Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Title: Through the Woods
Author: Emily Carroll
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 7 May 2014
Pages: 208
Genres: Graphic Novel, Fairytales, Horror, Young Adult

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

'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...
I came across this book because I wanted something quick to read that would send shivers down my spine.

Through the Woods is a book of short illustrated stories that are reminiscent of fairy tales and are very strange and creepy. The illustrations are just breathtakingly beautiful, each story has a slightly different art style.

As for the stories themselves, I didn't find them particularly frightening. I did not experience a single goose bump whilst reading them - I appreciated the art and how creepy the stories were but I feel like this book would more likely scare a young teenager. Nonetheless, I was glad I took the time to read it, it is a perfect book to read in a chilly October in the dark and would make a great gift.

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