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Review | Domino: Strays by Tristan Palmgren

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I received an advance copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Release Date: 12th November 2020

You guys know that I’m a massive Marvel fan! You can’t not love heroic ladies like Black Widow, Captain Marvel and more. When I discovered that I would be reading ‘Domino: Strays‘ about one of these ladies, I may have squealed a little.

I’ll be honest that I didn’t know who Domino was at first, but after learning about Domino from ‘Deadpool 2’ , I knew that I needed to learn more about Neena aka Domino. She seemed so sassy, sarcastic and I honestly wanted to know why. I never thought that she had had such a difficult life growing up. I know that most Marvel characters have traumatic childhoods but this really was something.

Not only was she experimented on for Project Armageddon to become the perfect soldier, but she was emotionally/physically tortured. The idea of this happening to even a fictional child was difficult to read! Domino developed a mutant power where luck was on her side. The way she explained it was that she could survive life-and-death situations but that her power had a sense of humour. She could jump from high up without serious injury and yet sprain both of her ankles.

The time-line skips took me a while to get into. One minute you were in present day, then during her captivity and then when she’d escaped. I was trying to keep track of everything that was going on! Once I got the hang of it, I really appreciated how well-written everything was from the action-packed fights (a staple in the Marvel Universe), the dramatic moments when she discovered who was in charge of Project Armageddon and then how she tackled present day.

She was hired by a distraught mother whose twins had gone missing. She believed that they had been enticed into a dangerous cult and she needed Domino to find them. What I loved about Domino was that she was brutally honest about a situation. If it didn’t meet her expectations, she flat-out denied. It wasn’t until she learned more about the cult leader from her friends that she took the job.

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe, then you will love the mentions of familiar characters! You have Deadpool (of course!), Charles Xavier, The Avengers and Black Widow. The latter actually joins in with the rescue mission!

The only thing that I didn’t like about this book were the footnotes. I appreciated them explained a little of Domino’s thought process but they were always at the end of a chapter. You literally had to look for each number and skip to the end to see what she was saying. Other than that, a book for every mutant to adore!!

Who is your favourite Marvel heroine and why?

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10 Comments

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    A Cup of Wonderland
    7th September 2020 at 11:32 am

    I really enjoy the Marvel films and the old cartoon TV shows but have to admit I haven’t delved into the comics or seen Deadpool but I’m intrigued by Domino and her story. I like seeing Female characters in the Marvel universe becoming more prominent figures so will have to check this out and of course watch Deadpool if she features.

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      Daisy
      7th September 2020 at 12:33 pm

      Ditto! It’s rare to see such strong female characters in a franchise but Marvel definitely has a bunch! Domino features a bunch in Deadpool 2 but there is also Negasonic who featured in both!

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    Jodie | That Happy Reader
    10th September 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Oh! I love the sound of a female superhero! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Daisy
      11th September 2020 at 5:33 pm

      There needs to be more heroines to love, especially diverse and unique ones!

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    itsjustabbsxo
    10th September 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Ooo this sounds like a book I would enjoy! I haven’t yet seen Deadpool 2 but I absolutely loved the first one. I really need to spend a day watching all the marvel films to understand them better too. Great review as always lovely!xoxo

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      Daisy
      11th September 2020 at 5:23 pm

      The 2nd one is just as funny and even weirder! I know a Deadpool 3 is in the works so who knows what will happen. I’ve been trying to watch a lot of the films through lockdown which has made time fly by a bit quicker. Thank you, hun! x

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    Lindsey
    10th September 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Ooh I love Marvel but never realised there were books out there as well. This sounds like such an engaging read and she sounds like such a refreshing and honest character. One to check out for sure. Great review!

    • Reply
      Daisy
      11th September 2020 at 5:17 pm

      Yep! I’d heard of DC Comic books before but never Marvel! I’ve only seen a couple right now but I think they’re publishing more! She is definitely honest! Haha! xx

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    Mini Bhati
    11th September 2020 at 7:11 am

    Oh I love Marvel😍

    • Reply
      Daisy
      11th September 2020 at 5:16 pm

      It’s great, right?!

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