Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter
Rarely can you find an author who can jump from genre to genre with ease. A lot stick within their strengths, which may be limited to one or two genres. It’s true that sometimes you get some who can shift between them and be strong in all of them (Stephen King and J.K. Rowling come to mind for me), but I wouldn’t necessarily expect it of an author, great ones included. So Marcus Sedgwick just keeps completely surprising me. He has written dark fanta ...more
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Still, I can imagine that kids will like it.
This review is based on a NetGalley ARC.
While I enjoyed the characters, especially Scarlett and her firm persistence (which was reminiscent of Nimona), I was not super impressed by the plot of this graphic novel. The story felt a bit generic. The individual monster huntings felt like small ...more
Scarlett Hart is the last of the Hart dynasty, a family who's been reknown for their monster hunting prowess, and Scarlett seeks to follow in her dearly departed parent's footsteps... But she's underaged.
Aided by her butler Napoleon, Scarlett goes out to hunt monsters that plague London, while the ...more
What story there is I enjoyed thoroughly, but the graphic novel's quite brief. As such, there's not really any depth to be had. I'd love to have learned more about her pa ...more
Really, the only thing that would make it better is more background. More background on the world filled with monsters. More background on the characters. I don’t even know the main character that well. However, I loved her. Young girl fighting monsters, despite fears, underage laws, and bad guys? Yes, I’m in.
On the other hand, it felt like I was kinda reading a comic book, versus a graphic novel. A comic book actually designed for girls. Sca ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher First Second for providing an early copy of this book for an honest review.
I enjoyed the illustrations but the storyline felt disjointed at times. I sometimes found myself struggling to connect how one panel jumped to the next. The transitions just didn't feel very smooth. This ties together with some confusion regarding the story. Though ...more
Thought the cover looked interesting on this one so I requested it on Netgalley. I really it in a day and would be happy to continue with the series. It was a fun read, I think it needed a little more character build but overall fun. I loved Scarlett and the idea of her being a young (which isn’t allowed) monster hunter. The graphics in the novel were ok pretty good for an ARC, not sure if that would be the final art but even if not I liked it.
This was a fun read, it’s good for YA and adult, I...more
Scarlett Hart and her butler-sidekick, Napoleon, are continuing in the Hart monster-hunting tradition-even though it's technically illegal since Scarlett is underage. Despite Scarlett's prowess as a monster-hunter, the dastardly "Count" Stankovic and his underling keep poaching her kills! But is the count just stinky . . . or is he putrid? Only Scarlett and Napoleon can stop him before it's too late!
This middle-grade fantasy/steampunk graphic novel kept me ...more
The story was too disjointed and the dialogue was way to forced…fake…wrong? The dialogue felt forced, the way the characters interacted was superficial and I didn’t feel any connection with them. I guess since I am used to reading manga’s and the character development takes time (sometimes several chapters/books), so I was surprised that this story didn’t really focus on any of that. I couldn’t even finish reading the stor ...more
It was a completely enjoyable book, though some of the dialogue and art seemed like it was in draft form. And why were the word balloons twice as big as they needed to be? They took up so much room with their white space.
But I really liked it and would recommend it - for late elementary on up.
As you can tell from the title, this is the story of Scarlett Hart ...more
I've tried to be a little pickier about the graphic novels I request and review, but since I'm not really familiar with a lot of the authors and artists working in the graphic novel industry today, occasionally one slips by me that doesn't appeal on any level. Such as this one.
Scarlett Hart is a teen (or pre-teen?) and comes from a family of monster hunters. She is determined to prove that she is ready to fig ...more
The premise? Scrappy orphaned daughter of two famous monster hunters tries to prove her worth as a monster hunter with the help of servants who have been with her family since she was a baby. Opposing her are monsters, the letter of ...more
Scarlett is determined to do what her parents did (before they died) which is to hunt monsters for bounty. Along with the butler, Napoleon, they seek out monsters of all kinds, then turn them in for money. But technically she is too young to be employed this way. So her parents rival Count St ...more