Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice (Book review)

Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice

By: Mike Maihack

Publisher: Scholastic

Publishing Date: April 29th, 2014


What happens when you take a well known Egyptian Ruler and blast her off into the distant future? You get an epic new Graphic Novel series from the creative mind of Mike Maihack.

Cleopatra (the teen version) is thrown into the future after touching a mysterious tablet. When she arrives in the future she discovers a world that is in danger from the Xerx, an interstellar conquering horde led by the malevolent Xaius Octavian. He wants to destroy all of the knowledge and history in the Universe. It’s up to spunky Cleo to save the day! But first she has to finish her algebra homework.

Target Practice is the first in what looks to be a very promising new series. Most of the first book is spent building up the world where she now lives and giving some history to the other characters. The last few chapters have lots of action as Cleo attempts her first mission to prove her worth. Readers will laugh over her complaints about school, get caught up in the whirlwind action, and sympathize with the drama of high school. Cleo is a great new kick butt girl character that graphic readers will soon love. Did I mention there are talking cats?!!

A promising addition to any school or public library collection. I know I am adding it to ours!!

Check out the Author’s website for a giveaway: Contest Link

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