If you were a fan of how shows like Sabrina and Riverdale started, then I think you’d like this book. It’s a fun coming of age story with magic, murder, mystery, and lovable queer characters. I was especially captivated by the friendships and the message of how you can find family in unlikely company. This was a fun read, and I’m now eagerly awaiting a sequel.— Hailey
"[This] gorgeously illustrated tale mashes together murder mystery and witchcraft." —Nerdist
Emsy has always lived in sunny California, and she’d much rather spend her days surfing with her friends or hanging out with her girlfriend than honing her powers as a fire elemental. But when members of her family’s coven back east are murdered under mysterious circumstances that can only be the result of powerful witchcraft, her family must suddenly return to dreary upstate New York. There, Emsy will have to master her neglected craft in order to find the killer . . . before her family becomes their next target.
Kit Seaton has illustrated the graphic novel adaptations of Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Alexandra Bracken’s Brightly Woven. She is the co-creator of the comics Norroway and Afar. You can visit Kit at kitseaton.com or follow her on Instagram @kitandcatcomics.
* "Dugan nails adolescent emotions without letting them crowd out the story’s action . . . Queer witchy teens, murder, and a homecoming dance—what more could you want?" —Booklist, starred review
"The multiracial, intergenerational ensemble cast of queer witches facing a deadly, unknown magical threat forms a strong narrative foundation, enhanced by intense character conflict and action." —Kirkus Reviews
"Dugan’s empathetic cast, whose interpersonal challenges and endearing romances flourish amid supernatural conflict, feel solidly teen, buoying this vividly illustrated graphic novel adventure." —Publishers Weekly
"The illustrations [are] done in atmospheric shades with vivid highlights . . . [A] paranormal story featuring a witchy girl who is only just realizing how incredibly powerful she can be." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Highly entertaining . . . Deals with a plethora of topics from grief to betrayal and being ripped away from your home—or having it taken from you . . . A fast-paced murder mystery, found family vibes and an inclusive cast of characters." —The Nerd Daily
"With beautiful illustrations, exciting magical powers, and intriguing characters, Coven is the perfect graphic novel for those who love a good witch story." —The Honey Pop