Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Music Box - Volume 1: Welcome to Pandorient (comic) - Paul's REVIEW

*I received this book as an eARC from Europe Comics via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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The Music Box - Volume 1: Welcome to Pandorient
Author: Carbon
Illustrator: Gijé 
Release Date: June 20, 2018

Synopsis: For her eighth birthday, Nola receives a marvelous present: her late mother Annah’s music box. It has the most enchanting melody, and inside the globe… is that a little girl waving? And calling for help?! Before she knows it, Nola has shrunk down size, slipped through the keyhole, and entered the world of Pandorient, where even the most ordinary-looking citizens can have extraordinary powers—and where danger could lurk down every hallway. Nola must help her new friends save their mother from a mysterious malady—all the while making surprising discoveries about Annah’s past, and—maybe—her own future…


Review: The first page is so sweetly sad. A girl on her eighth birthday finds a pathway to a whole new world where her late mother used to travel in her own youth. This story has an Alice in Wonderland or The Nutcracker feel to it. The world created is a beautiful fantasy world with interesting creatures in each panel. There are creatures of all types. There is an interesting discussion of discrimination what is brought up. Overall, this is a cute story of an outsider in a new world trying to help. I give this graphic novel a 3.5/5.  


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