Book Review, mg fantasy, mg graphic novel

Book Review | THE CHANGELING KING, by Ethan M. Aldridge

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The Changeling King (Estranged #2), by Ethan M. Aldridge

Publish Date: October 1, 2019
Published by: HarperCollins
Pages: 224
Genre: MG Graphic Novel/Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)


After years of pretending to be human, the changeling Edmund Carter has assumed his rightful role as Cinder, king of the World Below. But not everyone at the royal palace is happy about his return.

Meanwhile, Ed is adjusting to human life in the World Above. His birth family treats him with a kindness he never knew growing up in the Fay court, but Ed misses the sense of purpose he had as a knight.

When a mysterious new threat emerges in the World Below, Cinder must call on Ed and their older sister, Alexis, for help. But nothing can prepare them for the family secret that awaits at the end of their perilous quest.

My Review:

A wonderful sequel to the first book. The illustrations are just as mesmerizing and beautiful, and I love seeing these characters grow and change as their new lives affect themselves. I love Ed and how selfless he is, what an absolute sweetheart, and Cinder and Fawntine were so adorable, and just how strongly they all felt about being a family. It was a fun and engaging story, but it was definitely the characters and the emotional changes they dealt with that really made this graphic novel such a lovely story.

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