Collecting year two of Siddell’s widely acclaimed science-fantasy webcomic, this graphic novel follows Antimony Carver and her pal, Kat, as they uncover more delectable oddities in their industrial complex/boarding school. The flights of fancy that made Orientation (2009) so delightfully disorientating are a little more restrained here, as the story takes firmer root in its technology-versus-magic-versus-nature construct. Of course, there’s still no shortage of enigmatic surprises lurking in the school’s cavernous shadows, and the outstanding printing quality shows off some of the best use of color for mood found anywhere in comics. Grades 8-12. --Ian Chipman
About the Author
Thomas Siddell is English, and resides in Birmingham. He has a day job as an animator for a video game company, and he rides the bus to work every day. He hates Boxbot. He really, REALLY hates Boxbot.