Review: Jasmine: Crown of Kings

Title: Jasmine: Crown of Kings
Author: Howard Mackie, Deivis Goetten
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
Publisher: Zenescope
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: ebook
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Rating: ★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

When a fiery explosion erupts in the ancient city of Petra, Jasmine races against the terrorist group THE FORTY THIEVES to prevent the shattered pieces of the Crown of Kings, an object that haunts her past from being reunited and unleashing an unearthly power on the world and all that she holds dear. Collects Jasmine Crown of Kings #1 – 5.

Review:

I was interested in reading this book, since there has been a renewal in interest in Aladdin with the new movie. However, this graphic novel didn’t work for me.

Jasmine is a tough character in this story. She used to have magic, but now she is trying to stop Aladdin from stealing pieces of a crown. She ends up helping him when he can’t figure out what to do. She was a more powerful character than in the original story, because she has her own magic and fighting skills.

I didn’t like the illustrations in this book. The colors were dark, but that may have been just the e-ARC I was reading. The costumes could have been better. Jasmine was wearing revealing outfits, which didn’t match with her new active role. The book could have been much better if the illustrations were better.

Thank you Diamond Book Distributors for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Have you read Jasmine: Crown of Kings? What did you think of it?

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