When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the series.~Goodreads Blurb
GRAPHIC NOVELS ARE REAL BOOKS TOO!
I hate when people say that libraries shouldn’t have comic books because they aren’t good for young readers, that they “rot their minds.” Ew. That is not a thing. Newspapers aren’t going to make people less social, people aren’t going to get lazy because they can type and not write everything out by hand. Pictures are not bad. My thought is if you get drawn in my the picture, you’ll read the words, and any reading is good reading. A good reader is one who starts small and then grows to read the bigger books. I would not be the reader I am today if I got discouraged by War and Peace when I first started to read.
There that is my soapbox for the day.
I picked up this one in the YA on the same trip that I found the Queer history book from the last post. I had seen the cover of the Lunar Chronicles a near thousand and one times in TBR piles and Bookstagramers posts. But I was never really drawn into it. However I was drawn to this book by the cover art and flipping through it I loved the art style of Doug Holgate. The blues and black let my eyes rest as I raced through the pages. I would liken it to seeing the latest Star Wars and then going back to see the rest. I may have passed the previous books by but this GN gave me some insight into the world and now I find myself curious. I see all of these relationships all set up and I can’t help but wonder, what their story is.
This is an easy read but definitely not lacking in substance. With 238 pages this is no slacker of a book. You can read this as a standalone or a teaser if you are not sure if you want to read the series. Enough backstory is given to enjoy it but if you have read the story you are not overwhelmed by back story. The story follows an android who is one a top secret mission. One that leads her to question many things about her and her life as a sentient being. Is she an error in programming or does she have a soul? What makes a soul? It’s an exciting read and I would say that it is well done both on the art and the story side. Now if you excuse me, I have to go see if we have the second one of the series in stock or if I have to find who has the copy...
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