book review

Short Review: Stitched #1 by Mariah McCourt, Aaron Alexovich (Illustrations)

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Expected Publication: May 02, 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?

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*I would like to thank the publisher (Papercutz) and NetGalley for providing the copy.

It is my first time to review a comic book and I realized it is a bit harder than novels. I have to consider not only the story but the illustrations as well. The story may be good but if the graphics aren’t that amazing, a high rating is not possible. And it goes the other way around.

It was the cover that caught my attention. Then the main character, as she is mostly color purple. I just love purple so much I can’t resist checking it out. It seems interesting enough. With a patchwork girl as the main character, the setting in an odd cemetery, and her companions are made of a werewolf girl, a witch, a swamp boy, and a vampire boy, it sure is a riot.

It took me a bit of time to adjust with the artworks as it gets confusing at times. They are awesome, of course, just have to get used to the style. Also, there’s not really much in the story (for now). The blurb pretty much summarized it, and it’s all just introduction of characters. Nevertheless, I like the quirky story and I would definitely like to know more about Crimson and her new friends, and all their adventures to come.

RATING: 3/5

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(*Photos and synopsis courtesy of Goodreads)

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