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Delilah Dirk and Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: Historical/Adventure/Graphic Novel

Release Date: 8/27/2013

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About the Book: Delilah Dirk has traveled all over the world and had many adventures. With her newfound friend Selim, Delilah decides that this adventure will lead her to rob from a rich and corrupt Sultan. Selim isn't so sure about Delilah's adventures, but one thing is certain-there is never a dull moment!

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Delilah Dirk is a bit Robin Hood, a bit Annie Oakley, and a lot of fun. She's an adventurer who never stops moving-and her adventures never seem to slow down. She feels she should help the poor and she has a flying ship. She is a very awesome strong female character who finds her way out of crazy situations and it's awesome to read it about-and lots of fun.

Selim is the straight man to Delilah's crazy and wild ways. He finds her to be a bit too much, but when he's not on an adventure with her, he finds himself a bit bored. You would think sparks would fly between the two and that they would have to meet cute and become romantically involved, but instead the author plays them off as more of a platonic odd couple. Neither Delilah nor Selim need romance which is refreshing. It's more about their friendship and crazy adventures than anything else.

The artwork is in full color and is nicely drawn, although some of the aspects of the people seem a bit exaggerated which can be a bit distracting. I also felt there were some plot points that were rushed and could have been explored more, but that may have been because while this is the first full length Delilah Dirk graphic novel, she's appeared in some short stories before.

Overall it's a lot of fun and a great addition to a graphic novel collection-especially for readers looking for strong independent females.

Book Pairings: Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen, Bad Girls by Jane Yolen

Full Disclosure: Reviewed from finished copy sent by the publisher for review

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