The stories themselves aren't all that remarkable, but they are memorable because the illustrations arHmmm.
A graphic novel collection of horror tales.
The stories themselves aren't all that remarkable, but they are memorable because the illustrations are pretty impressive, creepy, and, occasionally, completely chilling.
Each story centers on what is coming or going through woods (and, trust me, it's never, ever any good), and most read like a fairy tale or fable gone very, very wrong.
I don't know enough about art to describe Carroll's work with any justice, but her style suits these dark campfire stories well - particularly her use of the color red.
I also have to mention that the concluding lines were pretty great:
"And once she was in bed, she said, 'What a fine night! What a good walk! I knew the wolf wouldn't find me!'
'Oh, but you must travel through those woods again & again,' said a shadow at the window. 'And you must be lucky to avoid the wolf every time . . . but the wolf . . . the wolf only needs enough luck to find you once.'"
Will Henry and Warthrop face the truth of their relationship, their mortality, and themselves in this penultimate tale in the four book seriAh-mazing.
Will Henry and Warthrop face the truth of their relationship, their mortality, and themselves in this penultimate tale in the four book series. Who is the real monster?
Yancey really does a fine balancing act of writing as he simultaneously tells 3 different stories from 3 different time periods - yet winds them altogether for a climax that felt exactly right. It's the ending that we've been facing down since the beginning.
I need to buy this series. I will have to read it all again someday.
So well done, it allows me to forgive Yancey for the mundane and derivative "The 5th Wave."
I was sad when it was over, yet completely satisfied.
*occasional language, violence, some sexual references, dark theme...more