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Title:
Endgames
ISBN:
9780545803168

9780545803175
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2019.
Physical Description:
205 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.

"Sequel to NewsPrints"--Cover.
Summary:
Blue arrives in the capital city of Altalus, where she is determined to find her friend Crow, the boy who was created to be a flying war machine, and Jack, the engineer who built him. But soon she is inadvertently kidnapped by Snow and Red, twins from the enemy side of their ten-year war. They set off on a dangerous adventure that brings them to the front lines of the war, and eventually realize that they must work together to help end it. But with larger, more powerful forces at work, the fight for peace -- and survival -- will be more difficult than they ever imagined.
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The fight for freedom and truth continues in Ru Xu's thrilling sequel to NewsPrints !

Blue arrives in the capital city of Altalus, where she is determined to find her friend Crow, the boy who was created to be a flying war machine, and Jack, the engineer who built him. But soon she is inadvertently kidnapped by Snow and Red, twins from the enemy side of their ten-year war. They set off on a dangerous adventure that brings them to the front lines of the war, and eventually realize that they must work together to help end it. But with larger, more powerful forces at work, the fight for peace -- and survival -- will be more difficult than they ever imagined.


Author Notes

Ru Xu grew up in Indianapolis and received a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the creator of the popular webcomic Saint for Rent , and NewsPrints is her first graphic novel. Her favorite things include historical fiction, fat birds, and coffee-flavored ice cream. Visit Ru online at ruemxu.com and on Twitter at @ruemxu.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Fans of Xu's Newsprints will be delighted to see the characters back for this sequel. The countries of Goswing and Grimmaea are still at war, and Blue is trying to rescue her friend Crow, the war machine. She learns that he is being used to command a new generation of war machines, but she is captured by twins from the other side of the war before she can save him. Other favorite characters appear alongside newcomers, including twin kings and a blind teenage queen. This book delves deeply into the theme of gender as Blue discusses her choice to wear "boys' clothes," even though she no longer hides her identity, with a newly introduced transgender character. Another key issue is the cost and reasons for war, which are argued effectively by both sides but ultimately lead to a peace settlement. The full-color art is reminiscent of manga and feels almost retro, an effective mash-up for this steampunk-esque story. As in the first entry, the cast is engaging and the adventures are fast-paced (kidnapping, air battles, ground battles on live volcanoes, and more), though this title adds more depth to the world and characters. VERDICT Exceeding the promise of the earlier installment, this is a can't-miss offering.-Elizabeth Nicolai, Anchorage Public Library, AK © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Picking up from her previous adventure, NewsPrints (2017), scrappy newsgirl heroine Blue travels to a country on the brink of war to rescue her friend Crow, a boy used against his will to power a terrifying weapon. Those new to the series will probably get lost, as there is no recap and the context clues are scant at times, but readers who loved Xu's series opener will definitely be right at home, as the stakes are raised even higher, and the already impressive world is fleshed out in even more detail. Xu has taken the best trappings of manga, from tragic backstories to emotional monologues, and turned them into a high-interest, kid-friendly package. Her artwork is just as spot-on, complete with epic battles, over-the-top facial expressions, and stylish figure designs. The warm color palette greatly adds to the mood, as well, creating a look that highlights the 1920s-inspired designs and truly makes the characters pop to life. Budding manga fans will appreciate this action-rich series set in a compelling world.--Peter Blenski Copyright 2019 Booklist