by Shannon and Dean Hale
Illustrated by Nathan Hale
Somehow, despite getting all hyped and excited for this book, my brain managed to bypass the fact that it's a retelling of a fairy tale. I was already anticipating it for so many reasons, but when that little fact (harhar) finally hit me as I started reading, I just about burst with glee.
This is the most gorgeous graphic novel ever . . . the illustrations are jaw-droppingly amazing. Seriously, the only reason it took me a longer time than usual to read this book was that I kept lingering over every page. I allowed my eyes to devour each picture before moving on, not wanting to miss a single detail. Nathan Hale did a breathtaking job. The premise of the story was so clever. The dialogue sparkled. I laughed through the whole book, and maybe even cried a little. . . . Shannon and Dean have great chemistry in their writing.
And you know what? I can honestly say that I would be raving about this just as much even if Shannon Hale hadn't been one of the authors. :) It is completely and utterly fantastic.