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Graphic Novel Versions Of Our Favorite Books? Yes, Please!

Too lazy to read the novel all your friends have been urging you to check out? Want an excuse to read manga and comics again like you did in your good ole middle school years? Get the graphic novel version of some of our most beloved YA novels!

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1. Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices

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I admit I'm a huge fan of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series. Just out of college and fresh into the real, adult world, I sometimes find myself wanting to curl up with a good book after work. However, work leaves me oh so tired and lazy, that I often times find myself neglecting my most-loved hobby. I looked through Amazon the other day, hearing my friends' nagging voices in my head telling me to read The Infernal Devices series, secretly dreading how much energy I'll need to put into my favorite pastime, until I stumbled onto the gold mine. They had a graphic novel version of all three books in The Infernal Devices series! I purchased the first one and instantly fell in love with the visuals. Needless to say, I finished all three volumes in two days, and by the end of the last volume...well, no spoilers, but the feels, man, THE FEELS. I felt the graphic novel was just as intimate and descriptive as its purely textual counterpart. Don't hate me literature-lovers. I am not the enemy! I absolutely love to read, it's just sometimes I like to look at pretty pictures, too!

2. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Creatures

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This is definitely the next graphic novel I'm going to tackle, mostly because I read half of the actual novel and kind all about it. I know, all you text-lovers are probably planning my execution as we speak, but I can assure you I don't abandon books very often! It's just all my late pet goldfish made sure to curse me with their memory, and I sometimes forget things. Then why, you may ask, don't I just continue where I left off and finish the actual novel instead moving onto the graphic novel? Because the graphic novel comes with PRETTY PICTUUUUURES! :D

3. Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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I remember when I first discovered the Percy Jackson and the Olympians saga five years ago. I've always been a fan of Greek mythology, so you know I was infatuated with this series. Another good reason to check out the graphic novel versions of some of your favorite books is for the quick refresher sessions they offer.

4. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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I know I said I'd talk about YA novels, but this one goes out to all those classic literature lovers out there. For the record, NOBODY is immune to the Darcy appeal. *SWOON*

7. Julie Kagawa's The Iron King

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Here's an awesome looking graphic novel with what looks like an abundance of magical elements - my favorite! I actually plan on reading its pure-text counterpart first, so you text-lovers can retract your claws now.


If there's anything I learned from my socialization and child-rearing classes in college, it's that reading something is much better than not reading anything, at all. Be sure to try something new and look out for graphic novel versions of your favorite novels, and enjoy!

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