Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jinnrise Volume 1

Jinnrise Volume 1

author: Tom Taylor

name: Wayne

average rating: 3.20

book published: 2013

rating: 2

read at: 2013/12/29

date added: 2013/12/29

shelves: graphic-novels


An American student somewhere in the Middle East is caught up in an alien attack by the "Kibrani." The only way to stop the attack seems to be the Jinn. A young boy the student runs into has a Jinn at his disposal, and he finds himself learning more about the world around him as his eyes are opened.

It's an okay book. The art is good, but I think it's geared toward a younger audience. I sometimes had a hard time reading the text from the Kibrani because the lettering was a bit too calligraphic in nature. It's Volume 1, so the story is left in a bit of a cliffhanger.

The main character and his fellow student are kind of jerks to the people they are going to meet and I found that a bit of an overdramatization. Why would they travel and be rude? I realize it's a set up for the character to have his eyes open, but it felt a bit narrow. Overall, I liked it, but I didn't love it.

I was given a review copy of this graphic novel by Diamond Book Distributors and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for letting me review this graphic novel.

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