The Sand Warrior (5 Worlds, #1) by Mark Siegel

The Sand Warrior (5 Worlds, #1)

The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there's more to themselves and more to their worlds than meets the eye. . . The clumsiest student at the Sand Dancer Academy, Oona Lee is a fighter with a destiny bigger than she could ever imagine.A boy from the poorest slums, An Tzu has a surprising gift and a knack for getting out of sticky sit...

Details The Sand Warrior (5 Worlds, #1)

TitleThe Sand Warrior (5 Worlds, #1)
Release DateMay 2nd, 2017
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Comics, Adventure, Science Fiction

Reviews The Sand Warrior (5 Worlds, #1)

  • Tanja Voosen
    EDIT: Vollständige Rezension findet ihr nun auf meinem Blog :D Graphic Novel, die ich dieses Jahr gelesen habe! Etwas ausführlichere Meinung folgt! <3
  • Krista Regester
    +Diverse+Strong Female Leads+Beautiful Art-Wordy-Slightly Boring -Confusing
  • Jay G
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel:*I was sent a copy of this in exchange for my honest review*2.5/5 Stars 5 Worlds are in danger and the only way to save them is to light the beacons associated with each world. Three unlikely heroes, Oona, An Tzu and Jax must work together to light the beacons before its too late. I found the plot to be a bit slow overall although confus...
  • Jessica
    Since you are all well aware of my obsession with Middle Grade fiction at this point, let's go ahead and skip that. Can we instead please focus on the growing existence of Middle Grade graphic novels? I am so pleased that there are more and more of these out there, and I'm determined to champion all of them! Kazu Kibuishi's blurb had me from the moment I saw this book. So I was thrilled when I was asked to join the blog tour. Warning: there's som...
  • La Coccinelle
    It looks like I may have found a new graphic novel series to binge on. The Sand Warrior opens up a great big complex world of storytelling possibilities. The worldbuilding and artwork are so well done that I felt completely immersed in the story.For a middle-grade title, the plot is fairly complex. Oona is a sand dancer, which, as far as I can tell, is some sort of magician who can create and command forms out of sand. She's not a great sand danc...
  • Carina Olsen
    I enjoyed this book a lot. While it wasn't perfect, it was a great read. I'm giving this graphic novel three stars, as I liked it a lot, but didn't love it. I'm curious about the next books, though. The artwork in this book is stunning. Will be full color, but wasn't that in the ARC. It was still gorgeous, though. Loved all the drawings.This book was a fast read, and I loved that. Though I do wish it had been longer, as I liked the story a lot. T...
  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    There is something so fulfilling about experiencing a brand new world. The author created a unique and complex world that makes sense and is entertaining. The characters reflect our reality (race, poverty, illness, privilege) but have an added notch of something different and fantastical. There is no harmful content that I noticed. It has the Chosen One trope, which I personally like. It wasn't too unpredictable, but it does have fun twists and t...
  • Celeste_pewter
    I'm still very new to the idea of graphic novels, so am always eager to try new titles. So when I was given the opportunity to read 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior, of course I said yes. In many ways, 5 Worlds felt like a nice mix of The 5th Element and Doctor Who, when a young dancer, a street urchin, and an illegal android are brought together, in circumstances that are of course, going to lead them on an epic adventure to save the world. The story ...
  • Colona Public Library
    This book reminds me of Avatar the Last Air bender, I think it's the one person with all the sands, young friends going to save the day (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] and when she became a guardian reminded me of when Aang was with a water spirit. It's got some similar vibes going on but its easily it's own thing. The art in this book has a nice style and is beautiful. The pacing of the story is a little quick but they manage to make the world b...
  • Jasmine
    My little brother handed me this book (he's 10) and told me it was full of adventure and I would like it, and he's right. An evil mimic! Plant-people! Clumsy bottom-of-the-class-folks finding out they're talented! Invasion! An android! Sportsball! Saving the world(s)! Space ship shuttles between moons! Kids with terminal curses! Missing sisters! This book has it all, and good art too. Not a stand alone title, very much introducing the world and c...
  • Francina Simone
    Beautiul and I loved the plot. A little confusing in the beginning but smooth sailing after chapter 3/4
  • Mehsi
    This was just absolutely magical! Can't wait for book 2 to come out, I need more Oona and the sand warriors and this world, and ahhhh.5 worlds, all of them on the brink of extinction, all of them waiting for that one person who can save them. It is up to 3 amazing, sweet, great characters to save their worlds, will they be able to do it? Especially when the war breaks out (oh no) and they are being followed and hunted threatening everyone around ...
  • Christine
    A fun read for a graphic novel. Lonely girl makes friends, overcomes her shortcomings, saves the worlds and finds her long lost sister. Too bad I had a hard time making out the shaded illustrations and why oh why do they make the typeset so small?
  • Chantal (La bibliothèque jaune)
    Illustrations:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Scénario:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Dans ce roman graphique de science-fiction, on est dans un univers ultra riche qui consiste en une planète centrale et 4 lunes en orbite autour d'elle. Sur chacune, un peuple différent y vit, avec ses propres croyances, moeurs et coutumes. On va suivre plus spécifiquement Oona qui vit dans le monde mère, dans le chateau de sable. Elle est ce qu'on appelle une danseuse de sable, c'est-à-di...
  • Julie Kirchner
    This is not my type of book, but I can see it being extremely popular with my graphic novel lovers, especially those who love Amulet. There is a lot going on: fantasy/sci-fi, adventure, good vs evil, sports star as main character. I'm not sure all kids will be able to follow what is going on, but I know many will love it. I will be curious to see how this series plays out.
  • Michele Knott
    Complex story, one you will want to pay close attention to as you read. Great adventure and mystery. Big cliffhanger. Hand this to fans of AMULET.
  • Cassie Stever
    *3.5 this book was so much fun and the illustrations were beautiful! i really love the aspect of friendship in this story. excited to continue on with the second book. ☺ *3.5 this book was so much fun and the illustrations were beautiful! i really love the aspect of friendship in this story. excited to continue on with the second book. ☺️
  • Mercedes McLean-Wheeler
    Everything about this book is beautifully complex. The world building, the characters and their development, the art. This is an incredible story in a similar vein as Avatar: The Last Air Bender and Amulet. This is one of those books that makes me wish that I had never given anything a 5 star rating before so that when I gave it a 5 star rating it would really indicate how much I loved it.
  • Andréa
    Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2017.
  • The Carrion Librarian
    This would make an amazing studio Ghibli movie.
  • Nori
    I loved this. Finally, a book worthy of recommending to kids who loved the Amulet books. There were undertones of Nimona and little nods to Avatar the last Air Bender. But, also, this was its own awesome story. I can't wait for more people to read it.
  • Beverly
    graphic novel
  • Kellee
    Full review with teaching tools: am always amazed when I read a book and the concept is so unique and well-crafted that I am in awe of every page and cannot predict anything that is coming. The Sand Warrior did just that. The Siegels have created a whole new world (well, five worlds, and I do really appreciate them including a map of the world at the beginning of the book to help the reader navigate) as t...
  • Lena
    Gahhh, that ending! *dies*I need the next book and it's not out yet. It's just cruel to end a book that way. *sniffle sniffle*That aside...I loved this one. The illustrations were top-notch, the villains were fierce, creepy (the prince...shudder), and sympathetic though you don't know all their reasons yet. The main character is your typical reluctant princess/underdog and her scrappy sidekicks have their own stories, too, so you really love them...
  • Khailan
    Truly beautiful artwork, world, story, and characters. Lovely world building and exciting story. I can't wait to read the next one! I love the depth of detail, and it inspires that which all worthwhile stories must: the urge to ask, "And then what happened?" (- As Neil Gaiman said in the intro to "Stories: All-New Tales")
  • Aaron
    A great introduction to a new world inspired equally by Avatar: The Last Airbender, Studio Ghibli, and the mystic SF comics of Jodorowsky and Moebius, though never feeling like a rehash or imitation. Can't wait for the second volume to come out!
  • Samantha Small
    Really cool premise, kind of like a mix between Avatar the Last Airbender and the Amulet graphic series! Definitely interested in seeing where the next volume takes us! Also the artwork/world is so beautiful and interesting XD
  • Joshua
    A fun grand adventure tale. Though it follows some tropes (chosen one who doesn't think shes special at first, etc.) its still a fun story. Definitely a new series to recommend for fans of Amulet.
  • Lily
    Génial! J'ai A-DO-RÉ !!!*review soon*
  • Rebekah
    I HAVE TO WAIT A YEAR FOR MORE????????????Say it aint so! This novel was a DELIGHT - breathtaking art with engaging storytelling. I can't wait for more!!