on March 10, 2020
The #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) and artist Manuel Preitano unveil a graphic novel that explores the dark corridors of Barbara Gordon's first mystery: herself.
After a gunshot leaves her paralyzed, Barbara Gordon enters the Arkham Center for Independence, where Gotham's teens undergo physical and mental rehabilitation. Now using a wheelchair, Barbara must adapt to a new normal, but she cannot shake the feeling that something is dangerously amiss. Within these walls, strange sounds escape at night; patients go missing; and Barbara begins to put together pieces of what she believes to be a larger puzzle.
But is this suspicion simply a result of her trauma? Fellow patients try to connect with Barbara, but she pushes them away, and she'd rather spend time with ghost stories than participate in her daily exercises. Even Barbara's own judgment is in question.
In The Oracle Code, universal truths cannot be escaped, and Barbara Gordon must battle the phantoms of her past before they swarm her future.
I’m back with yet another book review. Overall this year has been a slow reading year for me, but we are still pushing through in hopes that I will be able to make it to my reading goals at the end of the year. Today’s review is on The Oracle Code. This is another book in the DC Icons series, which I have been reading through in the past year. Overall I like that YA authors are trying their hands at writing for graphic novels though there are a few out of the series that are less than stellar.
This book was an average book for me, it was overly flashy in the way they handled the story of Barbara Gordon because if you know anything about DC this story can be a bit controversial. It was a bit unpleasant that Barbara spends most of the book not being believed for how she feels about the hospital. In a stereo typical fashion it comes out with a nice ending. I hope that we get a few more graphic novels about Barbara Gordon because I would like to see what she does next.
Let me know what you have been reading lately and if you read graphic novel. I hope to see you again in another post soon! 🙂