Advance Review: Waves


Waves is a brief and poignant story of the world-shattering loss of a child and a young couple’s life in the aftermath. Chabbet weaves their tale of recovery, based on her own experiences.

It’s hard to say that I enjoyed this story in the typical sense. My heart ached at every page during their journey of learning to cope with the reality of losing their son as I was touched by Carole Maurel’s gorgeous illustrations. My only qualm with Waves is that it left me wanting more.


Waves by Ingrid Chabbert, Carole Maurel (Illustrator)
Genre: LGBTQ+/Graphic novel
Length: 96 pages
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Pub. Date: May 14, 2019
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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1 thought on “Advance Review: Waves”

  1. […] Waves makes my heart heavy just to think about, but it’s so beautiful there’s no way I could leave it off this list. This short but poignant graphic novel follows a couple who have just lost their child. Their grief, their pain, and their eventual healing stems from Chabbet’s experiences with her wife, all of it poured on to the page and coupled with incredible artwork by Maurel. Heartbreaking, but still well worth the read. See the full review for more details about content. […]


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