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...

  • Samantha
    Dec 31, 2016

    Beautiful art, a unique world with gods, humans, and something in between, fearsome magic, political intrigue to rival any epic fantasy, a plethora of formidable female characters... oh.. and magical ...

  • karen
    Nov 13, 2016

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wren | WrensReads
    Jan 20, 2017

    WrensReads Review: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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...