by Ganucheau, SavannaPanetta, Kevin

A young adult graphic novel from writer Kevin Panetta and artist Savanna Ganucheau, a charming a heart-felt tale, baked with love!

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band?if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn't ruin everything.

Writer Kevin Panetta and artist Savanna Ganucheau concoct a delicious recipe of intricately illustrated baking scenes and blushing young love, in which the choices we make can have terrible consequences, but the people who love us can help us grow.

Kevin Panetta is a comic book writer and the co-creator of the magical girl series ZODIAC STARFORCE, published by Dark Horse Comics. He grew up in New York and Alabama but is currently living halfway between the two, in Washington, DC. BLOOM is his first graphic novel.

Savanna Ganucheau is a comic artist and illustrator. She made her start in comics by self-publishing and selling her work in comic book shops around her hometown of New Orleans. Alongside creating the webcomic GEORGE AND JOHNNY, Savanna makes artwork that has appeared in notable publications including JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, ADVENTURE TIME, and LUMBERJANES. BLOOM is her first graphic novel.

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A Barnes&Noble most anticipated LBTQAP Young Adult release for winter 2019

Quote: Barnes & Noble

This is the best kind of romantic tale: innocent and unfussy, yet overwhelming.

Review: Los Angeles Review of Books

This is both a delicious foray into the world of baking and young love and an endearing, realistic tale of two teens helping one another grow. A fresh take on the coming-of-age story that spotlights the triumphs and travails of young people.

Review: School Library Journal, starred review

A Bookish must-read book of winter 2019

Quote: Bookish

This is a comic full of quiet moments, best read on a sunny spring afternoon with a piece of baklava close at hand.

Review: Amazon Book Review

BLOOM is included in this piece by The Children's Book Review, which calls it one of the Best YA Books of 2019 So Far!

Quote: The Children's Book Review

Bloom is a quitessential summer coming-of-age romance and it tells what may be one of the year's most beautiful love stories.

Review: Nerdophiles

...Delicious. A tender blend of sugary, buttery, and other complex flavors that's baked with a tremendous dash of heart.

Review: Kirkus, starred review

A quiet, earnest romance with warmth and depth.

Review: Booklist

BLOOM is included in Bookish's Must Read Winter 2019 List ; included in the Barnes and Noble list of Most Anticipated LGBTQ Young Adult Release for Winter 2019 ; and was chosen as the #1 Comic and Graphic Novel of the Year So Far in Amazon's Best Books of the Year So Far.

Quote: Inkwell

...a pleasantly diverse cast and realistically varied relationship dynamics from Panetta (Zodiac Starforce) offer a thoughtful look at how one grows into and out of relationships, with all the commensurate joy, awkwardness, and reconciliation that family and friends offer.

Review: Publishers Weekly

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