Gosh! Best Of 2022
Yee, author of previous Best Of title Séance Tea Party, is back with this story of a girl, Safia, sent to live with her famous adventuring aunt after the tragic death of her parents. But her aunt, cursed to live as a monster thanks to an old adventure gone awry, is now the target of a sinister organisation, and Safia must use her resourcefulness and powers of deduction to solve the muysteries at the heart of the story and save the day. An exciting adventure that really showcases its diverse cast in a way that feels completely natural and without the melodrama that lesser authors might fall into. Safia herself is blind, and that trait is simply presented as part of her character - something she works around and overcomes, but never something which solely defines her. One for those looking for some adventure!
Safia thought that being blind meant she would only get to go on adventures through her audiobooks. This all changes when she goes to live with a distant and mysterious aunt, Lady Whimsy, who takes Safia on the journey of a lifetime! While the reclusive Lady Whimsy stops an old rival from uncovering the truth behind her disappearance, Safia experiences parts of the world she had only dreamed about. But when an unlikely group of chaotic agents comes after Whimsy, Safia is forced to confront the adventure head-on. For the first time in her life, Safia is the hero of her own story, and she must do what she can to save the day. And maybe find some friends along the way. Reimena Yee returns with an all-new graphic novel filled with action, magic, and family. My Aunt Is a Monster explores how anybody can do anything as long as they are given the chance and have the right people behind them.