Hailee Steinfeld anyone? No? Okay then...this is awkward.
ANYWAYS...this was my first foray into graphic novels and, wow, was it spectacular!!! The illustrations are absolutely fantastic. I mean, just look at this shit:
As a lover of the traditional novel and lots of meaty details, I didn't know how I would fare in a book that is almost exclusively dialogue, but this storyline was so solid! I didn't feel like I was missing anything from a traditional format.
The Romeo-and-Juliet-esque love story could have been cliche, but it wasn't; there were so many twists and turns that I didn't know what to expect (I love that); and the creativity behind the conceptualization of these alien worlds and alien species is breath-taking!
It's violent and very sexual, but I'm totally okay with that. Plus, HELLO, a woman is fucking breast-feeding on the cover. Just...yes.