Post by toxicsooner on Jan 9, 2015 16:24:44 GMT -5
So I know Naja has it's own thread, but I want to have a space that was designated for general discussion about any of the books that Magnetic Press is putting out. I've read 2 so far and based on there catalog I will be adding more. Enclosed is the link to there main site and catalog. Magnetic Press Homepage
Next up on my list is DAOMU and MEKA... See my summary of Zaya below
Post by toxicsooner on Jan 9, 2015 16:26:42 GMT -5
So like I said earlier in the Naja-Magnetic Press Thread, I received Zaya from Magnetic Press for Christmas and I finally got around to reading it. I said I would give a little review once I finished it. The book is written by JD Morvan (NAJA) and art by Huang-Jia Wei.
The book is a sci-fi genre that follows the story of Zaya, a retired operative of a galactic agency called Spiral. When the story begins she is a mother of twins and a successful artist. She is re-activated to be a minor part of a larger mission to take down an assassin who has been single handedly taking out Spiral agents. Needless to say, the mission goes haywire and the events that follow turn Zaya’s world upside down. I won’t go into any further details as I don’t want to spoil anything for people who are interested in the book.
So now I will offer my humble opinion of the book. To provide a little context, I have read Naja and really enjoyed it. Morvan seems to enjoy taking the reader on a wild ride with lots of twist and turns. The pace is fast and kept me engaged throughout and there really wasn’t any lag in the action. The dialog is simple and it’s not overly heavy. I will say unlike, Naja I didn’t feel as connected to Zaya and I wanted to know more about her character.
I liked the art on this book, but I can see where it could be off putting to some. Wei’s style is very different from Bengal’s art in Naja. Where Naja has very clean lines and a pastel color pallet, the art in Zaya is very scratchy (for lack of a better term) and the colors are muted and almost have a sepia tone. Because of this, some of the panels were difficult to follow. All that said, I still felt it worked well with the story.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to those who like futuristic sci-fi mysteries or Morvan’s past work. I will say that I enjoyed Naja more because I felt the character was more well developed, but it’s still something I will come back and read again.