Thursday, October 2, 2014

Spinal Shivers: Through the Woods Review

This book review is part of my Blogtober celebration, my month-long blog party about all things creepy and Halloween-y! If you've got a fall-related post, make sure to add it to the Linky!

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 206
Keywords: thriller, ghosts, demons
Format Read: book from publisher (thank you!)
'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...
This book is BEAUTIFUL. I cannot stress that enough. From the textures in the cover to the intricacies in each illustration, I was blown away by this book.

It was made up of five short stories, each so individual and interesting that I purposely took a day between each one so I could think about them separately. If I wanted to, I could have read the book in less than an hour, but I think it's much better to savor the stories and take them in slowly. I loved looking at every illustration alongside the hand-lettering one at a time, and I found if I really slowed down and appreciated the story, it was so much creepier that way. I could feel the suspense building as I flipped each page.

There's really nothing left for me to say because this was such a different read for me, but I will say that this is one you'll want to have on your shelf for eternity, even if it is just for aesthetics. But the stories are just as wonderful as the artwork.

And stay tuned tomorrow for a special Through the Woods-related giveaway! Be sure to follow the blog so you can stay updated throughout the Blogtober celebration!

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