Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples
Genre: Graphic Novels
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Goodreads Synopsis: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.
I’m in the percentage of the few who didn’t love this novel, sadly I couldn’t get into it no matter how much I tried. There were too many things that were extremely cringy and not enough love for this storyline to keep me reading through to the rest of the series.
There were parts of it that kept me interested and how many of the characters fought for what they believed was the right thing, but at the same time I couldn’t understand why add so many scenes that felt completely out of place. I know that’s the way the writer intended it to be, but for me it was just way over the top, especially the exceedingly graphic scenes that just had my head spinning, to me it felt placed there only for shock value.
When I thought I could get past some of those pages, I found that I was right at the same place with this read a few more pages down the novel. I know many liked and loved the unique quality of Saga, and I tried to see all the good that it held as a whole, but as stated before I just couldn’t get a feel for it.
I tried to read on to Vol. 2 and even part of 3 because I did like what the story represented and was interested in finding out where it took all the characters, but it didn’t work out that way. It took me forever to finish the second novel in this series and I only read a few pages into the third volume when I just stopped. I had told myself that I would try not to DNF any reads this year and so far I’ve kept with it, but I knew already with Saga it was going to be the first for me of the year.
At times, I give novels that I have partially enjoyed another chance, just to see if maybe as time passes I might see it in a different light. I’m not sure if Saga will be one of those novels. It might just not be a read for me and I am more than okay with that. Sometimes no matter how much we want to love something it just doesn’t work out that way and this was just one of them.