Friday, June 17, 2016

Warship Jolly Roger (REVIEW)

Warship Jolly Roger 

Author:  Sylvain Runberg, 
Artist: Miquel Montlló
Category: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Adventure
Suitable for: 17+
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Format Read for Review: E-book from the author/publisher
Pages: 120

Description: This book begins in medias res at a riot at a prison. As the story unfolds you get to know the 4 unique characters who escape the prison together and go on the run. You also see bits of back-story explaining the politics of the world and the extended relationships of the characters. It is a dark, action packed tale full of violence, death and some tragic plot twists.      

In Short: If you like graphic novels in the science fiction genre and don't mind violence you will really enjoy this book. The story is very deep, there is a lot going on and it is a wonderful setup for what I'm sure will be an exciting series. There is a ton of action as the characters fight for freedom and revenge and the ending leaves you wanting to see what will happen next in the next stage of their journey.

Pros: Absolutely exceptional quality artwork. The book looks beautiful and every panel clearly displays the actions taking place. The beautiful use of color adds mood to the pages. I've read a lot of graphic novels in black and white and reading this in full color was an extra special treat. There are intriguing characters that you get to know, along with their secrets through dramatic irony. I love how much depth this book's story has. There were endless hidden secrets that were being revealed. This book is set in a dystopian futuristic universe with tons of sci-fi elements and even mutants and telepaths. The story is fast paced, dark and mysterious and I read it quickly, eager to see what would happen next.

Cons: The flash backs were a bit confusing at times because I kept forgetting what "year" it was. If I would have known there would be so many of them I would have kept better track of the timeline. The dates were displayed too small for me to realize their importance at first. It was still easy enough to follow the story but it did throw me off a little bit. Also, even though there were tragic events I didn't really feel them. The tragedies were set up, then executed. It felt more shocking than painful. There seemed to be no delay, or chance for the characters to change the events that were unfolding. The lack of feeling or suspense is probably just because so much information is being packed into so few pages. Overall it is a great book and these personal experiences I had were minor.

Parent's Guide:  Violence, gore/blood, some profanity, partial nudity (no sexual content).

This book will be release Aug. 9th. Find it on Amazon here.

I was given a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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