Monstress Volume 4

Monstress Volume 4

4.23 (5,599 ratings by Goodreads)
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2017 British Fantasy Award, Best
Comic/Graphic Novel
2018 Eisner Award
winner, Best Writer
2018 Eisner Award winner,
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist
2018 Eisner Award
winner, Best Continuing Series
2018 Eisner Award
winner, Best Publication for Teens
2018 Eisner
Award winner, Best Cover Artist
2018 Harvey Award
winner, Book of the Year
2018 Hugo Award winner,
Best Graphic Story
2018 Hugo Award Winner, Best
Professional Artist
2018 British Fantasy Award
winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel
2018, 2016, 2015
Entertainment Weekly's The Best Comic Books of the
2018, Newsweek's Best Comic Books of the
2018, The Washington Post's 10 Best Graphic
Novels of the Year
2018, Barnes & Noble's
Best Books of the Year
2018, YALSA's Great
Graphic Novels for Teens
2018, Thrillist's Best
Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year
Powell's Best Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the
2019, Hugo Award

Maika and Corvin make their way
through a warped and lethal land in search of Kippa, who is faced with her own
terrible monsters. But when Maika comes face-to-face with a stranger from her
deep past, startling truths are uncovered, and at the center of it all lurks a
dangerous conspiracy that threatens the Known World. Maika is finally close to
getting all the answers she ever wanted, but at what price? With war on the
horizon-a war no one wants to stop-whose side will Maika choose? Collects
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 168 x 257 x 18mm | 372g
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • 1534313362
  • 9781534313361
  • 19,988

Review quote

"Monstress is a sprawling epic fantasy that drops
readers into the middle of a magic-filled alternate history. Described as a kind
of 'matriarchal Asia,' Maika's universe is wracked by a race war and inhabited
by violent witch-nuns, vicious deities, and innocent civilians-all of which is
brought to life by Takeda's exquisite manga-style, Art Deco-inspired art."
-The Atlantic "Feels like a battle cry." "In the center of this world is Maika, a girl who lost
her mother and most of her left arm and is on a quest for answers or vengeance,
whichever comes first. She's defensive, quick to anger, and not entirely
convinced of her own sanity. In other words, she's a fictional woman imbued with
all the faults and flaws of a real one." -New York
magazine/Vulture "Liu's accomplishment is impressive. She's created
characters who feel larger than life, but whose motivations and values are
almost always obscure." -NPR "Liu and Takeda have created a vivid, dynamic world,
sort of a steampunk Asia of a century ago, and populated it with sharp
characters and an intricate mythology that incorporates gods, monsters and
everything in between. Female characters dominate Liu's story line - which
unfolds bit by bit like a novel through Takeda's gorgeous sequential panels-and
touches on themes of race, war, duality, friendships and the meaning of family.
In all my decades of reading comics, I've never seen anything quite like
Monstress, and even though it falls in the category of epic fantasy, it also
confirms my suspicion that sarcastic cats are secretly in charge of everything."
-The New York Times "If you want big, beautiful, terrifying, violent
magic, Monstress is your next favorite comic." -Cosmopolitan
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Rating details

5,599 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 40% (2,253)
4 44% (2,474)
3 14% (782)
2 1% (79)
1 0% (11)
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