Sunday, 21 February 2016

Review: Through the woods by Emily Carroll


Title/author: Through the woods by Emily Carroll
Originally published/ year published: July 2014 by Mcelderry Books
Genre: Graphic novels, young adult, horror
How I got this book: bought
Why I read this book: It sounded very mysterious and exciting to me!Rating: 4 out of 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......

ohmygod! this story was so scary! The first couple of pages already were! this book contains 5 short stories,  following men and women in their lives. In all the stories the woods play an important keyrole. The story I liked most was the one that takes place in the 18th century and is called 'a lady's hands are cold'. Also the title sounded so scary! This story follows a woman who is going to marry a wealthy man and they live happy, until she hears strange sounds and voices. She gets out of bed and follows the sounds she hears, until she walks into a wall. The sounds come from behind this wall. She decides to smash the entire wall into pieces and finds a body, cut in pieces, and a head, of another woman. When she lays all the pieces on the floor in the right order she sees this person was a woman, now dead. She actually now is kind of a ghost and talks as well. The woman finds out it was her husband who did this, and this was his ex wife. He acting nice to her was all a scam. The dead woman also decides to keep haunting the new lady of the house....

yes, I was scared to death when I read this graphic novel. The images are so well drawn and the stories have the right amount of horror, which makes it just perfect!
I enjoyed reading this very much, although it totally was outside my comfort zone. I liked the thrill it gave me. However, this book really is not for the faint hearted! you can easily get nightmares because the images give you a good reality.

The book mainly is colored black, red and blue, which give it the mysterious look. In every story the black and red come back the best, which gives you a dark feeling.
I gave this book 4 out of  5 stars and can recommend this to everyone who dares to read it!

1 comment:

  1. Great review. This book has been on my TBR list for so long. I love the art style, and I can’t wait to read it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!