Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Book Review: Convergence

TITLE: Convergence
Book 1 in the Zodiac Legacy series
AUTHOR: Stan Lee, Stuart Moore, and Andie Tong
PUBLISHED: January 27th, 2015
CATEGORY: Middle-Grade
GENRE: Urban Fantasy/Adventure/Superheroes
PREMISE: A boy gets mystical powers and goes on an adventure while on a trip to China.
MY REVIEW: So it looks like this is the year Marvel is breaking into the book market. Or rather, the YA/MG book market. They've always had movie tie-in books and whatnot. There is another book in this series coming out. They also apparently have a YA book series planned for Black Widow written by Margeret Stohl out later this year (and as a Black Widow fan, I'm super pumped for that one. Almost makes up for no Black Widow movie. ALMOST). DC is apparently also getting in on the action with a Lois Lane series due this year as well (also pumped for that one).
But let's talk about this series. If you're familiar with Marvel and the way they do their origin stories, this one will be familiar to you. It is fun like all Marvel tends to be, with great diverse cast of characters and promising of interesting future plot-line developments. My only complaint goes by TOO fast for my taste. I have a feeling this was originally intended to be a comic book and they decided to go with book form for whatever reason instead. As a result the plot happens at a fast-paced speed that doesn't leave much room for character development. Were this actually a comic book series, I'd say this was a good first volume of issues and be happy. But it's a I notice the flaws a lot more.
That said, it's still definitely a good start to a series. I just hope they develop characters more in the coming books. I say this is a good one for all fellow marvel fans.
WHO SHOULD READ: comic book lovers, marvel fans, percy jackson fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five chinese zodiacs

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