Yasmina and the Potato Eaters Part 2 takes Yasmina’s story from a tale of corporate greed to that of a super-villain intent on ruling the world with potato chips. It’s a fascinating extension of the first volume, and completely unexpected.
We see Yasmina’s neighbors become crazed by this new product and they quickly start exhibiting strange behaviors. Yasmina gets answers from her quirky neighbor upstairs and, with the help of her farmer friends, she’s able to uncover the plot to take over the world one potato at a time. There’s some incredible originality here, pairing a superhero story with a narrative on the importance of fresh food versus fast food. There’s also an underlying message on product testing and the importance of fully understanding experiments before they’re sold to the masses. What seems like a simple story has a lot of depth to it – kudos to the author!
I continue to love the art style of this series. It’s quirky and abstract at time, and intricately detailed at others. The villainous factory has all of the expected super-villain lair tricks, complete with enormous automated machines and vats filled with questionable liquids. It makes for a vivid story.
Yasmina and the Potato Eaters Part 2 is a great extension to the first volume, turning the story from curiosity about the natural world into a sci-fi villain plot to control people’s consumer habits. Expect to find something wonderfully unique that leaves you rooting for our young culinary hero.
NOTE: I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.
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