May 30th, 2013

Book with cat 2

Shadow Squadron: Elite Infantry

Edit: With all the book reviews I'm doing, I'm thinking about changing the title of my LJ from Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails to Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tales. I don't usually like misspellings, even purposeful ones, but that's kind of cute...

Shadow Squadron: Elite Infantry by Carl Bowen (Author) and Wilson Tortosa (Illustrator).
(Book received for free for review from Capstone Young Readers.)

Unfortunately this can only be a partial review. It was only after being sent the book that I got the notice that it wasn't available in Kindle format (because there were too many pictures). Thinking that must mean it was a graphic novel, I settled in to read it on my computer.

Turns out Shadow Squadron was a mix of graphic novel and traditional book -- about 200 pages of text and many pages of great art. I can't read a book on my computer; I like being comfortable when I read, plus my iPad screen is a lot easier on my eyes than the computer screen.

For what it's worth, I really liked the art style. The story summary seemed interesting, too:

Lieutenant Commander Cross has served his country with excellence for many years. When his time in the armed forces comes to an end, he is given a job offer he can't refuse: command an elite squad of soldiers tasked with tackling military ops that are blacker than black and far beyond the call of duty.

*Fictional story about current-day military events, situations, and battles
*Full-color chapter books

I'm not counting Shadow Squadron in my yearly count.