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In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists are sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet. When In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists are sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet. When they are awakened abruptly, ten years early, halted above a strange planet, the teens are tasked with trying to figure out why they're stalled - or what stalled them. As they break into two teams, one tasked with fixing the ship, the other with exploring the unknown planet below, they're faced with an increasingly nightmarish scenario as they encounter a cosmic horror that seems to not only have attacked their ship, but also their minds.


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In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists are sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet. When In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists are sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet. When they are awakened abruptly, ten years early, halted above a strange planet, the teens are tasked with trying to figure out why they're stalled - or what stalled them. As they break into two teams, one tasked with fixing the ship, the other with exploring the unknown planet below, they're faced with an increasingly nightmarish scenario as they encounter a cosmic horror that seems to not only have attacked their ship, but also their minds.

46 review for Bountiful Garden

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cassie Daley

    Thank you to NetGalley for an early copy of this trade paperback, which includes issues 1 - 5 of BOUNTIFUL GARDEN. The watercolor-y art in this is SO GOOD, I loved it! Super creepy sci-fi horror featuring a cast that's younger than you normally see in these, which was neat! Despite the ages, they dialogue and story don't feel juvenile - certain parts were honestly horrifying in theme, space always gets me. I will say that the main part of the plot hinges on something mostly unbelievable - a group Thank you to NetGalley for an early copy of this trade paperback, which includes issues 1 - 5 of BOUNTIFUL GARDEN. The watercolor-y art in this is SO GOOD, I loved it! Super creepy sci-fi horror featuring a cast that's younger than you normally see in these, which was neat! Despite the ages, they dialogue and story don't feel juvenile - certain parts were honestly horrifying in theme, space always gets me. I will say that the main part of the plot hinges on something mostly unbelievable - a group of kids is sent into space in a hypersleep sort of state so that they'll be 10 years older once they arrive & can work to research the planet. It seems like it'd be very jarring to wake up in my 20s after falling asleep as a pre-teen/teen, which is... an odd choice, haha. But overall, if you can ignore that, it's really cool! If you need more: TENTACLES.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Truly enjoyed this science fiction horror that reads like Alien meets The Ruins. There was an instant creep factor and the characters were diverse and compelling. The illustration style with dramatic hashmarks and dark panels gives it a wonderfully creepy vibe. Since this story is written for young adult readers, at times there were heavy exposition dumps in dialogue form and character back stories were laid out in repetitive ways. But all in all, my favorite character is Anya for how instantly Truly enjoyed this science fiction horror that reads like Alien meets The Ruins. There was an instant creep factor and the characters were diverse and compelling. The illustration style with dramatic hashmarks and dark panels gives it a wonderfully creepy vibe. Since this story is written for young adult readers, at times there were heavy exposition dumps in dialogue form and character back stories were laid out in repetitive ways. But all in all, my favorite character is Anya for how instantly in control, resourceful, and active she is as a leader. I honestly wanted this book to be twice as long to build the ambiance and heighten the tension; this should definitely be a movie! I can't wait to read more from these creators!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ian_Baut

    After reading this book, I felt the fear of the unknown rack through my body. The tense atmosphere the novel develops over the span of five issues is immense, one that you can feel invade your personal space, putting pressure on your chest as you read on. I love the art style and the aesthetic, gritty and realistic while still maintaining a sort of sordid charm. My only issue with this is how some characters don't get much of a backstory before getting axed. I like the ending and the hints of the After reading this book, I felt the fear of the unknown rack through my body. The tense atmosphere the novel develops over the span of five issues is immense, one that you can feel invade your personal space, putting pressure on your chest as you read on. I love the art style and the aesthetic, gritty and realistic while still maintaining a sort of sordid charm. My only issue with this is how some characters don't get much of a backstory before getting axed. I like the ending and the hints of the final horrors our characters will face. A must read for anyone intrigued in knowing things man was never meant to know. Note: All views expressed are my own, and I have recieved an ARC from NetGalley

  4. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    It’s 2200. Six teenagers are awakened fr9m their cryostasis to discover that the ship has stopped. Their awakening is ten years early. They were sent on a terraforming message on a distant planet — not this planet. They are orbiting around. The teenagers decide to break into two groups. One group is to repair the ship and the other group will explore the planet. All their training may not be enough for what they discover. Why? What will they do? The authors have written a story that kept me inter It’s 2200. Six teenagers are awakened fr9m their cryostasis to discover that the ship has stopped. Their awakening is ten years early. They were sent on a terraforming message on a distant planet — not this planet. They are orbiting around. The teenagers decide to break into two groups. One group is to repair the ship and the other group will explore the planet. All their training may not be enough for what they discover. Why? What will they do? The authors have written a story that kept me interested. The concept of it is where the villain or monster is never seen but its presence is felt. The artist has done a great job that matches the story well. This story does leave questions at the end of it. Their is a nightmarish tone to this story. It’s quite creepy. It’s an excellent story. Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book from the author/publisher from Netgalley. I wasn’t obligated to write a favorable review or any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    "Passengers" meets "Alien" meets "Solaris", when a mission out of Earth, populated by six hot-housed teenagers, has its progress and cryogenics disturbed years early. Three stay on board to find out why the heck everything is in a hiatus, when nothing errant seems to be affecting the ship, and three go down to the planet below them that shouldn't even exist. And get to hear voices... That clearly is where the majority of readers think this is derivative and all been done before, and no, those thr "Passengers" meets "Alien" meets "Solaris", when a mission out of Earth, populated by six hot-housed teenagers, has its progress and cryogenics disturbed years early. Three stay on board to find out why the heck everything is in a hiatus, when nothing errant seems to be affecting the ship, and three go down to the planet below them that shouldn't even exist. And get to hear voices... That clearly is where the majority of readers think this is derivative and all been done before, and no, those three titles aren't the only ones I could have pointed out, for this riffs off several more. Luckily for the book then, I am one of those who appreciates no end of the derivative if it is done well enough and combines things I've not seen together before. And by that I don't mean things not seen before because they don't need to ever be combined (a zombie hoard killed off by a peanut allergy, perhaps) but things that can serve to make a sensible, rounded story. Like "Passengers" meets "Alien" meets "Solaris". I didn't love the art – it made some set pieces look fine, but didn't exactly generate much love for the characters, even the one trying to grow a La Roux hairdo. But what I did like was the story – yes it felt a touch rushed towards the end and didn't fully surprise, but it's the kind of effortless entertainment I enjoy.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    Thanks to Netgalley and Mad Cave for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest opinion. The upcoming physical release of Bountiful Garden is pretty great for fans of sci-fi and horror. I appreciated the homage to Lovecraft in the form of ancient, rotten temples dedicated to tentacled horrors. I loved the feeling of futility, a throwback to The Thing. The art is beautiful, and some of the characters were able to hit the reader's heartstrings just enough to care about their fates. It was also Thanks to Netgalley and Mad Cave for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest opinion. The upcoming physical release of Bountiful Garden is pretty great for fans of sci-fi and horror. I appreciated the homage to Lovecraft in the form of ancient, rotten temples dedicated to tentacled horrors. I loved the feeling of futility, a throwback to The Thing. The art is beautiful, and some of the characters were able to hit the reader's heartstrings just enough to care about their fates. It was also a SUPER quick read - I didn't expect to be done over a lunch break, but here we are. While there is a lot of diverse representation, it is only surface level. It honestly doesn't matter what any particular character's background was except for two characters who are given something of a backstory. Bountiful Garden (or at least this volume) doesn't tread any new ground in the genre either, but it definitely has the potential to down the line. That isn't to say it's not worth reading - if you care enough to look at reviews on NetGalley, Goodreads, or LibraryThing then this is a book you should pick up. You won't regret the time you spend on it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Keegan

    This contains 5 volumes of Bountiful Garden, a sci-fi/cosmic horror graphic novel. I enjoyed this, it was very quickly paced in the sense that a lot of minor dialogued was skipped, but it was still easy to tell what was going on and what the plot was. Essentially, 5 teens were sent to colonize a planet, but they were woken up too early in their trip. They must find another source of food/supplies, since theirs will run out soon. It's a bit YA (the main characters are all teens of an unknown age, This contains 5 volumes of Bountiful Garden, a sci-fi/cosmic horror graphic novel. I enjoyed this, it was very quickly paced in the sense that a lot of minor dialogued was skipped, but it was still easy to tell what was going on and what the plot was. Essentially, 5 teens were sent to colonize a planet, but they were woken up too early in their trip. They must find another source of food/supplies, since theirs will run out soon. It's a bit YA (the main characters are all teens of an unknown age, could be like 13-18?) but the plot does not ease up on them just because they're kids, which I liked. I think the plot really hinges on the fact that they're kids with bad decision making skills, which leads you to wonder why kids were chosen for this kind of mission? It also kinda felt like their jobs were useless, so I'm not sure why the jobs were so specialized. I liked the art a lot, the watercolor was a nice touch and some of the panels were super sick and foreboding. The color choice felt very intentional as well. Overall just a nice quick cosmic horror read, would be interested in more volumes that further the lore in some way. Thanks to Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy to review!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ingrid Stephens

    In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists is sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet. As expected in any sci-fi comic or movie, the ship wakes them early for no reason that they can find. With the early awakening, they In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists is sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet. As expected in any sci-fi comic or movie, the ship wakes them early for no reason that they can find. With the early awakening, they know they do not have the supplies to finish the trip alive. It's a YA graphic novel so all the characters are in their teens it seems. They have been chosen, for their intelligence and I suppose their ability to colonize another planet. That part took a little suspense of belief but it worked. Just creepy enough and spooky enough to work for me. I enjoyed it immensely and the art was beautiful Thanks to @netgalley Mad Cave, Diamond Book Distributors, Ivy Noelle Weir, Kelly Williams, and Giorgio Spalletta for the opportunity to read this eArc in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Leighton

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Bountiful Garden by Ivy Noelle Weir, Kelly Williams, and Giorgio Spalletta is a YA sci-fi and horror graphic novel that will appeal to fans of Ender's Game. The story revolves around a team of teenage scientists who are sent to a distant planet in the year 2200. According to the description, when the crew is "awakened abruptly, ten years early, halted above a strange planet, the teens are tasked with trying to Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Bountiful Garden by Ivy Noelle Weir, Kelly Williams, and Giorgio Spalletta is a YA sci-fi and horror graphic novel that will appeal to fans of Ender's Game. The story revolves around a team of teenage scientists who are sent to a distant planet in the year 2200. According to the description, when the crew is "awakened abruptly, ten years early, halted above a strange planet, the teens are tasked with trying to figure out why they're stalled - or what stalled them." Overall, Bountiful Garden is a YA sci-fi and horror graphic novel that will give you chills up and down your spine. Unfortunately, it was just a bit too creepy for me. I'm not a fan of horror in general. In addition, the art complemented the spooky storyline, but as a result, it didn't really appeal to me. I'm sure it will appeal to fans of horror though. If you're intrigued by the description, or if you're a fan of sci-fi and horror, you can check out this book when it comes out in April!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Abigail Pankau

    A team of teenage scientists on a deep-space terraforming mission are woken early from cryostasis. Something has stopped their ship in orbit around a strange planet. Concerned about supplies, half of the team goes down to the planet’s surface to investigate. Soon, all members of the crew both on the ship and on the planet find themselves facing down an invasive species that is trying to take over their minds and their ship, a horrifying invasive species with greater aspirations than just their s A team of teenage scientists on a deep-space terraforming mission are woken early from cryostasis. Something has stopped their ship in orbit around a strange planet. Concerned about supplies, half of the team goes down to the planet’s surface to investigate. Soon, all members of the crew both on the ship and on the planet find themselves facing down an invasive species that is trying to take over their minds and their ship, a horrifying invasive species with greater aspirations than just their ship. This was a fun little horror graphic novel, that’s very reminiscent of Alien but with cosmic horror plants. One has to suspend disbelief over some things (like, why are there only six of them for a planet-scale terraforming project? and why are they sending teenagers?), but the uber-creepy botany is quite scary and there is a lot of great foreboding going on. I also appreciated the ending. It was an interesting spin on this familiar story.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Michael J.

    I didn't think a story that appears to be aimed at a young-adult audience would hold my attention as much as this did, but it worked for me. BOUNTIFUL GARDEN is a fast-paced read with elements of familiar sci-fi and horror tropes (including tentacles, and a dash of Lovecraftian cosmic horror) but put together in a way that entertains and makes you forget that you've read something like this before. One Goodreads reviewer compared it to ALIENS meets THE RUINS, and that's a pretty good elevator I didn't think a story that appears to be aimed at a young-adult audience would hold my attention as much as this did, but it worked for me. BOUNTIFUL GARDEN is a fast-paced read with elements of familiar sci-fi and horror tropes (including tentacles, and a dash of Lovecraftian cosmic horror) but put together in a way that entertains and makes you forget that you've read something like this before. One Goodreads reviewer compared it to ALIENS meets THE RUINS, and that's a pretty good elevator pitch. I enjoyed the creeping suspense and the overall idea that a source of much-needed nutrition for a dying planet could turn out to be even more of a threat, one that is not noticed while it sustains until it's too late. The art style is not for everyone, a bit simplistic, that reminds me of the work of Matt Kindt and Tyler Boss, but as I read on it became effective. A quick, entertaining read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Larkin

    This volume contains 5 issues of a YA space horror graphic novel. In it, six teenagers are woken years early in their journey to a newly terraformed world, only to find their ship powered down over a strange, seemingly-lifeless planet. First off, I loved the art by Kelly Williams! There is lots of detail, and the colorist Giorgio Spalleta used a watercolor effect to turn panels into lonely, creepy alien landscapes, space, and ship-bound spaces that I loved exploring. The characters themselves? We This volume contains 5 issues of a YA space horror graphic novel. In it, six teenagers are woken years early in their journey to a newly terraformed world, only to find their ship powered down over a strange, seemingly-lifeless planet. First off, I loved the art by Kelly Williams! There is lots of detail, and the colorist Giorgio Spalleta used a watercolor effect to turn panels into lonely, creepy alien landscapes, space, and ship-bound spaces that I loved exploring. The characters themselves? Well, they were recognizably kids, which was nice. However, I was a little thrown out of the story by their lack of training and cohesion. If they're on this mission by themselves, I would have assumed a bit more prep work on chain of command and crisis control. On the whole, this is a cohesive cosmic horror story with excellent artwork. My thanks to Netgalley, Mad Cave, Ivy Noelle Weir, Kelly Williams, Giorgio Spalleta, and Justic Birch for a copy of this e-arc to review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Wayne McCoy

    'Bountiful Garden' by Ivy Noelle Weir with art by Kelly Williams is a graphic novel about a deep space exploration with a team of teenage scientists. A group of deep space explorers, referred to by their job title, is suddenly awakened out of deep sleep by their ship stopping near a planet. The crew has to fix their stalled ship, but also they want to explore the nearby planet. As seems to be the way in these stories, things don't go well. I liked this creepy story of space exploration. The charac 'Bountiful Garden' by Ivy Noelle Weir with art by Kelly Williams is a graphic novel about a deep space exploration with a team of teenage scientists. A group of deep space explorers, referred to by their job title, is suddenly awakened out of deep sleep by their ship stopping near a planet. The crew has to fix their stalled ship, but also they want to explore the nearby planet. As seems to be the way in these stories, things don't go well. I liked this creepy story of space exploration. The characters are decent, but not deeply explored and serve their roles fairly stereotypically. The art has a quality that is not my favorite but does work fine for the story at hand. I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Mad Cave, and NetGalley. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Diane Hernandez

    In Bountiful Garden, six teenage scientists awaken ten years early from their cryostasis. They have been selected by Earth to begin a new civilization on a planet far away. Their ship is trapped above an unknown planet. The team splits up with three exploring the planet and three attempting to fix the ship. I feel like I’ve read this plot, especially its conclusion, many times before. Unfortunately, there is nothing to recommend this particular version. 3 stars. Thanks to Mad Cave and NetGalley fo In Bountiful Garden, six teenage scientists awaken ten years early from their cryostasis. They have been selected by Earth to begin a new civilization on a planet far away. Their ship is trapped above an unknown planet. The team splits up with three exploring the planet and three attempting to fix the ship. I feel like I’ve read this plot, especially its conclusion, many times before. Unfortunately, there is nothing to recommend this particular version. 3 stars. Thanks to Mad Cave and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Overby

    I think I'm more picky about the quality of the graphic novels I read than regular novels. I expect the art to be top notch, as well as the story. This didn't let me down. This is something I want to buy a physical copy of for my home library. I think I'm more picky about the quality of the graphic novels I read than regular novels. I expect the art to be top notch, as well as the story. This didn't let me down. This is something I want to buy a physical copy of for my home library.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    Recycled crap. Also, if you want to actually see anything in the dark illustrations get a bright lamp and a magnifying glass.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Scott Raphael

    Great Artwork A strange sci-fi story that keeps the reader guessing. More questions that answers but that’s fair from volume one. Short and fast to read, the characters are defined quickly and the plot moves well. The artwork is impressive and consistent, providing a visual feast. Looking forward to volume two.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rick Ray

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alexandria

  20. 4 out of 5

    Drew Woodworth

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Juffer

  22. 4 out of 5

    ELK

  23. 4 out of 5

    Debra Silver

  24. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

  25. 4 out of 5

    James

  26. 4 out of 5

    Matt Piechocinski

  27. 4 out of 5

    Marissa

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Bradshaw

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jammin Jenny

  30. 5 out of 5

    Wayong Weiss

  31. 5 out of 5

    Katy

  32. 5 out of 5

    Tyler Kroon

  33. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  34. 5 out of 5

    Lea McMahan

  35. 5 out of 5

    Lizzy

  36. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

  37. 5 out of 5

    Helena

  38. 4 out of 5

    Joel

  39. 4 out of 5

    Sunday Taylor Nelson

  40. 5 out of 5

    Chantelle

  41. 4 out of 5

    Heather

  42. 5 out of 5

    Ginny

  43. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

  44. 5 out of 5

    Abby

  45. 4 out of 5

    Hilary

  46. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Ritchie

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