Princeless - Jeremy Whitley, M. Goodwin
This was so much fun! It's funny, exciting and involves a whole lotta girl power. I can't believe I'm saying this, but sometimes even a little too much. The message is clear: girls, don't be dependentĀ on a guy, save yourself! Feminism all the way. Which is great, yet it was a bit overdone and redundant at certain points. That said, a female blacksmith, a female dragon and a female warrior who are all outsmarting the men in the story (who are all really made to look like fools, another point when it comes to overdoing things); that's just awesome.


The characters: Princess Adrienne is the main character. She's cool and all, but I have to admit I didn't really 'feel' her as much as I would've liked to. I think she kind of blew it with me when she was being a total jerk towards her twin brother... Bedelia, the female blacksmith, was a lot more likable for me. She's a typical tomboy with a very fierce kind of enthusiasm, you just can't help but liking her (that is, I couldn't). The most lovable character for me would be Sparky, the dragon, though. A giant pink dragon with a nose ring who is as cuddly as a puppy, yet deadly when you want her to be: fantastic!


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The artwork: Great! I love the use of colours and the particular drawing style. And the pages are so soft and shiny, I couldn't stop stroking them while reading. During some scenes, I had to look a few times to see what was actually going on, but that didn't take away the general pleasantness of the artwork.


Would I want to read more of this series?: Definitely, it's just a lovely colourful and funny way to spend your time. Especially if you're in the middle and/or just finished some heavy literature. Then Princeless will perk you right back up! It's a little clunky at times but I'm sure those little mistakes are fixed in volume 2.

I don't think there's any swearing in this book. Nor was there any explicit content when it comes to sex or violence. In fact, this is a comic which I would give to any 9+-year-old kid without a doubt since it's very child-friendly. With an appropriate amount of humour to keep it interesting for adults as well.


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I'm giving it 3.5 stars!