Read for: Requested Review/Netgalley/ Graphic Novel
Synopsis: "When a mysterious mewling package arrives in the mail, one busy young woman’s life changes forever. Rascal lives up to his name, filling every day with wild adventures and long naps: brave expeditions into closets, fierce battles with curtains, and wrestling with slumbering giants... Sometimes she’s tempted to throw him out the window. He’s lucky he’s cute. Over 128 pages, Jean-Luc Deglin paints a purring portrait of one unforgettable black cat, an elegant inky swirl in a world of striking blue tones. Hilarious and heartwarming, exasperating and enchanting, Rascal captures the full range of emotions that come with keeping God’s cutest killing machine as a pet. If you love cats, or dream of having one, this book is dedicated to you. Once you bring Rascal into your life, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without him."
My Review: If you have been around me at all, you will know I am a big cat person, with a particular love for black cats, so when I saw this book I jumped at the opportunity to read it. I loved the art style of this graphic novel, simple yet with so much emotion. Who wouldn't fall in love with that black blob of a kitten?! I enjoyed the format of a sequential comic, each page telling a complete story but still part of the greater story. This is definitely a story for cat lovers, we find all the fur everywhere and those attempts on our life endearing.
My Rating: This was a super cute book, made me miss my own little spunky black blob. Definitely a slice of life with a cat. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and give it a rating of Four Paws!
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley, the following is my honest review and opinion.
Rascal was just released in English on April 3rd, so you can now obtain your own copy in print or digital format from Amazon, or request it at your favorite comic book store or book store!