Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

July 18, 2014 Review 0

Review: Through the Woods by Emily CarrollThrough the Woods by Emily Carroll
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on July 15, 2014
Genres: Graphic Novel
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Source: Publisher
Excerpt: Excerpt
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Reviewed by: Kate
5 Stars

It came from the woods. Most strange things do.'

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.

These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.

Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there...

Creepy and yet hauntingly beautiful, Emily Carroll's debut graphic novel, THROUGH THE WOODS marks her as an amazing artistic talent who clearly has great things in her future.

The five stories in THROUGH THE WOODS have the feel of fairy tales or the Scary Stories series I used to read when I was a kid. Though creations of Carroll's imagination, they have a timeless feel to them, which is only amplified by the gorgeous artwork attached to the narrative. And though this book is meant for a slightly younger age group, I feel it can be enjoyed by anybody, if not for the chills you'll feel up your spine as you read the stories, but for the visual accompaniment. The stories by themselves would stand alone just fine, but it is the art that really turns them into something terrifying. The five stories all fit together well, and the flow of the book is just right. The whole thing can probably be read in one sitting, but I would suggest taking time to savor it.

I've already bought a copy to give away and I anticipate THROUGH THE WOODS is one I'll recommend in the future. I can't wait to see what Carroll comes up with next, after such an amazing debut, I'm confident that whatever it is, it will be worth the wait.

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