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A covert team of young women--members of the Curie society, an elite organization dedicated to women in STEM--undertake high-stakes missions to save the world. An action-adventure original graphic novel, The Curie Society follows a team of young women recruited by an elite secret society--originally founded by Marie Curie--with the mission of supporting the most brilliant f A covert team of young women--members of the Curie society, an elite organization dedicated to women in STEM--undertake high-stakes missions to save the world. An action-adventure original graphic novel, The Curie Society follows a team of young women recruited by an elite secret society--originally founded by Marie Curie--with the mission of supporting the most brilliant female scientists in the world. The heroines of the Curie Society use their smarts, gumption, and cutting-edge technology to protect the world from rogue scientists with nefarious plans. Readers can follow recruits Simone, Taj, and Maya as they decipher secret codes, clone extinct animals, develop autonomous robots, and go on high-stakes missions.


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A covert team of young women--members of the Curie society, an elite organization dedicated to women in STEM--undertake high-stakes missions to save the world. An action-adventure original graphic novel, The Curie Society follows a team of young women recruited by an elite secret society--originally founded by Marie Curie--with the mission of supporting the most brilliant f A covert team of young women--members of the Curie society, an elite organization dedicated to women in STEM--undertake high-stakes missions to save the world. An action-adventure original graphic novel, The Curie Society follows a team of young women recruited by an elite secret society--originally founded by Marie Curie--with the mission of supporting the most brilliant female scientists in the world. The heroines of the Curie Society use their smarts, gumption, and cutting-edge technology to protect the world from rogue scientists with nefarious plans. Readers can follow recruits Simone, Taj, and Maya as they decipher secret codes, clone extinct animals, develop autonomous robots, and go on high-stakes missions.

30 review for The Curie Society

  1. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    In this new comic series three young women, who just started college, are inducted into the secret Curie Society. A society founded my Mme Curie and with an elusive cast of former members. When the girls' first mission goes sideways they need all their knowledge and stick together as a team to solve the problem. This is a very inventive new comic series. I liked the characters and the illustrations. The three new recruits are introduced first, which takes up a bit of space, but once the three ar In this new comic series three young women, who just started college, are inducted into the secret Curie Society. A society founded my Mme Curie and with an elusive cast of former members. When the girls' first mission goes sideways they need all their knowledge and stick together as a team to solve the problem. This is a very inventive new comic series. I liked the characters and the illustrations. The three new recruits are introduced first, which takes up a bit of space, but once the three are members of the society things get really interesting. ARC received through NetGalley. Pub Date: 27 April 2021

  2. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Glatt

    Reviewing for SLC

  3. 5 out of 5

    The BookSnom

    Full disclosure, I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a vrey entertaining read, I would rate it more at 3.5. The only reason I would take out points is because everything was pretty obvious. You have the one with stict parents that push them to study hard, the antisocial gamer and the friendly one. Together they discover the power of friendship and team work. The characters are lovable, but not very developed, but I hope to see more in future installments Full disclosure, I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a vrey entertaining read, I would rate it more at 3.5. The only reason I would take out points is because everything was pretty obvious. You have the one with stict parents that push them to study hard, the antisocial gamer and the friendly one. Together they discover the power of friendship and team work. The characters are lovable, but not very developed, but I hope to see more in future installments of this, because the idea is amazing!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    3.5 Thank you to NetGalley for letting me read a review copy of this book! I am still getting into graphic novels, but I definitely enjoyed this one. The illustrations were detailed and really helped tell the story. It was a fun adventure full of things I like - secret societies, missions, friendship, and more! I think the different personalities of Simone, Maya, and Taj worked well together, and I hope that there's a sequel with their next adventure! 3.5 Thank you to NetGalley for letting me read a review copy of this book! I am still getting into graphic novels, but I definitely enjoyed this one. The illustrations were detailed and really helped tell the story. It was a fun adventure full of things I like - secret societies, missions, friendship, and more! I think the different personalities of Simone, Maya, and Taj worked well together, and I hope that there's a sequel with their next adventure!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Hunter

    This book was fun. The art, the feminism, and the premise, were all great assets to this book. The only reason that it's not rated higher is because it felt a little obvious and didn't really suprise me. However, when the series continues I don't know if I'm going to continue, just because I wasn't very connected to this book, but I might. This book was fun. The art, the feminism, and the premise, were all great assets to this book. The only reason that it's not rated higher is because it felt a little obvious and didn't really suprise me. However, when the series continues I don't know if I'm going to continue, just because I wasn't very connected to this book, but I might.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    In this new graphic novel from MIT Press, we're introduced to three new students at Edmonds College. The story follows Simone, Taj, and Maya as they're recruited for The Curie Society, a secret organization operating at the college that both supports females in STEM and uses their skills to help save the world. We get to come along for the ride on their adventures. This was an entertaining, quick read for me. The story spends a significant amount of time introducing us to each of the characters i In this new graphic novel from MIT Press, we're introduced to three new students at Edmonds College. The story follows Simone, Taj, and Maya as they're recruited for The Curie Society, a secret organization operating at the college that both supports females in STEM and uses their skills to help save the world. We get to come along for the ride on their adventures. This was an entertaining, quick read for me. The story spends a significant amount of time introducing us to each of the characters in the story and how they came to be recruited and involved with The Curie Society, but the pace picks up towards the second half of the book. Different STEM topics and historical figures are mentioned throughout the book, but I didn't feel like those small info dumps took too much away from the story. The Curie Society is a graphic novel that I wish had been around when I had been growing up. I loved the spotlight on women in STEM in the story and the diversity of characters that we met throughout the story. This is an empowering read that I really appreciate as a woman in STEM. I really hope there will be more publications in this series! Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  7. 4 out of 5

    mad mags

    (Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through Netgalley.) New to Edmonds College, Simone, Taj, and Maya find themselves sharing a dorm room in Lovelace Hall. Though they're all exceptionally talented young women with ginormous brains, they seemingly have little in common: Simone the biologist loves doting on her ant colony, while ambitious mathematician Maya hopes to impress her demanding father by cultivating influential Mensa connections. Computer wiz Taj is a bit of a rebel, wit (Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through Netgalley.) New to Edmonds College, Simone, Taj, and Maya find themselves sharing a dorm room in Lovelace Hall. Though they're all exceptionally talented young women with ginormous brains, they seemingly have little in common: Simone the biologist loves doting on her ant colony, while ambitious mathematician Maya hopes to impress her demanding father by cultivating influential Mensa connections. Computer wiz Taj is a bit of a rebel, with her illicit art installations and penchant for (well-deserved) fisticuffs, both virtual and IRL. Needless to say, all these big personalities crammed into one small space results in conflict like whoah. The trio is forced to work together - and, dare I say, bond? - when they all receive cryptic invitations to join The Curie Society. Founded by none other than Marie Skłodowska Curie herself, the secret society exists to help women scientists achieve their full potential, despite the many hurdles placed in their paths by entrenched misogyny (and racism!). The Edmonds chapter is led by two of their professors, Drs. Burkhart and Warsame, as well as their "orientation guide," Emma - and they waste no time in pushing their latest recruits to their physical and mental limits. The girls' training is fast-tracked when, during a field trip to the Waterton Glacier International Park, thieves manage to break in and steal hard drives containing years of the group's de-extinction work. Worried that the information will be sold on the black market, the new class's first mission is to intercept the suspected sale at the upcoming N.E.D. talk. But why are their mentors acting so sketchy about the group's history? Where are all the previous class's members? And what is Dr. Burkhart and Emma hiding about their connection to corporate espionage? THE CURIE SOCIETY is a really fun and engaging spy story that has the added bonus of promoting STEM/STEAM as an exciting opportunity for girls and women, including women of color. There's lots of nerdy goodness to be found here, whether you're into IT, math, biology, cryptography, engineering...the list goes on. Among my favorite panels are those set in the wildlife park, where thylacines and wooly mammoths walk the earth again (even if I don't necessarily agree with the ethics of the thing). The mystery that drives the plot is interesting enough but, to be honest, it mostly takes a backseat to the ins and outs of the secret society - and, of course, the science! The characters are fairly multidimensional, especially considering there are around eight major players in a 168-page book. They're very diverse, with the main and supporting characters coming from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. There's also what looks to be a budding F/F romance that's been super-sweet to watch unfold thus far. (Let's hope!) The plot's denouement involves a potential "ecoterrist" threat which could be prove fertile ground in future installments. (Again, let's hope!) I'm interested to see how it plays out.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Grace Williams

    College is a time for new experiences...and secretly taking down evil scientists who are using their mighty brainpower to accomplish dastardly deeds. Become a new recruit in The Curie Society--founded by Marie Curie-- alongside Simone, Taj, and Maya as they use their astronomical intelligence to solve problems and fight evil using grit, determination, and no mere amount of groundbreaking technology. First and foremost, I want to address how extremely impressed and excited I was when I discovered College is a time for new experiences...and secretly taking down evil scientists who are using their mighty brainpower to accomplish dastardly deeds. Become a new recruit in The Curie Society--founded by Marie Curie-- alongside Simone, Taj, and Maya as they use their astronomical intelligence to solve problems and fight evil using grit, determination, and no mere amount of groundbreaking technology. First and foremost, I want to address how extremely impressed and excited I was when I discovered this book's making included assistance from an array of STEM professionals with real experience who helped create this story with its many scientific and technological aspects. Scratch that: I'm very blown away as that is honestly one of the most amazing things I have encountered while reviewing on Netgalley. In addition, I also love that MIT has a publishing press associated with the university. I'm not sure this book could get any cooler, and I give an extremely sincere thanks to MIT Press for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. If you keep publishing stories like this, I promise I will be here to read them. On to the story itself: this is exactly the kind of book that the world needs to see more of. Not only do we have diversity among all our female characters, but we also have women supporting women and being the best in their STEM field. The number of scientific topics that were explained or briefly mentioned in the course of this story was mind-boggling and it's sure to spark interest in several different kinds of readers as what is explained is as diverse as our character set. I know I found my section in the book where de-extinction was discussed (although I am not looking to start a Jurassic Park situation). If a reader gets confused at all while reading, there is a very helpful glossary in the back of the graphic novel explaining the broad range of topics covered during the storyline. Now onto critiques: I feel like this book couldn't decide what it wanted its age range to be. Everything in the story is very innocent; even the cussing is blocked out by special characters. In addition, one of our only potential romances (which was very subtle) seemed as though there were some insinuations, but I feel pretty confident they would go over juvenile reader's heads. At these points in the book, I was a bit confused as to what age range we were aiming for in this story; it felt like in those moments the book was trying to aim its way into YA but didn't quite make the mark (not that YA readers would not also enjoy reading this story) especially as the writing appeared more juvenile in nature to me. In addition, characterization could use some improvement even though I adored Simone, wished I could kick butt like Taj, and sympathized with Maya some of their characteristics fell a little flat and could be improved upon. Try to break away from the stereotypes that say what they should be so we can discover who these ladies are! Overall, I give this book a 4.5 and recommend it for older juvenile readers and up. I have a feeling that those who read this story will not only enjoy it--they'll learn a lot!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    4.75 Stars!! This graphic novel was so fun! So obviously I am not the target audience being 19 years old instead of a teen or younger. However I absolutely adored this comic. It was fun, exciting , mysterious , and cute. Think women James Bond characters being at university. We are following Taj, Simone , and Maya, three prodigies who have been accepted into Edmunds university. Taj, being a tech prodigy who is the typical brooding dark character that is badass and can fight. Simone, the youngest 4.75 Stars!! This graphic novel was so fun! So obviously I am not the target audience being 19 years old instead of a teen or younger. However I absolutely adored this comic. It was fun, exciting , mysterious , and cute. Think women James Bond characters being at university. We are following Taj, Simone , and Maya, three prodigies who have been accepted into Edmunds university. Taj, being a tech prodigy who is the typical brooding dark character that is badass and can fight. Simone, the youngest of three, who is a biology prodigy, she feels out of place and awkward. And Maya, the math/engineering prodigy, she has an overbearing parent that makes her being bossy and unkind to her friends. Together the three of them have to work together as a group in hopes to be accepted into The curie society, a secret society for women in STEM. That is the overall premise of the story, So what did I like about this novel? 1. The characters. Each character has a unique personality that works really well. I mean was written really well. 2. The premise/idea. The idea of a women only society for women working in stem. 3. The mystery of where the previous generations of curies went, and where the stolen data went/ who stole it. 4. The lgbt+ , disability rep. 5. There were technical terms (obviously because the major theme of STEM) but they were easy enough to understand that I think kids would understand. What did I not like? - the overbearing parent trope. Maya has an overbearing parent that is pushy. Because of this she is bossy and mean to her other team mates . I think this graphic novel is perfect for teens (and younger even) interested in STEM majors. Especially girls who have been told they aren’t smart enough or face discrimination because they are female interested in STEM. I hope that this isn’t the only volume because I definitely need a second one!!! Highly highly recommend. -Rachel Bowers

  10. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    Three girls in one dorm room at college – one a plump gamer and coder with green hair, another with model looks but a brilliant aptitude for STEM sciences, and a young girl fast-tracked to the college – get chosen by observers to be inducted into the all-female Marie Curie Society, a top-secret organisation tasked with doing the top-secret tasks they can't rely on the men to do, like saving the world. And so their early undergrad days, of being hit on by lesbians because they can't operate a lau Three girls in one dorm room at college – one a plump gamer and coder with green hair, another with model looks but a brilliant aptitude for STEM sciences, and a young girl fast-tracked to the college – get chosen by observers to be inducted into the all-female Marie Curie Society, a top-secret organisation tasked with doing the top-secret tasks they can't rely on the men to do, like saving the world. And so their early undergrad days, of being hit on by lesbians because they can't operate a laundry machine, or duffing up some frats who have never heard of #MeToo, are interrupted by their training montage, and immediately thereafter their first mission. The female side of things, giving empowerment to young ladies reading this, is of course all to the good. IF, that is, the entertainment side of things stands up to interrogation. And it doesn't really do that. What this book needed to do was to be distinctive – to not bludgeon the reader with research and references, and to not bring the science into the dialogue in yucky, artificial ways like here. It needed to have drama and conflict without the typical, yawnsome yacking bitch-fest these books turn into when the characters can't get along. It certainly needed to be less wordy than what we have here. There are strong character arcs, however – certainly the gamer loses her closed-off attitude – and a sisterhood of scientists is duly reached. But en route I didn't see anything distinctive, entertaining or edifying enough. This was quite the clumsy edutainment in the finish, dropping high school science from the news into proceedings that needed to be better. The best thing that can be said about it is that it does play to the character's genius, with baddies and heroes that are actually allowed to be smart and not do stupid things. Two and a half stars.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dhrishya

    With all the new spy-stuff that is coming out, I love how "The Curie Society" decided to draw back the focus onto STEM and its related real-world applications. A middle-school-aged me would have loved to see a graphic novel of women in science not only surviving but thriving. I loved how "The Curie Society" could be used as a talking point on any number of topics. I loved the glossary at the end and I think that "The Curie Society" would make a brilliant starting point around so many relevant an With all the new spy-stuff that is coming out, I love how "The Curie Society" decided to draw back the focus onto STEM and its related real-world applications. A middle-school-aged me would have loved to see a graphic novel of women in science not only surviving but thriving. I loved how "The Curie Society" could be used as a talking point on any number of topics. I loved the glossary at the end and I think that "The Curie Society" would make a brilliant starting point around so many relevant and current conversation topics. The art-style is reminiscent of older comics and the colour palette follows the same style. There is a good amount of visible diversity within the cast and a number of characters came from visible minority groups. While there are queer undertones to some characters, I don't think there is trans visibility. Where I think "The Curie Society" fails is trying to market itself as a book for young adults rather than middle-graders. A lot of the topics of conversation: be it, STEM, leadership, misogyny or discrimination, are conversations that many adults are seriously having with middle-graders or earlier rather than high schoolers. So I definitely think the novel would have hit five stars had the characters been younger and the setting was in high school or middle school rather than university. There are moments where information may feel info-dumpy, but it was useful in introducing me to a lot of STEM topics and women in STEM I wouldn't have known about otherwise. I look forward to the next book, should there be one! Thank you to NetGalley and MIT Press for allowing me to access an e-arc of "The Curie Society" all opinions stated are my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cass

    The Curie Society is the graphic novel I wish I had when I was little. I’m a Chemistry major, so I got very excited when I saw a book celebrating Marie Curie and females in STEM. The story does cover some advanced concepts due to the setting of the story being college. However, the writers do a good job at making it accessible. I suspect the vocabulary will still be over some people’s heads, but they anticipated that and included a glossary. A large chunk of the story and the plot is dedicated t The Curie Society is the graphic novel I wish I had when I was little. I’m a Chemistry major, so I got very excited when I saw a book celebrating Marie Curie and females in STEM. The story does cover some advanced concepts due to the setting of the story being college. However, the writers do a good job at making it accessible. I suspect the vocabulary will still be over some people’s heads, but they anticipated that and included a glossary. A large chunk of the story and the plot is dedicated to the works and accomplishments of Marie Curie, but it does give some subtle nods to other famous women in STEM like Ada Lovelace and Emmy Noether. The premise of the story is that Marie Curie started a secret society of sorts to get more women into the STEM fields. They become spies of sorts and work to protect the progression of science. We follow three main characters, Taj, Maya, and Simone as they navigate the pitfalls and high points of college. I enjoyed the realistic nature of the scenes in the book. Maya’s experience with her first time washing clothes solo (and the horror when she messes it up) felt very relatable and humorous. In terms of audience, I recommend this to readers who are in middle school or older who have an interest in pursuing the STEM field in their future. It is equally well suited to both boys and girls (despite some of the obvious feminist leanings). The art in this book is fantastic. however, I do want to note that from the cover alone it isn’t obvious the story is set in college. They look very young on the cover, so it was a shock to learn their actual age at the beginning of the story. Thank you to MIT Press and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review an advanced copy of this book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kasey Connors-Beron

    I received an ARC of The Curie Society thanks to the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review: I had high hopes for this story because the artwork looked great and the idea was interesting. I love the idea of popularizing STEM, regardless of gender but this story focuses on the potential of females, who are less represented in the fields, and I’m all for it. The characters were interesting, but I felt they were very flat at the same time. Maybe I just wanted more of th I received an ARC of The Curie Society thanks to the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review: I had high hopes for this story because the artwork looked great and the idea was interesting. I love the idea of popularizing STEM, regardless of gender but this story focuses on the potential of females, who are less represented in the fields, and I’m all for it. The characters were interesting, but I felt they were very flat at the same time. Maybe I just wanted more of them. The downside of graphic novels is that they are short and rely heavily on the artwork since text is minimal. While the art was great, I didn’t feel their personalities. This book was definitely the set up for a series, which I’m excited about. I think more development will occur with plot and characters, which will improve the story a lot. Overall, I enjoyed the story and loved the idea. I’m definitely going to be letting my daughter read this in a few years (she’s 8 now and the science/math things might be complicated at this point) because I think she’ll love it.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Curie Society in exchange for an honest review. Badass women in science! Badass women in science who are saving the world and also creating friendships (and more than friendships)? Incredible. Beautiful. The Curie Society follows Maya, Taj, and Simone, all woman in their first year in STEM programs at a prestigious university (or college, I think? I'm not entirely sure how America works but I think this takes place in America) after they get in Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Curie Society in exchange for an honest review. Badass women in science! Badass women in science who are saving the world and also creating friendships (and more than friendships)? Incredible. Beautiful. The Curie Society follows Maya, Taj, and Simone, all woman in their first year in STEM programs at a prestigious university (or college, I think? I'm not entirely sure how America works but I think this takes place in America) after they get invited to join The Curie Society, a society started by Marie Curie to support and unite women in science across the globe and time. The Curie Society includes reference to a lot of female STEM legends and gives little bios on them at the end, while also never feeling like it's shoving a history or science education down your throat. Everything is natural and interesting and I really enjoyed this.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Fernanda Granzotto

    *Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy of this book for review, all opinions are my own* Being a comic is a very quick story to read, in about an hour you can read everything. I really liked the art style, for me, it is kind of old school, or at least it reminded me of older comics because of the drawing. The story itself is very interesting, it brings a very cool context of college and characters that are very different from each other, which I liked because it *Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy of this book for review, all opinions are my own* Being a comic is a very quick story to read, in about an hour you can read everything. I really liked the art style, for me, it is kind of old school, or at least it reminded me of older comics because of the drawing. The story itself is very interesting, it brings a very cool context of college and characters that are very different from each other, which I liked because it brought different views and opinions to the story. The plot of the story is a little bit Jurassic Park vibe in the beginning but which evolves to a villain who wants to do the right thing in a certain way but in an illegal manner. I found the comic very good and I recommend if you want to read something with scientific girls who work together to save the world Ps: I found the comic very complete with some extra parts at the end that related to the story.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Shaelene (aGirlWithBookss)

    Where do I even begin with this graphic novel!? We have 3 female characters going to college, all three with great academic talents. All three girls are roommates and just so happen to be chosen to be apart of a secret society created by Marie Curie with the intent of helping young girls succeed in the sciences. The girls are faced with their first mission when their secret research laboratory has been broken into with information being stolen. The girl's mentors each face old foes from the past. Where do I even begin with this graphic novel!? We have 3 female characters going to college, all three with great academic talents. All three girls are roommates and just so happen to be chosen to be apart of a secret society created by Marie Curie with the intent of helping young girls succeed in the sciences. The girls are faced with their first mission when their secret research laboratory has been broken into with information being stolen. The girl's mentors each face old foes from the past. This entire book was absolute perfection. I loved the science, the girl power, the secret society, their mentors, the sapphic romance, and of course, the action at the end. Ahhh, this was so good! I need more! 5 stars, anticipating the next one! **ARC provided by The MIT Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Violet Laflamme

    I received an ARC copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. What I liked: Girls in science, what's not to like? I appreciated the way an interdisciplinary focus on problem-solving was focused on as well, and also let's be honest, comics are just a lot of fun. This is something I'd pick up for a middle-grade girl if I had one in my life. What I didn't like: The pacing could have been a lot better. Everything happened way too fast, and the consequence of that was we didn't rea I received an ARC copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. What I liked: Girls in science, what's not to like? I appreciated the way an interdisciplinary focus on problem-solving was focused on as well, and also let's be honest, comics are just a lot of fun. This is something I'd pick up for a middle-grade girl if I had one in my life. What I didn't like: The pacing could have been a lot better. Everything happened way too fast, and the consequence of that was we didn't really get enough time with any of the characters, even though they all had their own private stuff going on. Overall: A good book for the target age group, and definitely worth checking out.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kalyn

    I loved the focus on independent girls and STEM! This book is full of smart girls doing bad-ass things, and I am all here for it! The pacing of the story was fantastic, giving us enough time to get to know the characters while still keeping the story moving along. I would definitely read more of this story. The one thing I didn't particularly like was the art style. I personally prefer a more vivid color palette that makes the art pop. Having read other graphic novels and comics, that's the style I loved the focus on independent girls and STEM! This book is full of smart girls doing bad-ass things, and I am all here for it! The pacing of the story was fantastic, giving us enough time to get to know the characters while still keeping the story moving along. I would definitely read more of this story. The one thing I didn't particularly like was the art style. I personally prefer a more vivid color palette that makes the art pop. Having read other graphic novels and comics, that's the style I'm used to. It's not rally a bad style, just different. However, overall it was nicely done and easy to follow along as I read.

  19. 4 out of 5

    ✨Elianna✨

    Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I think that this was a good book and a great idea, and I enjoyed the female empowerment and the focus on women in STEM. I think the art was beautiful, but I would have enjoyed seeing a bit more of a character arc for Maya, who was a kind of mean character. I would have also enjoyed having a bit more backstory on Dr. Burkhart because when there was a flashback, at parts, I would get more confu Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I think that this was a good book and a great idea, and I enjoyed the female empowerment and the focus on women in STEM. I think the art was beautiful, but I would have enjoyed seeing a bit more of a character arc for Maya, who was a kind of mean character. I would have also enjoyed having a bit more backstory on Dr. Burkhart because when there was a flashback, at parts, I would get more confused and have more questions instead of less. Overall, this was a fun read, and I would recommend it if you enjoy spy fiction or graphic novels.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    This was a really fun story! Taj, Maya, and Simone are new students at Edmunds University and get recruited into the secret Curie Society. There, they have adventures and contribute to the progress of science. Plus, they stop a team of evil-doer intent on using science for evil. I really enjoyed the story, the art, and the information at the end about real-life female scientists and modern scientific advances. Thank you to NetGalley and MIT Press for providing an advanced copy of this book for r This was a really fun story! Taj, Maya, and Simone are new students at Edmunds University and get recruited into the secret Curie Society. There, they have adventures and contribute to the progress of science. Plus, they stop a team of evil-doer intent on using science for evil. I really enjoyed the story, the art, and the information at the end about real-life female scientists and modern scientific advances. Thank you to NetGalley and MIT Press for providing an advanced copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    This really made me realize how much I want to read books/graphic novels with relatable and diverse badass science ladies *my age*. Seriously, how has no one thought of this already?? It's brilliant!! This book is great for all ages, but I think especially for a younger audience because it would be very inspiring for young science lovers to read 😄. I also really love that the science in this was not overbearing or jargon-y, it is clear that many minds went into making it extremely accessible to This really made me realize how much I want to read books/graphic novels with relatable and diverse badass science ladies *my age*. Seriously, how has no one thought of this already?? It's brilliant!! This book is great for all ages, but I think especially for a younger audience because it would be very inspiring for young science lovers to read 😄. I also really love that the science in this was not overbearing or jargon-y, it is clear that many minds went into making it extremely accessible to any level of scientific understanding.

  22. 5 out of 5

    NCHS Library

    From Follett; An action-adventure original graphic novel, The Curie Society follows a team of young women recruited by an elite secret society-originally founded by Marie Curie-with the mission of supporting the most brilliant female scientists in the world. The heroines of the Curie Society use their smarts, gumption, and cutting-edge technology to protect the world from rogue scientists with nefarious plans. Readers can follow recruits Simone, Taj, and Maya as they decipher secret codes, clone From Follett; An action-adventure original graphic novel, The Curie Society follows a team of young women recruited by an elite secret society-originally founded by Marie Curie-with the mission of supporting the most brilliant female scientists in the world. The heroines of the Curie Society use their smarts, gumption, and cutting-edge technology to protect the world from rogue scientists with nefarious plans. Readers can follow recruits Simone, Taj, and Maya as they decipher secret codes, clone extinct animals, develop autonomous robots, and go on high-stakes missions.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mar

    Thank you to the MIT press via NetGalley for providing me an ARC for exchange of an honest review. I really liked this graphic novel, I found it really easy to read and enjoyable. The art style is very pretty and the colors are very pleasant to the eye. The three girl protagonists are so sweet and I loved Maya and her relationship with Chelsea more than anything. The idea of a secret society made by woman for the woman progress is so cool and it shows the struggles woman face in a society and in Thank you to the MIT press via NetGalley for providing me an ARC for exchange of an honest review. I really liked this graphic novel, I found it really easy to read and enjoyable. The art style is very pretty and the colors are very pleasant to the eye. The three girl protagonists are so sweet and I loved Maya and her relationship with Chelsea more than anything. The idea of a secret society made by woman for the woman progress is so cool and it shows the struggles woman face in a society and in the science space.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I really enjoyed this science-y, action-y graphic novel! Focused on a spy agency founded by Marie Curie that recruits female STEM majors to go on top secret missions that support female scientists and their discoveries, the story, the characters and the themes were all very fun to read while also posing big questions. Recruits Simone, Taj, and Maya must figure out their place in the Curie Society, while uncovering a secret, insidious plot that has ties to the Society. While it starts off a bit s I really enjoyed this science-y, action-y graphic novel! Focused on a spy agency founded by Marie Curie that recruits female STEM majors to go on top secret missions that support female scientists and their discoveries, the story, the characters and the themes were all very fun to read while also posing big questions. Recruits Simone, Taj, and Maya must figure out their place in the Curie Society, while uncovering a secret, insidious plot that has ties to the Society. While it starts off a bit slow, after the initial character intros, the ball really gets going, and we're able to see how cool it would be if an organization like this actually existed! This one is perfect for teens wanting to go into a STEM field, and also would be a cute read for those who have already established their careers as bad-ass lady scientists. Thank you to NetGalley & MIT Press for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carmen Gray

    (arc from netgalley) I read this book all in one night and I really enjoyed it! The three main girls were all really interesting and I related to all of them. The illustration style was amazing and of course when I heard Marie Curie I had to read this as soon as possible. Curie is an absolute legend and I love the feminist, women in stem, sort of vibes. Overall this book is 3 stars because I would have loved to see it be longer and also delve into the relationships we started to see!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    This had a good premise, but the execution was lacking. The tropes that were used were not well executed (i.e. pushy parents, selfish overachiever learning to work with others, etc.) and overall took away from the actual story. I really wanted to like this, but it was mediocre at best. I was more interested in the information at the end of the book regarding the technology and real people than the actual story.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    *I received this as an ebook through the publisher on netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I really enjoyed The Curie Society! Some of the science talk went over my head, but overall it was fun to read as Simone, Taj, and Maya learned about the society and what roles they could play in its history!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Marissa

    This has so much potential to keep going I cannot wait. I enjoyed the team building and the character growth of each character. The artwork added to the story and it was clear to follow. I definitely think this is a series I want to follow and will bring more attention to STEM fields. ** I received this as an ARC from the publisher for review.**

  29. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie McMillan

    3.5 stars. This was a quick & fun graphic novel. I loved the concept but the execution fell a little flat. I’d definitely continue on in the series though because I think the character development & missions would only continue to get better. I think it’s hard to write a great first comic! Hopefully there are more to come 🤞🏼

  30. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Lintemuth

    Excellent middle grade/ya graphic novel! Love the characters and their progress in their personal and science throughout the book. Also loved the scientists highlighted at the end of the book, we need to see more examples of awesome women in STEM

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