Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Length: 208 pages
Publisher: First Second
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Mighty Jack series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Like a bolt from the blue, Jack’s little sister Maddy is gone―carried into another realm by an ogre.
When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything . . . except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive.
Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters―as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their “beast” and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below.
But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!”
This is the second book in the Mighty Jack series and was an absolutely amazing read! I am a huge Hatke fan and really enjoy both the Zita the Spacegirl series and the Mighty Jack series. My 10 year old son also reads these graphic novels and they are his absolute favorite right now. This is a very fun and feel good story that’s an absolutely pleasure to read.
In this book Jack and Lilly chase the ogre who kidnapped Maddy into another dimension; a sort of floating crossworlds between the worlds. It is incredibly creative and fun to read about with lots of adventure and action.
I love Hatke’s illustration; the drawing lines are fairly simple but the color is spectacular and the creativity behind the illustration is amazing. The illustration really makes the whole amazing story come alive.
I also like there are some interesting topics covered in here. Of course this storyline continues with the importance of supporting and protecting family. It also covers some about struggling with finances, not taking things at face value, friendship and responsibility.
There is a nice big surprise at the end of the book too, which absolutely thrilled both me and my son.
Overall this was an amazing read and I loved every moment of it. This is a fantasy graphic novel that is aimed at middle grade readers but is great for readers of all ages. Everything about this graphic novel is perfect from the story to the illustration. Highly recommended.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– New Release Reading Challenge
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– YA Reading Challenge