Graphic Novel Review: Joyride Vol.1

Joyride Vol. 1

First of all I wanted to thank NetGalley for sending me an e-copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. This doesn’t affect my opinion in any way.

Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, YA
Publication: September 2016
My rating: ★★★✩✩
Made by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly and Marcus To

The story:

A mix of sci-fi and dystopia, the story is set in a future where the Earth is protected by a shield and people don’t have access to space anymore. It follows Uma and her friends on their adventures after they manage to get away in space, travel, and meet aliens.

Here are some examples of the drawings:

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My opinion:

I picked up this graphic novel not really knowing what to expect. I have to say, I don’t really read a lot of graphic novels (as you probably noticed, since I never really mention any on my blog). But I wanted to try something new and the story was appealing. It wasn’t incredible, but it was still enjoyable. I really liked the drawings, and some parts were really sassy which I appreciated. Overall, it is nothing exceptional. If you are into space adventures and science-fiction, and of course, if you like graphic novels, this is most likely something you would enjoy. In some parts, it reminded me a bit of Doctor Who – like the interactions with the aliens – which made me smile. The story still managed to have some twists I didn’t expect, which I greatly appreciated.

Overall, it was a fine read, but I don’t think I will pick up the sequel. Please let me know your thoughts if you have read it as well, and have a wonderful day!


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