Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Check Out This New Middle Grade Graphic Novel from DC -- Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot, #1 NY Bestselling Author of the Princess Diaries (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Written by Meg Cabot, Illustrated by Cara McGee
On sale 10/29/19

Both of my girls have really been getting into the graphic novels being released by DC. It seems like every month there are a few more graphic novels to pick up and enjoy, featuring everyone's favorite DC characters.  Well, October is no exception, as DC has added a few new graphic novels to their ever popular line up which include Black Canary: Ignite, The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid and Super Sons: The Foxglove Mission.  We received an advance copy of Black Canary: Ignite this past Saturday. And, by Sunday morning, both of my girls had read the new graphic novel and were talking about their favorite parts while eating breakfast.  This new graphic novel was written by the best selling author of The Princess Diaries, and has another hit book on her hands. 

After hearing my girls raving about this new graphic novel, I had them pass it over to me so that I could read it and see what it was all about. After the first few pages, I was hooked and whizzed right through this colorful and entertaining graphic novel.  What I loved about the book is that the author reminds girls of all ages that they it isn't a bad thing to be outspoken and tell people what you want in life.  Dinah Lance, the main character in this book, doesn't hold back in speaking her mind and this is a breath of fresh air for young girls to read.  Usually girls are taught to be quiet and not to speak up, but with women's equality at the forefront, now is the time to see women as outspoken leaders and powerful professionals in the workplace, as well as in books geared towards YA adult readers.

By the time I reached the end of the book, I could see why my girls really enjoyed this graphic novel.  It was filled with mystery and adventure and was written in a way to help girls navigate through life, by taking the good and bad and reminding yourself that you are unique and different and that is what makes you special. And, you shouldn't stay quiet just to conform with the norm.  Speak out and let your voice be heard, just like Dinah Lance does in the new Black Canary: Ignite graphic novel.  My girls are hoping for more releases from Meg Cabot in this graphic novel series, or at least more "Girl Power" type books for them to read and share with their friends, and me! :-)

You can learn all about this and the other new October graphic novel releases from DC by visiting  I can't wait to share next month's releases with my girls and you all, so be on the lookout for more DC graphic novel reviews coming soon. :-)

More about this upcoming middle-grade graphic novel release:

"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries comes Black Canary: Ignite, Meg Cabot's first graphic novel! With expressive and energetic art by Cara McGee to match the trademark attitude and spunk of Meg Cabot's characters and dialogue, this mother-daughter story embraces the highs and lows of growing up without growing out of what makes us unique.

Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock star group of friends may even save the world, but first they'll need to agree on a band name. 

When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah's goals and threatens her friends and family, she'll learn more about herself, her mother's secret past, and navigating the various power chords of life. 

Black Canary: Ignite is an inspirational song that encourages readers to find their own special voices to sing along with Black Canary!"

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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