Posted in graphic novel, teen

Through The Woods by Emily Carroll


Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.ca/Through-the-Woods/Emily-Carroll/9781442465954#sthash.2lfvNJ1Y.dpuf


These stories were just creepy enough that I thought about it for days after I read it. It felt like dark fairy tales or old ghost stories passed on for years and years. The classics that just seem to get scarier every time you hear them. The illustrations were amazing! They definitely guided your imagination in an intentional direction.

I read this book in one sitting.  It was a very short,  very satisfying read, especially so close to Halloween! If I had to do it again, I might space it out and read one story a day for 5 days. Really enjoy each story. I was just too excited to read this one though.  After the first story i just couldn’t put it down.  Not for the faint of heart! Unless you are very brave and don’t get scared too easily… I would recommend this book to teens and up. This Canadian author really knows what she`s doing. Get the full effect and read this book with a flashlight in the dark. I dare you.

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