Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jeffrey's review of Dream Angel #1: Kidnapped by Jennifer Rash

Reviewed by -- Jeffrey P Wyatt        

Book Review of --
Dream Angel #1: Kidnapped by Jennifer Rash        

Overall star rating --- 4    
    
About the book:
A young woman is thrust into the battle of her life as she learns her retired wrestling legend father has been kidnapped. Can she defeat Nyxus, her five Keres, her swarms of Reprobates, harpies and vampires to rescue him?
Join Dream Angel as she fights to protect her home world of South Bartin City and save her father!


Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 possible -- 24
-- Story & characters -- 8        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 6        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
**WARNING THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS**
This is actually the Author's remake of the first book in her Superhero 3D graphic novel series: Dream Angel. I chose to review this version instead of the original as this reflects her most recent work.

I liked that this story started differently than many SuperHero/SuperHeroine books. Instead of starting with her origin story, we pick up with her just recently graduated from high school, and having been doing her adventures for 3 years. It begins with a major turning point in her career with the SuperVillain's figuring out her secret identity and capturing her father. We get introduced to the major players pretty quickly leading into the rescue attempt.

The 3D art style is new and rarely done in graphic novels, and the author here does a very good job of each character looking different and having their own voice. The story moves quickly to give the setup for the good and evil sides, although there are a few minor errors in the text here and there. It ends on a cliffhanger, making you very interested to see what happens in #2. The humor is pretty good, but not overused, more like quips, which for this genre, is completely appropriate. Most graphic novels these days are put together by a team, but this was all done by one person, which makes it more impressive. The only things keeping it from being a 5 are some minor plot holes in the conversations between characters. Nothing major or that pulls you out, but noticeable upon multiple read-throughs. For anyone who loves the Superheroine and/or Magical girl Genre, I definitely give this book a rating of buy it and read it.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Superhero/Superheroine; Graphic Novel        
Age recommendations -- 10 and up        
Sex content rating -- None        
Violence rating -- mild to moderate        

** The author's links **

Amazon


Amazon author page

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Websites
-The Author's main site where the entire series an be purchased, as well as a variety of dolls and etc... from the entire series.
-indyplanet sells print versions of all her series.
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