Feb 2, 2015

Graphic Novel Review--Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

'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...

I'm a reading machine today!! I just devoured Through the Woods by Emily Carroll! This was quite a different read! It's a graphic novel filled with short stories that are fairy tale like in a way; but the much darker and creepier kind of fairy tales!

Each story was creepy! There were twisted morals and lessons woven into each of them and not all endings were happy. Not all endings were satisfying, but those endings that ended with a bit of mystery, a bit of something left unsaid were the creepiest ones of all!!

Graphic novels are always harder to review, but I have to say how much I loved this one! I love fairy tales, especially the darker ones and this is definitely one of those kinds of reads! The illustrations were even creepy! I commend Miss Emily Carrol because she produced one incredible creepy read, but yet it's beautiful! If a creepy drawing creeps you out, then it has fulfilled its purpose!

There are five short stories here, plus an introduction and conclusion that will leave you with the chills! Each story stands alone and all were of an entirely new and fresh variety!

All but one of the stories were totally new to me. One reminded me vaguely of Bluebeard, but this one seems more sinister and scarier than even that story, and that was one helluva creepy story to begin with!

Needless to say, I highly recommend reading this one if you're a fan of graphic novels and darker fairy tales! I will admit to being a bit scared as I read this home alone today, because seriously. there were some creepy scary reads in here and I can only hope I don't get nightmares! LOL! (but seriously!)

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


  1. I've been planing to try graphic novels for a while now and this seems like a perfect start because I love creepy stories. Will check it out, thanks for sharing!

  2. humm have not read graphic novels in a while yet, but i love how creepy this one sounds


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