Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Review #1300
The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Rebecca Guay
Rating: two stars (out of four)

I was really intrigued by the cover and format of this book. I acquired this graphic novel from NetGalley. I also love dragon books, so I was kind of excited to read this fantasy. Sadly though, it didn't live up to my expectations. It was an interesting tale, but I felt like it lacked development and some of the characters fell flat for me. I liked the illustrations, but I didn't see enough interaction between the text and the drawings. I felt like there was a loss of depth between the dialogue bubbles and the overall story - something was missing. There were also a couple of awkward gaps in the story where I wasn't sure what was going on or it felt like pages had been left out of the story. This book was okay, but probably not something I'd recommend.

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