Publisher: Europe Comics
Released: June 20th 2018
I received a copy of The Music Box through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The Music Box is a fun, sweet, and beautiful story of a girl finding her way through a tough times thanks to a fantasy world. I honestly can’t get over how beautiful all of the artwork is for this series – if you ever get the chance to read it/look through the images, please do take the time to do so! It’s absolutely worth it.
This is a fast paced read, with lots of endearing moments as well as heartbreaking ones. You’ll find the main character racing from one end of the newly discovered world to the other, in what can only be described as true childhood fashion.
What I loved most was the lesson it taught us – that friendships can in fact help you deal with grief, you just have to give them a chance. Yes, it won’t change what happened, and it has other limits as well, but isn’t a bandaged heart better than a broken one?
Seeing what kids can do, even in the worst of times, is always both impressive and heartwarming. Here we have three children fighting to save somebody they love, while also doing what is right. The fact that they also chose to ignore an unjust law being broken just made it all the sweeter – having a strong moral compass is something most of us can only hope to achieve.
I ended up reading all of The Music Box Vol. 1 in a single sitting, and I have no regrets about it, except perhaps that I have no more of it to read. I’m looking forward to seeing if more of it will come out, and what sort of adventures it’ll carry with it.