Monday, October 13, 2014

Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice by Mike Maihack


Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice by Mike Maihack
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cleopatra in Space (1)

Totally loved this. Not always, but most of the time Scholastic's GRAPHIX imprint, brings out great juvenile graphic novels and this was no exception. An exciting and fun tale of the real Queen Cleopatra as a teenager. (pre-Pharaoh-hood) She is zapped into the future as a prophecy to save an Egyptian-like planet from a galactic tyrant. Cleo is a fun, take life-by-the-reigns character and so far outshines her supporting side-kick friends. The book uses the device of starting with the climax at a crucial point, then going back to the beginning to tell the story of how the characters got there and what happens next. I enjoy this device when done right, and here it keeps the action moving along at a quick pace as the reader sees the events unroll which lead up to this exciting moment. This volume ends on a final note, having completed the plot presented which I enjoyed as I like series books to be able to stand up on their own. However it ends with the promise of more to come and on the final page Book 2 is advertised for release in Apr of 2015. Great fun!

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