Book Review: Skyward Vol 1 – My Low G Life by Joe Henderson (Author) Lee Garbett (Illustrator) Antonio Fabela (Colourist)

One day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it’s…well, it’s pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don’t jump too high. And maybe don’t get mixed up in your Dad’s secret plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed…

I found this series while browsing in my local ‘geek’ shop (its one of favourite places to browse, they have so much awesome stuff in a tiny space, graphic novels, games, Warhammer figures etc) The bright blue of the cover caught my eye and I loved the idea so it came home with me.

I loved this and read it in one sitting, Willa was a great protagonist, the worldbuilding was just right and the art work was superb, I had no trouble following who was who or what was happening at all (an issue I sometimes have graphic novels)

I was instantly invested in Willa’s story, both her teen angst of wanting to see the world and the deeper political situation she found herself in. She was bold and brave and a little bonkers and you wanted her to succeed.

I’m itching to get my hands on Vol 2.

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