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Aquicorn Cove

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,054 ratings  ·  322 reviews
When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a storm, the last thing she expects is to discover a colony of Aquicorns—magical seahorse-like residents of the coral reef. As she explores the damaged town and the fabled undersea palace, Lana learns that while she cannot always count on adults to be the guardians she needs, she herself ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Oni Press
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ARC provided by Oni Press in exchange for an honest review.

“But there’s no home without a future…”

I just want to say that Katie O'Neill has the most breathtaking, most gorgeous, and most adorable illustrations out there right now. Each page is literally a brand-new work of art. Never have I ever loved the illustrations in anything as much as I do in this and in The Tea Dragon Society!

Aquicorn Cove stars a young girl named Lana, and she and her father come to visit her Auntie Mae on her littl
Whitney Atkinson
Thanks to Netgalley for providing an e-arc in exchange for my honest review!

This book was beyond precious!! It's like a Disney movie in a graphic novel because of its lighthearted, magical vibe yet undertones of sorrow and meaning. There's loss, there's reunion, there's messages about environmentalism, there's mythical creatures, and there's even a subtle f/f romance. The art was so gorgeous and this book was very easy to follow and a quick read that definitely got me teary-eyed. I can't wait to
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
THIS WAS SO BEAUTIFUL THE ART IS EVERYTHING!!! THE COLOURS!!!!! Beautiful message to always look after the environment and there was a cute lil f/f romance implied! GORGEOUS.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, graphic-novels

Not only does this book feature mind-bending gorgeous works of art, it holds so much meaning in its pages. Usually, books that evoke such truly beautiful pieces tend to not have an exciting storyline to tag along, but this is where Aquicorn Cove comes in to shake up the status quo.

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When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a big storm, Lana remembers how much she’s missed the ocean—and the strong, reassuring presence of her aunt. As Lana explores the
C.G. Drews
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was just ADORABLY AMAZING. I am absolutely and entirely heart-eyes right now from how gorgeous the illustrations were, to the sweet and wholesome messages, to how many feels it gave me.'s barely 100 pages and it's a soft gentle fantasy for kids and many feelings. 😭💛Seriously pick this one up if you get a chance omg.

☆ cutest illustrations ever
☆ seriously Lana is ADORABLE
☆ talks about caring for the sea and the reefs
☆ soft™ magical sea creatures
☆ entirely sure Aure (th
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks again to Oni Press for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

This was such a cute read and the art was amazing! I especially loved how it dealt with an important topic such as climate change and how the message was that we definitely have to pay more attention to our environment and have to take care of our oceans and that even small things can already make a big difference.

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Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)

Thank you Netgalley and Oni Press for sending a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This graphic novel was so adorable! I loved Katie O’Neill’s art and the story was lovely. The environmental message got across very well. Loved all the illustrations, and I can’t wait for this book to be released!
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Really lovely story about finding yourself after loss, caring for others, and how global warming is affecting the coral reef.
Hints at a f/f romance
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
Aquicorn Cove es una novela gráfica muy tierna y con un mensaje ecológico súper fuerte sobre el uso y la explotación sin límite que le damos los humanos a los recursos naturales. Toda la historia está teñida de un toque fantástico, de seres mitológicos acuáticos y, además, de amor sin importar absolutamente nada más.
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review.

This story was so cute. I was pleasantly surprised by the focus put on the environmental aspect, it was quite well done and it got the message across. The style of the author is really lovely and I enjoyed all the illustrations, especially the ones regarding the sea colony.
I'm really happy to have discovered this new author and I can't wait to read more of her books.
Dani - Perspective of a Writer
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When her seaside town is damaged in a storm Lana and her father help to clear the debris and she discovers a colony of Aquicorns, magical seahorses that are residents of the coral reef. As she learns of the effect her town has on these sea creatures she decides to take responsibility for protecting the ocean and her friends.

I have enjoyed Katie O'Neill in the past and instantly recognized her trademark art style in Aquico
Streaked in pastel shades and heartwarming messages, Aquicorn Cove is a cute and light graphic novel yet imparts a relevant message on protecting the marine life. We follow a young Lana that helps her aunt's little island after it was ravaged by a storm. She reminisces on her days near the ocean when she was younger and consequently tries to get past the grief over her mother's death. And it was until when she nursed a young and injured aquicorn that she finally realized the random chain of even ...more
♛ Garima ♛
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is cute little story of a girl who lost her mother recently and trying to cope. There are some heart-touching moments but the book is light enough to get going. Illustrations are really beautiful and story flows naturally.
There is hint of lesbian romance between Lana's aunt and sea-goddess which I think was nice touch as well...
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
Aquicorn Cove was delightful! Lovely illustration style, excellent story, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Helena Summers
I don't know why, but I was expecting an adventure story about a girl and aquicorns, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out it was not the case at all. It was a quiet story about loss, taking care of nature and family. It was like the warm hug I didn't know I needed, one of these stories that just make you feel happy and relaxed for a while. It was the equivalent of drinking hot chocolate in a winter rainy day covered by your soft blanket.

The art was adorable and magical, with pastel col
❈ laura ❈
my rating: ✰✰✰✰

The art is just breathtaking, so soft and beautiful I could spent hours and hours looking at it. Plus this graphic novels has a beautiful message to always look after the environment, that we can always help it even doing small things and it was just so powerful. Plus it has a cute f/f romance implied so I would 100% recommend reading this if you're interested! And it's short so you don't have excuses.

This is the second graphic novel I read from this author and now I think I'm go
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I can't get over the art style and how gorgeous it was. I'm a sucker for a cute graphic novel that also tells an important tale.
Arybo ✨
I’ve always loved stories with important messages and this is one of them.

Lana lost her mother in a storm on the sea. Lana’s father decided to not come back often to the places in which his bride died, a beautiful village on the coast, near a reef. After a tempest, they decided to come back to help the population to reconstruct everything.
There is a beautiful page, only one, in which Lana thinks of her mother, and the reader can feel all the grief and the pain of this lost. There’s also anothe

Another year, another Katie O'Neill graphic novel. Another wonderful, gorgeous, accessible, pastel, feminine, feminist, childlike experience for all ages, featuring gay people.

A young girl named Lana, and her dad, head to the seaside to help her aunt Mae rebuild her village after a storm. Lana learns about coral reefs, cute and colourful seahorses - big and tiny - and her aunt's past with the supernatural connected to these lovely creatures, called aquicorns.

Lana is also coming to
Shari (colourmeread)
Adorable, visually stunning, and heartwarming all at once. Katie was able to touch on real life issues on loss, mourning, the environment, and change in a way that's gentle and thought provoking. The story is lovely, and the message easy to follow. I highly recommend this!
Bruna Miranda
UMA DAS HQs MAIS LINDAS QUE EU JÁ LI!!!!!!! [English review below]

*I received an e-ARC from NetGalley and Oni Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*

Aquicorn Cove is such a CUTE and heart-warming story! The artwork is delicate and it's just the art style I love. Lana is a sweetheart and I could relate to her love for the ocean and its creatures. Her aunt Mae is probably the COOLEST character I've seen in a long time - and I kind of freaked out when I realized how little we see big an
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
I love the warmth of this book when it comes to the ocean and its creatures. Also, the grief of losing a loved one was expressed so effortlessly. Also x2, Queer ladies looking at each other like youngsters in low-key love. And as always, Katie O'Neill's art is both cute and beautiful. Love, love, love this.
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This sweet story is gorgeously illustrated! I loved the aquicorns, and the message behind Lana’s tale. I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking for a cute, lovely graphic novel.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is super cute!
I love the illustration, the message to taking care of the ocean. It teaches us to always do the right thing, to not be selfish and think only about ourselves.

Beside that, this book will make a very cute gift for your loved ones :)

*Thank you NetGalley for providing the e-copy.
Carry On, Isabel
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Katie O'Neill writes and draws the most endearing stories
Katie O’Niell is an automatic buy for me and my family. Her art style is highly imaginative with a dreamy yet intricate quality that I could pore over for hours. (In fact, my daughters did just that with The Tea Dragon Society). Her stories are sweet but contain a solid core of relevant and powerful themes. However, perhaps my favorite thing about her books is that she always includes a diverse cast of characters, settings, and situations. This story was no different.

When Lana returns to the isl
I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley

Another great book from the author of Princess Princess Ever After and The Tea Dragon Society! This book combines the gorgeous illustrations that we have come to expect from O'Neill with a cute story about a girl discovering some magical wildlife at her aunt's seaside home. Throughout the book she learns more about the creatures that call the area home, her own family's history with the sea, and the importance of balance when it comes to human 'p
Marius Paulsen (Antari-kun)
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is my honest opinion on Aquicorn Cove by the wonderful Katie Oneill
This was everything I wanted and more! I love Oneills work so much, just her art, writing, everything is so beautiful and well-written. The story really said something that is a big topic these days and she elegantly introduced the element of the dying coral reef excellently. Katie Oneill is a new favorite author for sure! I would recommend this cute and important story to everyone! Thanks to Netgalley and Oni Press for the
Aquicorn Cove contains absolutely stunning illustrations and features a story with a powerful message.

The art style in this book is the same as the author's other book The Tea Dragon Society, everything is very bright and colorful with great attention to detail. The acquicorns in particular are so incredibly adorable. There's a great message in this book about caring for the environment and how even small changes can have an impact. Also the book touches on how just because everyone is doing som
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Katie O'Neill is an illustrator and graphic novelist from New Zealand. She is the author of Princess Princess Ever After, The Tea Dragon Society, and Aquicorn Cove, all from Oni Press. She mostly makes gentle fantasy stories for younger readers, and is very interested in tea, creatures, things that grow, and the magic of everyday life.
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