Review: Open Earth by Sarah Mirk

Open Earth CoverI was very excited to get approved for this title on NetGalley as I had heard a ton of positive hype about it.  Thanks to Oni Press for approving me.  This graphic novel, written by Sarah Mirk and illustrated by Eva Cabrera and Claudia Aquirre, explores relationships and emotions aboard a space station.  It centers around a young woman who is learning how to navigate her love life and what love and physical relationships really are in her life.

Be warned, there are plenty of references to sex and visuals of sex, so if that isn’t your thing then this graphic novel will not be for you.  There are many discussions about different types of relationships.  The teenagers on this space station are very open and accepting with their sexuality, which was refreshing to see.  At the same time, this book has some deeper commentary in it that were welcome and great discussion points.

The art style was rich and vibrant.  It draws you in with the detail and saturated colors while still being fun and easy on the eyes. Settings and characters were instantly recognizable and unique.

I would definitely read more from this team, whether in the same series or with different stories.  This graphic novel comes out on September 25th and would be a great addition to anyone’s library or collection. You can check it out on Goodreads or order your own copy on Amazon.

Happy reading!