Saturday, August 22, 2020

Graphic Novel Review of The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O'Neill


Read for: Requested Review/Netgalley/ Anticipated Release

Previous Books in the Tea Dragon Series:

Synopsis: "Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series!

Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng's care, Greta still can't chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief. Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside.

Told with the same care and charm as the previous installments of the Tea Dragon series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry welcomes old friends and new into a heartfelt story of purpose, love, and growth."

My Review: I absolutely love Katie O'Neill's story telling and illustration style and this book is no different. I like how this book brought the previous two together, admittedly it has been a while since I read them and I was a bit confused at first. I love the soothing feel of this book, both the the colors chosen for the illustrations and with the story itself. It is a great message about finding the right path for yourself and being who you are with all your flaws and emotions. I also really appreciate the diversity put into this series, it isn't there for a statement or to push an agenda, it just is and it is so beautiful. We also get a great side story about grief in this one as we follow one of the tea dragons after loosing its beloved caretaker. All in all it is beautiful in all ways and I look forward to more!

My Rating: I really enjoyed this one, maybe not quite as much as the first book but I think if I were to re-read the whole series again, I would enjoy it more.  I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag!

 I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. The above is my honest review and opinion.

You can find out more about Katie O'Neill and her books on her Goodreads Page or Website. (I have loved every one so far). 

The Tea Dragon Tapestry comes out on September 1st but you can pre-order your own copy in print or digital format from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or request it at your library or local comic book store.

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