Monday, December 29, 2014

Top Ten of 2014 (Young Adult Graphic Novels)

Top Ten* YA Graphic Novels of 2014 (series have been grouped)!

10) Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

When Paige Turner and her family move to New York City from rural Virginia, she tries to make sense of her new life through her sketchbook, and it helps bring her true personality into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.

9) Doctor Who Omnibus 1 

This omnibus collects three volumes of Doctor Who tales, all involving the Tenth Doctor as portrayed by David Tennant.

8) Maximum Ride Series 1 - 7  by James Patterson

Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of her "flock" - Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel - are just like ordinary kids, except they have wings and can fly! It may seem like a dream come true to some, but for the flock it's more like a living nightmare.

7) Batman. Volume 1. The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder

A series of brutal murders rocks not only Gotham City to its core but also the Caped Crusader himself when the prime suspect is one of Batman's closest allies.

6) Thor, God of Thunder 1 & 2 by Jason Aaron

The God Butcher and Godbomb
Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future.

5) Thanos, Redemption by Jim Starlin

After decades of misdeeds and villainy, could the Mad Titan be attempting to redeem himself? Scorned by his paramour Death and changed by his recent battles with the universe's cosmic powers, Thanos may have just decided to turn over a new leaf. But in order to make good on his vow, Thanos must face the world devourer Galactus, the all-consuming universal Hunger, the unimaginably powerful Beyonder and the unknown threat of the Fallen One.

4) Captain America. Man Out of Time

Decades after Captain America is presumed killed, he is found in suspended animation by the Avengers and awakens to a strange new America he barely recognizes, with the death of his partner, Bucky Barnes, hanging over him.

3) Avengers

The Avengers. Vol 1, Uncanny Avengers. The Red Shadow, Uncanny Avengers. The Apocalypse Twins, and Avengers vs Thanos

2) Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together?

1) Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by Greg Neri

A graphic novel based on the life and death of Robert 'Yummy' Sandifer, an 11-year-old gang member from Chicago's Southside who was killed by his own gang. 11-year-old Roger is trying to make sense of his classmate Yummy's death, but first he has to make sense of Yummy's life. Was he some sort of monster, or just another kid?

*Based on number of checkouts.

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