Saturday, May 14, 2016
I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young
I received this free from NetGalley for an honest review.
A little girl named Gertrude wishes her way to Fairyland and gets stuck there for 27 years as she looks for the key to the door that will lead her home. As she ages closer to 40 years old, she hates Fairyland even more as she battles every person she meets. Gertrude hates Fairyland and Fairyland hates Gertrude.
I completely enjoyed the artwork in this graphic novel. Beautiful landscapes, creatures, and colors were used to tell the story of Gertrude who just couldn't find the key. I have to say that the story is a little crude in nature and there is quite a bit of bloodshed (definitely not a story for young ones), but the graphics drew me in. I thought the creators were very clever with how they portrayed the different features in the book---mountains looked like old men, the wounded moon became a crescent, and so many more creative pictures. The story line was only enjoyable when paired with the hilarious and entertaining artwork.
I rated this 3/5 stars.