Title: Stitched #1
Author: Mariah McCourt
Illustrator: Aaron Alexovich
Genre: Children’s, Comics, Fantasy
Number of Pages (Paperback): 96
Date Published: May 2nd of 2017
Crimson Volania Mulch has a problem; she just woke up in a crypt and, besides her name, has no idea of who, where, or what she is. Welcome to the Cemetery of Assumptions, a vast landscape of stones, mausoleums, and secrets. Home to monsters and mayhem, it may also hold the answers to her unknown parentage.
Crimson is a resourceful patchwork girl and determined to find them. Along the way, she meets the mysterious Wisteria, who has a tendency to change and a witch named Parameter whose spells tend to go awry. And two boys, Simon and Quinton, who make her feel something besides lost and confused. She must battle ghosts, zombies, and monsters in order to learn where she came from and who her real “mother” is. But will she do it alone, or will she have help from her new friends and unexpected crushes?
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 of 5)
I want to thank the publisher for making it possible for me to have an access to the book in exchange for an honest review, via Netgalley.
Before I start with my review, I just want to tell you all that today marks my one year anniversary with this blog! My blog is one year old! Time blows by so fast and I cannot believe it has been a year since I actually decided to make these little notes on all the books that I read! What a year! Anyway, here goes my review for Stitched #1!
This might have been the cutest thing I have read in a while. Though the fact that I am still fond of children’s books still holds, I am also feeling that I’m shifting quite a bit into the Young Adult genre as of late. So, what I’m saying is, I may be veering away from children’s books as much as I can because I feel like I’m already too old for the genre. Crazy, I know but I’m glad my reading taste is also evolving.
I’m going to be straight-forward and say that I didn’t really follow what the essence of the story is. I guess I was looking for a slight resolve at the end or the collective feeling that the story is gathering to one point, rather I found myself reading about the cute characters and just their little adventures. I think the developments I’m waiting for will continue on the next installment of the graphic novel.
As I have said, the characters were the cutest. But not only that, they each had their own characteristics that’s so uniquely them and I also observed that they are brimming of more back-stories. I loved each one of them although I’m still wondering what each character’s significance to the story is. There’s still room for character development but I’m loving it so far. ALSO! I absolutely adore their names (Read: How cute is “Crimson”!)!
Although the story is seemingly simple, the illustrations made it more alive–they are so adorable, quirky and brilliant. I think I got more enamored to the characters because of the art portrayal.
This was such a low-key, cute horror graphic novel and I enjoyed reading this! I liked the mix of characters and this would be great for younger readers to enjoy!
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