Trillium #1

“Trillium #1”

Trillium #1

by Jeff Lemire

Nikki’s Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Non-Spoiler Book Summary

A scientist from the year 3797 and a soldier from 1921 collide in this Sci-Fi graphic novel. From different times and different worlds, Nika Tensmith and William Pike are both searching for their salvation. Nika, is looking for Trillium, the flower that may save humanity; William is looking for his life to have meaning and therefore pursues a fabled Incan temple. Their different worlds and back stories intertwine together as they come to find out that their salvation may be found in each other.

My Overall Thoughts… MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!

I rated “Trillium #1” by Jeff Lemire as 4.5 out of 5 stars. Very well written graphic novel that I was not expecting to like so much but thankfully did. Science fiction is not one of my favorite genres and I would have never picked up Trillium series on my own, it was given to me by my boss to read; I am so glad he decided to loan it to me and I will probably buy my own copy so I can loan it to others and read it again in the future. 

First and foremost, I loved the uniqueness of this graphic novel, having to turn the book upside down to read some of it was fun. The shift between time, space, and the characters’ lives was so well done, I was not confused, everything made sense but with enough originality that I wasn’t able to guess the conclusion. As always, I’m a sucker for love stories and I felt that the one portrayed between Nika and William was beautiful. Absolutely heartbreaking when they were separated and searching for each other, really pulled on my heartstrings!

Thank you Jeff Lemire for an original Sci-fi graphic novel that is executed phenomenally and has a very unique art style that fits the story perfectly. Highly recommend this graphic novel for a quick, enjoyable read.

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