Saturday, February 4, 2017

Graphic Novel Review of Princeless Book 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley and Mia Goodwin

Read for: Graphic Novel Challenge
Synopsis: "Chosen to be honored as an Amelia Bloomer Project title, through the ALA. Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be a princess. She hates fancy dinners, is uncomfortable in lavish dresses, and has never wanted to wait on someone else to save her. However, on the night of her 16th-birthday, her parents, the King and Queen, locked her away in a tower guarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince. Now Adrienne has decided to take matters into her own hands! Come join the Eisner-nominated team of Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin for a tale of swashbuckling in the face of sexism. Princeless is the action/adventure for the girl who's tired of waiting to be rescued and ready to save herself!"

My Review: This was a graphic novel I picked up on a whim and so glad that I did. It was a fun book that puts a different twist on the classic fairy tales of princesses locked in towers with dragons to guard them. Adrienne is a fun and spunky princess that readers can really get behind and young girls can look up to as well. This is a graphic novel that is appropriate for all ages and will be enjoyed by all too. Adrienne gathers a unique cast of characters to help her in her quest to save herself and others like her. This is definitely a series I will be looking to continue.
My Rating: For picking this one up on a whim, I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more. And for those of you on the sudden push for diverse books, pick this one up.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!


  1. I love graphic novels. This one looks fun, but is it a book that shoves morals and agendas in your face? I'm not against diverse books or girls who save themselves, but I don't like overdone messages.

    1. It really doesn't shove anything in your face, the MC does kind of get a little girl power hungry but it works well with the story.