Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wildfire - Volume 1

Hawkins, M. (2014). Wildfire,Volume 1. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics.

Graphic Novel / Sci Fi / Adult / YA

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars

This is an outstanding graphic novel taking a "what if" scenario on genetic modification. I appreciated that the author didn't preach any political agenda and also that he didn't feel the need to throw in gratuitous sex scenes, naked people, and profanity, as seems to be the norm in any graphic novel these days. The story has more than enough action and interest to keep readers engaged, and the illustrations -- wow! Stunning, and some of the scenes were so realistic that they could have been photographs.  The panels of the Hollywood hills on fire will definitely stay with readers.  

A super cool feature of the book is at the end, the author has included tons of information on GMOs, its science and history, U.S. emergency response teams, and loads of links for readers to educate themselves.  I look forward to the sequel coming out. . . just when you thought it was safe again!! I recommend this book for young adults and older. 

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a free eBook copy in exchange for my honest review -- the only kind I give. 

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