DNF. Misty Circus by Victoria Frances
Rating: DNF 47/74 pgs
Jun. 18, 2013, Dark horse, 80 pgs
"Magic and mystery hide in the shadows of the rainy streets of Paris, kindness blooms in unexpected places, and a sad-eyed child journeys into the unknown.
Renowned artist of the dark fantastic Victoria Francés first made a splash in the U.S. with her dreamy, sensual paintings in the Favole trilogy.
Now, Francés returns with a gorgeous storybook for all ages.
The tale of little Parisian boy Sasha and his poignant misadventures is at once heartwarming and melancholy, combining a sweetly gothic story with arresting, beautifully painted illustrations."
Received an egalley from the publisher through Netgalley.
I read 47 of 74 pages but just could not go on any further as the book was not for me, as a Christian. The second story was about witches and black magic. The words "genuine witches' Sabbath" made me close the book. The first story I hadn't enjoyed either with it's gender-bender theme and the use of the word "androgynous", in a book supposedly for children. Drawing a girl and calling them a boy is not the definition of androgynous anyway. This is classified as a "juvenile" book but for Christians I would not recommend it for any age. Also it is a picture book; I had been under the presumption it was a graphic novel. The art is stunning though. I wish I had looked at the pictures without reading the text.