Review: Stones of Power

Stones of Power
Stones of Power by Azumi Isora
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Café Renard seems to be your run-of-the-mill establishment, but it is more than meets the eye.

When strangers stumble upon the hidden secret within an average business front, they find a mysterious woman selling stones with magical properties.

Before they know it they are transported on strange adventures of science fiction and fantasy.

The story, conceptually, was pretty brilliant. The idea that stones contain power is nothing new, but the way it was included as magic realism was what stood out for me. The siblings did seem fishy from the start, so I knew they couldn’t be normal. I just wish there was more backstory given as to why the kitsunes and the dragons don’t get along.

The artwork of the book was kinda okay, nothing too great. The scenes where the supernatural battle happens look stunning, but otherwise the character designs themselves aren’t that impressive. I hoped for more detailed artwork, which would fit the supernatural element of the book, but was disappointed on that front.

I would be interested in reading more of this manga. The story is good and I want to see where this plot goes.

Received an ARC from Diamond Book Distributors via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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