Review: 1000 Storms

Review: 1000 Storms1000 Storms by Tony Sandoval
Published by Magnetic Press on July 20, 2021
Pages: 144

Lisa is a lonely girl who enjoys wandering nature and collecting odd bonesand pebbles. The other kids think she’s kinda weird, maybe a witch, andavoid her. When one day she discovers a tree that allows passage to a parallelworld, she finds herself in the middle of a demonic invasion plot, faced withsaving the very children who ridiculed her.
In this magical tale (set inthe same world as WATERSNAKES), Tony Sandoval takes readers back to his world ofmysterious adolescence and surreal beauty. Like WATERSNAKES, and DOOMBOY beforeit, the reader is faced with recognizable feelings of solitude and longing mixedwith danger and adventure through a visual wonderland.

I stumbled upon this little gem this morning when I attended the SLJ Teen Live event.

I think what drew me in right away was the illustrations from the cover to throughout the graphic novel they were stunning in my opinion.

I definitely want to check out Tony Sandoval’s other graphic novels especially if they are anything like this one.

This was a pretty quick read that I read in one sitting.

Our main character is Lisa and she is feeling alone and lonely. Her mother has died and she is separated from her father. She lives with her godmother and son. She has no friends. She prefers to be on her own. Lisa enjoys wandering nature and collecting odd bones and pebbles. This is probably why she has no friends because they think she is weird and possibly a witch.

On one of her wanderings she comes across a unique shaped tree, curiosity gets the best of Lisa and she climbs through. She soon discovers herself in a parallel world. This is not any parallel world but one that is being invaded by demons. Without even thinking Lisa starts to rescue the kids who make fun of her.

Will Lisa be able to save everyone? Can she right the wrong before its too late?