Season of the Bruja Volume 1 | Book Review

 Thank you to Oni Press and Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway.

Book: Season of the Bruja Volume 1 by Aaron Duran and Sara Solar
Release Date: January 24th 2023
Tags: Graphic Novel | Young Adult Fantasy | Ghosts | Paranormal
Trigger/Content Warnings: Grief


From a young age, Althalia knew she would someday be the last of her kind—a bruja, tasked with keeping the power and stories of the ancient ways from fading fully into history. Never alone, Althalia works in a paranormal museum with her friends, a real-life Chupacabra and a were-coyote, while living with and caring for her beloved abuela. Through these powerful connections, her skills and knowledge grow.

But the prejudice her people have always faced continues, and after a seemingly random encounter with a priest, Althalia feels the weight of hundreds of years of religious oppression coming down upon her and her abuela. She must realize her destiny and grow into it quickly if she is to prevent the church from achieving its ultimate goal—destroying the last bruja.

The Season of the Bruja is an interesting graphic novel that deals with the grief of a lost one while also having to fulfill one’s destiny.

I’m never quite a fan when synopsis seem to gloss over the whole actual happenings of the book. This book deals with the loss of a loved one and the grief is a very big part of the story. To not mention this in the slighthest in the synopsis is not fair to the readers who might have a hard time reading about this.

The world of The Season of the Bruja is interesting and there is a lot that remains to be discovered. The art looked absolutely amazing. Her two friends were great and stabile characters that were much needed element to the story. Althalia was hard to get to know amidst her grief and I had a hard time liking her in her whirlwind of emotions.

Regardless I am interested in reading more of this world and these characters. I think there is a lot of promise here.

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