Source: From Netgalley and Europe Comics for review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Series: Through Lya's Eyes Volume 1
Publisher: Europe Comics
Publication Date: May 15, 2019
The day before her seventeenth birthday, Lya's life changed forever. Hit by a speeding car and left for dead, she lost the use of her legs as well as some of her faith in the world... Lya learned to live again with the support of her parents. But having discovered that someone bought their silence, Lya is determined to unmask the perpetrator and obtain justice. Her search for the truth takes her to a famous law firm... and down a dangerous path. With the help of her friend Antoine, she'll stop at nothing to get to the bottom of it all...
This was a gorgeous graphic novel. It is a mystery that follows a young girl trying to find out who hit her and paralyzed her with their car. The novel shows the struggles of those in wheelchairs but it also a deeply emotional story about a girl just trying to find answers. Lya is working at the law firm that was used to pay off her parents after the accident and trying to find out what happened.
Lya is strong but very stubborn and will do anything to find out the truth about the accident. She enlists the help of a few old friends and a few new in order to investigate and all of the suspense builds as the plot progresses.
I love that this was a mystery - but you should know, that it is a cliffhanger ending... but that was also kind of why I loved it. There is movement in the story, enough to keep a reader intrigued but then it all abruptly ends when you are really getting into it.
The illustrations through the story were very beautiful and easy to follow, and the text was just enough. Sometimes with Graphic novels they go overboard with the text and don't tell as much story with the images as they could - this book uses the imaging very well to tell parts of the story and struggle Lya's going through.