Blog Tour: Spill Zone – Review

May 3, 2017 Blog Tour, Book Review, Graphic Novel 0

I received this ARC from Publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Source: ARC from Publisher

I’m excited to be the next stop on the blog tour for Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland! Read on for my review and an exclusive photo.

About the Book:

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.

The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone‘s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death—or worse.

When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits—and it seems to be calling Addison’s name.

 

About the Authors:

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the worldwide bestselling Uglies series and the Locus Award–winning Leviathan series, and is co-author of the Zeroes trilogy. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller AfterworldsThe Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy.

 

Alex Puvilland was born in France where he grew up reading his father’s comic books. He now lives in Los Angeles with his ridiculously talented wife and two extraordinary children, Leo and Adrien. He works for Dreamworks Animation, and does comics whenever he has a moment. Alex co-illustrated Prince of Persia and Templar.

 

My Thoughts:

DO NOT READ THIS BOOK BEFORE BED! This is a thing that I did and, while I don’t regret it, it totally kept me up because I was so creeped out! Still, totally worth it.

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland was so, so interesting. Both the story and the visuals had me turning page after page (even though I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep!)

The idea of an entire city altered by some sort of spill and then quarantined? So great for a graphic novel. I loved how creepy and fantastical all the outcomes of the spill were. They gave me shivers as I was reading.

Addison was exactly the kind of character I like. She’s taken a really horrible situation and is doing the best she can. She’s taking care of her younger sister as well. She’s strong and loyal and imperfect. I understood the decisions that she was making, even when they were dangerous. She’s a survivor and that’s the kind of character I’ll always root for.

Whether you’re a long time fan of graphic novels or you’ve yet to pick one up, I recommend Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland.

Exclusive Photo:

Each blog stop has been sent an exclusive photo from inside the spill zone (photos that were actually taken by the artist Alex Puvilland when he was doing research for this book in Poughkeepsie). Here is the photo I get to share:

Tour Schedule:

Check out these other stops to see more exclusive photos! Head over to the Fierce Reads tumblr post for more info!

May 1st — Audrey’s Book Blog
May 2nd — BookCrushin
May 3rd — YA Bibliophile
May 4th — Fiction Fare
May 5th — Teen Librarian Toolbox
May 8th — Ex Libris Kate
May 9th — Xpresso Reads
May 10th — Miss Print
May 11th — Too Fond of Books
May 12th — Forever YA

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