Castle Waiting begins as a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, but that ends once the princess is woken by the prince. Feeling lost, confused, and just a little betrayed by their princess, her handmaidens decide to stay at the castle after the princess leaves with her new love. The castle becomes known as Castle Waiting, a mythical home for the weary who need a place to take them in. So we meet our young protagonist, pregnant and without a home. Her father once told her of the magical Castle Waiting and so she finds her way there and immediately falls in love with all who live there.
Castle Waiting is wonderful. Broken up into vignettes, we are told various stories about the inhabitants of Castle Waiting, though there are still quite a bit of mysteries that I hope are cleared up in the second volume. The bulk of the book is taken up by a story about a bearded lady’s convent. Yes, bearded ladies. Oh, it is wonderful. The art is whimsical and perfect for the story.
I loved Medley’s humor, her characters and her art. Which I believe makes the perfect combination for a delightful comic!
So go read this!: now | tomorrow | next week | next month | next year | when you’ve exhausted your TBR pile
Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog, Rebecca Reads, Stella Matutina, The Shady Glade, Book Nut, things mean a lot, A Striped Armchair, The Written World, A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy, Biblioklepts and Olduvai Reads all have posts about Castle Waiting. Do you? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add your blog post to this list.