Book Review: Monstress #1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu

Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening

Paperback, 202 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Image Comics
 This was such a fun read!  I was worried that it was being overhyped, but it was not.  Both the story and the artwork was luscious and played off each other with ease.  This is a great fit for anyone looking for a more diverse graphic novel and fans of Marjorie Liu should be ecstatic about another well-made story.
Book two doesn’t have a release date yet, but I believe these were being released in single magazine format as well…  Maybe?  I’m definitely going to have to go looking to find out.  I’m really excited to know what happens next in this story!


Set in an alternate world of art deco beauty and steampunk horror, Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivors of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics. In the face of oppression and terrible danger, Maika is both hunter and hunted, searching for answers about her mysterious past as those who seek to use her remain just one step behind…and all the while, the monster within begins to awaken…

Collecting: Monstress 1-6


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