Ghosted In LA by Sina Grace, Siobhan Keenan, Cathy Le
Daphne Walters moves to Los Angeles and finds that the only ones who can help her find love and live life to the fullest are the ghosts of her new home!
In Los Angeles, finding an apartment is killer—unless you live with the dead. Daphne Walters moves to Los Angeles for her boyfriend Ronnie, ready to live her happily ever after. But when happily ever after turns into happily for a month, she’s stuck in a strange city with no friends, family, or prospects for fun. Desperate to escape the lingering ghost of Ronnie’s presence everywhere, Daphne sets out to explore the city—and ends up encountering ghosts of a more literal kind! Rycroft Manor is abandoned, beautiful, and haunted. Will the dead be able to help Daphne find the life she’s been missing in the big city? From GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace (Iceman) and illustrator Siobhan Keenan (Jem and the Holograms) comes a story about learning how to make friends, find love, and live life to the fullest with a little help from some friends whose lives didn’t end at death. Collects Ghosted In L.A #1-4.
Expected publication: May 14th 2020 by BOOM! Box
I’ve really enjoyed a lot of Boom! Box graphic novels and I just knew right away that I would have to read this one. Ghosts and LA? Perfect! There is even a girl named Kristi, spelled the same as my name.
Daphne and her bff, Kristi, get in a fight right below she leaves for college. Kristi tells Daphne that she changes who she is for her boyfriend and now she’s following him to LA for college. When Daphne gets there, her roommate is a bit of a terror. And then her boyfriend breaks up with her. Daphne goes on a date with a horrible guy. Things are not going well. The only good thing in her life is the large home she found.
The home Daphne found is actually lived in. But not by anyone alive. There are a lot of ghosts living there. After her initial freak out, Daphne asks to live there. She can’t be around her roommate. She needs space to figure out what she wants and who she really is. Most of the ghosts accept her, but not all of them want her around. It becomes very clear later on.
In each volume, we flash back to one of the ghosts’ previous lives. There was the 1930’s, the 1980’s, and 1990’s. There is a little information that explains why that particular ghost is the way they are. Daphne starts talking to her ex, but only as friends. He confides a secret and explains why he broke up with her. Kristi is still back home, but she’s tired of being ignored.
I really enjoyed this one. The artwork is beautiful and the story definitely has me wanting to find out what happens next.
I gave this 4 stars. Thank you to Boom! Box and Netgalley for my review copy.
Do you read graphic novels? Is this something you see yourself picking up?