This action-packed adventure series from James Tynion IV (two appearances in our lists this year!) and Michael Dialynas is a charming and enthralling treat for all ages. Wynd is magic-born in a kingdom where magic is punishable by death, and his pointy ears are a dead giveaway. Raised by tavern-owner Mrs Molly, Wynd just wants to be normal, to work in the kitchen and maybe rack up the courage to talk to the hunky castle gardener. When threat levels rise, Wynd must find his way out of the kingdom, and finally learn to embrace his magical side. Dialynas’ art is dynamic and sprawling, but not afraid to linger on smaller, personal moments. The cast are wonderful, and relationships are artfully set-up and teased. This is book one of hopefully many, the start of an expansive magic world we’re excited to see more of!