Sleepless, Vol. 1

Sleepless, Vol. 1

Lady "Poppy" Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but becomes endangered when an assassin threatens her life in the new king's reign. As Poppy and Cyrenic try to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangerous waters of life at court, and of their growing feelings for one another. Writer Sarah Vaughn (ALEX + ADA, ETERNAL EMPIRE) and artist Lei Lady "Poppy" Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but becomes endangered when an assassin threatens her l...

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Title:Sleepless, Vol. 1
Author:Sarah Vaughn
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534306846
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:168 pages pages

Sleepless, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Trin
    Nov 09, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

  • David Schaafsma
    Nov 03, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

  • Sarah
    Sep 16, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

  • Ana
    Oct 11, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

    I quite enjoyed this volume, a beautiful and strong heroine of color, a beautiful rendered comic, with an intriguing premise, and some sizzling undercurrent. I want to read more...but sadly this is all Hoopla has at the moment. Drat! ...

    Fantasy romance of my DREAMS I am upset and bewildered at the ending of this volume and I need more immediately. ...

    I'm head over heels in love with this story and this STUNNING art. More, please...? *grabby hands* ...

    Wow. I think I prefer this kind of fantasy where the magic is there but not abundantly so. I really loved this. I hope there's a volume 2 available! This was good! And I adored the art. ...

    3 stars A very short review for this one. Mostly because I do not know what to say, tbh. Not sure how I feel about this comic. I mostly liked it, but I don't feel too compelled to continue with volume 2, even though there was a cliffhanger at the end of this one. So, take it a...

  • Megan Lyons
    Sep 17, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

  • Summer
    Oct 22, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

  • unknown
    Aug 08, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

  • ashiqin
    May 11, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...

  • Emily
    Aug 06, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

  • Sesana
    Aug 24, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

  • Melissa
    Oct 28, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

    I quite enjoyed this volume, a beautiful and strong heroine of color, a beautiful rendered comic, with an intriguing premise, and some sizzling undercurrent. I want to read more...but sadly this is all Hoopla has at the moment. Drat! ...

  • Jaclyn
    Jun 10, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

  • Skye Kilaen
    Aug 20, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

  • Jennifer Brown
    Sep 06, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

    I quite enjoyed this volume, a beautiful and strong heroine of color, a beautiful rendered comic, with an intriguing premise, and some sizzling undercurrent. I want to read more...but sadly this is all Hoopla has at the moment. Drat! ...

    Fantasy romance of my DREAMS I am upset and bewildered at the ending of this volume and I need more immediately. ...

    I'm head over heels in love with this story and this STUNNING art. More, please...? *grabby hands* ...

    Wow. I think I prefer this kind of fantasy where the magic is there but not abundantly so. I really loved this. I hope there's a volume 2 available! This was good! And I adored the art. ...

    3 stars A very short review for this one. Mostly because I do not know what to say, tbh. Not sure how I feel about this comic. I mostly liked it, but I don't feel too compelled to continue with volume 2, even though there was a cliffhanger at the end of this one. So, take it a...

    I?m loved EVERY SECND of this. The art, the story?it?s all quite magical. Can?t wait for the next issue! And this is going to singlehandedly get me back into comics. ...

  • charlotte
    May 09, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

  • Arika
    Sep 24, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

  • mo
    Aug 05, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

  • Lata
    Sep 23, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

  • Shadowdenizen
    May 09, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

  • Valéria.
    Sep 25, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

  • Riley
    Sep 03, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

  • Jessica (HighFantasyFanatic)
    Oct 26, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

    I quite enjoyed this volume, a beautiful and strong heroine of color, a beautiful rendered comic, with an intriguing premise, and some sizzling undercurrent. I want to read more...but sadly this is all Hoopla has at the moment. Drat! ...

    Fantasy romance of my DREAMS I am upset and bewildered at the ending of this volume and I need more immediately. ...

    I'm head over heels in love with this story and this STUNNING art. More, please...? *grabby hands* ...

  • Wing Kee
    Sep 17, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

  • Christina
    Sep 20, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

  • MadameMelli
    Aug 04, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

  • Tatiana
    Nov 07, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

    I quite enjoyed this volume, a beautiful and strong heroine of color, a beautiful rendered comic, with an intriguing premise, and some sizzling undercurrent. I want to read more...but sadly this is all Hoopla has at the moment. Drat! ...

    Fantasy romance of my DREAMS I am upset and bewildered at the ending of this volume and I need more immediately. ...

    I'm head over heels in love with this story and this STUNNING art. More, please...? *grabby hands* ...

    Wow. I think I prefer this kind of fantasy where the magic is there but not abundantly so. I really loved this. I hope there's a volume 2 available! This was good! And I adored the art. ...

  • Kristen Burns
    May 26, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

  • Fatima
    Aug 30, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

  • Kat
    Jun 02, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

  • Emily A. Duncan
    Oct 21, 2018

    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox ...

    (Read as single issues.) 4.5 stars, happily rounded up. I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more. For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels. This is a low-key, charming fan...

    WHAT THE FUCK ...

    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the ?illegitimate? daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a me...

    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her ho...

    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...

    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? ? I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one! ...

    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu. ...

    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious...

    I?m swooning right now, kids. I?m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I?m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h?s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn?t look right. I also don?t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I co...

    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story. ...

    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...

    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art. ...

    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION. -Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter. -Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch. -Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying po...

    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I?m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It?s...

    2 1/2 stars I need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited ...

    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read. World: The art is fantastic, it?s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through...

    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can?t wait to read second volume. ...

    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend. ...

    Oh, this was excellent. The best court intrigue fantasy I've read since the Goblin Emperor. Great characters, great art. ...

    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...

    3.5 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a subdued, slow-paced, high fantasy graphic novel about a princess, her knight, and lots of royal court intrigue. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the king, but n...

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...

    Sleepless: Restoring my faith in graphic novels since 2018. Positives: +POC main characters. In a fantasy story. All I can say is ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME. Keep em coming. +Beautiful art with a broody colour palette. The detail in the clothes and designs is a plus too. What a richly ...

    I quite enjoyed this volume, a beautiful and strong heroine of color, a beautiful rendered comic, with an intriguing premise, and some sizzling undercurrent. I want to read more...but sadly this is all Hoopla has at the moment. Drat! ...

    Fantasy romance of my DREAMS I am upset and bewildered at the ending of this volume and I need more immediately. ...