Graphic Novel Review: The Daughters of Ys

The Daughters of Ys by M.T. Anderson
The Daughters of Ys
by M.T. Anderson, Jo Rioux 

1 out of 5 stars

When their mother dies, two princesses handle their grief differently. One sister finds solace in the beauties of nature, and the other learns everything she can about her mother’s magic in the palace. Ys is a city built with dark magic. As the sisters grow up, the evil of their kingdom can no longer be contained.

I did not enjoy this graphic novel. There are very graphic violent scenes with a lot of blood and gore. And there are sexual scenes, and that ruined it for me. I wish the story could have been told in a more classy way.
I liked the magic and the legends of an ancient city born from the sea. The artwork is beautiful. I love the story-telling style. The magic is interesting. The characters are compelling and complex. Every element for a marvelous story is there, but it was ruined with the violence and sex.

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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