“Haven of Dante: The Graphic Novel” by Leonardo Ramirez and illustrated by Davy Fisher
This book didn’t take long to get into. The story dragged me in right away. In fact I want more stories like this one. I love the illustrations and I love how the story is written as a graphic novel form.
Haven Dante recently lost her mother. While her dad is busy with his business she is sent off to live with her grandmother. While visiting something bad happens to her and her dad gets mad. They then believe her dad did something bad and puts him in jail. Haven tries to find a safe place but is faced with a bad guy who wants to kill her. She then goes missing for 2 years, but it only feels like a few hours to her. She learns of a family secret and finds she has a special power to help those she loves.
It is a dark story with evil and death. But through Haven we see a light and have hope (a “haven”). The ending of the book has pages explaining the characters and how they fit in with the story. It’s sort of like an “about me” kind of thing at the end of the book, an overview of what the author was imaging.
I do hope we’ll get to read more adventures of Haven.