Destiny NY Vol 1: Who I Used to Be

Adulting is hard. Adulting when you used to be a magical girl is way, way harder.

Set in a version of New York City where magic is a real and accepted part of life, Logan McBride struggles to find purpose. She was the subject of an incredible prophecy when she was a child, but fulfilled her foretold destiny when she was just thirteen. Now in her twenties, Logan navigates through graduate school for Prophecy Kids while searching for her place in a world that tells her she’s already finished.

At some point we’ve probably all thought about what it’d be like to live in a world with real magic. What would you do if you were told your life centered around one single event that could happen at any time? In the world of Destiny NY Vol 1: Who I Used to Be, some of us have to face problems like this on top of everything else.

Since she was thirteen having fulfilled her destined task in life, Logan has being trying to find meaning in her life. When not attending Destiny University as a graduate student with all the other “Chosen Ones”, she lives a pretty normal life otherwise. All of that changes when she meets a girl named Lilith and a whirlwind new romance begins. Unbeknownst to either of them, they are about to get tangled up in the prophecy of Gia, another Destiny student. Friend and prophecy seer Anthony has told Gia she is destined to “fell the greatest evil on this plane”, who he later identifies as Lilith.

By sheer chance, Gia runs into Lilith and soon realizes who she ran into. With the two of them meeting, it is decided that it’s time for Gia to fulfill her prophecy. Meanwhile, following a threat from her terrible sister Song, Lilith is given no choice but to leave. Finding out that she’s leaving, Logan chooses to go with her. Their departure is cutoff as the order for Gia to kill Lilith has been approved, but decides she cannot do it. Trying to get away, Lilith is taken by her sister, and Logan, Gia, Anthony and Logan’s best friend follow. At Song’s home, it is realized that the prophecy about Lilith was tampered with, and Logan also realizes the magical potential she had since her prophecy.

When it comes to black and white artwork, sometimes it works really well, sometimes it does just enough. The choice of doing so here was very well received and I thought it looked beautiful without a single drop of color. Honestly, there was just so much life to the writing and the artistic presentation that I think I preferred it in this format.

I was drawn into this book quickly and it did not let up the entire time I was reading. There are so many things to appreciate about it that I won’t try to go over it all. Instead, I see a prophecy that you will realize how much you need to get it so you can find out why it’s so good.

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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