Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Book Review: Sound of Light by Amanda Bridgeman

Title: Sound of Light: A Marvel: School of X Novel
Author: Amanda Bridgeman
Genre: Fantasy; Super  Hero
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Publisher: Aconyte

Dazzler, rock ‘n’ roll, and the children of Cyclops and Magneto launch into space and beyond in this electrifying trans-dimensional adventure from Marvel’s School of X

When rock star Dazzler walked out on S.H.I.E.L.D., she hoped she’d seen the last of the clandestine organization. But when a rogue agent drops in after a sold-out gig, she must decide whether to work with them again or stick to her solo career. The agent links Mutant Growth Hormone – a dangerous biochemical that wildly enhances mutant powers – with the disappearance of Magneto and Cyclops. Reluctantly, Dazzler takes the case and unfolds a mystery greater than she anticipated. In need of a new team, she recruits the extraordinary mutants Emma Frost, Polaris, and Rachel Grey on a mission to foil a plot to remove mutant kind forever, which blasts them from Earth into a whole new dimension.


*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*

Hello Fellow Readers,

I always thought that Dazzler was very underutilized in the X-men comics, and although I've lost touch with the comic world I was so happy to see a book dedicated to our rock princess. Even if you aren't a big fan of Marvel, in particular X-men, that doesn't mean you can't read this. Bridgemand does an amazing job of not only filling you in on who Dazzler is but also on important events from the comics. If you an X-men fan a lot of big-name players make appearances, some even team up with Dazzler. I will say that this book shouldn't be your introduction to the marvel universe, as you do need to have some familiarity, even with Bridgeman filling in the gaps, for each character to really shine. As the X-men's world is just too vast and convoluted. One of the cons of this book was characterization problems, not with Dazzler,m as I felt she was pretty spot on, but definitely with some of the other side characters. 

Overall, a must-read for any marvel fan. 

No comments:

Post a Comment