The Inkberg Enigma
by Jonathan King
4 out of 5 stars
This graphic novel centers on a bookish young man, Miro, who lives in a fishing village where his father works in a history museum. There are strange occurrences around the town, and the fishermen have secrets to hide. Miro’s new friend, Zia, takes a photograph of a fisherman who has been attacked at sea, the local fishermen warn Miro and Zia to stay away and keep quiet about what they saw. But of course, they begin to investigate the weird phenomena around town.
I loved this book! The characters, the interesting plot, and the world-building are all excellent.
I liked that Miro is a bookworm, and spends his life diving into books but never having any real adventures. Each of the characters has their own vivid personality and backstory.
The world-building is really interesting as we gradually find out more about the history of the town, and all the mysteries that are lurking in the ocean deep. I liked the layers of history that were uncovered through the plot.
The plot is a little bit predictable, but I didn’t care because I was just enjoying reading it. I was still interested in seeing how things played out and how the mysteries were solved, even if the outcome was a little obvious and predictable. It was fun just being along for the ride with some good story-telling.
The artwork is fantastic. I really loved the art style and the coloring. The panels tell the story clearly and show the energetic action. The coloring does a wonderful job of displaying the mood and enhancing the creepiness of the plot. Each character is unique and expressive. The art brings forward the suspense and emotion in the story!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.