I was kindly provided with an e-arc of this book via NetGalley.
A devastatingly funny view of how romantic couples are not on the same page
Tommy Siegel’s single-panel “candy hearts” cartoons are sharp-edged yet lighthearted observations of human romantic relationships. Each one brilliantly depicts the many ways in which lovers deceive each other and hide their true feelings from the world. In Tommy Siegel’s capable hands, this simple premise is incredibly relatable and very, very funny
Candy Hearts by Tommy Siegel is a hilarious graphic novel detailing the different stages of dating in a modern world. It covers relationships that are just beginning, ones that are years long, ones where children are involved and ones that are going to end in divorce. There are relationships that are forming through Tinder and ones that are dealing with Covid-19. I really enjoyed the modern aspects, especially ones based on the cornavirus pandemic.
It was refreshing to see a humerous outlook on the pandemic, particularly with relationships. There were comics describing how some realised they were ready for a relationship, just before they went into a lockdown and then they were left unable to date under normal circumstances. There were also ones where they were seeing someone and then realised they didn’t want anything serious with them, only to then go into lockdown and end up quarantining with them.
I really enjoyed the focus of two people coming together and rarely being in the same place or not thinking in the same way as the other person in their relationship.
If you’re looking for a quick, humerous read, I highly recommend Candy Hearts.
Candy Hearts is due to be released on the 2nd February 2021 in the US and 4th March 2021 in the UK
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