Review: Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real

Fowl Language: The Struggle Is RealFowl Language: The Struggle Is Real by Brian Gordon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a comical look into the world of parenting, but as ducks. The author has created a normal, human family lifestyle and the issues they face but made all of the characters ducks.
In my opinion, the characters being ducks is neither here nor there, I don’t feel that it adds anything to the issues raised, nor does it take anything away.

Parents everywhere should be able to relate to this.

Thanks to Netgalley for the advanced reading copy

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Review: The Little Red Wolf

The Little Red WolfThe Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meet the Little Red Wolf. Inspired by the fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood, we follow as Little Red Wolf takes a basket of food to his grandmother.

This was a fun and interesting flip side to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The book isn’t set out like a standard graphic novel but rather consists of short simple sentences to explain the story with beautiful full page illustrations. It definitely seems more of an illustrated story book than what I have come to know as a graphic novel. That being said, it does not detract from the amazing work and really captivating story.

Thanks to Netgalley for the Advanced Reading Copy

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Review: Suee and the Shadow

Suee and the ShadowSuee and the Shadow by Ginger Ly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meet Suee. And her shadow. Suee’s shadow is not like other shadows. Suee’s shadow is alive. Follow Suee’s journey as she watches all her “friends” (she prefers not to have any friends) turn into zeroes.

What a cute graphic novel. Originally released in separate issues, this version is the complete issues. I felt like the shadow was the main character when the book was actually about Suee. I loved the way it was written, I can easily see different people viewing it differently.
The illustrations are excellent, they manage to create a sense of depression and foreboding without going too dark, they are still bright enough colour wise to actually be worth looking at.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for this advanced reading copy

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Review: Water Memory

Water MemoryWater Memory by Mathieu Reynès

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Following the death of her grandmother, Marion’s mother Caroline makes the decision for them to move back to the village she lived in as a small child. Marion settles well into the new home and embarks on a journey investigating strange history.

This book had pleasant images and is laid out like a normal comic book. I felt that they managed to convey the relationship between all the characters well, but I would have liked to have seen a bit more interaction between the mother and daughter. Other than that, a fairly enjoyable story with the potential to be much more in a future issue.

Thanks to Netgalley for the Advance Reading Copy

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Review: Through The Woods

Through the WoodsThrough the Woods by Emily Carroll

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Through the Woods is a beautiful collection of stories in graphic novel format.

The illustrations are visually striking and also beautiful. Each of the five stories is illustrated to the same high quality. The colours used are very fitting to both the environment they are supposed to be setting and the story being told.

The stories themselves are creepy. Horror story for minors creepy. Yet as a fully fledged adult and horror enthusiast, they still managed to give me the heeby-jeebies.

I’d definitely recommend reading this if you like horror stories and you like graphic novels, you will not be disappointed.

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