Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Graphic Novel/Science Fiction
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Cleopatra in Space series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 5/5 stars
This book was recommended to me by one of my Goodreads friends as a cute graphic novel. This was a very fun and cute graphic novel that is appropriate for all ages.
Cleopatra finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her into the far future. There she finds she is supposedly a hero for a world run by cats. The cats write everything down in classic Egyptian style which is the only reason they have been taken over by an evil entity, Xaius Octavian, that steals all digital information.
Unfortunately for Cleo she still has to go to school to learn everything she needs to know to save the galaxy (including algebra…which she hated back in her home Egypt). Cleo excels at her combat training and eventually gets to go on a mission of her own.
This was a super fun read, there is a lot of action and humor in here that will appeal to all ages. The illustration is very colorful and very well done.
There is some Egyptian mythology but the story has more of a science fiction galactic battle type of overtone to it.
Cleo also has to deal with some school issues. She comes into the school as a hero which makes things a bit awkward for her with her classmates.
Overall I really enjoyed this graphic novel. It has a lot of humor and is fun to read. Cleo is strong role model for girls of all ages and I loved watching her learn, not only about the future, but also about friendship and responsibility. Highly recommended, this is graphic novel that is a lot of fun for all ages. You can’t help but compare to Zita the Spacegirl and I actually like this even better than the Zita the Spacegirl series.