Book Review: Tara Normal: Origins

Author: Howie Noel

Genre: Graphic novel, paranormal mystery
Published: August 22nd 2011
Publisher: Howard C. Noeldechen
Pages: 56
Source: Purchased Signed Paperback

Cover Summary:

Case Zero – Tara Normal’s greatest challenge is to solve the mysteries of her own paranormal past. For the first time ever, the secrets of Tara’s beginnings are revealed as her quest for the truth begins. On her first investigation in Stafford, VA, Tara Normal must save an innocent 12 year-old girl who is possessed by a demon.

Plan 10 – When aliens invade a peaceful farmer’s land in Evans City, PA, Tara Normal steps in to help an overwhelmed and skeptical Sheriff solve a case with supernatural origins. As Tara uncovers the truth, a government conspiracy is revealed and zombies rise from their graves!

 My Rating of this Book – 3 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Tara Normal is an awesome, kick-butt character. I love her attitude and how she isn’t afraid to just be herself. Her first case in Case Zero was definitely intriguing. I loved learning a little about her past and I’m curious about what she might discover about herself and her parents. However, when it came time for Tara to solve her first paranormal case I found some of the humor was just not my style, which turned me off a little.

The second case file, Plan 10, was much more fun! I really loved the Sheriff and how he and Tara worked as an unlikely team. I also found the actual case more entertaining than Case Zero.

The artwork of this graphic novel is just awesome and the work put into its pages is amazing. I had fun reading it and can’t wait to read more.

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