Happy Summer! I reference my Illuminae vlogs in this vlog, if you don't remember them or need a refresher on the awesomeness that is the Illuminae Files, you can watch those here.
Y'all. This series was so much fun to read. It is set in WW2 and is what would have happened if Hitler had won the war. The main character, Yael, is a BADASS! She is traumatized after being experimented on in a Jewish containment camp and watching her family die, but allows nothing to stop her from accomplishing her mission-to kill Adolf Hitler. IT WAS SO FREAKING GOOD! Watch the vlog review for more details. If you like adventure, sci-fi, or historical fiction, this series is for you. Readers who enjoy Throne of Glass will love this series!
The world has been invaded by aliens that abduct teenagers and children from their families, people who are identified as "strong," and loaded up into robots that are taken to other planets (I assume). In this particular graphic novel, the two main characters, Sam and Wyatt, are twins who are trying to help other people from their town while searching for their parents. Wyatt, who has autism, classifies the aliens and helps Sam escape them. The two deliver food and supplies to other people under the code name "Bird One." When the aliens trick them by using a video of their parents to lure them to them, one of them is taken and the other has to find a way to save them on their own.
While the plot took a while to pick up, I enjoyed this graphic novel. The theme of working together and looking past weaknesses is one that really shines through the illustrations. The people of Elizabethtown learn to work together despite their differences to rally against the aliens that are ripping their families apart.