Read for: Netgalley/ Requested Review/ Graphic Novel Challenge
Synopsis: "Mila is a solitary teenager ready to put another boring summer vacation behind her until she meets Agnes, an adventurous girl who turns out to be a ghost. And not just a regular ghost, but one carrying the essence of an ancient fallen king and a mouth full of teeth that used to be his guardian warriors. Three-time Eisner Award–nominated writer/artist Tony Sandoval presents a wondrous world of secret places and dreamlike magic hidden in the everyday corners of our sleeping imagination."
My Review: Upon seeing this cover art, I was getting Viking Valkyrie vibes and really wanted to read it. The artwork throughout this book is absolutely stunning, a soft watercolor look with wispy style, it really added to otherworldly tone of the story. It starts off with a familiar setting, lonely girl discovers a friend, but no-one else can see the friend. Then things really take a turn for the weird and not much makes sense until the end. Even then things are a still left unexplained. I also don't understand the weird obsession with and the roll teeth played in the story. This one really needed to be a multiple volume story to allow for more development. Luckily, the artwork does save the ratings.
My Rating: As much as I wanted to love this one, and I certainly did love the art, it just fell short for me. It was just too abstract of a story to really fit into this short format. I give it a rating of Two Paws.
I received a copy of Watersnakes via Netgalley under no obligation. The above is my honest unbiased opinion.
Watersnakes will be released on November 20th, but you can pre-order a print copy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Or on release day check your local comic book store and take a flip through and see if it is for you.