cbr14bingo #Monster #LevelTwoAt first, I thought Meesh the Bad Demon Volume One was going to be too sugary sweet for me. And I will not lie, it is terribly sweet, but not overly sweet. Okay, some people will think way too sweet, but I did not.
I thought Meesh was a cute, fun, adorable little demon who puts herself whole heartily into what she loves. Which are fairies, princesses, flowers, and her grandmother. But you see, Meesh is a demon, and they are not supposed to like fairies, princesses, or flowers (thankfully grandmothers are okay to like). I thought it was a charming, adorable, funny, sweet, as bubbly as the Bub-Lava drink the demons love to consume.
Michelle Lam made a story that is filled with mystery, mayhem, bullies, new friends, wonderful family, misunderstandings, and a little magic. And it all comes in to play as Meesh, who we know is a superbly different kind of demon, finds a way to save not only her village from a mysterious illness, but find out who she really is.
This is a nice story about being different, being yourself and not letting yourself be held back by issues like a broken wing (we meet a fairy princesses who was born with a damaged wing). It might be considered a bit “girly” (lots of pastels and pretty outfits, large fairy birthday parties) but our heroine is a spunky, clever, plucky little demon. The artwork fits the story wonderfully and moves the story by supporting the text.
Ages 10 and up will enjoy this new series. And it is a #Monster as demons are “monsters” (even if our girl is not one) and there are monsters (see the end) who might not look like “real” monsters.