logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: Emily-Carroll
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-09-27 03:19
Baba Yaga's Assistant - Marika McCoola,Emily Carroll
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

A delightful read about a young woman applying to be Baba Yaga's assistant. I love the idea of this book and I especially liked Baba Yaga's character in it. She is so feisty and fierce. 

Going into it, you really don't even have to know much about the traditional Baba Yaga stories. The story does a good job of introducing her character throughout the story so it is easy to learn as you go. 

The story incorporates flashbacks as well as scenes from traditional Baba Yaga stories. There is a lot going on. However, it is really easy to keep everything straight because the artwork varies for each story line. Great way to keep the reader engaged and interested.

Great book. I really enjoyed the retelling.
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-09-09 23:20
Baba Yaga's Assistant
Baba Yaga's Assistant - Marika McCoola,Emily Carroll

I love Emily Carroll's art and I love Baba Yaga and Slavic folklore, so I HAD to read this one.

 

Overall, I really enjoyed the story. It played on a lot on the traditions of the folklore and I love the twists and the ways Masha was able to "outsmart" Baba Yaga. The biggest critique is the stakes really weren't that high. It was more of a steady pace, rather than becoming particularly intense. Still, it was a cute and heartwarming story and I'd be happy to read it to my baby cousins. 

 

Final rating: 4.5 out of 5

Like Reblog Comment
review 2018-05-04 00:00
Speak: The Graphic Novel
Speak: The Graphic Novel - Emily Carroll,Laurie Halse Anderson I read the original book in high school and when I saw there was a graphic novel I wanted to check it out because nostalgia, but then I saw it was illustrated by Emily Carroll and I HAD to check it out 'cause I'm a huge fan of her original work. I related to this book in high school but I relate a lot more now. The only differences between the main character and I are our parents, grades in school, and the way IT happened. Neither of those mattering over everything else. Even if you don't relate you should read it. This and Speechless by Hannah Harrington are books I feel should be required or at least strongly recommended to all high schoolers.
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-03-05 17:55
Speak: the Graphic Novel
Speak: The Graphic Novel - Emily Carroll,Laurie Halse Anderson
I found her body language so powerful: her slouching shoulders, her droopy eyes, the baggy shirts and her shaggy hair, Em is a victim who is trying to find her voice. Em made a phone call the night of the party which has now made Em an outcast. Em hasn’t talked to anyone about what occurred the night of the party but to her peers, Em was the one who ruined their night. The ramifications of that night are weighing heavily on Em. The isolation is challenging but the act that was committed against Em is intolerable. Standing alone, Em holds onto the fact that she was raped the night of the party. Feeling deserted, Em tries to deal with this information alone and it becomes too much.
 
What a wonderful graphic novel with powerful illustrations that deals with a difficult subject matter. I found myself stopping and enjoying the illustrations as they told the story beautifully. It truly is worth checking out if this subject matter interests you.

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-11-29 10:15
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Through the Woods - Emily Carroll

I think I found a new favorite book. No, really! I meant to read this graphic novel during Halloween since I heard from many people that it's quite the spooky read. Unfortunately, Life happened and I didn't get around to reading it until now. And I am so glad I did! It's everything I love in a horror graphic novel and more! I stood up till five in the morning reading this and I was quite spooked, especially with that last story!

 

Through the Woods is a collection of five horror stories accompanied by grotesque art to add to the scary elements, and it works great together. Emily Carroll did a fantastic job of keeping each story straight to the point and the reader always on the edge of their seat. Each story takes some inspiration from fairy tales and the true horrors each one contains. I will not tell you anything about the stories themselves because it's supposed to be scary. If I tell you anything about them then that gives away the suspense factor. Horror is a genre best going in blind so trust me when I say that there's something spooky in here for everyone to enjoy. The last story really made my skin crawl. *BA DUM TSSS*

 

The art is fantastic! I've already touched on this a little bit, but if you are someone who likes their horror more visual, then read this book. Carroll's artwork is beautiful but when it comes to creeping out the reader, she is not afraid to enter into the world of the macabre. There's blood and murder and grotesqueness all over this book so if you are squeamish,  you might want to skip this one. But if the violence doesn't bother you, then I highly recommend you read this book!

 

It's fast, action-packed, beautiful, and horrifying. If you love reading horror, then I think you should pick up this graphic novel. It's perfect for the dark and colder nights this time of year! I hope you enjoy this story collection as much as I did!

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?