Review: Haphaven

Haphaven

Publisher: Lion Forge
Released: March 19th 2019
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 3 1/2 kitties

I received a copy of
Haphaven through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Haphaven is a graphic novel full of superstitions and rules. It’s one part fairy tale, and one part coming of age story. The series follows Alex as she grows up with superstitions, thanks to her father. Until one day she stepped on a crack and found herself on a desperate quest to undo the damage wrought.

This was an interesting series, on the whole. I originally became interested in it because of the artwork on the cover (which I promise you carries through the whole graphic novel). Though I’ll admit that the introduction was a bit off, and it took me longer than expected for me to get really into the story being told.

It was fun reading about all the different superstitions that Alex lived by. At first, we saw how difficult it would be; living in the modern world while driven to follow complex rules that may or may not be judged by society. Like feeling compelled to throw a stranger’s spilled salt over your shoulder during a family dinner…

It quickly becomes more fantastical though, as Alex rushes to save her mom after a sudden broken back – courtesy of the crack that Alex stepped all over. It gets a bit hectic and crazy from there, but the story hangs on to its cohesion and ultimately has an interesting point to make.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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