Sleepless, Vol. 1

Sleepless, Vol. 1

Lady "Poppy" Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but becomes endangered when an assassin threatens her life in the new king's reign. As Poppy and Cyrenic try to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangerous waters of life at court, and of their growing feelings for one another. Collects issues 1-6....

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Title:Sleepless, Vol. 1
Author:Sarah Vaughn
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534306846
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:168 pages pages

Sleepless, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Trin
    Nov 09, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    This promises to be a great series. Lady Popppy is the illegitimate child of the late King, whose brother becomes the new king, making his daughter the heir apparent. Court intrigue ensues, Poppy?s life is in danger, but she is protected by her valiant sleepless night. This is cle...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

  • David Schaafsma
    Nov 03, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

  • Sara
    Jan 24, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

  • Skip
    Mar 06, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

  • Megan Lyons
    Sep 17, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    This promises to be a great series. Lady Popppy is the illegitimate child of the late King, whose brother becomes the new king, making his daughter the heir apparent. Court intrigue ensues, Poppy?s life is in danger, but she is protected by her valiant sleepless night. This is cle...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    The art in this is beautiful, and it is refreshing to see a woman of color as a princess. As for the story, it is basically the movie Bodyguard, but in a fantasy setting. ...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

  • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
    Jun 13, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

  • Marta
    Feb 25, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    This promises to be a great series. Lady Popppy is the illegitimate child of the late King, whose brother becomes the new king, making his daughter the heir apparent. Court intrigue ensues, Poppy?s life is in danger, but she is protected by her valiant sleepless night. This is cle...

  • Stephanie
    May 20, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

  • unknown
    Aug 08, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

  • Sarah
    Mar 01, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

  • Francina Simone
    Feb 11, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

  • Emily
    Aug 06, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

  • G.
    Jan 09, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

  • Sheila
    Mar 18, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

  • Skye Kilaen
    Aug 20, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Mar 03, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

  • c,
    May 09, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

  • Arika
    Sep 24, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    This promises to be a great series. Lady Popppy is the illegitimate child of the late King, whose brother becomes the new king, making his daughter the heir apparent. Court intrigue ensues, Poppy?s life is in danger, but she is protected by her valiant sleepless night. This is cle...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    The art in this is beautiful, and it is refreshing to see a woman of color as a princess. As for the story, it is basically the movie Bodyguard, but in a fantasy setting. ...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

  • mo
    Aug 05, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

  • Megan
    Mar 27, 2019

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

  • Lata
    Sep 23, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

  • Shadowdenizen
    May 09, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

  • Riley
    Sep 03, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

  • Rod Brown
    Dec 30, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

  • Wing Kee
    Sep 17, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

  • MeaganCM
    Sep 20, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

  • Diz
    Dec 05, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    This promises to be a great series. Lady Popppy is the illegitimate child of the late King, whose brother becomes the new king, making his daughter the heir apparent. Court intrigue ensues, Poppy?s life is in danger, but she is protected by her valiant sleepless night. This is cle...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    The art in this is beautiful, and it is refreshing to see a woman of color as a princess. As for the story, it is basically the movie Bodyguard, but in a fantasy setting. ...

  • Kristen Burns
    May 26, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    This promises to be a great series. Lady Popppy is the illegitimate child of the late King, whose brother becomes the new king, making his daughter the heir apparent. Court intrigue ensues, Poppy?s life is in danger, but she is protected by her valiant sleepless night. This is cle...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    The art in this is beautiful, and it is refreshing to see a woman of color as a princess. As for the story, it is basically the movie Bodyguard, but in a fantasy setting. ...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

  • ❀Fatima❀
    Aug 30, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

  • Kat
    Jun 02, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    1st read - March 2019 2nd read - May 2019 Poppy is the daughter of the former king and now that her uncle has been crowned her place in court is very precarious. She may be the old king's illegitimate child but in her mother's distant land she is still considered a princess and the...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    3.5/5 The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was l...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?! So two part review: writing and art. I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It?s highly political yet I never felt like I wa...

    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    This book felt intoxicating to read. Creepy-cool dark magic, dangerous courtly intrigue, swoonworthy romance - this story is SO my jam! Add in gorgeous, lush, vibrant artwork and I just felt like I was floating as I read - it thrilled me SO much. I loved the romance between Lady Po...

    OH. MY. GODDESS!!! THIS is the kind of #BlackGirlPrincessMagic everyone needs in their lives right now!!! The artwork alone has me wanting to give this ten stars. I mean LOOK at it! Look at how beautiful this couple is. You can tell from the hero's expression that he's ready to prot...

    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...

    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite f...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically. ...

    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended. ...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    One of the strongest facets of this graphic novel is its attention to detail. Expressions are beautifully drawn--Poppy's emotions are so apparent, and though Cyrenic is a stoic character, his looks of reverence, anger, and piercing longing make his panels fascinating. I loved the fact ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    This promises to be a great series. Lady Popppy is the illegitimate child of the late King, whose brother becomes the new king, making his daughter the heir apparent. Court intrigue ensues, Poppy?s life is in danger, but she is protected by her valiant sleepless night. This is cle...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    The art in this is beautiful, and it is refreshing to see a woman of color as a princess. As for the story, it is basically the movie Bodyguard, but in a fantasy setting. ...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...