ARC Review – Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula by Andi Watson

21469148Title:  Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula

Author: Andi Waton

Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis: Princess Decomposia is overworked and underappreciated.  This princess of the underworld has plenty of her own work to do but always seems to find herself doing her layabout father’s job, as well. The king doesn’t feel quite well, you see. Ever. So the princess is left scurrying through the halls, dodging her mummy, werewolf, and ghost subjects, always running behind and always buried under a ton of paperwork. Oh, and her father just fired the chef, so now she has to hire a new cook as well. Luckily for Princess Decomposia, she makes a good hire in Count Spatula, the vampire chef with a sweet tooth. He’s a charming go-getter of a blood-sucker, and pretty soon the two young ghouls become friends. And then…more than friends? Maybe eventually, but first Princess Decomposia has to sort out her life. And with Count Spatula at her side, you can be sure she’ll succeed.

Huge thank you to First Second and Netgalley for this ARC!

Sam’s Review:

This graphic novel is adorkable. I adore the artwork in this story and it really suits the quirkiness of the narrative. Princess Decomposia is taking care of her sick father, and well, he’s a bit nutty. She is terrible at taking care of herself until an sweet, charming, chef named Count Spatula appears and gives her more of a reason to remember her meals.

This romance is really sweet and charming. The characters in this story are so much fun and really crazy, yet I couldn’t stop reading. There’s excellent humour and the book just oozes with charm. I almost wish this comic had been in colour, but the black and white panels really grew on me and suited the overall tone the story is attempting to tell.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story, and it’s hard not to love a story that is about ghouls and ghosts in love. This would make a fantastic Halloween read, and it’s one worth checking out when it releases next Februar

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