Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Lost Path by Amélie Fléchais

ARC provided by Diamond Book Distributors through Netgalley

I've wanted to get my hands on this book since I read Amélie Fléchais' Le Petit Loup Rouge so when I saw it on Netgalley I did not hesitate!
Sadly, it was very disappointing...

I'm not the first reviewer (and I doubt I'll be the last) to mention how the manga influences made the reading of this book feel extremely uneven. 

If there is one thing Fléchais excels at it's artwork, but how can you go from this:

To this:

That is not to say that the artwork is bad - the fully coloured pages are stunning, to say the least:

But then it's incredibly jarring to go, in the same scene, from this:

To this:

And the plot was completely nonsensical. I was really hoping to see some of the Over the Garden Wall influences advertised in the summary, and while, visually, they were somewhat there, the plot was completely disconnected and confusing and might as well not have been there.
The boys get lost and stumble upon events about to lead into a war in the forest... and then they leave. 
How disappointing...

Still the artwork, the one in colour anyway, is really pretty.

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