Aquicorn Cove (2018)


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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 familiar beach, she discovers something incredible: a colony of Aquicorns, small magical seahorse-like creatures that live in the coral reef. Lana rescues an injured Aquicorn and cares for it with the help of her aunt, who may know more about these strange creatures than she’s willing to admit. But when a second storm threatens to reach the town, choices made many years ago about how to coexist with the sea start to rise to the surface. Lana realizes she will need to find the strength to stand on her own, even when it means standing up to the people who she has always relied on to protect her.

From: Oni Press

Notes on This Title

A major supporting character in this title is a queer woman. There is also a nonhuman major supporting character that the author has identified as nonbinary in interviews.




Aquicorn Cove is a lush, tender tale of grief and environmentalism.” (Source: The AV Club)

“Readers will eagerly dive into O’Neill’s latest world. Enchanting.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“The author of The Tea Dragon Society returns with a graphic novel bound to satisfy her audience.” (Source: School Library Journal)



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