The Music Box by Carbone *Mini Review*


The Music Box - Volume 1: Welcome to Pandorient

* I was provided with an eARC by the publisher through Netgalley, my opinions are my own*

“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…”

So this graphic novel wasn’t that very long, so I don’t really have that much to talk about it. Overall I enjoyed reading this novel, but in my opinion it was a bit too short. I really loved the time Nola spent in the Pandorient and I actually wanted this novel to be longer so we could get to see more of this world. I feel like a lot happened in the like 66 pages that I read, but not that many was explained and I overall was just very curious about that stuff. Now this is a children’s graphic novel and I do have to say that this would probably appeal more to 10 year old child than me.

I do think that the topic of grieve was well explored in this novel and it was interesting to see the way Nola dealt with it. I also have to say that I loved the art style, it was so colorful and vibrant, but still pleasing to look at.

So overall I enjoyed reading this children’s graphic novel, I just wished it was longer. I liked the story which was explored and I loved the colors of the art style. And I just don’t have that much to say about it than this.

My overall rating: 3/5 stars

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