Graphic Novel Review #2 – The Music Box, Vol. 1: Welcome to Pandorient

The Music Box, Vol. 1: Welcome to Pandorient by Carbone, Gijé (Artist)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Series: The Music Box, #1
Length: 58 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

For her eighth birthday, Nola receives a marvelous present: her late mother Annah’s music box. It has the most enchanting melody, and inside the globe… is that a little girl waving? And calling for help?! Before she knows it, Nola has shrunk down size, slipped through the keyhole, and entered the world of Pandorient, where even the most ordinary-looking citizens can have extraordinary powers—and where danger could lurk down every hallway. Nola must help her new friends save their mother from a mysterious malady—all the while making surprising discoveries about Annah’s past, and—maybe—her own future…

The Magic Box, by far, is the sweetest, cutest, and simplest graphic novel I have ever read. The graphic novel features the story of an 8 year girl, Nova, who just received a music box for her 8th birthday. As she shakes the music box (it is sort of like a snow globe?) and listens to the music, she notices a small girl who is actually moves and is transported into the world that is inside the music box. It has strange creatures, powers, and just some strangeness overall.

I can already tell this has a great deal of magic and adventure. Although short, it still packed a pretty good chunk of a story. All though more is needed, it is definitely going to be worth trying out the next graphic novels when as they comes out. When I first received a copy of this, I knew I was going to like it, even though it may be targeted for a younger audience. This is a tale that can be enjoyable for a whole family. It even helps that the art style is just as a adorable as the characters are. The art style was definitely was one the bigger things I appreciated from this graphic novel. Everything was fun to look at.

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