Review: Crystal Cadets by Anne Toole
by Anne Toole, Katie O'Neill , Paulina Ganucheau
Crystal Cadets has a story that reminded me a lot of Sailor Moon. Remember Jadeite, Nephrite...? Well, in this graphic novel, we have a set of girls who draw their powers from gems that are being passed down from generation to generation. Our main character, Zoe, is an orphan and although her foster parents are lovely, she has always felt a hole in her life. That is, until she is found by the Crystal Cadets and she herself becomes a Diamond Cadet.
Each of the Cadet has a personal "mount", some of which having the ability to fly, or swim. Their main goal? Fight against the darkness in humans' souls.
In the first part of the book, the girls continue searching for the other Crystal Cadets to form a great time and fight against evil, none other than a Crystal Cadet gone bad. Except for the very last part, I am guessing it sound a lot like your typical mahou shoujo anime, right? And it is! But it's so lovely to read this title, since most mahou shoujo are black&white and this one is in full colour!