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Author: Mari Costa
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Life of Melody is a queer romantic comedy & fantasy graphic novel by Mari Costa about a fairy godfather and a beast raising a child.
In the fairy realm, a Fairy Godparent is tasked with fulfilling fairy tales in the human world. The human protagonist’s own motivations and wishes are of little consequences to the fairy working their case. As such, humans are regarded as pretty difficult to work with by the fairies, who otherwise don’t seem to know much about them. The fairy Razzmatazz decides that the perfect solution to get around how unaccommodating humans can be is to raise the fairy tale protagonist from infancy to her 18th birthday. Despite his superiors telling him the idea is completely crazy, he commits to it, and by extension, commits to becoming co-parent with a beast named Bon, who found the child at the same time as him.
This graphic novel is so cute! A friend recommended it to me and I’m so glad that I’ve picked it up. It has a queer couple, contains fake dating and the novel has many sweet moments. This will definitely be one of my comfort reads.