Romeo and Juliet got nothing on Us

                                                                                                                                                                     Saga (Volume Two)

by: Brian K. Vaughn, Fiona Staples [Illustrator]

G: Graphic Novels, Sci-fi/Fantasy



Goodreads Reading Challenge:49 out of 50

So, this installment picks up right where the last one left off, which I love. I hate recaps on comics and graphic novels. I feel like it takes up to much of the time, time that I could be finding out what happens next instead of recapping 🙄 . Anyway not important.

Our heroes find themselves on a rocket ship made out of wood, still cool, with a destination unknown. I still can’t get over the fact that the rocket ships grow from the ground and then they take you where you need to go. That was just so cool to me.

Our new family 👨‍👩‍👧 are desperately trying to flee their pursuers; both sides of the war, a couple of bounty hunters, a spurned love interest and the prince. They’re oddly important now.

All of this is happening when Marko’s parents teleport inside the rocket ship, which wasn’t too pleased to have uninvited guests aboard. After the introductions, Marko’s mom hates Alana but that’s typically wife/mother-in-law drama, they get into trouble with their pursuers.

Alana tells the rocket the only place that’s safe to flee. The man who started it all. The author of the book that made Alana see Marko for the first time. The man who helped her see the pointlessness of the war and told her it was okay to let her guard down and love regardless of race.

Unfortunately, Prince Robot IV has figured out their plan as well and races towards the same destination.

I understand why they want to capture Alana and Marko, they are deserters. Why the interest in the baby? Is she a symbol of the peace that is attainable between the moon inhibitors and Alana’s home planet? Does her very existence threaten the war effort that much that they need to get rid of her before people find out? Or is there another reason more sinister? I hope not because that reason is already pretty horrible.

Just when things couldn’t get any worse…there’s a death and an explosion. So, everyone is understandably shaken and terrified. This is a lot of drama for a week old baby, I forget how old she actually is but she can’t be too much older than that.

This tale ends with Prince Robot IV making to the author’s house and shooting him in the leg because he believes that the gang is coming to his house and he wants to know why. The author claims ignorance but Prince Robot IV doesn’t buy it. He wants to know what makes the author so special that two soldiers would desert their worlds and come running to him.

Unfortunately, we don’t get an answer…yet. What is going to happen next in this tale well…I honestly don’t know because I haven’t bought the next installment yet. When I do make sure to read the review on how our gang escapes the robot prince’s clutches.



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