I got this book at the wonderful Red Queen Launch in Melbourne, and then promptly read it on the way home. It is a lovely little story described aptly as a post-apocalyptic fairytale. Dan Reed was the illustrator, and helped push Isobelle to make Evermore into a graphic novel, instead of the novella, which grew too big.
I quite liked it, the illustrations were incredible, and really made this book something else. The story itself was interesting and different. While it had similar threads from fairytales of the days of yore, putting it in a post-apocalyptic world really changed things and made for some innovative ideas.
The story is about Rose who is a princess who is trapped in the kingdom of Evermore, who appropriately, is a tyrant. Rose’s mother was killed by a ‘dragon’, and Rose just wants to grow up. Of course, that’s the worst thing that could happen, as suitors come knocking. Rose eventually learns the truth about her father and her mother, and tries to escape.
It’s not that long, so it was a quick read. The world is interesting, and because of it’s brevity, we don’t get a whole backstory which keeps you intrigued. Well worth taking a look.