Review: Sparrowhawk #1

Sparrowhawk 1

Sparrowhawk #1
Publisher: Boom! Box
Released: October 3rd 2018
Rating: 4 1/2 Star

Sparrowhawk is a new series that Boom! Box picked up. I might have overlooked this one, had I not noticed that one of my favorite authors was involved in the project; Delilah Dawson. Without needing to know any more about the series I knew I was going to have to give it a try.

Artemesia (I love the name choice) had the life we’d expect any down trodden fairytale princess to have. Well, more or less. Her stepmother doesn’t want anything to do with her (due to her being illegitimate and all), and while one sister (stepsister) adored her, the other didn’t seem to like her. When the elder sister dies (the one that didn’t like her) Artemesia had no idea her life was about to change…however.

It sounds like a banal start to a series, but trust me, things get pretty weird from that point on. Like any fae story, Sparrowhawk did a wonderful job of assuring us that not everything is how it looks. Sometimes the pretty things can be the most dangerous, especially in fae.

We haven’t seen much of the fae world that Artemesia has been thrown into, but what I’ve seen so far I’ve liked. It looks like they put a lot of effort into balancing the rules of the world, which for a fae story is an incredibly big deal. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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