7 Feb 2018

#BlogTour: THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang // #Review

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for


I have a review of the book today plus a sneak peek inside as I show you my favourite panel! This is such a fun book so I hope you all check it out. But first, let's learn more about the book...


Author: Jen Wang
Series: N/A
Source: Finished copy via Publisher
Publisher: :01
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Rating: 4/5 stars

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

This was a really cute graphic novel! I loved the artwork and the characters and the story and pretty much everything about this one! I thought it was a great story with an incredible message: be yourself. I liked how strong the characters were and the type of obstacles they faced and overcame. It was nice to see how both Prince Sebastian and Frances stood up for themselves so they could achieve what they wanted. THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER tackles the fears everyone has when they want to stand out but are afraid of societal repercussions. I absolutely recommend this graphic novel as your go-to for graphic novel reading!

But let me tell you a bit more about my FAVOURITE panel from this one.
My favourite panel is...
I love this panel because it shows how intertwined Frances and Prince Sebastian are in their life. They both care so much about each other and this panel shows you why. Frances had just learned she can design a line for a fashion show and Prince Sebastian is (trying) to stay up to be supportive to her. It is just amazing to see their friendship and everyone needs a friendship like theirs.

Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine. She recently illustrated Tom Angleberger's Fake Mustache.  Her graphic novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow) were published by First Second. jenwang.net.

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