Review: A Sparrow’s Roar

Title: A Sparrow’s Roar
Author: C.R. Chua, Paolo Chikiamco
Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novel
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Rating: ★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

A Knight’s tale about duty, duels, driving your sister crazy…all while trying to save the country from a secret that threatens to tear it apart.

When a seemingly harmless prank goes wrong, knight-in-training Per of Esterpike watches her sister Elena, famed hero and leader of Lions, murdered by a barbarian horde set on wiping Esterpike off the map. Together with Elena’s second-in-command Amelia, Per must impersonate her sister and travel to Unity’s capital to convince the Generals of each city-state to provide aid against the oncoming horde. But as Per moves forward on her quest, she comes upon a conspiracy that might just threaten Unity itself!

Join writer and illustrator C.R. Chua (Adventure Time Comics) and writer Paolo Chikiamco on Per’s grand adventure all about strength, swords, and sisterhood. 


I liked the concept of this story, but it took a little too much work to figure out.

When Per’s sister, the general Elena, dies in front of her, she takes her place so their enemies don’t find out. She ends up discovering secrets in the capital.

One thing that was confusing was that Per and Elena looked almost exactly the same. They had different coloured eyes but the same hair style. This was especially confusing when Per was impersonating Elena, so she was wearing Elena’s clothes. I also found that a lot of characters were putting on an act in front of others, so they weren’t saying what they meant. They said one thing but did something else, which made it difficult to understand the story.

Unfortunately this story didn’t work for me.

Thank you BOOM! Studios for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Mythspace: Humanity by Paolo Chikiamco, C.R. Chua

Have you read A Sparrow’s Roar? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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