Monday, May 16, 2011

Graphic Novel Review - The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, Peter Gillis, Renae DeLiz, Ray Dillon (5/5 stars)

The Last UnicornReading level: Middle Grade
Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy
Size: 152 pages
Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc
Release Date: January 25, 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1600108518
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
Rating: 5/5 stars

I got a copy of this book through netgalley(dot)com.  I love this story and was excited to see how it was rendered into a graphic novel.  The illustration was absolutely breathtaking and the story fast-paced and engrossing.  Definitely a must for any fans of this story, of unicorns, or of beautiful rendered fantasy graphic novels.

Most people are probably familiar with the story.  A beautiful unicorn decides to set out and find whether or not she is actually the last unicorn.  On her journey she finds that her fellow unicorns have been trapped by an evil king.  She goes on a heartbreaking quest to set her people free.

I can't say enough how much I loved the illustration throughout this graphic novel.  It was just absolutely stunning.  I always have imagined the unicorn as so beautiful and the illustrators really captured that image and even made it more stunning.

The story was exceedingly well told and matched the tone of the illustration perfectly.  Did I mention how much I loved the artwork and illustration?  I got this as an e-galley and will definitely be purchasing a hardback copy to put on my book shelf, just so I can take it out over and over and marvel at the beautiful story and artwork.

Overall I am so happy I read this.  If you are a fan of this story or of unicorns or of beautiful graphic novel fantasies this is a must read.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:

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