Reading Level: Teen+
Genre: Graphic Novel/Steampunk
Size: 160 pages
Publisher: Studio Foglio
Release Date: July 8th, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 13th book in the Girl Genius series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This is the 13th trade paperback in the Girl Genius series. This book was better than book 12 and ties up the Siege of Mechanicsburg story arc while starting a new one.
Castle Heterodyne is finally awakened and running at full capacity. Tarvek’s Cousin, Marcellus , tries to kidnap Agatha for his own nefarious purposes but the end results are very unexpected.
I really enjoyed watching Castle Heterodyne in its full awakened glory. I loved all the hilarity, the awesome traps, and the general chaos it caused. Agatha’s weasel dependence was also pretty darn hilarious.
We get to see a lot more of Agatha in this book and there are a lot more twists and turns in the story. I still have some trouble keeping track of who is who (especially with all of the Jagers) and would love a little chart of character pictures and descriptions.
I am still enjoying the brightly colored illustrations, crazy steampunk contraptions, and general mad science going on here. I don’t have a ton more to say about the book than that.
Overall this has been a great graphic novel series full of humor and steampunky goodness. I really enjoy the world, the characters, and the crazy plot. I would recommend to fans of steampunk or graphic novels with humor. This series has been a fun blend of science fiction, steampunk, fantasy, and humor elements.