By: Marjorie Liu
Publish Date March 1, 2022
Published By: Quill Tree Books
Graphic Novel, Middle-Grade
Good Reads Synopsis:
A young girl must stop a threat to her magical world in this epic graphic novel from New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu and remarkable debut illustrator Teny Issakhanian.
Zuli is extraordinary–she just doesn’t realize it yet. Raised by mystical bird spirits in the branches of the Great Tree, she’s never ventured beyond this safe haven. She’s never had to. Until now.
When a sinister force threatens the life-giving magic of the tree, Zuli, along with her guardian owl, Frowly, must get to the root of it. So begins an adventure bigger than anything Zuli could’ve ever imagined–one that will bring her, along with some newfound friends, face-to-face with an ancient dragon, the so-called Witch-Queen, and most surprisingly of all: her true identity.
This captivating middle grade graphic novel, the first of a series, is perfect for fans of the Amulet books and the Wings of Fire series.
I gave this book 3 stars. I received this graphic novel from the publisher for an honest review. The arc only had the first part in color and the rest in black and white and some of the art wasn’t finished. I really liked the colored that will be using and the artwork as far as I could tell is great. I wasn’t a fan a of the story line though. I will probably continue with story because it did give me some interest and I want to know what happens with story because it did leave off on somewhat of a cliff hanger.
This is about a young girl who is raised in a spirit tree, and she has the ability to talk with the bird spirits. Soon she discovers that birds aren’t being born and fewer bird spirits are arriving at the tree.
She goes on a quest to see if she can figure out what is going on and her guardian which is an owl goes with her. She meets up with a goblin who saves her life. They continue on their adventure and the girl learns something about herself that she didn’t know because she was orphaned as a baby.
What does she learn about herself? What is happening to the birds? You will have to read the book to find out.