Sunday, September 30, 2018

Welcome in Fall with a Good Book -- DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis Graphic Novel from DC Entertainment Arrives on Bookshelves Oct. 2nd (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

My girls watched the new DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis Original Movie this past weekend, and were all about DCSHG afterwards. They pulled out all their toys, and even sat down to read the new DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis Graphic Novel we were sent a few days earlier.  Even though the book was different from the movie -- this is about the search for Atlantis, while the movie was about retrieving the missing Legends of Atlantis, book, it was a good book to compare the new characters introduced in both -- Mera and Aquaman.

My girls loved how book was set up like a comic book, and was full of bright colorful scenes, that made the story pop off the page and come to life.  This is the second installment from DC Entertainment, from the bestselling DC Super Hero Girls series, perfect for middle grade readers.

Here is more about this upcoming graphic novel release:

"Search for Atlantis is an action-packed underwater adventure perfect for readers ages 6-12. The story explores themes of friendship, teamwork and self-empowerment, and features several new DC characters including Mera and Aquaman. The book is a great introduction to these characters before they hit the big screen in the upcoming Aquaman film later this year and is also a relatable story for kids starting the new school year. Like all of the DC Super Hero Girls books, this installment is a standalone story and does not require previous knowledge of DC history, DC characters or plot points from previous DCSHG graphic novels."

Mera is the new girl at Super Hero High and when Wonder Woman takes Mera under her wing, Wonder Woman's best friend Bumblebee is overcome with jealousy. Despite her feelings, Bumblebee accompanies Mera and the Super Hero Girls on a field trip to Atlantis. But when they arrive, Atlantis is missing and Mera is horrified when they discover that Brainiac has shrunken and stolen Atlantis with the Atlanteans trapped inside. The Super Hero Girls must work together to defeat Brainiac and, along the way, Bumblebee must learn the true meaning of friendship.

Exploring themes of friendship, teamwork and self empowerment, this action-packed underwater adventure is perfect for readers ages 6-12 and hits stores everywhere books are sold on October 2, 2018."


What I love about books like these is that you don't have to read them in order or have read a previous installment to enjoy the series.  My girls hadn't read the previous DCSHG graphic novels and were worried they wouldn't know the backstory of some to the characters. But, I assured them that they didn't have to worry, and this made them excited to read this soon to be favorite graphic novel for fans of the DC Super Hero Girls.

While this graphic movie doesn't go hand and hand with the Search for Atlantis movie from Warner Bros. Entertainment, it does introduce fans to Mera and Aquaman, and is a perfect way to get fans excited about the upcoming Aquaman film coming out later this year -- my girls can't wait!

I am not going to spoil this book for readers.  All I will say is that my girls thoroughly enjoyed this graphic novel, and were able to read it in one sitting.  They spent time afterwards talking to each other about their favorite parts and the new characters, before coming to ask me to pick up more of these books for them to read, as they were so much fun, and a book the girls would pick up and read time and again.  If you have a DCSHG fan in your life who reads middle grade books, then you will definitely want to pick up this new release arriving in stores on October 2nd. And, while you are at the store, why not consider picking up the new DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis, which also hits store shelves that same day on DVD.

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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