Genres: Graphic Novel, YA Sci-Fi Dystopian Romance
Published by Feiwel and Friends
Released on 1/30/18
So, we reach the second half of the story and get to see the gang working together to stop another villain. The graphic novel experience with the first volume has been a good experience so far and there was some good camaraderie, romantic tension, action, and suspense that I am eager to see get even stronger in this latter portion of the story.
Not only is it not a good idea to jump in with volume two here, but to have any idea or enjoyment the reader must also start and complete the whole Lunar Chronicles series first. Worth it, of course!
Iko and the gang including a curmudgeonly Liam are all hands on deck to stop rogue Alpha Steele from hurting Cinder’s friends or getting to exact his revenge plot on Cinder. He and the other rogues who were altered into wolves by the late wicked Lunar queen Levana believe Cinder is blocking the scientists from reversing the wolven affects and turning them back to who they were and that she is choosing to cruelly withhold this procedure as well has plans to corral them up and make them into her army. Not true, but Steele will not believe otherwise and has put the whole team into danger because he is going after them all to hurt Cinder before finally coming for her. One of the gang’s own has fallen for Steele’s promise to the wolves and joined breaking his friends’ hearts who don’t want to believe he would betray them.
And, further complicating these troubles, Liam finally has his belief in Iko’s robot-ness shaken right about the time she learns the truth of her origins and has to come to terms with what is revealed. Liam also starts to search his heart about his feelings right when he might lose a new chance with Iko.
The end was pretty spectacular with a few twists and surprises. Not as fabulous as the earlier books in the series, but still a great reunion with all the players and to see the story advanced and where they all are now. I was hoping for a bit more about some people’s future plans even though a few got a good solid wrap up.
The graphics were slightly different in this one, but still worked great with the storyline. So, definitely a duology I would recommend with series fans and to those who haven’t started The Lunar Chronicles, go for it if you enjoy a blend of action-packed YA sci-fi dystopian fairytale retelling blends.
COYER Community #15 Graphic RAT
COYER Seasons Fall #10 fairytale retelling
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