I got me a new favourite graphic novel!
TL;DR – A pair of young mechanics are kidnapped by pirates. Adventure follows.
Ragdoll Rating: Exceptional
Recommended For: Fans of comics, especially girls ’cause it has 2 awesome female leads!
About the Book…
Rox and Zam live and work, tinkering around in a space junkyard. One fateful day, a real pretty ship comes asking for repairs, but is turned away. The girls offer their services, but find themselves quickly kidnapped by the most feared space pirate of them all.
What follows is a brilliant tale of underdogs fighting the system.
What I thought…
Let’s just go through a quick checklist of things I already loved about this book, long before I finished it:
- 2 female leads, one of which is fat (and a lizard), both genius mechanics who are totally brave and crazy and totally awesome
- Space pirates
- A ship shaped like a skull and crossbones
- Brilliant, cute artwork
I’m not gonna lie, it would be very hard for someone to put those things in a book and have me hate it – but I don’t just throw that ‘Exceptional’ rating around for just anything.
This book is funny, it’s got plenty of action and it’s totally ridiculous. The main characters, Rox and Zam, are totally awesome female leads. Cool and fun, super smart and totally adorable – and they make excellent pirates! I love the addition of the baby Zolorians (lil’ baby lizard mechanics) – they are so cute and silly. I love them partly because they are about as far away from ‘serious’ as you can get. They are vaguely telepathic, have an affinity for mechanics and eat power cells, and they wind up playing a pivotal role in the story despite being babies. It’s just hilarious and I love it.
If you like space silliness, then you HAVE to read this book, then come back here and tell me all about it. Definitely getting a physical copy of this ASAP.
Please Note: I received a copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions contained within are my own and have not been influenced by any external entity!