A life-changing accident and the search for truth paired with stunning artwork.
The day before her seventeenth birthday, Lya’s life changed forever. Hit by a speeding car and left for dead, she lost the use of her legs as well as some of her faith in the world… Lya learned to live again with the support of her parents. But having discovered that someone bought their silence, Lya is determined to unmask the perpetrator and obtain justice. Her search for the truth takes her to a famous law firm… and down a dangerous path. With the help of her friend Antoine, she’ll stop at nothing to get to the bottom of it all…
Title: Through Lya’s Eyes, Vol. 1 (Seeking the Truth)
Author: Carbone, Justine Cunha (Illustrator)
Publication: May 15, 2019 by Europe Comics
Target audience: Young Adult
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The moment I saw this cover, I knew I had to get this. I mean, just look at it! Absolutely beautiful! While it was the art that drew me to this comic, the story seemed interesting as well.
The originally in French published graphic novel centers around seventeen year-old Lya who was hit by a car and now has to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life. She soon dicovers that her parents were given money to keep them from taking legal action against the driver. Lya is determined to find out who hit her with a car and left her on the street to die.
The artwork really didn’t disappoint. I love the soft look of it and the lack of dark line-art. Justine Cunha has become a favourite artist of mine and I hope so much that she will work on other graphic novels.
Because…y’know… I didn’t like this one.
As I said, I adore the art, but a graphic novel is not just graphics. It’s also plot and characters and Through Lya’s Eyes doesn’t do well in these aspects. The plot is far too simplistsic and there’s no suspense. I was, frankly, bored. Even the cliffhanger isn’t enough to make me read on which is just too sad because, again, the art is stunning.
I don’t recommend this novel. The art is great but you can just admire it through Justine Cunha’s Instagram.
Have you read this graphic novel? What do you think? Let me know down below in the comments!