There's a lot of great themes in this series that take it beyond the usual shojo manga fare. Princess Nakaba is a fierce and unique protagonist. There's an overarching theme of discrimination with the Ajin (part human and part animal who are treated as servants and feared and hated by many.) The world-building grows more complex and interesting with each installment and the political intrigue keeps the plot moving. The artwork is exquisite with wonderfully expressive faces and gorgeous costumes. I'd give this to anyone looking for a fantasy comic that is character and relationship driven.
Dawn of the Arcana by Rei Toma
6th - 8th Grade
Tags: Character Driven, Comics, Fantasy, Romance