The Curie Society by Janet Harvey, Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Joan Hilty, Sonia Liao (Illustrations)

54873943A 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.

Thank you, MIT Press, for the review copy.


The Curie Society is (hopefully) the first instalment in a series of books following Simone, Taj and Maya in their adventures. As an introduction to a series, I think this book works well. I am pretty sure it will be a series because while there is an ending it isn’t final and leaves room for much more story and character development.

The characters are likeable, and the world building is interesting, plus I really loved the art. There is an element of predictability with both the characters and the plot but it’s more reassuringly familiar. As I enjoyed reading this, I didn’t mind that my assumptions about the story turned out correct. I think this still works even if you can guess where the plot is taking you.


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