Mini Review: Dryad Vol. 01

**I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.**

Title: Dryad Vol. 01

Author: Kurtis Wiebe

Illustrator: Justin Osterling

Release date: January 5, 2021

Synopsis (via amazon):

The Glass family has spent thirteen years hiding peacefully in the sleepy forest settlement of Frostbrook where Morgan and Yale planted roots and raised their twins, Griffon and Rana. But secrets never stay hidden, and the entire Glass family find themselves the target of an unearthly attack on Frostbrook.

Now on the run from Muse Corp., they must flee to the massive city of Silver’s Bay to hide in plain sight. Rana and Griffon find themselves uprooted and answering for their parents’ mistakes. But, they’ll soon find that the past has a way of finding you, no matter where you run.

I went into this graphic novel with an open mind. I’m so glad I took the time to read this story. Dryad is a mix of the Hobbit and Star Wars. Using myths and magic as well as high tech cars and weapons. Dryad is a graphic novel series to look out for. You get all the action, mystery, and drama from the very first page. I would rate this book for maybe 16 and up only because there’s a few spicy scenes.

The Glass family is young, interracial, and interspecies. The mom Morgan is badass but also soft, caring, and totally a momma bear. I think it’s important to point that out because too many times women are portrayed as either badass and emotionless or soft and weak. I liked that Morgan had every trait and was confident in her relationship with her husband. Yale comes off as a huge softy but that quickly changes and he’s just. . . wow. He’s a bomb dad and husband too. I need a Yale in my life. What I liked most about their relationship is that they respect each other, talk to each other and no matter what have each other back. I just know I’m going to love them throughout this series because yes I plan to continue on whether I get another free arc or not.

I don’t really have much to say about their children. Griffon and Rana. Rana comes off as very daring and somewhat rebellious. Griffon seems more calm and centered but he also freaked out when shit hit the fan. Volume one was mostly centered around world-building, myths, and the past. Rana and Griffon are the future and I’m sure whatever happens next will set the stage for them to become whoever they’re meant to be.

In conclusion, the Glass family has worked it’s way into my heart. Volume one has left me on a cliff hanger and craving more. What’s happening to Rana and Griffon? What really went down 13 years? I need answers.