I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.
This was a quick read, so I read though it again as I felt after reading it the first time, I didn’t fully understand the whole story. I’m not a big graphic novel reader but I loved the cover of this one and after reading the synopsis, I thought this would be one that I would really enjoy. I have to say, I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. I had a hard time following the story as there weren’t that many words to help me along and the pictures were hard to follow. I felt as if I was trying too hard to grasp this novel, a spinoff of a story that I have loved for years.
The author broke the story up into chapters which gave the novel a storyline and moved the story along. I especially loved looking at the characters and I thought the facial expressions on them were phenomenal. Even the background characters with their sinister and forlorn stares carried the novel’s message loud and clear. Only the apple, the item which always turns this story around, bares color inside this novel. The year is 1928 and it’s NYC, where is the prince that will save this lovely princess from the fate that awaits her? This novel is a different twist on a classic, a classic that always ended with a prince and a kiss.