Sunday, November 16, 2014

Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula by Andi Watson

This is a Gothic romance like you've never seen before...

First Second Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this graphic novel for review (thank you).  It will be published in the middle of February of next year.  Make a note, because any young reader that likes graphic novels (AKA comic books) will enjoy this one.

Princess Decomposia's father is ill.  The king spends all day in bed and demands his tea, his food cooked a certain way, and can't discuss any problems without developing a headache.  That means the Princess is running the entire kingdom herself.  She's exhausted and overworked.  When the cook quits, she's at the end of her rope.  What will she do now?

The good news is she has found a new cook who is really a good cook.  The bad news, he's also a vampire.  However, he has an addiction to sweets, not to blood like most vampires.  She hires him.

He notices how things are going and makes suggestions to the Princess about ways to ease her workload.  That works out quite well.  They even talk about doing something together.  The Princess has never had a friend before.  When her father demands she fire the cook because he doesn't like the food (he never does), she and the cook decide to take a day off and go to the fair. What happens when her father finds out is amusing and ironic.

I enjoyed this read.  It was fun, silly, and cute all at the same time.  I'd like see Princess Decomposia again.  The character has great potential and she and the cook have just shared their first kiss.  Let's see where it goes from here! 

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