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The Only Living Girl #1: The Island at the Edge of Infinity

(The Only Living Girl #1)

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Zandra 'Zee' Parfitt is one of the last human survivors of a cosmic disaster that merged hundreds of planets into the mysterious patchwork wasteland of Chimerika. After learning that the experiments of her late father, the diabolical Doctor Once, created this world, Zee and her companions -- classmate Erik Farrell and mermaid warrior Morgan -- embark on a dangerous quest ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published May 21st 2019 by Papercutz
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Amber
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this eBook from the author, publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Zee Parfitt wakes up into a world her father Dr. Thomas Parfitt a.k.a. Doctor Once has created called Chimerika. When a weird electrical storm sets her home on fire, Zee is determined to stop the evil organization of the Consortium who plan to destroy her world and enslave all. Can she and her new friends save the world or will everything perish? Read on and find out for
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Natalia
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love this! It has an emotional hook, great well developed characters, and a lot of science jargon which can be hard to follow but its refreshing.

The opening is a bit confusing, especially with the non-linear sequence. The rest is fast paced and not a single scene was a letdown. Ill be keeping an eye on this one.
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Stevie Thomas
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
Received as an ARC from Papercutz via NetGalley:

I have not read "The Only Living Boy" series, but having read this, I think I will be making a request. As the first volume in a sequel series, "The Only Living Girl" volume 1 starts off with a smooth introduction to an exotic cast of characters who live on the planet Chimerika, the monstrous creation of Zee's father. Enough background is provided that this story could be read independently of the initial series, however I believe the story would
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Anne Walsh
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I picked this up from NETGALLEY in exchange for a fair review.

To be honest, I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I first read it. The story follows the main characters from The Only Living Boy series with a new protagonist who strives to be perfect, while dealing with tremendous fears of failure. As the mother of two pre-teen girls of mixed race, I empathized with Zee's troubles, because I see similar struggles with my own children. While this books doesn't quite match my adult
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Seema Rao
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous ~ Engrossing ~ Engaging

tl:dr: Amazing girl saves the world.

Artsy girl at the end of times needs to save the world from creatures. The editor's note points out that this is both the start of the series and a sort of spin-off, with a character from the Only Living Boy, another graphic novel, showing up. I used to love action and superhero comics, two genres this draws from, so I am pretty familiar with accepting cross-overs, even if I don't quite get all the references. But, if that's
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Devann
I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley

actual rating: 3.5

This was a really fun read and the only reason it gets rounded down to 3 instead of up to 4 is because I find it difficult to get too into single issues of comics. Granted this 'single issue' is around 70 pages so it's definitely got more meat to it than most, but it's still very much just the set up of what will become the main plot line in the future. Still, it's a cute story. The art is very bright and interesting and I like
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Valéria.
Feb 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Interesting start to the funny, good action-packed story. Sometimes too rushed. The artwork's nice.
Lizzy Tsan
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Only Living Girl by Papercutz, David Gallagher and Steve Ellis is a free NetGalley e-book that I read in early March in exchange for a fair review.

I wasnt sure what to expect with this book. I love the first 13 pages of the story, in particular. The combination of art and writing was a nice intro into the series. While I have a few questions about the narrative and the long term aspects of the story, I truly did enjoy this.

Apparently this is either a sequel to or spin-off of The Only Living
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Barbara Sullivan
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a fun book to share with my kids. Cant wait for the series. ...more
Sean Rickets
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was better than I expected, honestly. Ellis again creates a masterful visual landscape.
Madeline (biggerprint)
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review. I love me a good science fiction graphic novel, and this one was pretty darn good. I enjoyed the inner commentary that Zee had about science and life. I enjoyed the graphics and the creativity of the character appearances. I enjoyed Morgan's character and her sense of humor. The beginning and parts of the story were a bit confusing, and I wonder if I had read The Only Living Boy first it would have made more sense. ...more
Gwen Ashbrook
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was fun, a little disposable, but I like the story and the characters. I got a copy on NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. I'm hoping the PAGE COUNT expands and we get journal entries or extras in future volumes, but overall... I was please with it... but the page count absolutely needs to be larger.
Kimberly
I am a novice when it comes to reading and reviewing graphic novels. However, I will say that I enjoyed this story. The art and animation were incredibly done. I loved the dialogue and although I am not well versed in the world the story is taking place in, I enjoyed the intergalactic adventures.

I think the creators did a very good job of combining science, action, and diversity. Each theme was perfectly placed and didnt overshadow the other.
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Katy
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
A really fun, action driven comic. Strong characters and world building. However, I didnt realize that this book comes after a series called The Only Living Boy and I do think it would be better enjoyed after reading that, despite their attempts to bring new readers up to speed. ...more
Blake Morescott
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I got a complementary copy with Net Galley.

I didn't know this was a continuation of the Only Living Boy series, but I loved it just the same. Beautiful art. I need to sit down and read this in conjunction with Only Living Boy to get a full picture.
Tom Bourne
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Picked this up at Mocca. It was a brisk, fun read for my daughter (age 9)
Natalie Whilshire
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
☀☀☀☀.5 stars

I wish this was a complete series, but I enjoyed Zees narrative and her struggle about winning the approval of her (mad?) scientist father. The art is dynamic and really propels the story
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Vanessa Shealy
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book features an incredibly bright and brave young protagonist, Zee, a young girl who must lead her friends through a dangerous "Patchwork" world. This is an incredibly imaginative story about a smart, science-loving girl who isn't afraid of moving forward in spite of deep-seated doubts about herself. I was a fan of the Only Living Boy series, and this story stands on its own and doesn't feel like a sequel. My daughter and my son were both enthralled with the book, and it is one we will ...more
Liam
May 26, 2019 rated it liked it
72 pages| Papercutz| YA/Teen/Sci-fi Comic

 

I received an ARC of this comic book via NetGalley.

 

The digest: Enjoyable artwork and cool character design, but probably only worth a look if you've read the previous series (The Only Living Boy).

 

From the book's Goodreads page:

"Zandra 'Zee' Parfitt is one of the last human survivors of a cosmic disaster that merged hundreds of planets into the mysterious patchwork wasteland of Chimerika. After learning that the experiments of her late father, the

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Liz (Quirky Cat)
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of The Only Living Girl #1 through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

From my understanding, The Only Living Girl is a spin off from The Only Living Boy. Now, I havent actually read The Only Living Boy, but I can honestly say that I had no trouble understanding the plot behind this one. So you can easily skip ahead to this one, if youve spotted it and thought it looked interesting (thats what happened to me).
This was a really fun and quick read. I loved how
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Alice
Sep 01, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley for review.

Summary from Goodreads page:
Zandra 'Zee' Parfitt is one of the last human survivors of a cosmic disaster that merged hundreds of planets into the mysterious patchwork wasteland of Chimerika. After learning that the experiments of her late father, the diabolical Doctor Once, created this world, Zee and her companions -- classmate Erik Farrell and mermaid warrior Morgan -- embark on a dangerous quest filled with robots, monsters, unknown
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Wayne McCoy
'The Only Living Girl: The Island at the Edge of Infinity' by David Gallaher with illustrations by Steve Ellis is a continuation of The Only Living Boy series.

Zandra 'Zee' Parfitt has a mad doctor for a planet, Dcotor Once. He has created a weird patchwork planet of Chimerika. Zee finds herself there with a boy named Erik Farrell and a strange mermaid creature named Morgan. The book is about their adventures and the odd creatures they encounter.

I liked the story, but felt a bit lost since I
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Jasmine
Mar 18, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC copy of The Only Living Girl #1 in exchange for an honest and fair review.

Rating: 3.5 stars

This graphic novel is a adventurous story about a girl named Zee. She lives on a planet that was created by science at the hands of her father. This story is field with monsters, aliens, adventure, strong female lead who also is a POC, science, and hints of self discovery.

The story line is great and I LOVE the inner conversations Zee has with herself as shes figuring life out.

I dont
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Theediscerning
An OK comic for young audiences looks like being a decent fantasy of a young girl working out the legacy her father left her with, but soon proves to need too much prior knowledge of other books, and too much patience with a yacky voice-over interrupting the drama every frame than I could muster. On the plus side it has a lot of concern for a girl of colour being an ace at STEM subjects, on the minus side it witters on about her finding an equation for childhood and its transition to adulthood, ...more
Nia Ireland
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Colourful and engaging illustrations. This is an action packed sci-fi universe, filled with aliens, monsters and mysteries.

The main character is a young girl called Zee who uses her intelligence, scientific knowledge and bravery to defeat all the obstacles in her path. This is by no means a kids-only story, there are potentially dark consequences to the characters (and theres already been an apocalypse).

This is apparently a continuation of The Only Living Boy comic, which I havent read so I can
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Tessa Brown
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I got a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for a fair review.

The Only Living Girl is a light romp with a smart, free-spirited girl named Zee, who is the daughter of a Mad Scientist named Doctor Once. Loved the narration and the art. Looking forward to more of the story. If you havent read The Only Living Boy, you may be lost at first, like I was. I took off a star for that, but otherwise this is a great graphic novel for kids
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Alice
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: net-galley-reads
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley for review.

Unfortunately I could not get into this book at all. I got lost with the plot within the first few pages and really had to push through to keep going with the story.
I did not know this was part of a series, which would have helped me to understand the storyline.
On the plus side, I really enjoyed the art style and the bright colours used in this book, that made it quite different from your typical graphic novel.
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I Couldn't finish this one! I struggled! But I enjoyed the illustrations! Thank you netgalley for the free arc in exchange for an honest review!
Kerry Tate
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐1/2

This was a solid read that I got through Net Galley. While I wish the recap page had more nuance (dropped half a star for that), the rest of the story and art were incredibly engaging.
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Elna
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, ya, sci-fi, comic, giveaway
Received via Netgalley for review.

I did not know this was a continuation of a previous story when I started reading, but (like the publisher explained in the afterword), I didn't really feel as though I was unable to follow the plot. While it is a continuation, it's perfectly possible to jump right in and get going, without getting bogged down by backstory or explanations, which I appreciate!

I liked the design of the aliens, though I wish we had seen more that weren't bipedal (one of my biggest
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