Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Graphic Novel/Science Fiction
Size: 224 pages
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Rust series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the third book in the Rust series. I originally thought this was the last book in the series but it is not. There will be one more book, Soul in the Machine, which is expected to release next year. It was very well done and I enjoyed it a lot.
Jet Jones wants to continue helping out on the Taylor farm but Oz has discovered his secret. As Jet Jones’s past start to catch up with him in a big way he is forced to face a decision. Should he stay on with the Taylor’s potentially drawing more trouble to their farm? Or should he accept that he may not ever fit in and find a family elsewhere? It seems that for Jet Jones the time to make a decision is running out.
I have really enjoyed all of the books in the Rust series and this book was no exception to that. They are science fiction type books but they are all set on a little farm. This lends a very nostalgic feel to the books. The fact that all of the illustration is done is soft sepia tones adds to this feeling.
This book reveals Jet’s origins and shows us a lot more about the man who made Jet. We learn why Jet has been seeking out that power cell so desperately and what might happen if he doesn’t get it.
Things are coming to a head at the Taylor farm. More and more of the drones are activating and turning violent. The Taylor farm is struggling to make ends meet and is questioning whether they should just shut down completely. There was quite a bit of action, lots of background, and some drama as well.
Overall this was an excellent installment in this series. I really enjoy the style this graphic novel is done in. I also enjoy the science fiction elements coupled with the nostalgic feel to the story. I love the characters and am dying to know how things will work out for Jet Jones. Recommended to graphic novel lovers of all ages.