Comics & Graphic Novel

Days of Sugar and Spice by Loïc Clément / Art by Anne Montel

It is not often that I get a chance to read a translated work which is both a graphic novel as well as a light, breezy read while also clicking with me. This, as I am trying to say, was all three(translated from French).

The story is very simple and straightforward, our leading lady Rose finds out that her estranged father has passed away and left her his house cum bakery. She reaches her inheritance to find her childhood town being abandoned bit by bit. She is still cold to it and intends to sell and move on, but things do not go the way she planned. My only complaint (if I have to voice one at all) was the fact that they did not go into more detail about the overhaul of the town and the getting together of the townsfolk.

The panels are not uniform, and that is part of the charm. Apart from the cats having their own say for a whole page of two, there are other random animals or symbolic representation of the narration that made the reading all the more fun. There are no surprises or twists in the story. It is simple, and that in itself is the beauty of it. It is a swift read. Rose and her found family were a good group of people to visit.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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