Afar

Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other worlds, unintentionally possessing the bodies of people light years away Inotu, her inquisitive brother with a penchant for trouble, finds himself on the run after he s caught eavesdropping on an illegal business deal between small town business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard When Boetema accidentallyBoetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other worlds, unintentionally possessing the bodies of people light years away Inotu, her inquisitive brother with a penchant for trouble, finds himself on the run after he s caught eavesdropping on an illegal business deal between small town business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard When Boetema accidentally gets someone hurt while in another girl s body, the siblings are forced to work together to solve the problems they ve created on their planet and others.
Afar Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other worlds unintentionally possessing the bodies of people light years away Inotu her inquisitive brother with a penchant for trouble

  • Title: Afar
  • Author: Leila del Duca Kit Seaton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Afar”

    1. I enjoyed this. It was fun. And it was a joy to see African and Arab rooted characters just doing their thing. I also LOVED the creatures. The trips to other places were my favorite parts, though sometimes this took from the plot. The story was a bit choppy and jumpy. The art is BEAUTIFUL. At times the language felt very American slangy; I normally don't notice that (and I know that can be hard to avoid), but I noticed it here. It also reminded me way too much of Avatar: The Last Airbender. I wa [...]

    2. I’m not a huge graphic novel reader, but I pick them up for time to time and I have to say that the cover for Afar was the main draw fro me. That beautiful brown face peaking out from a backdrop of planets and stars called to me: “Read me! Read about all of my black girl magic!” And, of course I had to answer the call. My husband, on the other hand, is a huge comic fan. He reads them on a regular basis and often takes trips to the comic book shop on release days to pick up new issues. He a [...]

    3. 3.5 StarsI loved the diversity in this one with the African and Arabic influences. The artwork and world-building were gorgeous and imaginative. Unfortunately, the ending felt incomplete, which was disappointing, considering it's a standalone graphic novel.

    4. Excellent idea that should have been a series not a graphic novel.It's a bit like Quantum Leap but too alien worlds, the art work, design and creativity are all amazing. However character development is poor and the story just kind of ends with little really going on.It's a good read but could have been so much more. If a Ongoing series comes of this I would read it and I do recommend this, but it fails to live up to its potential.

    5. This is a fun graphic novel - a brother and sister, left alone by their parents, trying to find a home. Meanwhile, one is dealing with a new ability to travel into the bodies of other creatures on other planets and the other with overheating something he shouldn’t have and being put in jail for it. The characters are compelling and I really enjoy the artwork. The story confused me a couple of times, but overall it was really interesting and unique.

    6. I loved the concept of this story - a sister and brother live in a world a twist off of our own, and she starts having dreams where she finds herself inside beings on other planets. I loved all of the other planets we get to visit.I'm trying to remember why all of the professional reviews say this is a 9th grade and up title (it's been a few weeks since I read it). I'd like to booktalk it to middle schoolers, but like to use professional reviews to justify my age choices. Seaton's illustrations [...]

    7. 2 It had so much potential! Stars I am so glad I read this graphic novel, let me be clear, for some reason my rating tends to be way harsher when it comes to the graphic novels, but is just because is difficult to satisfy my expectations. So when you see this two stars they may actually be higher on your rating scale. I loved how Afar is full of diverse characters. The art was astounding, the color pallet made want to dig my fingers in the pages and to see if it was actually real or not. My prob [...]

    8. Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds!I don't read many graphic novels, but when I do I'll totally admit I pick them based on art. Afar caught my eye with its beautiful cover and upon flipping through the pages I knew I had to read it! I hadn't actually read the synopsis before I took Afar home (like I said, I choose based on art), so I was a little surprised when I realized it was about a girl who is able to astrally project during sleep. This is such a unique premise!Boetema is the heroine of [...]

    9. This was everything I want in a graphic novel! Interesting story and beautiful art.Afar is the story of a brother and sister trying to survive on their own have their parents have abandoned them for a few months to work in the salt mines. Yet, all is not what it seems the sister, Boetema has the special ability to astral project her sleeping self into other bodies on other planets.I'm excited to read the next one!

    10. This was really great story, interesting concept, and art. It's about a girl who astral projects when she sleeps. You get to see all types of worlds and creatures, when she learns she did harm to one of them she is searching to get back to them to try to help. Her brother who has accidentally gotten himself into trouble with the law, he is running away and is also gifted in engineering. This story is about them traveling and living together while their parents are struggling to make some money e [...]

    11. Afar has a lot of wonderful moments but I think, in order to really be immersive, needed a bit of a longer storyline. I appreciated the characters and their relationships and predicaments and adventures. It just felt more like a beginning of a story.

    12. Here's another example of why an artist shouldn't write. That's not to say ALL artists can't write, but MOST fail to realize, like art, writing is a skill and it's not *easy*. The artwork was phenomenal, but I cringed my way through the most cliche dialogue and the most white ass yuppie girl story ever. I bet this lady thought if she paired her white ass yuppie story with a "exotified" character, she'd win people over, instead she just ended up looking real presumptuous too. I guess white people [...]

    13. I was first attracted to this book by its beautiful cover design and the hook: The Nameless City meets Star Wars meets Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant; all of which I've either heard great things about or already know are fantastic. Then I noticed it was written by Leila del Duca, who's artwork I fell in love with in the guest artist portion of the Wicked and The Divine, so what can I say, I was a sucker for this graphic novel. It was sooo sooooo good and unlike anything I've ever read. [...]

    14. সিকুয়াল হবে নাকি? খুব ভালো হবে। ইউনিক একটা প্লট সাথে অদ্ভুত এক জগত। এস্ট্রাল প্রজেক্টের শক্তি পাওয়া এক মেয়ে বেখেয়ালিতে অন্য জগতে চলে যায়। ভর করে সে জগতের এক মেয়ের দেহে। না তথকথিত ভুত পেত্নীর [...]

    15. There's a lot that I liked about this one, the art especially, and the planet traveling. I liked Inotu and his monkey too. But certain parts felt very abrupt, and there are so many things left completely unexplained in the end, which is weird if there doesn't end up being any more of it. I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!So yeah, I hope Del Duca and Seaton do another one.

    16. A fun, well-drawn graphic novel about a brother and sister living in a futuristic (?) or foreign society that shares qualities with our own Middle East or North Africa. They lose track of their parents and strike out on their own, but older sister Boetema keeps astral-traveling in her sleep, while younger brother Inotu runs into trouble with the local cyborg militia. The storyline gets a little attenuated, jumping back and forth between the siblings' real-world setting (which is already foreign [...]

    17. A beautifully illustrated adventure with an interesting blend of mythological and sci-fi themes. Looking forward to hopefully reading a second vol.!

    18. Lovely colorful book, set in the distant future, in a desert community where Boetema and her brother Inotu must make their way int he world while their parents have gone off to earn some money. The only problem is, Inotu has gotten in trouble, and Boetema keeps going on spirit trips every time she falls asleep.The places are real, and she wants to go back to the same places again, but can’t figure out why. Meanwhile, the two have to keep alive.Good story telling. Lovely pictures, as you can se [...]

    19. This story is about a brother & sister, Inotu & Boetema, who must stay home alone while their parents seek work outside the city. Inotu gets himself in trouble with the authorities & the two escape through the dessert in an attempt to reach a neighboring city where they, too, might find work. Later in the story, we learn that even though Inotu had been thrown in jail and soldiers were questioning their neighbors as to Inotu's whereabouts, it was 'only a joke'. What? Oh, and Boetema c [...]

    20. Part fantasy, part sci-fi, Afar is the story of a girl who can travel to other worlds in her sleep and "possess" people on those planets. This is a self-contained story that could easily lead to a larger series, and I'm both happy it's not going on forever and a little disappointed that it wasn't longer. Some loose ends get tied up a little too easily and abruptly, and were a bit unsatisfying, such as with Gorges Honso. Other things weren't explained at all when I would've liked a bit more to go [...]

    21. Afar tells the story of a young woman with an ability to astral travel. Her brother gets into a predicament that forces them to flee from home. Along with her brother, she also has a problem, involving her astral traveling capability, which she must rectify. The story takes place in what looks like an ancient African civilization. While I enjoyed reading this graphic novel, I felt it was lacking depth. The story could have been longer, with a few of the characters being fleshed out more (I wante [...]

    22. Pretty good read. While the plot is not necessarily original or new, other than the character's ability to astral project, it was still written fairly well. It is essentially the classic teen fiction type of fare. The two high points are in the artwork, which is beautiful, and the racial diversity of the characters. I always applaud authors and illustrators when they deviate from the norm and include characters of various ethnic backgrounds. The one downside is the ending which was abrupt and a [...]

    23. I received a free review copy of this book.I enjoyed the art of all the different worlds! However, I couldn't get a sense of danger from the plot - even when the characters are ostensibly in a bad spot, I wasn't really worried for them. There's no suspense, only an overriding feeling that everything will turn out fine somehow. It's an interesting concept, but I'd like to see more focus on either the dreamwalking or the waking world troubles, instead of splitting my concerns down to smaller and s [...]

    24. WHAT THAT'S IT?? How is there not more to this story!! I loved it. I wanted her to have more adventures, meet more people, develop new skills. There were so many questions left unanswered here! Not fair not fair.Otherwise, it was lovely. Beautiful art, super creative worlds, interesting characters. I want moooore!!!

    25. There is nothing I did not love about this book!!! Imagination to the nth degree! Universal spirit travelers ummm yes, more please!

    26. So creative, and beautiful art. I want more! Definitely excited to watch del Duca's writing career evolve and grow, having been a fan of her art for a bit.

    27. EPIC ART AND STORY COMBO! I loved everything! This would be an epic series! I'm sad that its over cause I really want more!

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