Triptych by Jaleigh Johnson: A Review

I love superheroes. More than that, I love the X-Men. Like, LOVE the X-Men. I haven’t experienced so much pure serotonin to my brain as I did when I read the recent Marauders comics for the first time. I’m obsessed with the concept and a lot of the characters.

Imagine my excitement when I receive an ARC of an X-Men novel. It was a lot.

Ultimately, my opinion of Triptych by Jaleigh Johnson is positive. It was a good book, one that handles concepts of grief and identity at its heart.

One thing I really enjoyed was that by including a character other than Fantomex’s perspective, there’s this constant mystery of why Avery Torres is so important to the story. It’s a fun mystery and one of the things that propelled my interest forward.

I think my main issue with this book is a personal one- it just didn’t stick with me. Maybe the story would’ve been more fun for me if it had been a comic, who knows. I liked this book, but it’s really a run of the mill read for me.

Will I be recommending it? Great question. I have no clue. If anyone loves X-Men or art heists, this is probably a good book for you. My little Scott Summers heart went aflutter every time he was mentioned, so hey. I recommend this to James Marsden fans, maybe?

Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for my e-ARC.

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