really surprised with how the plot ended up. I thought things would have a more cozy feel to it, but with the appearance of the grim reaper things got really interesting, enough that I didn’t put it down till I read the rest of the book. And the romance? All the feels! That being said, I did feel that this adventure was rather brief and could be expanded, but other than that I have no quips.

If you’re looking for a graphic novel with heart, look no further!




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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