Monday, November 19, 2012

The Golden Twine (Cat's Cradle Book 1) - Paul's Review

*I received this book as an eARC from Kids Can Press on NetGalley in exchange for a fair review*

Title: The Golden Twin (Cat's Cradle Book 1)
Author: Jo Rioux
Year Published: 2012

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Synopsis: In the valley of Galatea, monsters slip through a rift in the mountains, bringing fear and suspicion to the land. 

Of course, the monsters are evil - or so the stories go - but they are kept in check by heroic monster tamers. Suri dreams of being one such hero. But this tagalong orphan of a merchant caravan has no luck - until the day a horseless caravan pulls up. Its driver is a man with a metal heart... and a monster for sale. 

Review: Suri, the orphan, wants to become a Monster Tamer. This comic introduces Suri and her caravan of merchants. The world created by Rioux is interesting and I am interested in discovering more of it. Monsters seep in through a crack in the mountains. Brave Monster Tamers protect the people from these evil monsters. 

This world is Pokemon meets monsters in a fantasy, mid-evil world. There are only a few monsters shown in this introductory comic, leaving me wanting to see more. Magic seems to be at play within this world as well. 

This comic introduces so much and leaves so many questions unanswered. This is definitely just the start of an interesting tale. 

I would recommend this to middle grade readers interested in comics and fantasy. I give this book a 3/5.


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