Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening
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Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening


Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

Title:Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:202 pages

    Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening Reviews

  • Jessica ? ? Silverbow ? ? Rabid Reads
    Dec 19, 2016

    12/19/16 - ON SALE for $3.99: by: Rabid Reads4.5 starsOne of the things I'm discovering that I love about graphic novels is the way they hit the ground running. The crea...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Aug 24, 2016

    Okay I'm only going to put a few pictures because you can all scroll through the other reviewers and see more pictures. I don't like reviewing graphic novels because I never know exactly what to say. ...

  • Alienor ? French Frowner ? (of badger and SNAKE)
    Jul 31, 2016

    3.5 stars. Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening was... weird, but dark and pretty good? There's no hiding that the plot is convoluted... at best, and if there was such thing as a CONFUSING ALERT!, I would rai...

  • karen
    Nov 13, 2016

    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best graphic novels & comics category 2016!ugh, i still need to review this one! dammit! ...

  • BlueLilyxLilyBlue
    Jul 13, 2016

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PUBLISHED FOR THIS REVIEW COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK This got me at the edge of my seat. It gripped me in the right ways and satis...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Jan 15, 2017

    Sometimes I can have a hard time getting into fantasy comics because they have a short page count to introduce you to big worlds, and that was definitely the case here. My interest was so lukewarm wit...

  • Book Riot Community
    Sep 01, 2016

    Even if this wasn?t an incredible piece of storytelling, the art alone in this graphic novel would have put it at the top of my list. Takeda?s steampunk art deco graphics are mind-meltingly beauti...

  • Stephen
    Aug 13, 2016

    In a alternate steampunk Asia there is a war going on between humans and the Arcanic a race of beings which seem like human animal hybrids. Without giving away too much of the story Maika Halfwolf the...

  • Wren | WrensReads
    Jan 11, 2017

    Recommend by Caleb! This...Whole thing...Was BEAUTIFUL!Like, Sana Takeda.. I tip my hat to you. I found myself lost in the art than the story itself. Not that I didn't love Marjorie M. Liu's story tel...

  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Oct 17, 2016

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori LexThis comic appealed to me on every level possible. Strong Female protagonist check, Cats as a race check, Strong World Building check, non-white characters ch...