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Monday, February 4, 2013


Shadowbinders: Book OneShadowbinders, Book 1
by Kambrea Pratt, Thomas Pratt (Illustrator)

168 pages
Published October 31, 2012

Mia White was an ordinary high school girl with ordinary high school problems. That all changed the day she was given her grandfather’s mysterious journal and an even more mysterious antique ring -- one that transports her to another world!

Now this ordinary girl finds herself in an extraordinary realm filled with airships, flying serpents and clockwork cities! But her biggest challenge may come in the form of handsome, aloof (and downright infuriating) mage Crimson Rhen... Shadowbinders Book One collects the first six chapters of the popular YA web comic into a graphic novel format.

Set sail for steampunk, fantasy... and romantic comedy!

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It's been a while since I've read a graphic novel, so this was really fun.

While the idea (girl gets magical object, finds herself transported to a different world, etc., etc., etc.) isn't original, it's done well.

Two complaints. The first one is that the 6th chapter is really all about back story. I didn't feel like much happened there. The other is about Mia. She's kinda ditzy, and a flake, and she just bugged me.

3/5 stars

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