Through the Woods

Through the Woods

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Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781442465961
Characteristics: 208 unnumbered pages :,chiefly colour illustrations ;,24 cm

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JCLSarahZ Oct 14, 2020

There are 5 beautifully illustrated short stories in this spooky graphic novel. Entertaining and a fast read.

jcljessicaj Oct 07, 2020

Oh man, this was creepy. I'm not good with scary things and typically steer away from anything that may freak me out, but I was intrigued by this graphic novel. Plus, it's spooky season, so why not? The illustrations are really fascinating, and I like how it's split into short stories. I definitely felt the spook factor but didn't think it was too scary ... until the end. I still have goosebumps and shivers.

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Alpha_zzz
Aug 11, 2020

Okay, dumb. Just dumb.

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penelopegomez
Jul 30, 2020

This book was TRIPPY! I absolutely adored this book, even though it made ZERO sense. Each chapter in this book is a different scary story. If you remember liking Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, as a child then you are going to love this. Its basically the same concept, except in a Graphic Novel form. This is also good for fans of the graphic novel, Anya's Ghost. It has similar moody themes. The artwork in this Graphic Novel was stunning. Each short story was set in a different time period and it was beautiful to see the different wardrobes come to life in these paintings. These short stories were eerily spooky and I could seriously keep rereading this book and never get bored. My favorite short stories in this book were, "A Lady's Hands Are Cold," and "His Face All Red." Each story ends in a way that lets the readers come to their own conclusions. If you are the type of person that can't stand for their questions not to be answered at the end of a story, then don't read this book, because this book literally kept me up at night trying to make sense of some of these endings! I loved this book, I need to buy this book. It was spooky good time. I recommend saving this graphic novel for around Halloween.

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nwethall
May 22, 2020

The description and images were striking, stunning. To those who sleep easily and are only entertained by horror, this book is perfect for you. To those who fear, who lay awake hearing every wail and song, seeing every cold hand, every drop of blood: caution.
This book is great, being in that it serves it’s purpose: it terrifies you.

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PartyRaptor
Apr 04, 2020

This is a collection of short horror stories. It's one of my favorites that I have checked out several times and I probably just need to buy already.

The art is fantastic and I think that's a majority of the reason why the stories work so well. Honestly, if I could find some prints of some of the art, I would purchase them immediately!

My favorite story in the collection is "The Nesting Place" about a girl who goes to stay with her brother and his wife. She begins to notice that something is a little "off" about his wife and the climax of the story has some of the most unnerving artwork I've ever seen.

It's a pretty quick read overall, but the stories and artwork have a tendency to stay with you for awhile. I highly recommend this book!

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Kyanite
Nov 08, 2019

Genuinely unsettling. The stories take you just up to the edge of something really awful and leave you there, because your own imagination will always supply something worse than whatever could be put on the page.

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mexicanadiense
Jul 29, 2019

A graphica gothic masterpiece that has to be seen to be believed. Highly recommended.

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LadyKatka
Jun 30, 2019

I found these stories creepy and unnerving. Even though I read them in the full sun out on my balcony, I still felt on edge as if something was going to jump out and get me. I loved every page turning bit of it.

satx_bookshark Apr 29, 2019

This graphic novel of horror stories is deliciously creepy and sinister. The art is gorgeous and the stories themselves are well written. I definitely got a traditional Gothic vibe from several of these stories.

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Chanterale
Oct 26, 2020

“But the worst kind of monster was the BURROWING KIND. The sort that crawled into you and made a home there. The sort you couldn't name, the sort you couldn't see. The monster that ate you alive from the inside out.”

JCLChrisK Nov 14, 2014

"Oh, but you must travel through those woods again and again," said a shadow at the window, "and you must be lucky to avoid the wolf every time. But the wolf . . . the wolf only needs enough luck to find you once."

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Apr 08, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Not suitable for children under 14. Gore and disturbing plot.

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