Author: Andi Watson
|Book Rating: 3/5|
|Bottom Line: Cute and Charming.|
This princess of the underworld has plenty of her own work to do but always seems to find herself doing her layabout father’s job, as well. The king doesn’t feel quite well, you see. Ever. So the princess is left scurrying through the halls, dodging her mummy, werewolf, and ghost subjects, always running behind and always buried under a ton of paperwork. Oh, and her father just fired the chef, so now she has to hire a new cook as well.
Luckily for Princess Decomposia, she makes a good hire in Count Spatula, the vampire chef with a sweet tooth. He’s a charming go-getter of a blood-sucker, and pretty soon the two young ghouls become friends. And then…more than friends? Maybe eventually, but first Princess Decomposia has to sort out her life. And with Count Spatula at her side, you can be sure she’ll succeed.
Andi Watson (Glister, Gum Girl) brings his signature gothy-cute sensibility to this very sweet and mildly spooky tale of friendship, family, and management training for the undead.
The story is both simple and complex. The art on the other hand is only simple. That isn’t to say it’s bad, just the opposite. The art is very cute and all the characters are very cute or interesting. There are some more complex scenes where the art falls a little short, but it still is able to get the message across.
We don’t get much information about this world but we do get to know the characters. So while not the most engrossing story it still manages to teach a good message and remain charming.
Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review