Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Review: Wayward Volume One: String Theory by Jim Zub

My rating: 4/5 stars
Original language: English
Series: Wayward #1-4
Genre: Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy (Urban Fantasy), Paranormal, Cultural (Japan)
Published: March 25th 2015 by Image Comics
Pages: 144 pages
Source: Received via Netgalley

Links: Goodreads 

Summary (from Goodreads)
Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it's too late?

My Thoughts

Wayward is a nice breath of fresh air in the big group of Japan-themed comics and Graphic Novels (Not even mentioning manga, but they are usually Japan-themed). The drawing was a mixture of comic and manga which suited the setting and the main character, who was half Irish perfectly.

The story starts when Rori moves to Tokyo to her mother after living with her dad alone for more than a year. She gets kind of lost but when she wants to ask someone where she has to go there is some kind of pull to follow a red line in the air and she just knows it’s the right way. (Actually it was pretty weird seeing these red lines, it reminded me of the Avatar – The Last Airbender where there was this killer-mole who could see everything with his nose and always saw Aang as a red line. What I want to say with this is that my theory was that she did not see these lines but rather smelled them, like a cat or something).

The pace is quite good –Too fast at times so it became a bit confusing and there could have been more focus on the characters in some scenes instead of the big fights. But, well I guess when the book actually is about fighting you should expect to find some.

Anyway, I am really anticipating the next book in the series because the ending was just… I can’t actually tell you anything, so you will have to read it but it was pretty incredible!

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