Thursday, December 01, 2016

Spread Volume 1: No Hope by Justin Jordan

In a dystopian future, the world is overrun by an aggressive and overwhelming growth known as "the spread." The spread is a red, alien-like monstrosity that devours everything in its path and reworks life as we know it into something grotesque and dangerous.

The hero of our story is a man of few words, known only as, "No." No is a loaner who wanders the bleak remains of the world we used to know while destroying as much of the spread as he can. When No unintentionally rescues a baby named Hope, he quickly discovers that she holds the answer to defeating the spread and reclaiming humanity.

Spread is an amazing adventure full of interesting characters that will leave you wanting more. I enjoy the way the author reveals the origins of Hope, No, and the spread slowly, through flashbacks and memories, giving the reader just a little at a a time and leaving the you to speculate the rest.

If you enjoy Spread Vol. 1, I recommend continuing to Vol. 2: The Children's Crusade. You might also want to check out The Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman or Locke & Key by Joe Hill. These graphic novels and more are available at your local Virginia Beach Public Library location.

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