Queen of the Sea

Queen of the Sea Review

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary.

When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island’s sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor’s life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself.

Title:Queen of the Sea
Edition Language:English

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    Queen of the Sea Reviews

  • Jessica

    I received an ARC of this book for free from Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This is a graphic novel very loosely based on Elizabeth I and her sister, Mary. And by loosely I mean th...

  • Tucker

    Betrayal, sickness, love and war. Queen of the Sea is a historical fiction graphic novel full of amazing illustrations and a gripping, emotional story.Thank you so much to Walker Books for sending me ...

  • Tatiana

    A little surprised I haven't heard anyone talk about this graphic novel. Although it skews more middle grade than YA (the protagonist seems to be a girl of about ten?), Queen of the Sea is a sophistic...

  • Nana Spark

    Note: This review is also posted on my blog (linky link)Be warned: the art in this one will deceive you. Based on the art and the summary, I picked this one up as a chill children’s book to help get...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]

    Margaret lives a simple life on an island convent. She's the only child on the island, until William comes to live with her, the sisters, the three servants and the animals. But then William's mother ...

  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)

    Thank you to Candlewick Press for sending an ARC of this one my way. Queen of the Sea was such a pleasant surprise! Such a creative retelling of history. I loved the setting and the cast of characters...

  • Betsy

    With graphic novels and comics for kids being produced at a rate far more prodigious than ever before, you can get a little inured to the sameness of some of the titles. There are the personal memoirs...

  • Billie

    I can't wait to see the finished version in full-color. And I really hope it has a sequel....

  • Jade Melody

    Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ I wasn't really sure what to expect from this. I was just browsing my library's website in search for books I could borrow and found this. It was a recently published graphic novel ...

  • Emily (Obsessed Reader)

    I very much enjoyed the well-thought out storyline and all of the characters. I was frustrated by the ending, because it was left open and there seems to be no sign of a sequel yet, although I sincere...