Thursday, September 4, 2008

Welcome Back!

Well, school has started once again. Where did my summer go? I'm posting a few days late because of my new schedule.

Anyway, up for review is X 23: Target X. I really enjoyed the first X- 23 graphic novel and so I decided to give this one a go. It has excellent art. Mike Choi is an amazing artist and colorist Sonia Oback rocks!

This story takes place after X-23 has left the facility. She has been captured by Caption America, who works for a secret organization called S.H.I.E.L.D. Caption America is asking Laura (X-23) questions about her past.

The story is told in a series of flashbacks. The reader is reacquainted with Laura's life in the facility (which was covered in X-23: Innocent Lost), time with her aunt and cousin and also her meeting with Wolverine. While the story does cover material already presented in X-23: Innocent Lost, it does not weigh down the story and is used to refreshing readers of what Laura has gone though.

I enjoyed X- 23: Target X and wish this character would have her own series. I believe she is in the team book X- Force.

If students ejoyed the first book I think they will enjoy this one as well. I don't think anyone needs to read the first book in order to understand the story. I strongly suggest reading the first book because it's an excellent read.

BTW, my copy of The Heretic Queen came last weekend and it is AMAZING. I finished it in two days.


Michelle Moran said...

I'm so glad you liked The Heretic Queen. A sophomore novel's reception is always a case of extreme nail-biting!!! So thank you for the early positive review :]

Ms. I said...

It was an excellent novel. I can't wait for Cleopatra's Daughter when it is published. You are an amazing author!

Michelle Moran said...

[deep blush]. Thank you.

I am in the process of making (or paying to have one made, I should say!) a book trailer for Cleopatra's Daughter. I posted a small "sneak peak" on my blog. It's just a still photo from one of the scenes, but it's gotten me very excited (the director won't show me anything else until the Roman background can be added via computers). I'll let you know when the trailer is finished :]

Oh, and I LOVE the photo of you with the lamb. Precious.

Ms. I said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the trailer! Please let me know when its finished.