Genre: Graphic Novel/Horror
Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: The Library
Purchase: Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository | Amazon
Goodreads Summary: '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...
Through the Woods is really my first dabble into the world of graphic novels, and it won't be my last. I heard a lot of good things about Emily Carroll so I gave Through the Woods a chance. I'm sure glad I didn't read this right before bed.
Holy crap. I was blown away by the vivid images and wonderful use of color in Through The Woods. It wasn't necessarily the stories that just creeped me out, but the pure eerieness of the drawings.
I can't say I will be forgetting them any time soon. They put me on edge, exactly what I think they were supposed to do. These stories are not for the faint of heart, they are very dark tales. One of my favorite things about the stories were their endings, they were written so you had to draw your own spine tingling conclusions.
The Bottom Line
Give this one a try. It won't take but a short amount of time to read, but you will be scared all the same. I don't usually like to be scared, but I sure did enjoy Through the Woods. I will be giving graphic novels more of a chance in the future. I don't think they will ever be my book of choice, but it is nice to change it up here and there. Not to mention that the short read boosts my goodreads challenge count. ;)