Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story

Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story
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Age Range
12+
Release Date
November 03, 2020
ISBN
978-1401296391
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New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle (ttyl, ttfn) and artist Isaac Goodhart (Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale) reunite in this gorgeous YA story about living life to the fullest, and how far one will go for love.

Seventeen-year-old Victor Fries has a cold heart. After his brother died in a tragic house fire for which Victor feels responsible, his parents have isolated themselves, and Victor has dedicated his whole life to one thing: science.

Nora Faria is full of life. She is suffering from an incurable illness that will slowly consume her, so she's decided to live her last days to the fullest at her summer home outside of Gotham City until her birthday. On that day, she plans to take her own life.

When Victor and Nora happen to meet at the cemetery outside of town, they are astonished to find the connection they have each been missing in their lives. Their summer quickly spirals into a beautiful romance, and Victor's cold heart begins to thaw, allowing him to enjoy life just a little more. But when Victor learns of Nora's illness, he's driven to try to find a solution to keep from losing another person he loves...by any means necessary.

Victor & Nora: A Gotham Love Story is a tragic tale about living life to the fullest and what it truly means to love...and to let go.

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Romance Coated in Tragedy
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
VICTOR AND NORA is a romance graphic novel that will make you both smile and cry. The death of Victor's brother looms over his head and causes him to withdraw from society. He throws himself into science in hopes of saving lives one day. Nora is shadowed by death. She has a chronic illness that will kill her in just a couple of months. There's no cure for it, but that won't stop her from living her short amount of time to the fullest.

When Victor and Nora come together, both are surprised at how close they become in such a short amount of time. Even though Nora knows it can't last forever, she won't let her impending demise ruin the moments she has with him. But as her illness worsens, the truth of her situation can only remain hidden for so long.

VICTOR AND NORA brings the reader on a roller coaster of emotions and the power and inevitability of young love. I absolutely love the color scheme where she's the bright pink of a sunrise and he's the dark blue of night. Not only does it fit their personalities, but it also gives you insight into which character is controlling each scene. The relationship between Nora and Victor is a beautiful one formed between to haunted individuals. Both of their personalities clash and bring out the best in each other and that's what true love does.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of graphic novels, the Gotham universe, romance, and tragedy. I look forward to more books by this author.
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