December 19, 2014

Review: Through the Woods by: Emily Carroll

Through the Woods by: Emily Carroll
208 pages
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...

My Review

Are you looking for something dark to read? How about creepy? What about some fairy tales that are pure frightening?

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.

The Graphics
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.

The Stories
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. ;)


  1. Ooh, I'm intrigued by this Kay! I love dark fairy tales, and I have yet to pick-up a comic myself (don't know why) and I'm curious about the graphics as well as the writing. Thanks for putting this on my radar : )

    1. I don't know why either exactly but I always avoided graphic novels. If you like dark fairy tales though this may be something you should check out!

  2. This sounds really good! I'm still new to graphic novels, so I always like to learn about new ones.

    1. I'm super new to graphic novels. If you have any ones you read and loved let me know!

  3. "How about creepy? What about some fairy tales that are pure frightening?" Nope and Nope. hahaha I am a scaredy cat. But I do want to read more graphic novels so if you happen to find any non-frightening ones.... :)

    1. I'll let you know next time I read a good graphic novel that isn't so scary. This one creeped me out enough that I would never read it before bed.

  4. Haha Nicole sends all the creepy ones my way, this one sounds great :) I have yet to try a graphic novel so I am a bit hesitant but still will add it to my TBR!

    1. This was my first real graphic novel too that I tried and I think it was a success! It is super creepy Ashley, you may like it!

  5. Yay! Graphic novels can be amazing. I love the sound of Through the Woods since fairy tales are amazing and sometimes if the book is right I like to be scared. I just have to remember to read it in the daytime.

    1. I'm not big on being scared either, but I did like this one! But yes, I do suggest you read it during the daytime. :)


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