Archive | September, 2017

Shade, the Changing Girl, Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy — Cecil Castellucci & Marley Zarcone

5 Sep


Publisher: Touchstone
Released: Dec 27th, 2016
Genre: Graphic novel
Source: ARC from publisher



Far away on the planet Meta, Loma’s going nowhere fast. She’s dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend and is bored out of her mind. She longs to feel things. That’s where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come in. Loma steals the garment and makes a break across galaxies to take up residence in a new body: Earth girl Megan Boyer.

Surely everything will be better on this passionate, primitive planet with a dash of madness on her side and this human girl’s easy life. Only now that she’s here, Loma discovers being a teenaged Earth girl comes with its own challenges and Earth may not be everything she thought it’d be. Megan Boyer was a bully who everyone was glad was almost dead, and now Loma has to survive high school and navigate the consequences of the life she didn’t live with the ever-growing and uncontrollable madness at her side. Not to mention that there are people back on her homeworld who might just want Shade’s coat back.

From Goodreads

I don’t read a lot of graphic novels. It’s one of the genres I want to get more into. So when the chance to review Shade, the Changing Girl, Volume 1 came up I grabbed it.

I really enjoyed it. It did take me a bit to get used to the format and really grasp the storytelling, but that’s because of my lack of knowledge of the genre, not the novel itself. I found the story very interesting and about a quarter of the way through, once I got comfortable with the format, I just devoured it.

Since this is volume 1 I feel that it just introduced the characters and the plot. I wanted to know more about how she’s dealing being in the body of a bully, but I imagine that will happen in vol 2.

This was a cool story and I’m really looking forward to the next novel in the series.