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The Prince and the DressmakerI smile every time I think about this SO GOOD THIS WAS SO PRECIOUS All Of The Stars For It WAS SO PRECIOUS All of the stars for it is the graphic novel I had no idea I was waiting for these ast twenty years of my life I have always loved stories about rinces and rincesses and kings and ueens and lavish dresses no wonder I couldn t ut this downI don t want to speak too soon Oh hell I can already see this one winning Best Graphic Novel in December 2018 when the Goodreads Choice Awards makes its appearance once again And if that doesn t happen I will consider Times of Bede protesting Unless of course something better getsublished as if Well look at that mama bear has come out to The Catechism of the Council of Trent protect her babies Prince Sebastian has a scandalous secret By day he is the son of the King of Belgium who must act accordingly and unfortunately find arincess to marry in order to form a fortunate alliance But by night he becomes Lady Crystallia a fashionable woman who creates trends and is the light of any eventAll thanks to Frances Sebastian s new dressmaker who can transform a boring fabric into a magic dress Frances knows the City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York prince s secret but she is the only one and that is how it shall remain or else he might lose this side of him forever After all who wants arince who wears dresses I doI wasn t that fan of Jen Wang s IN REAL LIFE a graphic novel about gaming but this is a completely different creature Everything about it is The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 perfect and that is not something I get to say very often But it s true from myoint of view I loved the characters the story the themes the drawings and even the ending regardless of the fact that it s not one hundred erfect realistic Now that I think ABOUT IT I M NOT SURE it I m not sure even breathed as I read this I was in a state of full absorption Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin I was so excited to read this graphic novel and it did not disappoint in the slightest This is honestly my favorite graphic novel I have read all year robably in the last two years even and I know it is one I would reread again and again in the future The artwork is beautiful the story is so sweet and I just loved every single bit of it from start to finishI know a lot of reviewers have said they re hesitant to call this a ueer story because. Paris at the dawn of the modern agePrince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather his arents are looking for one for him Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone At night he uts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Cr. Sebastian never specifically calls himself trans nonbinary gender fluid etc I understand The Hesitation With How Open hesitation with how open it feels but at one oint in the story Sebastian specifically says that some days he feels like a Learner Strategies in Language Learning prince and some days he feels like arincess When I showed this anel to a loved one of mine who is Nonbinary He Immediately Said he immediately said it resonated very strongly with him and frankly that s good enough for me to recommend this as a must read beautiful ueer story I know not every experience is the same but I would just like to ask my fellow cisgender reviewers to take cautions before implying that this story isn t ueer enoughThat tangent aside seriously this book is gorgeous Jen Wang is ridiculously talented and I truly hope there is on the way in the veins of The Prince and the Dressmaker because this warmed my heart and gave me all of the fuzzy feelings Even if you don t like graphic novels typically but especially if you do I strongly recommend icking up a copy of this one and giving it a try if for nothing other than how much Sebastian and Frances will snuggle their way into your heartTRIGGER WARNINGS Please be aware that there is a scene of forced outing in this book which is challenged and not resented as a healthy situation for Sebastian to be in but I know could still be very hurtful to many individuals on the trans spectrum if they were unaware of it in advance Please ractice self care and know that you are beautiful loved and valid This book is the anachronistic 19th century French fairytale meets Project Runway but with cross dressing and deconstruction of gender norms of my dreams Loved loved loved The art style was colorful and cute and atmospheric which is exactly what I enjoy in a graphic novel It takes Paradise Run place in late 19th century France which gives the story a slightly fairytale vibe The characters were lovable and helped each other become the best versions of themselves And of course my favorite aspect was how respectfully gender identity is discussed I could go on and on about what I loved but I think you get theointOne issue I had was that the main character was forced into coming out during a ublic event but I loved the happily ever after both rotago. Ystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashionSebastian’s secret weapon and best friend is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two eople who know the truth sometimes this boy wears dresses But Frances dreams of greatness and being som. Nists were ultimately given This was absolutely adorableI m not exaggerating when I say books like this really do restore a little of my faith in humanity It s a really cute story but as a The Book of Mordred person who generallyrefers tense and gritty over cute reads it s not too saccharine as to be unbearable This is a good graphic cute reads it s not too saccharine as to be unbearable This is a good graphic for readers who enjoy the occasional Fun Read Like Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Or read like Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda or Lady JaneThe illustrations are simple and cartoonish but still good It suits the tone of the story to be honest The Prince and the Dressmaker is about Frances a Parisian dressmaker who suddenly receives an amazing opportunity to make dresses for royalty Prince Sebastian to be Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide precise Together theair dazzle around Paris at night with Sebastian or Lady Crystallia wearing Frances s gorgeous creations But by day he must go back to being the Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert prince and Frances must keep his secret Friendship grows between them and then something else but when Sebastian s secret threatens an amazing opportunity for Frances things get complicated Both characters are wonderful and lovable and as readers shall soon see they are surrounded by someretty amazing secondary characters too The whole view spoilerfashion show hide spoiler This was running at a four stars for me the entire book because it was Hidden Boundaries precious and supportive and the art was great but then the climax hit and I immediately bumped it up a star This book was SO great and was theerfect balance of simplistic while also hitting such important topics like being gender fluid and acceptance thereof I devoured this in less than an hour and cannot wait to buy a copy for my shelf since this was a library copy Definitely highly recommend for any reader of any age I wish this book was a series and I could get a million volumes of Sebastian and Frances s adventures I just loved this It was so solid The art was beautiful I ll robably buy anything that Jen Wang ever releases The story was fun and the ending made me happy and emotional I felt like the story was a little straight forward and redictable but not in a way that frustrated me It felt like a fairy tale where you know the lesson you know the moral but you still want to hear it Absolutely charming. Eone’s secret weapon means being a secret Forever How long can Frances defer her dreams to Gods Callgirl 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.