Book review: The Faithless, by Jody Houser, illustrated by Joe Eisma, Kate Niemczyk, and Marguerite Sauvage

Houser, Jody. Faith (Vol. 4). The Faithless. Illustrated by Joe Eisma, Kate Niemczyk, and Marguerite Sauvage. Valiant Entertainment, 2017. Unpaged. $14.99. ISBN 9781682152195. Ages 12+. P8Q7.

I haven’t read the first three Faith books, but I found it easy to get into the story. Zephyr is a superhero who, in her day job, is known as Faith Herbert. Her boss and a coworker know her real identity, and help her to keep that private. A group of supervillains, which includes Murder Mouse (actually a guy named Jeff) and Dark Star (who is currently in the body of a cat), are wonderfully evil in an old style comic book way. I like Faith- she’s not the stereotypical superhero- she’s generously built, and is very upbeat. The artwork is bright, humorous, and easy to follow.

VERDICT: Coming into the series part way through, I felt like the storyline was a bit thin, but I think teens will like the characters and it may be worth getting the earlier books for my YA collection.

June 2018 review by Carol Schramm.


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