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NYX: No Way Home

Saturday, November 21, 2009

NYX: No Way Home (2009) Marjorie Liu, Kalman Andrasofszky, Sara Pichelli

I came across No Way Home at a book store and snatched it up. When I realized there was a volume prior to this, I ordered Wannabe, wanting to read that first.

I loved Wannabe.

Only problem with that is it set up expectations for No Way Home.

No Way Home is good, and I liked it, but it wasn’t quite as good as Wannabe, which is the problem with reading books one after the other.

But setting aside the first book, I did like No Way Home. We learn more about the background of Bobby Soul and little brother, which is just as horrible as you’d expect, but we knew going on they were just as damaged as Kiden and Tatiana coming in.

The story opens with Kiden chained to a table, in bad shape. There is someone talking about her, but we have no idea who it is. The we jump back two days earlier. Cameron is still checking in on the kids, and trying to get them back into school. Unfortunately, someone is after Kiden and her friends, and is willing to do anything to get them.

The story is good, and a little more resolved than the ending of Wannabe, and I kept turning the pages to discover what happened, which is always a good sign for a story. We’re still left wondering what is going on with Kiden’s father, but we know he achieved what he wanted.

The characters remain very well done and maintain their individuality. Kidden and Bobby Soul remain complex, and I enjoyed learning more about them. I like that Tatiana has remained scared and seems far younger than her companions, even if their age difference isn’t that great.

I would recommend this series–especially to non-comic readers–but just be aware that Wannabe is the stronger of the two volumes.
Rating: 8/10

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