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Meesh the Bad Demon (Meesh the Bad Demon #1) by Michelle Lam

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Graphic Novel

Publishing Date: March 21, 2023


A tale of unlikely heroes and myths is made real in this debut graphic novel series about a “bad” demon trying to find her place in the underworld. But she’ll have to save it first!

Meesh is a bad demon. “Bad” meaning she always sees the good in those around her–which, strictly speaking, isn’t how a demon is meant to feel or act.

Bullied by the other demons, twelve-year-old Meesh is more likely to be found poring over Fairy World’s magazines and fangirling the fairy princesses. When disaster strikes and her family is threatened, Meesh must journey to the Fairy World to find a healing crystal that can save the underworld. And speak of the devil! She meets a fairy princess right away.

But things in the Fairy World aren’t so perfect either. As Meesh makes surprising new friends and unites a band of outcasts–including her bully–she learns there’s more to being a demon than being bad.

Sometimes the secret to real power is in loving yourself, faults and all.

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Michelle Lam is a Los Angeles based story artist in the animation industry, a graphic novel author and illustrator, and cartoonist on social media. She assistant directed the CG animated series ONI: Thunder God’s Tale (Netflix / Tonko House), storyboarded and wrote for I Heart Arlo (Netflix), and storyboarded for Arlo the Alligator Boy (Netflix / Titmouse Animation) and Trash Truck (Netflix / Glen Keane Productions). Animation work aside, Michelle moonlights as an author and illustrator with her first graphic novel Meesh the Bad Demon (Penguin Random House Knopf), and creates autobiographical comics on her Instagram @mewTripled. She shares her life and career experiences through the form of videos on Youtube also under @mewTripled.

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I have mentioned on alot of my reviews how much I love a graphic novel especially if it is a Middle Grade and the reason being you can convey a lot of messages in a short time. For me Meesh The Bad Demon is a fine example.

The main character Meesh was so adorable and I loved the play on the words that title gives which made me more intrigued.

If you want an adventure with characters who normally would not be seen together then you need to read this book, if you are hankering for that cosy feel then read this book.

I for one will be continuing on with the series and can't wait to see what happens next. For all these reasons I am giving Meesh The Bad Demon 4 stars.

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