Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Graphic Novel
Size: 200 pages
Publisher: Archaia Entertainment, LLC
Release Date: December 25, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Rust series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the second book in the Rust series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The artwork is interesting and well done and the story progresses nicely.
The Taylor farm is recovering from their second robot attack. Meanwhile Oswold suspects that Jet is not as human as he seems and goes looking for answers from the past. Roman is still determined to revive the attack robots and reprogram them to work the farm, he also is comforted by the visit of his childhood girlfriend.
We learn a lot more background about where Jet came from and what his past is. This was very interesting and I loved learning more history behind this world. There is another robot attack and Oswold learns more about the history of the war and secrets behind the cells that drove it.
This book was a bit of a calm before the storm. Things are looking up for the farm at the beginning of the book but you can just tell that things aren’t going to stay that way.
I again enjoyed the sepia tone to the artwork, it matches the tone of the story very well. The artwork is well done and it is easy to follow the story. Much of the story is told in pictures and it is very well done.
Overall I really enjoyed this installment of the Rust series. I am excited to see what happens in the third book. I am really enjoying the artwork, the characters, and the world here. I want to learn more about the history of this world.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– 100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge
– 150+ Reading Challenge
– Get Steampunk’d Reading Challenge
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– Color Coded Reading Challenge