Today’s #FridayReads is SECONDS, the red-hot new standalone graphic novel from Bryan Lee O’Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.
Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all—but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:
1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew
And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms—and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules. But Katie doesn’t care about the rules—and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.
“One of the most enjoyable reads I’ve had all year with this magical graphic novel. I dare you to not read it all in one sitting.” —Whitney Matheson, USA Today
“Richly imagined and vibrantly drawn, SECONDS is a funny, surprising, and enchanting read.” —Publishers Weekly
“Adorable, haunting, funny, and beautiful. A perfect recipe for a great graphic novel.” —Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics