Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Matias Basla
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Boom Studios
Synopsis: England, 1851. As the daughter of a Naval Captain, Artemesia should be able to boast a good life among a well-to-do family. Instead, her life has been one of sorrow and isolation since the day her father brought his illegitimate daughter home in a basket. All her life she has only wanted to be loved and wanted. Just as she is told she must marry to save a family who has never wanted her, she is suddenly pulled into another world where her whole life suddenly changes as she tries to save her own world.
Review: Take a historical fiction setting, throw in a dash of fairy tale, and mix. When a story like this begins in a graveyard, it immediately catches the reader’s interest. Immediately, I feel for Artemesia. The storyline feels like Cinderella with a twist and the artwork is clean and fits with a dark fairy tale world. Book 1 of 5 is an enticing introduction and makes me want to know just as much about Artemesia and the life she has lived as I want to know about the adventures she has been pulled into. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Sparrowhawk gets 5 Stars!!
You can find your own copy of Sparrowhawk #1 at Boom Studios for $3.99.
Disclaimer: Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.