Mini-Book Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the Woods
Author: Emily Carroll
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel | Horror | Short Stories
Released: July 15th 2014
Review Source: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.

This book will capture your interest from the second you begin reading it. The illustrations are pretty awesome. It's like they have something secret drawn into them that put you in a trance and you can't take your eyes off them. At times I just caught myself starring at the same picture for a few instead of turning the page. Carroll not only tells a eerie tale but also captures you with the illustrations. 

You will read in one sitting. And when your done, you skim through the pages over and over again to see those awesome illustrations again. I recommend to anyone that enjoy a great graphic novel but also a scary haunting tales. 

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