TITLE: Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom
AUTHOR: Kelly Thompson
ILLUSTRATOR: Jenn St. Onge
GENRE: Graphic Novel, Young Adult
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: April 2nd 2019
PUBLISHER: Dynamite Entertainment
Nancy Drew is seventeen and good at everything… ESPECIALLY solving crimes. But her totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly-smooth-(but-not-really) life hits a snag when a mysterious message drags her back to the hometown she left behind. There she’ll have to find out which of her friends are still her friends, which are enemies, and who exactly is trying to kill her…and (hopefully) stop them before they succeed.
KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) team up to present an all-new modern spin on a classic mystery icon!
WHAT I THINK
I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley. All thoughts are still my own.
Shall we start with the obvious? Artwork!
I really, really enjoyed all the artworks in this one! Especially the extra ones in between chapters and at the end of the book. Those are so gorgeous that I could spend a whole day watching them.
I did really like the actual graphics too. The pictures are great and clear and lively, if that makes any sense. But the one thing that really bothered me in the arts were the texts. At some points it just didn’t fit in the bubble which made it really hard to read and kind of left me guessing the correct word for the part. Either the bubbles should have been bigger or the font just a tad smaller.
The story though! Gosh I didn’t realize how much I missed Nancy Drew before I read this one. And as a graphic novel even! Probably made the whole experience even better.
Nancy was just like herself. Her little posse is a great mix of different types of people. Nerdy ones, the good girls etc, you get what I’m trying to say, right?
The storyline grabbed my attention from the very beginning and kept me interested in the book the whole time. Never once did I just want to quit reading, quite the opposite.
Yet I still hoped for something more. It felt too short for my liking. A little rushed, even. I know I like fast paced books but Nancy Drew was a little too fast paced. In one second we were at Nancy’s new home, with her new posse and the next second she was already back at her old town with her old posse, all deep in this mystery. Pretty much just as fast it was all solved.
The ending. Let me just tell you that that cliffhanger was bad! I don’t even know if there’s another one coming out and if there is, when is it coming? Because I needed it like yesterday! It was kind of that bad, the cliffhanger.
All in all this was an amazing fast read to get me finish at least one book every now and then but also one that didn’t need that much brain work to read and understand what’s going on.