{Graphic Novel Review} Through the Woods by Emily Carroll @emilyterrible

August 13, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

{Graphic Novel Review} Through the Woods by Emily Carroll @emilyterribleThrough the Woods by Emily Carroll
Pages: 208
Published by Simon and Schuster on July 15, 2014
Genres: Adaptations, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fairy Tales & Folklore, General, Horror & Ghost Stories, Young Adult
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher

A fantastically dark and timeless graphic debut, for fans of Grimm Tales, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and the works of Neil Gaiman 

'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 Thoughts

Graphic Novels are so much fun to read, and Through the Woods was fantastic! I think this book will appeal to readers young and old alike. It was surprisingly spooky in some tales, which was an added delight. I was not expecting to get goosbumps while reading. I sat down and read the book and I as soon as I was done I went over to my cousins house to look through it with her son that loves all things ookey and spooky. He is in second grade and he loved the book! I couldn’t even get him to give it back to me when I was reading.

Through the Woods features 5 stories. I am having a hard time even picking my favorite one- they were all wonderful. I think if I had to pick I would choose My Friend Janna. My little cousin’s favorite was The Nesting Place. The pictures are vivid and the perfect accompaniment for the story. Through the woods makes me want to pick up more graphic novels. I have seen this listed as middle grade and young adult. I would think it leans more towards middle grade, but there are some pretty chilling parts so young readers beware! (but all of the young readers I have encountered couldn’t get enough of the graphic stories.

If you would like to check out a sample you can check out the first 9 pages here:


And check out some of the other pages here:



About Emily Carroll

Hello – I’m Emily! I was born in June of 1983, graduated from Sheridan College’s classical animation program in 2005, and moved out to Vancouver, British Columbia about a week after that to work in the television animation industry. I live with fellow artist Kate Craig and our large and rather bow-legged cat, Tuco.

Source: About Emily.

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One Response to “{Graphic Novel Review} Through the Woods by Emily Carroll @emilyterrible”

  1. kindlemom1

    I have never read a graphic novel but this looks like a great place to start. It is hard to resist something a bit spooky when fall is just around the corner.

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