Mila is a teenage girl spending her summer vacation by the sea, when on a bike ride out to some rock pools one day she meets a strange girl named Agnes. Agnes may look like another teenager, but she's really a ghost. Not only that, but she carries with her a spirit octopus, and her teeth are an army of warriors that serve as his magical guardians.
Written by Eisner award nominated writer and artist, Tony Sandoval, Watersnakes has a very odd premise which is a little hard to get your head around. It's dreamlike and confusing and maybe could have used a little more time to explain what was happening. It also seemed to be setting up a love story between the two girls, then abruptly turned into something quite different, which was a bit jarring. However, I think it's definitely worth a read for the art alone. It's beautiful and spooky, and some pages would not look out of place hung on a wall in a frame.
Watersnakes is a surreal modern fairytale graphic novel, suitable for teens and adults.
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Diamond Book Distributors, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Published: November 20, 2018