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Hasib and the Queen of Serpents by David B.
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Hâsib is a young woodcutter who is double-crossed and left for dead by his fellow loggers. Luckily, he's not alone in his cave prison: a "lowly" (yet talkative! and star-bound!) scorpion leads him to the Queen of the Serpents, who in turn commands a snake to show him the way out. But not before they exchange stories: he, the tale of how he came to be trapped below ground; she, fantastical stories of angels and demons, princes and peeping toms (spoiler alert: not mutually exclusive), demons and goblins.

I wanted to love this graphic novel, but the story-within-a-story-within-a-story narrative is kind of hard to follow; perhaps those with a stronger background in One Thousand and One Nights will better appreciate it? Also, the artwork isn't entirely to my liking, though this could be due at least in part to the rough, pixelated quality of the ARC.

** Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through NetGalley. **
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Reading Progress

June 14, 2018 – Started Reading
June 14, 2018 – Shelved
June 14, 2018 – Shelved as: comics
June 14, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018
June 14, 2018 – Shelved as: reviewed
June 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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