Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Disney Publishing
Released: June 1, 2021
Gamora & Nebula: Sisters in Arms is the latest installment in Marvels hero series. The other notable addition to this series (so far) follows Loki, so you just know that this will be a fun ride! What made me so eager to pick up this read, in particular, is a combination of the characters (I adore Nebula) and the author – Mackenzi Lee.
The relationship between Gamora and Nebula has always been rocky – and that’s putting it kindly. Their adoptive father was (and still is) always pitting them against one another to make them stronger (so he claims).
The end result? One daughter is his favorite, and both sisters tend to resent each other more often than not. Still, there are times when they can work together when their sisterly bond rises up and gets them through even the worst situations.
“Her father courts Death. He pulls her close and kisses her hair as he breathes deep her woody perfume.”
Gamora & Nebula is everything that I had hoped for in this novel, and then some. It’s fun, fast-paced, and puts two sisters through the wringer. It also ended up having at least one major pun, I’ve come to realize.
Moving on, I really did enjoy this read. I knew I would, given the characters we’re talking about. To be clear – these are not the same exact versions we see in the movies or even the comics. By that, I mean that their history and personalities are the same, but their current events are open to change.
Then again, there will always be a constant element for these two powerful women. They will always be fighting. Fighting against one another. Fighting together. Fighting for their freedom, and for the right to love each other as sisters.
It’s complicated and messy, and that is why we love them. All of that was so beautifully captured in Lee’s writing; it was perfection. I also adore that she included Thanos’ obsession (I’ll give you three guesses). That was a nice touch and helped to show how messed up he is.
I could happily spend all day writing about these two characters. But I won’t. Other than to say: I really hope that both sisters get a sequel and that we get a chance to see them happy. That’s always my hope for these two (Nebula especially, that girl needs a win!).
Thanks to Disney Publishing and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.