[note note_color=”#2e6c85″ text_color=”#ffffff”]Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.
The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone’s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death―or worse.
When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits―and it seems to be calling Addison’s name.[/note]
Nobody knows what the Spill Zone in Poughkeepsie is. All everybody knows is that you shouldn’t go into there. There are bizarre and dangerous creatures who prowl the streets, dead meat puppets with yellow all-seeing eyes, and things that nobody could’ve imagined happening actually happening. There are talks of the spill being caused by a nanotech accident spilling into a nuclear power plant or something alien-like that came from another planet, but nobody knows for sure.
What destroyed this city of Poughkeepsie? Whatever happened, Addison’s not gonna stick around to find out. Or maybe she will…for a price.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ SPILL ZONE
You’d want to know about the Spill Zone.
What caused this spill? Why are bizarre creatures roaming the streets? Why is the area restricted? Why does the area freak Addison out? Whatever caused this spill, nobody knows. And the kids who witnessed what happened like Addison’s little sister Lexa aren’t talking. The Spill Zone are full of nightmares that are hard to forget.
- Addison will do anything to support her little sister, even if that means photographing all the twisted things in the Spill Zone.
Despite the Spill Zone being a restricted area, Addison constantly rides back into town with her camera to photograph all the twisted things in the Spill Zone. Why? To take care of her and her sister. Addison doesn’t have a choice. She sells the pictures she takes to interested art collectors. There’s nothing Addison isn’t willing to do, especially if that means it will support her little sister.
The bizarre creations and twisted attractions are stuff from nightmares.
Once you see what happens in the Spill Zone, those scenes are hard to forget. There are dead humans floating in the air with all-seeing yellow eyes, rats that will chase you out of town, strange floating items that take on weird forms you probably don’t want to know why, grounds that will flatten everything that touches it, a doll named Vespertine that can talk telepathically to Lexa, and so on. It’s essentially Hell on Earth.
The artwork and coloring will knock your socks off.
Look at Alex Puvilland’s art and Hilary Sycamore’s coloring! I didn’t think I would love it, but it works with the bizarreness and creepiness that happens in the Spill Zone. Sycamore’s coloring are absolutely stunning. It beautifully sets the tone for the scenes, and nicely contrast Addison’s day-to-day life at home, which are somber, to the Spill Zone, where it’s bright with neon colors almost like a film that has been cross-processed. The art and coloring makes The Spill Zone so good.
Who will love this comic? Scott Westerfeld fans! People who want to read something that’s weird and creepy.[note note_color=”#DDB349″ text_color=”#ffffff”]Are you convinced? Add to your TBR on Goodreads. Go buy The Stone Heart from your local comic book store, or these online retailers: Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository · Indigo · Comixology. Or borrow it from your library. [/note]