Saturday, December 8, 2012

Graphic Novel Review of Free Realms Book 1 by JS Lewis

Synopsis: "SONY teams with WildStorm and best-selling fantasy author J.S. Lewis (the Grey Griffins series) for an exciting adaptation of Free Realms, their exciting, all-ages virtual world! This family-friendly series mirrors the nonstop action of the game, offering thrilling adventures, battles with vicious monsters and, of course, the allure of gorgeous fairies!

The story begins when a young boy is abducted and dragged into a darkened forest teeming with twisted monsters. It's up to a relic hunter and a pixie to save him, but their mission is cut short when a horde of troll-like creatures captures them!"

My Review: I felt like I came in during the middle of the story, I kept looking back to see if I had missed some pages. It also seems like a ramped up version of the movie Fern Gully. The illustrations are bright and vivid, an anime style to them. There are several short adventures that are part of a bigger story that is very interesting. I think that if you have played the video game that you might enjoy Free Realms better. I still like it and the adventures, especially the sub-characters but it is not high on my list to seek out the next volume.

My Rating: While I did enjoy this graphic novel, it doesn't top my list, can't really put my finger on it but something just isn't there for me.  I give it a rating of Two Paws.


  1. Yeah, I really hate when you feel like you picked up a book in the middle of it. Very frusterating. Plus I was never a big fan of Fern Gully. ;)

    1. It drives me nuts when I feel like I missed a page or two! Wow, you didn't like Fern Gully?! I loved Batty!