Goodreads Rating: 4.32 / 5 stars
My Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk
Publication Date: November 4, 2015
Publisher: Image Comics
Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces.
I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Things that I love on Monstress:
* Artwork: It’s absolutely fantastic. With its Asian theme and intricate details. Damn. I can’t help admiring it. IT’S JUST BEAUTIFUL.
* Heroine: Maika is a one and a half armed Arcanic (from what I understood, half-human, half-monster), with special powers who survived a war between humans and monsters. She is such a badass heroine and she really surprised me.
* Plot : It’s a very intriguing story where humans are leading this world and they buy monsters as a slave (they have a purpose on this and it’s quite…graphic.) There is a war between humans and monsters. Their world is filled with violence and brutality.
* Diversity: Hands down. Hands down for this. So many diverse characters. I LOVE IT.
I’m going to pick the next volume. I’m hooked with the story and all these badass stuffs. Kudos to Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda!