A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats-easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl.
In volume one, we’re introduced to our main character Maude, and the world she’s been raised in. A world where girls are fed hormones to keep them from menstruating, so that they don’t turn into killer cats. A world where girls are treated like second class citizens and relegated to special areas away from boys. A world where there are public flyers warning people to turn in the women they love if they start acting even a little bit oddly.
This was a fun read. Chock full of feminism so if you can’t hang, just don’t try. This is mostly an introduction volume focused on world building and thus, the plot doesn’t get very far. The artwork is great. I would check out the second volume.
Is there ever going to be a volume of Saga that I don’t love? At this point, I’m not sure that they could do any wrong.
In this edition, the Brand, that girl and that ex-girlfriend (because apparently I suck at names) are on a quest for dragon semen in order to save the Will. Let’s just say that leads to quite the centerfold.
Dengo has kidnapped Alana, Hazel and Marko’s mom and he’s made a deal with the Last Revolution. A rebel group bent on destroying both sides of the war. Of course, the group just wants to use Hazel as leverage to get things they think will help in their war on the war.
Meanwhile, Marko has partnered with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children. It doesn’t mean they have to get along, but for a short period their mission is the same.
Once again, I was angered that I did not have the next volume at the ready. Soon my precious, sooooon.
Still on the run, Marko and Alana are searching for the author that influenced their love. Maybe he can tell them what to do next about their predicament.
This edition has more family bonding but still enough action to keep it from lagging. I enjoy Alana’s bad ass mother abilities to fight while holding and protecting her child. The group dynamics are sassy as per usual and enemies are still hot on their trail. We’re introduced to a couple of new characters who, I feel, add an addition depth to the effects of war.
The robot prince is ever disturbing and my favorite chapter cover was definitely the romance-esque novel cover of Marko and Alana. Like, I might put a poster of that on my wall because I love it so much.