Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu
Illustrated by Sana Takeda
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Image Comics
Source: egalley via edelweiss
Monstress (Vol. 1)
Absolutely awesome! First, the art is just gorgeous! Right from page one the intricate and sublime paintings make you gasp. This story is high fantasy of the greatest quality. Several races are involved and the character development is superb. So much happens in this one book that it was a heart-pounding page-turning read. The world building is magnificent and I was spellbound by this intelligent story where good battles evil and yet there are many grey areas where both are present and certain characters who straddle each side. I'm always a sucker for sidekicks so my favourite character ended up being the little half-breed fox girl who shows much more spunk and bravery than her cute looks show. Wonderful book!