Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Early Review - Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy Bastion (5/5 stars)

Reading Level: Middle Grade/Children’s
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure/Graphic Novel
Size: 152 pages
Publisher: Archaia Entertainment, LLC
Release Date: December 25, 2012
ISBN: 978-1936393602
Stand Alone or Series: Volume one of the Cursed Pirate Girl series
Source: eGalley through NetGalley.com
Rating: 5/5 stars

I got a copy of this book to review through NetGalley(dot)com. I was drawn to the artwork on the cover of the book and after reading the synopsis was even more intrigued. The illustrations throughout echo times past and are incredibly and amazingly detailed. The story is fun, quirky, and engaging.

The story features Cursed Pirate Girl. She is trying to hunt down her father who is an Omerta Seas Pirate. Along the way she encounters a number of other pirates and makes many great escapes.

This was a pretty darn fantastic read. It is a graphic novel done in very old school style; the artwork is incredibly detailed and absolutely breathtaking. I just cannot emphasis enough how amazing this illustration is. You can look at these pictures forever and constantly pick out new details that you missed at first glance.

Cursed Pirate Girl is a wonderful character, she fears nothing and laughs in the face of many fierce pirates. The story is filled with lots of humor, tons of adventure, and a plucky fearless heroine.

The narration is a bit broken up and scattered. We sometimes hear from different characters that don’t seem to have much impact on the story. Still for me this only added to the fun quirkiness of the story.

This book contains the first three issues of Curse Pirate Girl. At the end of this book there is still much of the story to be resolved. Hopefully the story will be continued in future installments.

There is a lot of action and fighting and sometimes Cursed Pirate Girl finds herself in sticky situations. Even given all of this this is a book that’s appropriate for all ages.

Overall I am so happy I found this graphic novel. The illustration style that this novel is done in is very old school, incredibly detailed, and just absolutely stunning. Cursed Pirate Girl is a witty, fearless, and just awesome heroine. I can see her becoming admired by many young girls and boys alike for her bravery and gumption. Highly recommended to fans of fantasy/adventure graphic novels. Appropriate for all ages, everyone should at least pick this book up just to get a glimpse of the amazing artwork!

This book goes towards the follownig reading challenges:
- Graphic Novel Challenge
- 150+ Books Reading Challenge
- Debut Author Reading Challenge

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